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Clause 69

 

THE LORD HUNT OF KINGS HEATH

317Page 71, line 29, leave out "67(3)" and insert "67"
 

THE EARL HOWE
THE LORD ASTOR OF HEVER
THE BARONESS CUMBERLEGE

318Page 71, line 29, leave out "67(3)" and insert "67(1) to (3)"
 

After Clause 69

 

THE EARL HOWE
THE LORD ASTOR OF HEVER

319Insert the following new Clause—
  "Reform of community health councils
(1)  The Secretary of State shall lay before both Houses of Parliament within twelve months of the date of coming into force of this section regulations providing for reform of the community health councils in England in order to 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 approval by resolution of both Houses of Parliament."
 

Clause 75

 

THE LORD HUNT OF KINGS HEATH

320Page 74, line 25, leave out first "and" and insert "to"
321Page 74, line 29, at end insert—
"(8A)  Subsection (8) does not apply in relation to any amendment or repeal relating to section 115 of the Police Act 1997, and any such amendment or repeal extends to England and Wales only."
 

Before Schedule 5

 

THE BARONESS NORTHOVER
THE BARONESS BARKER

321A*Insert the following new Schedule—
 "SCHEDULE
Disclosure of Patient Information Advisory Committee
1  The Committee shall consist of a chairman appointed by the Secretary of State and not less than 10 nor more than 13 other members so appointed.
2(1)  Each member of the Committee shall be appointed to hold office for such period of not more than 5 years, nor less than 3 years, as the Secretary of State shall determine.
(2)  The Secretary of State may, at any time before the expiration of the term of office of any member, extend or further extend that member's term of office; but no one extension shall be for a period of more than 5 years, nor less than 3 years, as the Secretary of State shall determine.
(3)  Any member—
(a)  shall be eligible for re-appointment from time to time on or after the expiration of his term of office;
(b)  may by notice in writing to the Secretary of State resign office at any time, while remaining eligible for reappointment.
3  Of the members of the Committee (other than the chairman) there shall be appointed—
(a)  one after consultation with the General Medical Council;
(b)  one after consultation with the British Medical Association;
(c)  one after consultation with the Medical Research Council;
(d)  one after consultation with the Public Health Laboratory Service;
(e)  one after consultation with a national group representing patients;
and the Committee shall include at least one person with experience of health services research, and at least one person with experience of NHS management.
4  The Secretary of State may remove a member of the Committee on the ground of incapacity or misbehaviour.
5  The Secretary of State shall appoint a secretary to the Committee and may appoint such other officers and such servants to the Committee, and there shall be paid to them by the Secretary of State such salaries and allowances as the Secretary of State may with the consent of the Treasury determine.
6  The expenses of the Committee to such an amount as may be approved by the Treasury shall be paid by the Secretary of State.
7  There may be paid as part of the expenses of the Committee—
(a)  such salaries or other remuneration and travelling and other allowances to all or any of the members of the Committee; and
(b)  such travelling and other allowances (including compensation for loss of remunerative time) to persons attending its meetings at the request of the Committee.
  as the Secretary of State may with the consent of the Treasury determine.
8(1)  The Secretary of State may pay, or make provision for paying, to or in respect of any member of the Committee, such sums by way of pensions, superannuation allowances and gratuities as the Secretary of State may determine with the consent of the Treasury.
(2)  Where a person ceases to be a member of the Committee otherwise than on the expiry of his term of office, and it appears to the Secretary of State that there are special circumstances which make it right for the person to receive compensation, the Secretary of State may determine with the consent of the Treasury.
9  The Committee may act notwithstanding any vacancy among the members.
10  The Committee may make rules for regulating its procedure (including the quorum of the Committee)."
 

Schedule 5

 

THE LORD HUNT OF KINGS HEATH

322Page 87, line 2, at end insert—
"(   )  In section 29A (medical lists), in subsection (3), for paragraph (b) there shall be substituted—
    "(b)  he is not disqualified from inclusion in all Health Authorities' medical lists by virtue of a national disqualification imposed on him by the FHSAA."
(   )  In section 33 (distribution of general medical services), in subsection (1B), the words from "including, in particular," to the end of the subsection are omitted."
323Page 89, line 11, at end insert—
 "National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990 (c. 48)
      In section 4A of the National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990 (provision of certain services under NHS contracts), in subsection (3), in paragraph (a) of the definition of "ophthalmic services", for "39(a)" substitute "39(1)(a)"."
324Page 90, line 23, leave out "In"
325Page 90, line 24, after "Act)" insert "shall be amended as follows.
(2)  After paragraph 40 insert—
    "40A  A Patients' Forum established under section 12 of the Health and Social Care Act 2001.
    40B  A Patients' Council established under section 13 of the Health and Social Care Act 2001."
(3)"  
 

Schedule 6

 

THE LORD HUNT OF KINGS HEATH

326Page 92, line 9, column 2, at end insert "In section 33(1B), the words from "including, in particular," to the end of the subsection."
327Page 92, line 36, column 2, leave out "18" and insert "17"

 
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