Amendments proposed to the Health and Social Care Bill - continued House of Commons

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Mr Paul Burstow
Dr Peter Brand

84

Clause     11,     page     9,     line     13,     after 'inspect', insert 'by arrangement and unannounced'.


   

Mr Paul Burstow
Dr Peter Brand

42

Clause     12,     page     9,     line     21,     leave out 'trust' and insert 'trusts'.

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Dr Peter Brand

43

Clause     12,     page     9,     line     21,     leave out 'for which it is established' and insert 'it covers and the establishing local authority'.

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Dr Peter Brand

85

Clause     12,     page     9,     line     21,     after 'established', insert ', the overview and scrutiny committee, the ILAF, the Health Authority,'.

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Dr Peter Brand

86

Clause     12,     page     9,     line     22,     at end insert—

    '(1A) Every Patients' Forum shall also—

    (a) prepare reports on matters arising from premises visited within 60 days and send the same to the relevant Trust, overview and scrutiny committee, ILAF, and Health Authority, which bodies shall be required to respond; and

    (b) have the right to refer any matters to the Secretary of State for action in the event that it is dissatisfied with the response from the above bodies'.


   

Mr Paul Burstow
Dr Peter Brand

87

Clause     13,     page     9,     line     26,     leave out 'may' and insert 'shall'.

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Dr Peter Brand

56

Clause     13,     page     9,     line     26,     leave out 'by regulations make further provision' and insert 'issue guidance to local authorities'.

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Dr Peter Brand

88

Clause     13,     page     9,     line     27,     at end insert 'following consultation with Community Health Councils, patients' and carers' organisations and the wider community'.

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Dr Peter Brand

57

Clause     13,     page     9,     line     28,     leave out from 'The' to end and insert 'guidance may include—'.

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Dr Peter Brand

89

Clause     13,     page     9,     line     28,     leave out 'may' and insert 'shall'.

   

Mr John Denham

199

*Clause     13,     page     9,     line     36,     at end insert 'or by a joint committee appointed with another Forum'.

   

Mr John Denham

200

*Clause     13,     page     9,     line     37,     leave out 'of a Patients' Forum' and insert 'or joint committee'.

   

Mr John Denham

201

*Clause     13,     page     9,     line     38,     at end insert 'or Forums concerned'.

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Dr Peter Brand

58

Clause     13,     page     9,     leave out lines 39 and 40.

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Dr Peter Brand

59

Clause     13,     page     10,     leave out lines 1 to 7.

   

Mr John Denham

202

*Clause     13,     page     10,     line     2,     after second 'Forum' insert 'or a joint committee of two or more Forums'.

   

Mr John Denham

203

*Clause     13,     page     10,     line     4,     at end insert—

    '(ia) the inclusion of annual accounts of a Patients' Forum in those of a Health Authority;'.

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Dr Peter Brand

60

Clause     13,     page     10,     line     5,     leave out 'trust' and insert 'trusts'.

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Dr Peter Brand

90

Clause     13,     page     10,     line     6,     after 'established,' insert 'the Health Authority, and the overview and scrutiny committee,'.

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Dr Peter Brand

91

Clause     13,     page     10,     line     11,     after 'Authorities', insert 'and overview and scrutiny committees'.

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Dr Peter Brand

92

Clause     13,     page     10,     line     12,     at end insert—

    '(n) scrutiny by Patients' Forums of health services provided in the locality under arrangements under regulations under section 31 of the Health Act 1999.'.

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Dr Peter Brand

61

Clause     13,     page     10,     line     12,     at end insert—

    '(2A) The Secretary of State may by regulation make provision for—

    (a) the funding of Patients' Forums and the provision of premises, other facilities and staff;

    (b) the payment of travelling and other allowances to members of a Patients' Forum or of a committee of a Forum (including attendance allowances or compensation for loss of remunerative time);

    (c) the provision of information to a Patients' Forum by the trust for which it is established, including descriptions of information which are or are not to be provided.'.

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Dr Peter Brand

93

Clause     13,     page     10,     leave out lines 14 to 24 and insert 'will comprise—

    (a) at least 25 per cent. of members who are members or representatives of voluntary organisations operating in the district whose members or client group have an interest in the health service, and

    (b) at least 25 per cent. of members being persons living in the locality or district for whom services are being provided or may in the future be provided under the 1977 Act, and

    (c) at least 25 per cent. of members being persons who provide care for persons detailed in paragraph (b) above but who are not employed to do so by anybody in the exercise of their functions under any enactment.'.

