Amendments proposed to the National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Bill - continued House of Commons

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Dr Evan Harris
Mr Oliver Heald
Mr Simon Burns

167

Clause     19,     page     23,     leave out lines 36 and 37.

   

Dr Evan Harris
Mr Oliver Heald
Mr Simon Burns

184

Clause     19,     page     23,     line     41,     leave out 'Patients' Forums' and insert 'Councils'.

   

Dr Evan Harris
Mr Oliver Heald
Mr Simon Burns

169

Clause     19,     page     23,     line     45,     leave out paragraph (g) and insert—

    '(g)   co-ordinate and support the activities of Patients' Councils in respect of their activities provided for at sections 15(2)(h)'.

   

Dr Evan Harris
Mr Oliver Heald
Mr Simon Burns

185

Clause     19,     page     24,     line     35,     leave out 'Patients' Forum' and insert 'Council'.


   

Laura Moffatt

158

Schedule     6,     page     70,     line     10,     leave out from 'Commission' to end of line 11.

   

Laura Moffatt

159

Schedule     6,     page     70,     line     17,     leave out sub-paragraphs (5) and (6).

   

Mr John Hutton

131

Schedule     6,     page     72,     line     16,     leave out '45' and insert '45A'.

   

Mr John Hutton

132

Schedule     6,     page     72,     line     17,     leave out '45A' and insert '45B'.


   

Dr Liam Fox
Mr Simon Burns
Mr Oliver Heald
Dr Andrew Murrison
Mr John Baron
Mr Peter Atkinson

153

Clause     20,     page     25,     line     17,     leave out 'abolished' and insert 'reformed'.

   

Dr Liam Fox
Mr Simon Burns
Mr Oliver Heald
Dr Andrew Murrison
Mr John Baron
Mr Peter Atkinson

154

Clause     20,     page     25,     line     21,     leave out subsection (3).

   

Dr Liam Fox
Mr Simon Burns
Mr Oliver Heald
Dr Andrew Murrison
Mr John Baron
Mr Peter Atkinson

152

Clause     20,     page     25,     line     44,     at end insert—

    '(7A)   This section may not be brought into force until the Secretary of State has issued a certificate stating that it is his opinion the bodies established under section 15 are fully functional and performing their duties effectively throughout England.'.

   

Dr Liam Fox
Mr Simon Burns
Mr Oliver Heald
Mr John Baron
Dr Andrew Murrison
Mr Peter Atkinson
Dr Evan Harris

145

Page     25,     line     15,     leave out Clause 20.


NEW CLAUSES RELATING TO PART 1

Duty of primary care trusts in respect of teaching and research
   

Dr Evan Harris
Dr Richard Taylor

NC1

To move the following Clause:—

       'Primary Care Trusts shall have a duty to foster and safeguard teaching and research.'.


The Health Inspectorate

   

Mr Simon Burns
Mr Oliver Heald

NC2

*To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   There shall be a body corporate known as the Health Inspectorate (in this group of sections referred to as "the Health Inspectorate"), which will take effect from 1st April 2004.

    (2)   The Health Inspectorate shall perform the functions currently undertaken by—

      (i) The National Institute for Clinical Excellence,

      (ii) The Commission for Health Improvement,

      (iii) The National Care Standards Division,

      (iv) The Council for the Regulation of Health Care Professionals.

    (3)   The Secretary of State may by order make such amendments of the legislation relating to the health service in England and Wales as in his opinion facilitate, or are otherwise desirable in connection with subsections (1) and (2) above.'.


   

Mr Simon Burns
Mr Oliver Heald

188

*Schedule     7,     page     73,     line     6,     after 'appointed', insert 'on the recommendation of the NHS Appointments Commission.'.

   

Mr Simon Burns
Mr Oliver Heald

189

*Schedule     7,     page     73,     line     12,     leave out 'one fewer than' and insert 'equal to'.

   

Mr Simon Burns
Mr Oliver Heald

187

*Schedule     7,     page     74,     leave out lines 9 to 13.


   

Mr Simon Burns
Mr Oliver Heald

186

*Clause     25,     page     30,     line     39,     leave out subsection (2) and insert—

    '(2)   If, after consulting the regulatory body concerned, the Council concludes that—

      (a) it is necessary for the protection of members of the public for a regulatory body to make or amend a rule (under any power the body has to do so); and

      (b) the regulatory body has not made or amended the rule and will not do so

    the Council may if it thinks fit lay a special report before each House of Parliament.'.


   

Mr John Hutton

112

Schedule     8,     page     78,     line     37,     after '40(4)', insert 'of this Act'.

   

Mr John Hutton

113

Schedule     8,     page     79,     line     16,     leave out 'paragraph 32(b) is' and insert 'paragraphs 32(b) and 107(12)(b) are'.

