Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 10:30 pm on 13th October 2003.

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Photo of Lord Warner Lord Warner Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Health, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health) 10:30 pm, 13th October 2003

I will look again at the noble Baroness's point and at the source she is quoting. My briefing states that the applicant's property rights and liabilities, including public dividend capital, will continue with the new body. If some legitimate changes can be made before that transfer, no doubt they will be made. However, it is not true that we are writing off public dividend capital.