Committee (5th Day)

Part of Health and Social Care Bill – in the House of Lords at 5:30 pm on 14th November 2011.

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Photo of Baroness D'Souza Baroness D'Souza Chair, House Committee (Lords), Lord Speaker 5:30 pm, 14th November 2011

I must advise your Lordships that if Amendment 48 is agreed to I cannot call Amendments 49 to 51 by reasons of pre-emption.

Amendment 48

Moved by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath

48: Clause 6, page 3, leave out lines 27 to 34 and insert-

"(2) The Board has the function of arranging for the provision of services for the purposes of the health service in England in accordance with this Act and subject to any directions issued by the Secretary of State.

(3) The Board must exercise the functions conferred on it by this Act in relation to clinical commissioning groups so as to secure that services are provided for those purposes in accordance with this Act.

(4) The Secretary of State may give a direction to the Board to discharge each of those functions, and in such manner and within such period or periods, as may be specified in the direction."