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Public Bill Committee: 28 June 2011                     

126

 

Health and Social Care (Re-committed) Bill Continued

 
 

Mr Simon Burns

 

194

 

Clause  165,  page  147,  line  29,  after ‘applicant’, insert ‘(that is an NHS foundation

 

trust)’.

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

195

 

Clause  165,  page  147,  line  31,  leave out paragraph (a).

 


 

Mr Simon Burns

 

196

 

Clause  166,  page  148,  line  12,  after ‘applicant’, insert ‘(that is an NHS foundation

 

trust)’.

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

197

 

Clause  166,  page  148,  line  13,  after ‘must’, insert ‘—

 

(a)    

be supported by the Secretary of State if B is an NHS trust, and

 

(b)    

’.

 


 

Mr Simon Burns

 

198

 

Clause  176,  page  155,  line  10,  leave out subsections (3) and (4).

 

Liz Kendall

 

Emily Thornberry

 

49

 

Page  155,  line  6,  leave out Clause 176.

 


 

Mr Simon Burns

 

199

 

Clause  178,  page  157,  line  36,  at end insert ‘; and the Commission must inform the

 

committee in writing of its response or proposed response to the advice.’.

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

200

 

Clause  178,  page  158,  line  31,  after ‘discharge’, insert ‘,

 

    

and that the failure is significant’.

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

201

 

Clause  178,  page  158,  line  34,  at end insert—


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 28 June 2011                     

127

 

Health and Social Care (Re-committed) Bill Continued

 
 

‘( )    

In subsection (2A) of that section (inserted by section [Failure to discharge

 

functions]), after “(1)” insert “or (1A)”.’.

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

202

 

Clause  178,  page  158,  line  37,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

In subsection (4) of that section (inserted by section [Failure to discharge

 

functions]), after “(1)” insert “, (1A)”.’.

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

203

 

Clause  178,  page  158,  line  37,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

For the title to that section substitute “Failure by the Commission or Healthwatch

 

England in discharge of functions”.’.

 


 

Mr Simon Burns

 

205

 

Clause  179,  page  160,  line  5,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

In Part 1 of Schedule 19 to the Equality Act 2010 (bodies subject to public sector

 

equality duty), after the entry for the Health Service Commissioner for England

 

insert—

 

    

“A Local Healthwatch organisation.”’.

 


 

Mr Simon Burns

 

204

 

Schedule  15,  page  364,  line  17,  at end insert—

 

    ‘()  

A direction under sub-paragraph (4) may be varied or revoked by a

 

subsequent direction.’.

 


 

Mr Simon Burns

 

206

 

Clause  189,  page  170,  line  23,  after ‘(8)’, insert ‘—

 

‘(a)    

’.

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

207

 

Clause  189,  page  170,  line  24,  at end insert ‘, and

 

(b)    

after paragraph (b) (but before the “and” immediately following it)

 

insert—

 

“(ba)    

involve the Local Healthwatch Organisation for the area

 

of the responsible local authority;

 

(bb)    

involve the people who live or work in that area;”, and


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 28 June 2011                     

128

 

Health and Social Care (Re-committed) Bill Continued

 
 

(c)    

in paragraph (c) for “consult” substitute “involve”.’.

 


 

Mr Simon Burns

 

208

 

Clause  190,  page  171,  line  18,  after ‘to’, insert ‘—

 

(a)    

’.

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

209

 

Clause  190,  page  171,  line  19,  at end insert ‘, and

 

(b)    

any guidance issued by the Secretary of State.’.

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

210

 

Clause  190,  page  171,  line  19,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

In preparing a strategy under this section, the responsible local authority and each

 

of its partner commissioning consortia must—

 

(a)    

involve the Local Healthwatch Organisation for the area of the

 

responsible local authority, and

 

(b)    

involve the people who live or work in that area.’.

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

211

 

Clause  190,  page  171,  line  36,  leave out ‘relevant’.

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

212

 

Clause  190,  page  171,  line  37,  leave out ‘the most recent’ and insert ‘any’.

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

213

 

Clause  190,  page  171,  line  39,  after ‘section 116’, insert ‘which is relevant to the

 

exercise of the functions’.

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

214

 

Clause  190,  page  171,  line  40,  leave out ‘the most recent’ and insert ‘any’.

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

215

 

Clause  190,  page  171,  line  41,  after ‘section 116A’, insert ‘which is so relevant’.

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

216

 

Clause  190,  page  171,  leave out lines 42 to 45.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 28 June 2011                     

129

 

Health and Social Care (Re-committed) Bill Continued

 
 

Mr Simon Burns

 

217

 

Clause  190,  page  172,  line  3,  leave out from second ‘to’ to end of line 4 and insert

 

‘—

 

(a)    

any assessment of relevant needs prepared by the responsible local

 

authority and each of its partner commissioning consortia under section

 

116 which is relevant to the exercise of the functions, and

 

(b)    

any joint health and wellbeing strategy prepared by them under section

 

116A which is so relevant.’.

 


 

Mr Simon Burns

 

218

 

Clause  242,  page  216,  line  37,  after ‘that’, insert ‘—

 

( )    

’.

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

219

 

Clause  242,  page  216,  line  39,  at end insert ‘, and

 

( )    

the failure is significant.’.

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

220

 

Clause  242,  page  217,  line  8,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

Where the Secretary of State exercises a power under subsection (1) or (3), the

 

Secretary of State must publish reasons for doing so.’.

