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Friday 2nd February 2001


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STANDING COMMITTEE E

HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE BILL

NOTE

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Order of the Committee [18th January]:


   

Mr Paul Burstow
Dr Peter Brand

295

Clause     45,     page     38,     line     12,     leave out 'is, or is to be, a party' and insert 'and a local authority are, or are to be, parties.'.

   

Dr Liam Fox
Mr Philip Hammond

310

*Clause     45,     page     38,     line     21,     leave out from 'made' to end and insert—

    '(a) after consultation with all statutory patient representative bodies in existence at the time the application is made; and

    (b) where a report on the consultation undertaken in accordance with subsection (a) above accompanies the application and the designated authority is satisfied that the consulted bodies concur with the application; and

    (c) where the application is made jointly by every prescribed body.'.

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Dr Peter Brand

291

Clause     45,     page     38,     line     21,     at end insert 'which application shall include details of the outcome of the consultation process regarding the application with those organisations representing health and social services users and with those who are users of either health or social services in that area, and with representatives of the local community'.

   

Mr John Denham

318

*Clause     45,     page     38,     line     32,     leave out subsection (4) and insert—

    '(4) Where a body is designated as a Care Trust under this section—

    (a) its designation may be revoked by the relevant authority at any time—

            (i) of the authority's own motion, and

            (ii) after such consultation as the authority considers appropriate;

    (b) if an application for the revocation of its designation is made to the relevant authority by one or more of the parties to the LA delegation arrangements, its designation shall be revoked by the relevant authority at the earliest time at which the authority considers it practicable to do so, having regard, in particular, to any steps that need to be taken in relation to those arrangements in connection with the revocation.'.

   

Dr Liam Fox
Mr Philip Hammond

311

*Clause     45,     page     38,     line     36,     leave out 'of the authority's own motion' and insert 'at the instigation of the authority'.

   

Sir George Young
Mr Paul Burstow
Dr Peter Brand

258

Clause     45,     page     38,     line     37,     at end insert—

    '(4A) If following receipt of an application to revoke a designation made by a local authority which is party to the LA delegation arrangements, the relevant authority—

    (a) refuses the application, and the local authority has within two years of the date of its application renewed the application; or

    (b) otherwise fails to revoke the designation,

    the relevant authority shall on the expiry of two years from the date of the original application revoke the designation.'.

   

Dr Liam Fox
Mr Philip Hammond

312

*Clause     45,     page     39,     line     21,     at end insert—

    '( ) providing for the appointment of representatives of local authorities to Care Trusts.'.

   

Dr Liam Fox
Mr Philip Hammond

313

*Clause     45,     page     39,     line     24,     at end insert—

    '( ) for securing the effective delivery of services relating to the functions of the trust and in particular the health-related functions of the local authority through proper integration of the functions of the prescribed bodies.'.

   

Sir George Young
Mr Paul Burstow
Dr Peter Brand

261

Clause     45,     page     39,     line     28,     at end insert—

    '(e) requiring that the governance arrangements, including representation of local authorities on the Care Trust, and the structure and arrangements proposed for delivering services relating to all the functions of the trust and in particular the prescribed health related functions of the local authority will ensure the proper integration of the functions of the prescribed bodies.'.


   

Sir George Young
Mr Paul Burstow
Dr Peter Brand

260

Clause     46,     page     40,     line     9,     leave out 'any of'.

   

Dr Liam Fox
Mr Philip Hammond

305

*Clause     46,     page     40,     line     9,     leave out 'and' and insert 'it shall notify all statutory patient representative bodies at the time in existence within the area covered by the body of its intention to make a direction under this section and shall invite representations regarding the proposed direction from them and, having taken such representations into account.'.

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Dr Peter Brand

292

Clause     46,     page     40,     line     16,     at beginning insert 'and has consulted with and it is supported by the Patients Forum and other relevant statutory and voluntary bodies in the relevant area'.

