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New Clause 6 — Secretary of State’s response to a section 65 regulator’s report on an NHS foundation trust

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 11th March 2014.

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‘In section 65KD of the National Health Service Act 2006, after subsection (1) insert—

“(1A) If the Secretary of State, in relation to the report, would be satisfied as mentioned in subsection (1), with the addition, omission and/or alteration of recommendations contained therein that the Secretary of State regards as reasonable—

(a) to secure the safety, quality or efficiency of some or all services, or

(b) in the circumstances of the case

he may accept the final report as if it had been amended to provide for the addition, omission or alteration so specified.

(1B) Where the Secretary of State has accepted the report with amendments as specified in subsection (1A), the Secretary of State must as soon as reasonably practicable—

(a) publish a notice of the decision, the amendments and the reasons for them;

(b) lay a copy of the notice before each House of Parliament.”.’.—(Jeremy Lefroy.)

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