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House of Commons

 
 

Thursday 31 March 2011

 

Public Bill Committee

 

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Health and Social Care Bill


 

Note

 

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Orders of the

 

Committee [8 February and 8 March].

 


 

Emily Thornberry

 

Derek Twigg

 

Liz Kendall

 

656

 

Clause  234,  page  196,  line  20,  at end insert—

 

‘(4A)    

An information standard under subsection (1) must state the need for explicit

 

patient consent for the disclosure of patient information, in accordance with the

 

common law duty of confidentiality, unless the information has been anonymised

 

or pseudonymised.’.

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

672

 

Clause  234,  page   196,  line  29,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

any person (other than a public body) who provides health services, or

 

adult social care in England, to which the information standard relates

 

pursuant to arrangements made with a public body exercising functions

 

in connection with the provision of such services or care.’.

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

673

 

Clause  234,  page   197,  line  8,  after ‘section’ insert ‘7A or’.

 



 
 

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Emily Thornberry

 

Derek Twigg

 

Liz Kendall

 

657

 

Clause  235,  page  197,  line  19,  at end insert ‘including healthcare professionals and

 

have regard to their advice’.

 


 

Emily Thornberry

 

Derek Twigg

 

Liz Kendall

 

658

 

Clause  237,  page  197,  line  34,  leave out subsections (b), (c) and (d).

 


 

Mr Simon Burns

 

674

 

Clause  238,  page   198,  line  37,  after ‘section’ insert ‘7A or’.

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

675

 

Clause  238,  page   198,  line  43,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

A direction under subsection (1) may require the Information Centre to

 

disseminate information (other than by publishing it) only if the Centre is

 

authorised to do so by section 243 or authorised or required to do so by or under

 

any other provision of this or any other Act.’.

 

Emily Thornberry

 

Derek Twigg

 

Liz Kendall

 

659

 

Clause  238,  page  198,  line  43,  at end add—

 

‘(7)    

The powers under this section refer exclusively to data which has been

 

anonymised or pseudonymised or for which explicit consent for its use for these

 

specified purposes has been obtained in accordance with the common law duty of

 

confidentiality.’.

 


 

Mr Simon Burns

 

676

 

Clause  239,  page   199,  line  9,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

A request under subsection (1) may request the Information Centre to disseminate

 

information (other than by publishing it) only if the Centre is authorised to do so

 

by section 243 or authorised or required to do so by or under any other provision

 

of this or any other Act.’.


 
 

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Emily Thornberry

 

Derek Twigg

 

Liz Kendall

 

660

 

Clause  239,  page  199,  line  19,  at end insert—

 

‘(4A)    

Nothing in this section shall have the effect of rendering lawful any exchange of

 

information currently prohibited under current law.’.

 

Emily Thornberry

 

Derek Twigg

 

Liz Kendall

 

663

 

Clause  239,  page  199,  line  23,  leave out subsection (6).

 

Emily Thornberry

 

Derek Twigg

 

Liz Kendall

 

661

 

Clause  239,  page  199,  line  25,  at end insert ‘except that all such requests must be in

 

accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.’.

 

Emily Thornberry

 

Derek Twigg

 

Liz Kendall

 

662

 

Clause  239,  page  199,  line  41,  leave out paragraph (d).

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

677

 

Clause  239,  page   199,  line  42,  leave out ‘provided for individuals’.

 


 

Mr Simon Burns

 

678

 

Clause  241,  page  200,  line  31,  leave out ‘must’ and insert ‘may’.

 


 

Mr Simon Burns

 

679

 

Clause  242,  page  200,  line  34,  leave out ‘a health or social care body’ and insert

 

‘any person mentioned in subsection (1A)’.

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

680

 

Clause  242,  page  200,  line  38,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

Those persons are—

 

(a)    

a health or social care body;

 

(b)    

any person (other than a public body) who provides health services, or

 

adult social care in England, pursuant to arrangements made with a


 
 

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public body exercising functions in connection with the provision of such

 

services or care.’.

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

681

 

Clause  242,  page  200,  line  39,  leave out ‘A health or social care body must comply

 

with’.

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

682

 

Clause  242,  page  200,  line  40,  after ‘(1)(a)’ insert ‘must be complied with’.

 

Emily Thornberry

 

Derek Twigg

 

Liz Kendall

 

652

 

Clause  242,  page  200,  line  41,  leave out ‘such period’ and insert ‘a reasonable

 

amount of time’.

 

Emily Thornberry

 

Derek Twigg

 

Liz Kendall

 

651

 

Clause  242,  page  200,  line  41,  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

The powers under this section refer exclusively to data which has been

 

anonymised or pseudonymised or for which explicit consent for its use for these

 

specified purposes has been obtained in accordance with the common law duty of

 

confidentiality.’.

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

683

 

Clause  242,  page  201,  line  3,  leave out ‘health or social care bodies and other’.

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

684

 

Clause  242,  page  201,  line  8,  leave out ‘health or social care body’ and insert

 

‘person mentioned in subsection (1A)’.

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

685

 

Clause  242,  page  201,  line  8,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

The provision of information under this section—

 

(a)    

does not breach any obligation of confidence owed by the person

 

providing it, but

 

(b)    

is subject to any express restriction on disclosure imposed by or under

 

another Act (other than any restriction which allows disclosure if

 

authorised by or under an Act).’.

