Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 1:30 pm on 6th November 2003.

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Photo of Baroness Emerton Baroness Emerton Crossbench 1:30 pm, 6th November 2003

My Lords, I thank the Minister and endorse the words of the noble Baroness, Lady Finlay, in relation to Amendment No. 50. The professions will be extremely appreciative of it. As the Bill has progressed through the House, there has been rising concern about the position that the professions would have. It is clear that they have a real leadership role, and they will welcome the amendment. The Royal College of Nursing, the BMA and the council of deans of nursing have all been very supportive to our amendment, and I know will support Amendment No. 50.