New Clause 5
Health and Social Care Bill
4:00 pm

‘There will be a Chief Social Worker—

(a) to report to and advise Ministers,

(b) to make an annual report to Parliament on the state of social work in England,

(c) to work in close co-operation with the College of Social Work, the Social Work and Health Professions Council, the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, inspectors and employers.’.—(Emily Thornberry.)

Brought up.

Question put, That the clause be added to the Bill.

The Committee divided: Ayes 10, Noes 11.Division No. 99 ]

Abrahams, Debbie

Barron, rh Mr Kevin

Blenkinsop, Tom

Kendall, Liz

Morris, Grahame M. (Easington)

Shannon, Jim

Smith, Owen

Thornberry, Emily

Twigg, Derek

Wilson, Phil

Brine, Mr Steve

Burns, rh Mr Simon

Burstow, Paul

Crabb, Stephen

de Bois, Nick

James, Margot

Lefroy, Jeremy

Morgan, Nicky

Poulter, Dr Daniel

Pugh, John

Soubry, Anna

Sturdy, Julian

Question accordingly negatived.