Provision of Special Ophthalmic Services Under a Pilot Scheme

Orders of the Day — National Health Service (Primary Care) Bill [Lords] – in the House of Commons at 8:45 pm on 12th March 1997.

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  1. '.—(1) This section applies to any pilot scheme under which special ophthalmic services are provided.
  2. (2) An agreement which constitutes, or is one of the agreements which together constitute, a pilot scheme may be made by an authority only with one or more of the following—
    1. (a)an NHS trust;
    2. (b)a person on an ophthalmic list;
    3. (c)an NHS employee or a pilot scheme employee;
    4. (d)a qualifying body;
    5. (e)an individual who is providing special ophthalmic services under that or another pilot scheme.
  3. (3) In this section—
  4. "NHS employee" means an individual who, in connection with the provision of services in the health service, is employed by—
    1. (a)an NHS trust;
    2. (b)a medical practitioner whose name is included in a medical list; or
    3. (c)a medical practitioner who is providing personal medical services in accordance with a pilot scheme;
ophthalmic list" has the same meaning as in section 4A(3) of the National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990 or section I 7AA(3) of the 1978 Act;pilot scheme employee" means an individual who, in connection with the provision of special ophthalmic in accordance with a pilot scheme is employed by an individual providing those services;qualifying body" means a company which is limited by shares all of which are legally and beneficially owned by persons falling within paragraph (a), (b), (c) or (e) of subsection (2).'.—[Mr. Simon Hughes.]

Brought up, and read the First time.

Motion made, and Question put, That the clause be read a Second time:—

The House divided: Ayes24, Noes 198.