   

Mr John Denham

204

*Clause     13,     page     10,     line     24,     at end insert—

    '(3A) The regulations may include provision applying, or corresponding to, any provision of Part VA of the Local Government Act 1972 (access to meetings and documents), with or without modifications.'.

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Dr Peter Brand

30

Clause     13,     page     10,     line     24,     at end insert—

    '(3A) The regulations must make provision to ensure that the members and the staff of a Patients' Forum are not financially dependent on the health authorities or trusts for which it is established.'.


   

Sir George Young

39

Clause     29,     page     30,     line     2,     leave out '(other than practitioner services)'.


   

Mr Paul Burstow
Dr Peter Brand

36

Schedule     3,     page     63,     line     10,     leave out 'may' and insert 'shall'.

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Dr Peter Brand

37

Schedule     3,     page     63,     line     13,     at end insert—

    '(2A) The regulations must include provision for setting service standards, imposing conditions (including conditions as to qualifications, training and experience) to be satisfied by persons providing LP services, and for National Health Service redress mechanisms to be available in relation to the provision of LP services.'.


   

Dr Liam Fox
Mr Philip Hammond

63

Clause     61,     page     55,     line     18,     after 'section', insert '16(4) or'.

   

Dr Liam Fox
Mr Philip Hammond

64

Clause     61,     page     55,     line     23,     after 'section', insert '16(4) or'.


   

Mr Paul Burstow
Dr Peter Brand

35

Clause     62,     page     56,     line     13,     at end insert—

    '"discrimination" includes any form of direct or indirect discrimination. Direct discrimination shall be taken to occur when one person is treated less favourably than another. Indirect discrimination shall be taken to occur where an apparently neutral provision, criterion or practice would put persons of a particular age at a particular disadvantage compared with other persons.'.


   

Mr John Denham

205

*Schedule     4,     page     64,     line     25,     at end insert—

    '(6A) In section 99 (regulation of financial arrangements), in subsection (1) after paragraph (ba) insert—

          "(bb) Patients' Forums,".'.

   

Mr John Denham

114

Schedule     4,     page     65,     line     8,     leave out sub-paragraph (4).


   

Mr John Denham

115

Schedule     5,     page     66,     column     3,     line     38,     leave out from beginning to end of line 40.


NEW CLAUSES

Joint overview and scrutiny committees etc.

   

Mr John Denham

NC9

*To move the following Clause:—

    '.—(1) In this section, relevant functions in relation to a local authority are functions which are, or, but for regulations under this section, would be, exercisable under section 21(2)(f) of the Local Government Act 2000 ("the 2000 Act") by an overview and scrutiny committee of that authority.

    (2) Regulations may make provision under which—

    (a) two or more local authorities may appoint a joint committee of those authorities (a "joint overview and scrutiny committee") and arrange for relevant functions in relation to any (or all) of those authorities to be exercisable by the committee;

    (b) a local authority may arrange for relevant functions in relation to that authority to be exercisable by an overview and scrutiny committee of another local authority;

    (c) a county council for any area may arrange for one or more of the members of an overview and scrutiny committee of the council for a district comprised in that area to be appointed as—

            (i) a member of an overview and scrutiny committee of the county council or another local authority, for the purposes of relevant functions of the committee in relation to the county council, or

            (ii) a member of an overview and scrutiny committee of the county council, for the purposes of relevant functions of the committee in relation to another local authority.

    (3) The regulations may in particular—

    (a) provide for arrangements to be made only in specified circumstances, or subject to specified conditions or limitations;

    (b) in relation to joint overview and scrutiny committees, make provision applying, or corresponding to, any provision of section 21(4) and (6) to (15) of the 2000 Act, with or without modifications.

    (4) The regulations may require, or enable the Secretary of State to direct, a local authority—

    (a) to make arrangements of any description within subsection (2), and

    (b) to comply with such requirements in connection with the arrangements as may be specified in the regulations or as the Secretary of State may direct.

    (5) In section j805(3) and (5), references to an overview and scrutiny committee include references to a joint overview and scrutiny committee.

    (6) In subsection (2)(c), references to an overview and scrutiny committee of a county council include references to a joint overview and scrutiny committee of the council and another local authority.

    (7) Section 21(10) of the 2000 Act does not apply to persons who are members of an overview and scrutiny committee by virtue of arrangements under regulations under subsection (2)(c).

    (8) In this section "local authority" means a county council, county borough council, district council or London borough council.'.

 
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