Schedule 9
Health and Social Care Bill
6:15 pm

Amendments made: 454, page 290, line 14, at end insert—

‘( ) explain the effect of section 96,’.

Amendment 455, page 291, line 1, after ‘period’, insert ‘(“the payment period”)’.

Amendment 456, page 291, line 1, after ‘made’, insert—

‘(i) any discount applicable for early payment of the penalty,’.

Amendment 457, page 291, line 5, at end insert—

‘( ) The payment period must be not less than 28 days beginning with the day after that on which the final notice is received.’.

Amendment 458, page 291, line 29, at end insert—

‘Monitor may by notice to a person on whom a discretionary requirement has been imposed—

(a) withdraw the discretionary requirement,

(b) in the case of a variable monetary penalty, reduce the amount of the penalty or extend the payment period, or

(c) in the case of a compliance requirement or a restoration requirement, extend the period specified for taking the steps specified in the requirement.’.

Amendment 459, page 291, line 41, at end insert—

‘(i) state any discount applicable for early payment of the penalty,’.

Amendment 460, page 292, leave out lines 6 to 8 and insert—

‘( ) Monitor may by notice to a person on whom a non-compliance penalty has been imposed reduce the amount of the penalty or extend the payment period.’.

Amendment 461, page 293, line 4, at end insert—

‘( ) But Monitor must not under sub-paragraph (1) publish any part of an enforcement undertaking which contains commercial information the disclosure of which Monitor considers would or might significantly harm the legitimate business interests of any person to whom it relates.’.

Amendment 462, page 293, line 33, leave out ‘the person is to be treated’ and insert ‘Monitor may treat the person’.

Amendment 463, page 293, line 35, leave out ‘accordingly’ and insert—

‘if Monitor decides so to treat the person’.—(Mr Simon Burns.)

Schedule 9, as amended, agreed to.

Clause 98 ordered to stand part of the Bill.