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

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Amendment of section 5 of National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990

   

Mr Charles Kennedy
Dr Evan Harris
Mr Paul Burstow
Sandra Gidley
Mr Andrew Stunell

NC6

To move the following Clause:—

       'In subsection 5(2)(a) of the National Health Service and Community Care act 1990 (c.19), the words "Community Health Council" are omitted and the words "Patients' Forums and overview and scrutiny committee" are substituted.'.


Duty of Secretary of State and Strategic Health Authorities to consult

   

Mr Charles Kennedy
Dr Evan Harris
Mr Paul Burstow
Sandra Gidley
Mr Andrew Stunell

NC7

To move the following Clause:—

       'In subsection 11(2) of the Health and Social Care Act 2001, paragraph (a) is omitted and the following is inserted—

      "(a) the Secretary of State,

      (aa) Strategic Health Authorities,".'.


Functions of overview and scrutiny committees

   

Mr Charles Kennedy
Dr Evan Harris
Mr Paul Burstow
Sandra Gidley
Mr Andrew Stunell

NC8

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   In subsection 7(1) of the Health and Social Care Act 2001, after "recommendations" the words "and referrals to the Secretary of State" are inserted.

    (2)   In subsection 7(3) of that Act, after paragraph (a) there is inserted—

      "(aa) as to matters relating to the health service in the authority's area which the committee may refer to the Secretary of State,".'.


Select Committee on Regulatory Health Bodies

   

Mr Frank Field

NC9

To move the following Clause:—

       'There shall be a select committee of both houses of Parliament which will have the power to summon witnesses from the Council for the Regulation of Health Care Professionals, and all the bodies referred to in subsection (3) of section 23 above, and any other regulatory health bodies.'.


The Commission for Health Improvement: amendments to section 20 of the Health Act 1999
   

Mr Charles Kennedy
Dr Evan Harris
Paul Burstow
Sandra Gidley
Mr Andrew Stunell

NC10

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   Section 20 of the Health Act 1999 is amended as follows:—

    (2)   After paragraph (1) (e) there is inserted—

      "(f) the function of conducting reviews of and making reports on the guidance on priorities for the NHS set out by the Secretary of State, regional directors of the health service, and Strategic Health Authorities"

    (3)   After subsection (1) there is inserted—

       "(1A) in carrying out the functions set out in subsections 20(1)(a) to (e) the Commission shall, where appropriate, review, investigate and report on the guidance on priorities for the NHS set out by the Secretary of State, regional directors of the health service, and Strategic Health Authorities."

    (4)   Subsections (3) and (4) are repealed'.


   

Mr Iain Duncan Smith
Dr Liam Fox
Mr Oliver Heald
Mr Simon Burns
Mr Patrick McLoughlin
David Maclean

6

Page     2,     line     11     [Clause     1],     at end insert—

    '(c)   a Strategic Health Authority shall only be established under paragraph (a) above provided that there has been consultation with health professionals, local authorities and the general public in that area.'.

   

Mr Iain Duncan Smith
Dr Liam Fox
Mr Oliver Heald
Mr Simon Burns
Mr Patrick McLoughlin
David Maclean

7

Page     2,     line     11     [Clause     1],     at end insert—

    '(d)   a Health Authority shall only be established under paragraph (b) above provided that there has been consultation with health professionals, local authorities and the general public in that area'.

   

Mr Secretary Milburn

23

Page     2,     line     25     [Clause     1],     at end insert—

    '(4A)   The Secretary of State may make regulations containing requirements as to consultation which must be complied with before he makes an order under this section which relates to a Strategic Health Authority, and if he does make such regulations he shall not make such an order unless such of those requirements (if any) as are applicable have been complied with.

    (4B)   Consultation requirements contained in regulations under subsection (4A) are in addition to, and not in substitution for, any other consultation requirements which may apply.'.

As an Amendment to Mr Secretary Milburn's proposed Amendment (No. 23) (Page 2, line 25 [Clause 1]):

   

Mr Charles Kennedy
Dr Evan Harris
Mr Paul Burstow
Sandra Gidley
Mr Andrew Stunell

(a)

Line     1,     leave out 'may' and insert 'shall'.

   

Mr Secretary Milburn

24

Page     2,     line     41     [Clause     2],     leave out 'is amended as follows' and insert '(which provides for the establishment of Primary Care Trusts) is amended as provided in subsections (2) and (3)'.


