Clause 19 — Quality contracts scheme

Orders of the Day – in the House of Commons at 8:30 pm on 27th October 2008.

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Amendments made: No. 163, page 18, line 27, leave out subsection (3) and insert—

'(3) For subsection (2) (need to comply with notice and consultation requirements and obtain approval of appropriate national authority) substitute—

"(2) A quality contracts scheme may not be made unless the authority or authorities—

(a) have complied with the requirements of section 125,

(b) in the case of a scheme for an area in Wales, have obtained the approval of the Welsh Ministers in accordance with section 126, and

(c) in the case of a scheme for an area in England, meet the requirements of subsection (2A).

(2A) The requirements are that the authority or authorities—

(a) have published under section 126AB(5) the request which they sent to the QCS board under section 126AB(4), and

(b) publish, in accordance with section 127(1A), a response prepared by them to the report published by the QCS board under section 126AC(5) in relation to the scheme.".'.

No. 121, in page 18, line 29, at end insert—

'( ) In subsection (3)(b) (under quality contracts scheme local services to be provided only under quality contracts) after "section 127(4)" insert "and section 132C".'.— [Paul Clark.]

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