Statement of National Minimum Standards

Part of Orders of the Day — Care Standards Bill [Lords] – in the House of Commons at 7:45 pm on 12th July 2000.

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Photo of John Bercow John Bercow Shadow Spokesperson (Home Affairs) 7:45 pm, 12th July 2000

I agree with the thrust of what the hon. Gentleman says, but may I focus his attention on Government amendment No. 61? Given that clause 22, which will be amended under that amendment, contains no fewer than 10 subsection and 34 paragraphs, what precisely is the merit of, or the need for, Government amendment No. 61?