   

Mr Secretary Milburn

25

Page     3,     line     4     [Clause     2],     at end insert—

    '( )   Schedule 5A to the 1977 Act (which makes further provision about Primary Care Trusts) is amended as follows—

      (a) in paragraph 2(3)—

      (i)   for "the Health Authority in whose area a Primary Care Trust is established to meet the costs" there is substituted "a Strategic Health Authority whose area includes any part of the area of a Primary Care Trust to meet costs", and

      (ii)   in paragraph (b), after "meet" there is inserted "(or to contribute towards its meeting)",

      (b) in paragraph 2(4), for "the Health Authority in whose area a Primary Care Trust is established" there is substituted "a Strategic Health Authority whose area includes any part of the area of a Primary Care Trust",

      (c) in paragraph 16(1), for "the Health Authority within whose area the trust's area falls" there is substituted "each Strategic Health Authority whose area includes any part of the trust's area", and

      (d) in paragraph 16(3), for "the Health Authority within whose area the trust's area falls" there is substituted "any Strategic Health Authority whose area includes any part of the trust's area".'.

   

Mr Secretary Milburn

26

Page     3,     line     17     [Clause     3],     after 'Trust', insert 'any part of'.

   

Mr Secretary Milburn

74

Page     3,     line     38     [Clause     3],     leave out from 'under' to end of line 39 and insert 'preceding provisions), in subsection (1A)—

      (a) "or" is inserted after paragraph (a),

      (b) paragraph (b) is omitted, and

      (c) in paragraph (c), for "16D, 17 or 17A" there is substituted "16D or 17".'.


   

Mr Secretary Milburn

27

Page     5,     line     24     [Clause     5],     leave out 'by the Strategic Health Authority whose area includes the area of the Primary Care Trust'.

   

Mr Secretary Milburn

28

Page     5,     line     31     [Clause     5],     leave out 'by the Strategic Health Authority whose area includes the area of the Primary Care Trust'.


   

Mr Win Griffiths
Mr Jon Owen Jones

22

Page     6,     line     37     [Clause     6],     at end insert 'but no more than fourteen.'.


   

Mr Win Griffiths
Mr Jon Owen Jones

21

Page     7     [Clause     6],     leave out lines 29 to 31 and insert—

      '(c) by both of the following: NHS trusts and Local Health Boards.'.


   

Mr Iain Duncan Smith
Dr Liam Fox
Mr Oliver Heald
Mr Simon Burns
Mr Patrick McLoughlin
David Maclean

8

Page     9,     line     21     [Clause     8],     at end insert—

    '(2A)   In determining the amount to be allotted to a Primary Care Trust, the Secretary of State shall have regard to any liabilities which have been conferred upon it'.

   

Mr Iain Duncan Smith
Dr Liam Fox
Mr Oliver Heald
Mr Simon Burns
Mr Patrick McLoughlin
David Maclean

9

Page     9,     line     21     [Clause     8],     at end insert—

    '(2B)   In determining the amount to be allotted to a Primary Care Trust, the Secretary of State shall have regard to the health needs of the population served by that Trust.'.


   

Mr Win Griffiths
Mr Jon Owen Jones

20

Page     10,     line     30     [Clause     9],     at end insert 'and

       (c) sums required, on application by Local Health Boards, to deal with major health emergencies.'.

   

Mr Iain Duncan Smith
Dr Liam Fox
Mr Oliver Heald
Mr Simon Burns
Mr Patrick McLoughlin
David Maclean

10

Page     10,     line     39     [Clause     9],     at end insert—

    '(2A)   In determining the amount to be allotted to a Health Board, the National Assembly for Wales shall have regard to the health needs of the population served by that Board'.


   

Mr Secretary Milburn

75

Page     11,     line     15     [Clause     9],     leave out 'Trust' and insert 'Board'.


   

Mr Charles Kennedy
Dr Evan Harris
Paul Burstow
Sandra Gidley
Mr Andrew Stunell

89

Page     17,     line     15     [Clause 12]     after 'others', insert '(including but not limited to the National Institute for Clinical Excellence, the relevant royal colleges, regional directors of the Health Service, the NHS Executive and the Secretary of State)'.

 
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