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New Clause 11 — Provision of certain care and support services to be public function

Care Bill [Lords] – in the House of Commons at 7:00 pm on 10th March 2014.

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Votes in this debate

  • Division number 223
    A majority of MPs voted against making it unlawful for any provider of regulated social care to act in a manner incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights.

‘(1) A person (“P”) who provides regulated social care for an individual under arrangements made with P by a public authority, or paid for by a public authority, is to be taken for the purposes of subsection (3)(b) of section 6 of the Human Rights Act 1998 (acts of public authorities) to be exercising a function of a public nature in doing so.

(2) This section applies to persons providing services regulated by the Care Quality Commission.

(3) In this section “social care” has the same meaning as in the Health and Social Care Act 2008.’.—(Liz Kendall.)

Brought up.

Question put, That the clause be added to the Bill.

The House divided:

Ayes 208, Noes 280.

Division number 223 Care Bill — New Clause 11 — Human Rights Act to Apply to All Providers of Regulated Social Care

A majority of MPs voted against making it unlawful for any provider of regulated social care to act in a manner incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights.

Aye: 208 MPs

No: 280 MPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Nos: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Absent: 158 MPs

Absents: A-Z by last name

Question accordingly negatived.