'(1) Nothing in this Act authorises the withdrawal of palliative care.
(2) "palliative care" includes the provision of—
(a) relief of pain, suffering and discomfort;
(b) nutrition and hydration, however provided.
(3) The provisions of subsection (1) do not apply to—
(a) a decision that nutrition and hydration is to be discontinued because it would be unreasonably burdensome to the person; or
(b) the power of the court to make such order concerning the continuance of life sustaining treatment as it considers to be in the best interests of a person whom it has determined to be irreversibly unconscious.'.—[Ann Winterton.]
Brought up, and read the First time.
Question put, That the clause be read a Second time:—
The House divided: Ayes 198, Noes 296.