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

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Mr Paul Burstow
Dr Peter Brand

228

Clause     59,     page     51,     line     10,     leave out 'may' and insert 'shall'.

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Dr Peter Brand

229

Clause     59,     page     51,     line     14,     leave out 'may' and insert 'shall'.

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Dr Peter Brand

230

Clause     59,     page     51,     line     16,     leave out from 'processing' to end of line 19 and insert 'is carried out with the knowledge and consent of the data subject'.

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Dr Peter Brand

231

Clause     59,     page     51,     leave out lines 20 to 25.

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Dr Peter Brand

232

Clause     59,     page     51,     line     42,     after'subsections', insert '(2) and'.

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Dr Peter Brand

233

Clause     59,     page     52,     leave out lines 1 to 6.

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Dr Peter Brand

234

Clause     59,     page     52,     leave out lines 7 to 11.

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Dr Peter Brand

235

Clause     59,     page     52,     line     18,     leave out from 'regulations' to end of line 19.

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Dr Peter Brand

285

*Clause     59,     page     52,     line     46,     leave out from 'treatment' to end of line 50.

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Dr Peter Brand

236

Clause     59,     page     53,     line     17,     leave out 'and social care'.


   

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 7(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.'.


Transfer of staff in connection with partnership arrangements

   

Mr John Denham

NC10

To move the following Clause:—

    '.—(1) The Health Act 1999 shall be amended as follows.

    (2) At the end of section 31 (arrangements between NHS bodies and local authorities) there shall be added—

            "(9) Schedule 2A makes provision with respect to the transfer of staff in connection with arrangements made by virtue of this section."

    (3) In section 62 (regulations and orders), at the end of subsection (1) there shall be inserted ", unless it is an order under paragraph 2 of Schedule 2A."

    (4) The Schedule set out in Schedule (Partnership arrangements: transfer of staff) to this Act shall be inserted in the Health Act 1999 as Schedule 2A to that Act.'.


Premises from which piloted services may be provided

   

Mr John Denham

NC12

To move the following Clause:—

    '. The relevant authority may by regulations—

    (a) prevent (except in such circumstances and to such extent as may be prescribed) the provision of both piloted services and pharmaceutical services from the same premises;

    (b) make provision with respect to the inclusion, removal, re-inclusion or modification of an entry in respect of premises in a list under section 42 of the 1977 Act.'.


Reform of community health councils

   

Dr Liam Fox
Mr Philip Hammond

NC1

To move the following Clause:—

    '.—(1) The Secretary of State shall lay before Parliament within 12 months of the date of coming into force of this section regulations providing for reform of community health councils in England which will ensure that all parts of the health service are effectively covered by a community health council.

    (2) Regulations under subsection (1) above shall be subject to affirmative resolution of both Houses of Parliament.'.


Medical Practice Advisory Body

   

Dr Liam Fox
Mr Philip Hammond

NC2

To move the following Clause:—

    '.—(1) There shall be a body to be known as the Medical Practice Advisory Body.

    (2) The Secretary of State may make regulations for the membership, constitution and operation of the Medical Practice Advisory Body.

    (3) The function of the Medical Practice Advisory Body shall be to advise the Secretary of State on the maintenance of an adequate distribution throughout England and Wales of medical practitioners providing general medical services under section 10 of the 1977 Act or providing personal medical services under section 28C of that Act.

    (4) Any advice given to the Secretary of State by the Medical Practice Advisory Body shall be published in such manner as that body determines at the time the advice is given.'.


Association of Patients' Forums

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Dr Peter Brand

NC3

To move the following new Clause:—

    '.—(1) The Secretary of State shall establish an independent national body, known as the Association of Patients' Forums, with a duty to provide a national overview of the patient experience to the Secretary of State and National Health Service bodies, on a regional and national level.

    (2) The Secretary of State shall make regulations for the purposes of subsection (1) above.

    (3) Before making regulations for the purposes of subsection (1) above, the Secretary of State shall consult such bodies as represent the interests of persons likely to be affected by the regulations.'.

 
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