   

Sir George Young
Mr Paul Burstow
Dr Peter Brand

259

Clause     46,     page     40,     line     18,     at end insert—

    '( ) Regulations shall make provision—

    (a) prescribing the criteria by which an authority will be deemed to have failed in relation to its functions;

    (b) prescribing arrangements for consultation with the failing body and other relevant interests;

    (c) prescribing the circumstances and procedures to ensure that wherever appropriate the failing body has the opportunity to remedy any failure to properly exercise any of the relevant functions;

    (d) providing for a right of appeal to a court by the failing body as to the law or any finding of fact by the relevant authority against the authority's judgement that a local authority has failed in its provision of relevant services.'.

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Dr Peter Brand

297

Clause     46,     page     40,     line     18,     at end insert—

    '(1A) The relevant authority may exercise this power only after taking full account of the conclusions of a best value review'.

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Dr Peter Brand

296

Clause     46,     page     40,     leave out lines 21 to 24.

   

Mr John Denham

265

Clause     46,     page     40,     leave out lines 22 to 24 and insert 'considers would, if exercised under or in accordance with the arrangements in question, be likely to contribute to an improvement in the exercise of the function referred to in paragraph (a).'


   

Mr Paul Burstow
Dr Peter Brand

279

Clause     48,     page     42,     line     38,     after 'authority', insert 'in England'.

   

Dr Liam Fox
Mr Philip Hammond

306

*Clause     48,     page     42,     line     41,     leave out from 'person' to end of line 42 and insert 'the provision of nursing care (whether provided by a registered nurse or not) to any person.'.

   

Mr Hilton Dawson

287

Clause     48,     page     42,     line     42,     at beginning insert 'care for a prescribed condition or'.

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Dr Peter Brand

298

Clause     48,     page     42,     line     42,     leave out from 'care' to end of line 6 on page 43, and insert 'or health care within the meaning of subsection (2)'.

   

Dr Peter Brand
Mr Paul Burstow

262

Clause     48,     page     42,     line     42,     leave out 'nursing'.

   

Dr Peter Brand
Mr Paul Burstow

263

Clause     48,     page     42,     line     42,     leave out 'by a registered nurse'.

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Dr Peter Brand

304

Clause     48,     page     42,     line     42,     at end insert 'unless such provision or arrangement is made under partnership arrangements under sections 27, 30 or 31 of the Health Act 1999'.

   

Mr Hilton Dawson

288

Clause     48,     page     42,     line     42,     at end insert—

    '(1A) In this section "care for a prescribed condition" means any services including—

    (a) the provision of care; or

    (b) the planning, supervision or delegation of the provision of care which is required by a person suffering from a prescribed condition, whether or not the same involves nursing care by a registered nurse.

    (1B) For this purpose a "prescribed condition" is any condition which the Secretary of State may from time to time prescribe by regulations.'.

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Dr Peter Brand

299

Clause     48,     page     42,     line     42,     at end insert—

    '(1A) In subsection (1) of section 3 of the 1977 Act (which consolidates provisions relating to the Health Service in England and Wales)—

    (a) for paragraph (c) there is substituted—

    "(c) medical, dental, nursing and ambulance services including nursing care and health care services within the meaning of section 48(2) of the Health and Social Care Act 2001, which are provided in and to residents in local authority, private or voluntary residential or nursing homes."

    (b) for paragraph (e) there is substituted—

    "(e) such facilities for the prevention of illness, the care of persons suffering from illness and the after care of persons who have suffered from illness as he considers are appropriate as part of the health service including nursing care and health care services within the meaning of section 48(2) of the Health and Social Care Act 2001, which are provided in and to residents in local authority, private or voluntary residential or nursing homes.".

    (c) for paragraph (f) there is substituted—

    "(f) such other services as are required for the diagnosis and treatment of illness including nursing care and health care services within the meaning of section 48(2) of the Health and Social Care Act 2001, which are provided in and to residents in local authority, private or voluntary residential or nursing homes.".

 
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