   

Mr John Hutton

114

Schedule     8,     page     79,     line     27,     at end insert—

      'In section 18 (duty of quality), in subsection (1), at the beginning there is inserted "It is the duty of each Strategic Health Authority to put and keep in place arrangements for the purpose of monitoring and improving the quality of health care which is provided to individuals in their area, and".'.

   

Mr John Hutton

133

Schedule     8,     page     79,     line     27,     at end insert—

      'In section 21 (arrangements with the Audit Commission), in subsection (1)(a), for "20(1)(b) or (d)" there is substituted "20(1)(b), (d), (da) or (db)".'.


   

Mr John Hutton

94

Clause     36,     page     42,     line     7,     at end insert—

    '( )   Directions given in pursuance of any provision of this Act are, except where otherwise stated, to be given by instrument in writing.

    ( )   Any power conferred by this Act to give directions by instrument in writing includes power to vary or revoke them by subsequent directions.'.


EXCERPT FROM THE ORDER OF THE HOUSE (20TH NOVEMBER 2001)

Proceedings in Standing Committee

    3.   Proceedings in the Standing Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on 18th December 2001.

    4.   The Standing Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on which it meets.


ORDERS OF THE COMMITTEE (27TH AND 29TH NOVEMBER 2001)

27th November

That—

    (1)   during proceedings on the National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Bill the Standing Committee do meet on Tuesdays at half-past Ten o'clock and at half past Four o'clock, and on Thursdays at half-past Nine o'clock and at half-past Two o'clock;

    (2)   14 sittings in all shall be allotted to the consideration of the Bill by the Committee;

    (3)   the proceedings to be taken on the sittings shall be as shown in the second column of the Table below and shall be taken in the order so shown;

    (4)   the proceedings which under paragraph (3) are to be taken on any sitting shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the time specified in the third column of the Table;

    (5)   paragraph (3) does not prevent proceedings being taken (in the order shown in the second column of the Table) at any earlier sitting than that provided for under paragraph (3) if previous proceedings have already been concluded;

provided that Clauses 7 and 8 shall be taken at the morning sitting on Thursday 29th November at half-past Nine o'clock and be concluded by twenty-five minutes past Eleven o'clock.

TABLE

Sitting
Proceedings
Time for conclusion of
proceedings
27th NovemberClause 1, Schedule 1; Clause 2, Schedule 2; Clauses 3 and 4, Schedule 3; Clauses 5 and Clause 6, Schedules 4 and 5; Clause 22; Clauses 7 to 10.
27th NovemberClause 1, Schedule 1; Clause 2, Schedule 2; Clauses 3 and 4, Schedule 3; Clauses 5 and Clause 6, Schedules 4 and 5; Clause 22; Clauses 7 to 10.
29th NovemberClause 1, Schedule 1; Clause 2, Schedule 2; Clauses 3 and 4, Schedule 3; Clauses 5 and Clause 6, Schedules 4 and 5; Clause 22; Clauses 7 to 10.
29th NovemberClause 1, Schedule 1; Clause 2, Schedule 2; Clauses 3 and 4, Schedule 3; Clauses 5 and Clause 6, Schedules 4 and 5; Clause 22; Clauses 7 to 10.5 p.m.
4th DecemberClauses 11 to 19, Schedule 6;Clauses 20 and 21; new Clauses and new Schedules relating to Part 1.
4th DecemberClauses 11 to 19, Schedule 6;Clauses 20 and 21; new Clauses and new Schedules relating to Part 1.
6th DecemberClauses 11 to 19, Schedule 6;Clauses 20 and 21; new Clauses and new Schedules relating to Part 1.
6th DecemberClauses 11 to 19, Schedule 6;Clauses 20 and 21; new Clauses and new Schedules relating to Part 1.5 p.m.
11th DecemberClause 23, Schedule 7; Clauses 24 to 33; new Clauses and new Schedules relating to Part 2.
11th DecemberClause 23, Schedule 7; Clauses 24 to 33; new Clauses and new Schedules relating to Part 2.
13th DecemberClause 23, Schedule 7; Clauses 24 to 33; new Clauses and new Schedules relating to Part 2.
13th DecemberClause 23, Schedule 7; Clauses 24 to 33; new Clauses and new Schedules relating to Part 2.5 p.m.
18th DecemberClauses 34 and 35, Schedules 8 and 9; Clauses 36 to 40; remaining new Clauses and new Schedules.
18th DecemberClauses 34 and 35, Schedules 8 and 9; Clauses 36 to 40; remaining new Clauses and new Schedules.7 p.m.

29th November

       That the Order of the Committee of 27th November 2001 have effect as if for the second sitting on Thursday 29th November the order in the second column of the Table in which proceedings shall be taken shall be: Clause 6, Schedules 4 and 5, Clause 22, Clause 9, Clause 5, Schedule 2, Clauses 3 and 4, Schedule 3, Clause 10.


 
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