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AMENDMENTS
TO BE MOVED
ON REPORT


 

After Clause 7

 

THE LORD HARRIS OF HARINGEY

Insert the following new Clause—
  "Establishment of committee by Greater London Authority
(1)  The London Assembly of the Greater London Authority may establish a committee which has, in relation to the London Ambulance Service and health service matters (within the meaning of section 7(5) above) that apply to all of London or to the area covered by more than eight London boroughs, the same powers as an overview and scrutiny committee as defined in section 21 of the Local Government Act 2000.
(2)  Regulations may, in relation to a committee established under subsection (1), make provision—
(a)  as to the matters relating to the health service in the Greater London Authority's area which the committee may review and scrutinise,
(b)  as to matters relating to the health service in the Greater London Authority's area on which the committee may make reports and recommendations to local NHS bodies,
(c)  as to matters on which local NHS bodies must consult the committee in accordance with the regulations,
(d)  as to information which local NHS bodies must provide to the committee,
(e)  as to information which may not be disclosed by a local NHS body to the committee,
(f)  requiring any officer of a local NHS body to attend before the committee to answer questions.
(3)  For the purposes of any provision of subsection (2), "local NHS body", in relation to a committee established under subsection (1), means a Health Authority, Primary Care Trust or NHS trust specified for these purposes by regulations in relation to the committee."
 

Clause 17

 

THE LORD HARRIS OF HARINGEY

Page 13, line 29, at end insert ", to ensure that such services make available to patients and their carers information about their services, and to require such services to make reports to the relevant overview and scrutiny committee and to the relevant Patients' Councils on such matters arising from their work that seems to those services to be of public concern"
 

Clause 18

 

THE LORD HARRIS OF HARINGEY

Page 14, line 40, at end insert—
"(   )  managing on behalf of the Secretary of State the funding of Patients' Forums and the provision of premises, other facilities and staff as may be prescribed by regulations made by the Secretary of State under section 16(2)(h);"

 
 
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