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New Clause 4 — Orders under section [Duration of transitional period] that apply to only some trusts

Vat – in the House of Commons at 9:00 pm on 6th September 2011.

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‘(1) Where the Secretary of State proposes to make an order under section [Duration of transitional period] in reliance on subsection (2)(b) of that section (“a section [Duration of

transitional period](2)(b) order”), the Secretary of State must notify Monitor.

(2) Monitor, having received a notification under subsection (1), must set the criteria that are to be applied for the purpose of determining to which NHS foundation trusts the order should apply.

(3) Before setting criteria under subsection (2), Monitor must—

(a) consult the Care Quality Commission and such other persons as Monitor considers appropriate, and

(b) obtain the approval of the Secretary of State.

(4) If the Secretary of State approves the proposed criteria, Monitor must—

(a) publish the criteria,

(b) determine, by applying the criteria, to which trusts the order should apply,

(c) notify the Secretary of State of its determination, and

(d) publish a list of the trusts concerned.

(5) If the Secretary of State does not approve the proposed criteria, Monitor must propose revised criteria; and subsections (3)(b) and (4) apply in relation to the proposed revised criteria as they apply in relation to the criteria previously proposed.

(6) If, having received a notification under subsection (1), Monitor proposes to set criteria the same as those it set on the last occasion it received a notification under that subsection, it need not comply with subsection (3)(a).

(7) A section [Duration of transitional period](2)(b) order—

(a) must apply to all the trusts that are determined under subsection (4)(b) as being the trusts to which the order should apply (and to no others);

(b) may specify the trusts to which it applies by reference to their inclusion in the list published under subsection (4)(d).

(8) Subsection (9) applies where —

(a) a section [Duration of transitional period](2)(b) order is in force at a time when there is in existence an NHS foundation trust authorised after 1 April 2014, and

(b) the initial two-year period in relation to that trust has yet to come to an end.

(9) Monitor must—

(a) determine, by applying the criteria it applied under subsection (4)(b), whether section 117 should continue to have effect in relation to the trust after the end of the initial two-year period,

(b) notify the Secretary of State of its determination, and

(c) publish its determination.

(10) If Monitor determines under subsection (9)(a) that section117 should so continue to have effect, the trust is to be treated as if it had been authorised on or before 1 April 2014 and as if the order referred to in subsection (7)(a) applied to it; and section [Duration of transitional period] (5) is accordingly to apply in relation to the trust.

(11) If Monitor determines under subsection (9)(a) that section 117 should not so continue to have effect, section 117 ceases to have effect in relation to the trust immediately after the end of the initial two-year period.’.—(Paul Burstow.)

Brought up, read the First and Second time, and added to the Bill.