New Clause 2 — Duty of The CHAI to Prepare Standards Guidance Relating to Health Care

Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Bill – in the House of Commons at 5:45 pm on 8th July 2003.

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'(1) It shall be the duty of the CHAI to prepare guidance to assist in securing the raising of standards in health care.

(2) In preparing guidance for the purposes of subsection (1), the CHAI shall have regard to performance indicators relating to—

(a) the availability of, and access to, health care;

(b) the quality and effectiveness of the health care provided to patients; and

(c) the financial and other management of the delivery of the health care to patients.

(3) The CHAI must—

(a) lay a copy of any guidance prepared in accordance with the provisions of this section before Parliament, and

(b) once they have done so, send a copy of it to the Secretary of State.'.

Brought up, and read the First time.

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

The House divided: Ayes 189, Noes 344.

Division number 283

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Question accordingly negatived.