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New Clause 12 — De-authorisation of NHS foundation trusts

Part of New Member – in the House of Commons at 5:15 pm on 12th October 2009.

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Photo of Stephen O'Brien Stephen O'Brien Shadow Minister (Health) 5:15 pm, 12th October 2009

What my hon. Friend is seeking, from those on both sides of the House, as well as from all those who have any responsibility for ensuring that the architecture is robust enough to deal with the sort of problems that arose so tragically for his constituents, is that there should be an ability, with information and evidence, for early intervention and then immediate action, which would enable somebody to have the powers to get the thing under control before it is too late. That must ultimately be the lesson. The question therefore must be: what is the best architecture for achieving that? Towards the end of my contribution I will say why we have proposed our new clause 11, which may help my hon. Friend to understand why we have proposed what we have proposed.

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