 


 

Mr Simon Burns

 

221

 

Clause  265,  page  228,  line  25,  after ‘that’, insert ‘—

 

( )    

’.

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

222

 

Clause  265,  page  228,  line  27,  at end insert ‘, and

 

( )    

the failure is significant.’.

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

223

 

Clause  265,  page  228,  line  35,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

Where the Secretary of State exercises a power under subsection (1) or (3), the

 

Secretary of State must publish reasons for doing so.’.

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee: 28 June 2011                     

130

 

Health and Social Care (Re-committed) Bill Continued

 
 

Mr Simon Burns

 

224

 

Clause  295,  page  245,  line  45,  leave out paragraph (j).

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

225

 

Clause  295,  page  246,  line  16,  after ‘and’, insert ‘(subject to section 63(3))’.

 


 

Liz Kendall

 

Emily Thornberry

 

50

 

Clause  297,  page  247,  line  17,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

Section 28 comes into force in accordance with sections 28(3) and (4).’.

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

226

 

Clause  297,  page  247,  line  18,  leave out subsection (2).

 


 

New Clauses

 

Secretary of State’s duty to promote comprehensive health service

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

NC1

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘For section 1 of the National Health Service Act 2006 (Secretary of State’s duty

 

to promote health service) substitute—

 

“1      

Secretary of State’s duty to promote comprehensive health service

 

(1)    

The Secretary of State must continue the promotion in England of a

 

comprehensive health service designed to secure improvement—

 

(a)    

in the physical and mental health of the people of England, and

 

(b)    

in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of illness.

 

(2)    

For that purpose, the Secretary of State must exercise the functions

 

conferred by this Act so as to secure that services are provided in

 

accordance with this Act.

 

(3)    

The services provided as part of the health service in England must be

 

free of charge except in so far as the making and recovery of charges is

 

expressly provided for by or under any enactment, whenever passed.’.

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee: 28 June 2011                     

131

 

Health and Social Care (Re-committed) Bill Continued

 
 

Secretary of State’s duty to keep health service functions under review

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

NC2

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘In Part 13 of the National Health Service Act 2006, before section 248 (and the

 

cross-heading preceding it) insert—

 

 

 

“247AB 

 Secretary of State’s duty to keep health service functions under

 

review

 

(1)    

The Secretary of State must keep under review the effectiveness of the

 

exercise by the bodies mentioned in subsection (2) of functions in

 

relation to the health service in England.

 

(2)    

The bodies mentioned in this subsection are—

 

(a)    

the Board;

 

(b)    

Monitor;

 

(c)    

the Care Quality Commission;

 

(d)    

the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence;

 

(e)    

the Health and Social Care Information Centre;

 

(f)    

Special Health Authorities.

 

(3)    

The Secretary of State may include in an annual report under section

 

247B the Secretary of State’s views on the effectiveness of the exercise

 

by the bodies mentioned in subsection (2) of functions in relation to the

 

health service.”’.

 


 

The Secretary of State’s duty as to research

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

NC3

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘After section 1C of the National Health Service Act 2006, insert—

 

“1CA  

Duty as to research

 

“In exercising functions in relation to the health service, the Secretary of

 

State must have regard to the need to promote—

 

(a)    

research on matters relevant to the health service, and

 

(b)    

the use in the health service of evidence obtained from

 

research.”’.

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee: 28 June 2011                     

132

 

Health and Social Care (Re-committed) Bill Continued

 
 

Secretary of State’s duty as respects variation in provision of health services

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

NC4

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘After section 12D of the National Health Service Act 2006 insert—

 

“Miscellaneous

 

12E    

Secretary of State’s duty as respects variation in provision of health

 

services

 

(1)    

The Secretary of State must not exercise the functions mentioned in

 

subsection (2) for the purpose of causing a variation in the proportion of

 

services provided as part of the health service that is provided by persons

 

of a particular description if that description is by reference to—

 

(a)    

whether the persons in question are in the public or (as the case

 

may be) private sector, or

 

(b)    

some other aspect of their status.

 

(2)    

The functions mentioned in this subsection are the functions of the

 

Secretary of State under—

 

(a)    

sections 6E and 13A, and

 

(b)    

section 67 of the Health and Social Care Act 2011 (requirements

 

as to procurement, patient choice and competition).”’.

 


 

General duties: supplementary

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

NC5

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

This section applies for the purposes of this Part.

 

(2)    

“Anti-competitive behaviour” means behaviour which would (or would be likely

 

to) prevent, restrict or distort competition and a reference to preventing anti-

 

competitive behaviour includes a reference to eliminating or reducing the effects

 

(or potential effects) of the behaviour.

 

(3)    

“Health care” means all forms of health care provided for individuals, whether

 

relating to physical or mental health, with a reference in this Part to health care

 

services being read accordingly; and for the purposes of this Part it does not

 

matter if a health care service is also an adult social care service (as to which, see

 

section 57).

 

(4)    

“The NHS” means the comprehensive health service continued under section 1(1)

 

of the National Health Service Act 2006, except the part of it that is provided in

 

pursuance of the public health functions (within the meaning of that Act) of the

 

Secretary of State or local authorities.

 

(5)    

A reference to the provision of health care services for the purposes of the NHS

 

is a reference to their provision for those purposes in accordance with that Act.


 
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