Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 8:45 pm on 13th October 2003.

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Photo of Baroness Noakes Baroness Noakes Conservative 8:45 pm, 13th October 2003

I thank the Minister for explaining that there is no legal difference. In that case, first, it would be a simple matter to accept the amendment. Secondly, will he answer my questions about why the regulator must have regard to the opinions of the bodies that I mentioned when variations come into play?