Division No. 96][8.56 pm
Ashdown, Rt Hon PaddyMaclennan, Robert
Beggs, RoyMaddock, Mrs Diana
Beith, Rt Hon A JRendel, David
Bruce, Malcolm (Gordon)Salmond, Alex
Campbell, Menzies (Fife NE)Skinner, Dennis
Chidgey, DavidSmyth, Rev Martin (Belfast S)
Dafis, CynogSteel, Rt Hon Sir David
Foster, Don (Bath)Taylor, Matthew (Truro)
Harvey, NickWallace, James
Jones, Ieuan Wyn (Ynys Môn)Wigley, Dafydd
Jones, Nigel (Cheltenham)
Kennedy, Charles (Ross C & S)Tellers for the Ayes:
Kirkwood, ArchyMr. Peter Thurnham and
Lynne, Ms LizMr. Simon Hughes.
Ainsworth, Peter (E Surrey)Bottomley, Peter (Eltham)
Aitken, Rt Hon JonathanBottomley, Rt Hon Mrs Virginia
Alexander, RichardBowden, Sir Andrew
Alison, Rt Hon Michael (Selby)Bowis, John
Allason, Rupert (Torbay)Brandreth, Gyles
Amess, DavidBrazier, Julian
Arbuthnot, JamesBright, Sir Graham
Ashby, DavidBrooke, Rt Hon Peter
Aspinwall, JackBrown, Michael (Brigg Cl'thorpes)
Atkinson, David (Bour'mth E)Browning, Mrs Angela
Banks, Robert (Harrogate)Burns, Simon
Bates, MichaelBurt, Alistair
Batiste, SpencerButler, Peter
Bellingham, HenryCarlisle, John (Luton N)
Biffen, Rt Hon JohnCarlisle, Sir Kenneth (Linc'n)
Body, Sir RichardCarttiss, Michael
Bonsor, Sir NicholasCash, William
Booth, HartleyChannon, Rt Hon Paul
Boswell, TimChurchill, Mr
Clappison, JamesLuff, Peter
Clark, Dr Michael (Rochf'd)Lyell, Rt Hon Sir Nicholas
Coe, SebastianMacKay, Andrew
Congdon, DavidMaclean, Rt Hon David
Conway, DerekMcLoughlin, Patrick
Coombs, Anthony (Wyre F)Madel, Sir David
Coombs, Simon (Swindon)Malone, Gerald
Cope, Rt Hon Sir JohnMarland, Paul
Couchman, JamesMarshall, John (Hendon S)
Currie, Mrs EdwinaMarshall, Sir Michael (Arundel)
Davis, Rt Hon David (Boothferry)Martin, David (Portsmouth S)
Devlin, TimMerchant, Piers
Dorrell, Rt Hon StephenMitchell, Andrew (Gedling)
Douglas-Hamilton,Mitchell, Sir David (NW Hants)
Rt Hon Lord JamesMoate, Sir Roger
Dover, DenMonro, Rt Hon Sir Hector
Duncan, AlanMontgomery, Sir Fergus
Eggar, Rt Hon TimNeedham, Rt Hon Richard
Elletson, HaroldNeubert, Sir Michael
Evans, Nigel (Ribble V)Newton, Rt Hon Tony
Evans, Roger (Monmouth)Nicholls, Patrick
Faber, DavidNicholson, David (Taunton)
Fabricant, MichaelNorris, Steve
Fenner, Dame PeggyOppenheim, Phillip
Fishbum, DudleyOttaway, Richard
Forman, NigelPage, Richard
Forsyth, Rt Hon Michael (Stirling)Paice, James
Forth, Rt Hon EricPatnick, Sir Irvine
Fowler, Rt Hon Sir NormanPatten, Rt Hon John
Fox, Dr Liam (Woodspring)Pattie, Rt Hon Sir Geoffrey
Fox, Rt Hon Sir Marcus (Shipley)Peacock, Mrs Elizabeth
French, DouglasPickles, Eric
Fry, Sir PeterPorter, David
Garel-Jones, Rt Hon TristanPowell, William (Corby)
Garnier, EdwardRenton, Rt Hon Tim
Gill, ChristopherRiddick, Graham
Gillan, Mrs CherylRobathan, Andrew
Goodlad, Rt Hon AlastairRoberts, Rt Hon Sir Wyn
Goodson-Wickes, Dr CharlesRobinson, Mark (Somerton)
Greenway, Harry (Eating N)Rowe, Andrew
Griffiths, Peter (Portsmouth N)Scott, Rt Hon Sir Nicholas
Hague, Rt Hon WilliamShaw, Sir Giles (Pudsey)
Hamilton, Rt Hon Sir ArchibaldShephard, Rt Hon Mrs Gillian
Hannam, Sir JohnShepherd, Sir Colin (Heref'd)
Hargreaves, AndrewSkeet, Sir Trevor
Harris, DavidSmith, Tim (Beaconsf'ld)
Hawkins, NickSpeed, Sir Keith
Hawksley, WarrenSpencer, Sir Derek
Hayes, JerrySpicer, Sir Jim (W Dorset)
Heathcoat-Amory, Rt Hon DavidSpicer, Sir Michael (S Worcs)
Hendry, CharlesSpink, Dr Robert
Higgins, Rt Hon Sir TerenceSpring, Richard
Hogg, Rt Hon Douglas (Grantham)Squire, Robin (Hornchurch)
Horam, JohnStanley, Rt Hon Sir John
Hordern, Rt Hon Sir PeterStern, Michael
Howell, Rt Hon David (Guildf'd)Stewart, Allan
Howell, Sir Ralph (N Norfolk)Streeter, Gary
Hughes, Robert G (Harrow W)Sykes, John
Hunt, Sir John (Ravensb'ne)Taylor, Ian (Esher)
Hunter, AndrewTemple-Morris, Peter
Hurd, Rt Hon DouglasThomason, Roy
Johnson Smith,Thompson, Patrick (Norwich N)
Rt Hon Sir GeoffreyTownsend, Sir Cyril (Bexl'yh'th)
Kellett-Bowman, Dame ElaineTracey, Richard
King, Rt Hon TomTrend, Michael
Kirkhope, TimothyTrotter, Neville
Knight, Dame Jill (Edgbaston)Twinn, Dr Ian
Knox, Sir DavidVaughan, Sir Gerard
Kynoch, GeorgeViggers, Peter
Lait, Mrs JacquiWaldegrave, Rt Hon William
Lawrence, Sir IvanWalden, George
Legg, BarryWaller, Gary
Lennox-Boyd, Sir MarkWard, John
Lidington, DavidWatts, John
Lilley, Rt Hon PeterWells, Bowen
Lloyd, Rt Hon Sir Peter (Fareham)Wheeler, Rt Hon Sir John
Whittingdale, JohnWood, Timothy
Widdecombe, Rt Hon Miss AnnYeo, Tim
Wiggin, Sir JerryYoung, Rt Hon Sir George
Wilkinson, JohnTellers for the Noes:
Winterton, Mrs Ann (Congleton)Mr. Matthew Carrington
Winterton, Nicholas (Macclesfld)and
Wolfson, MarkMr. Roger Knapman.

Question accordingly negatived.