 



 
 

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Mr Simon Burns

 

686

 

Clause  243,  page  201,  line  15,  leave out ‘—’ and insert ‘the information falls

 

within subsection (1A); and, subject to the following provisions of this section, if the

 

information falls within that subsection, the Centre must not publish it.

 

(1A)    

Information falls within this subsection if—’.

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

687

 

Clause  243,  page  201,  line  16,  leave out ‘provider’ and insert ‘relevant person’.

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

688

 

Clause  243,  page  201,  line  17,  leave out ‘provider’ and insert ‘relevant person’.

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

689

 

Clause  243,  page  201,  line  19,  leave out ‘provider’ and insert ‘relevant person’.

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

690

 

Clause  243,  page  201,  line  22,  leave out ‘provider’ and insert ‘relevant person’.

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

691

 

Clause  243,  page  201,  line  23,  at end insert—

 

‘(ba)    

the Centre considers that—

 

(i)    

the information fails to meet the information standards published

 

under section 234 (so far as they are applicable), and

 

(ii)    

it would not be in the public interest to publish the information,

 

or’.

 

Emily Thornberry

 

Derek Twigg

 

Liz Kendall

 

653

 

Clause  243,  page  201,  line  24,  leave out paragraph (c).

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

692

 

Clause  243,  page  201,  line  26,  leave out subsection (2).

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

693

 

Clause  243,  page  201,  line  27,  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

A direction under section 238 may provide that the obligation to publish imposed

 

by subsection (1) applies to information falling within subsection (1A)(a).’.

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

694

 

Clause  243,  page  201,  line  27,  at end insert—


 
 

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‘(2B)    

The Information Centre may disseminate to any such persons and in such manner

 

as it considers appropriate any information which it collects pursuant to a

 

direction under section 238 or a request under section 239 and which falls within

 

subsection (2C).

 

(2C)    

Information falls within this subsection if—

 

(a)    

the information is required to be published under this section,

 

(b)    

the information is in a form which identifies any relevant person to whom

 

the information relates or enables the identity of such a relevant person

 

to be ascertained and the Centre, after taking into account the public

 

interest as well as the interests of the relevant person, considers that it is

 

appropriate for the information to be disseminated, or

 

(c)    

the Centre is prohibited from publishing the information only by virtue

 

of it falling within subsection (1A)(ba) and the Centre considers it would

 

be in the public interest for the information to be disseminated.

 

(2D)    

In the case of a direction under section 238 or a mandatory request under section

 

239 the power in subsection (2B) is subject to the requirements of the direction

 

or mandatory request.

 

(2E)    

Nothing in this section prevents the Information Centre from disseminating

 

information (otherwise than by publishing it) pursuant to the exercise of any

 

function conferred by or under any other provision of this or any other Act.’.

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

695

 

Clause  243,  page  201,  line  28,  leave out subsection (3) and insert—

 

‘( )    

Where the Information Centre publishes information which it collects pursuant to

 

a direction under section 238 or a mandatory request under section 239 in

 

accordance with the requirements of the direction or the mandatory request, it

 

may also publish the information in such other form and such other manner, and

 

at such other intervals, as it considers appropriate.’.

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

696

 

Clause  243,  page  201,  line  36,  leave out ‘must’ and insert ‘may’.

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

697

 

Clause  243,  page  201,  line  38,  leave out paragraph (b).

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

698

 

Clause  243,  page  201,  line  45,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

In this section “relevant person” means—

 

(a)    

any person who provides health care or adult social care, or

 

(b)    

any body corporate not falling within paragraph (a).’.

 


 

Mr Simon Burns

 

699

 

Clause  245,  page  202,  line  24,  leave out from beginning to ‘about’ in line 26 and

 

insert ‘The Secretary of State must, at least once in any review period, exercise the power

 

under subsection (1)(b) by requesting the Information Centre to give the Secretary of State


 
 

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advice’.

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

700

 

Clause  245,  page  202,  line  28,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

For the purposes of subsection (3) a review period is—

 

(a)    

the period of 3 years beginning with the day on which this section comes

 

into force, and

 

(b)    

each subsequent period of 3 years.’.

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

701

 

Clause  245,  page  202,  line  32,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

A person (other than a public body) who provides health services, or adult social

 

care in England, pursuant to arrangements made with a public body exercising

 

functions in connection with the provision of such services or care must, in

 

providing those services or that care, have regard to any advice or guidance given

 

to the person under this section.’.

 


 

Mr Simon Burns

 

702

 

Clause  254,  page  205,  line  18,  leave out ‘functions’ and insert ‘of the information

 

functions of any health or social care body’.

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

703

 

Clause  254,  page  205,  leave out lines 19 and 20.

 


 

Mr Simon Burns

 

704

 

Schedule  18,  page  337,  line  34,  at end insert—

 

‘National Assembly for Wales (Disqualification) Order 2010 (S.I. 2010/2969)

 

            

In Part 1 of the Schedule to the National Assembly for Wales

 

(Disqualification) Order 2010 (bodies of which the members are disqualified),

 

at the appropriate place insert—

 

    

“Health and Social Care Information Centre;”.’.

 



 
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