Committee (5th Day)

Part of Health and Social Care Bill – in the House of Lords at 5:00 pm on 14th November 2011.

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Photo of Lord Mawhinney Lord Mawhinney Conservative 5:00 pm, 14th November 2011

My Lords, I do not intend to detain your Lordships very long. However, I very much hope that my noble friend the Minister will consider, as I do, that these amendments and this debate are premature. I do not think that we should be focusing on the substance of these debates other than to point out to my noble friend, as was pointed out when we did this a few sittings ago, that there is a broad sense of the importance of putting on the face of this Bill the responsibility of the Secretary of State for education and training. In that sense I agree with the most right noble Prelate-with the Archbishop of York.