Health and Social Care Bill — Report (1st Day) (Continued)

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 9:00 pm on 8th February 2012.

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Photo of Baroness Finlay of Llandaff Baroness Finlay of Llandaff Crossbench 9:00 pm, 8th February 2012

This is Report; I do not want to and fro. I will assume that that covers part-funding of care by charities as well as where care is fully funded by the NHS, so the same will apply.

I am grateful to the Minister for setting out the processes so clearly. It will be very helpful for patients, patient groups and charities in particular to see that laid out. For clarification, of course there will be local variation, different drug regimes and different ways of doing things. Equipoise is around the evidence base. The problem is where there is no provision or gross differences. That is where patient groups are concerned. I beg leave to withdraw the amendment.

Amendment 7 withdrawn.

Clause 4: The Secretary of State's duty as to promoting autonomy

Amendment 8

Moved by Earl Howe

8: Clause 4, page 3, line 5, leave out from "must" to end of line 6 and insert "have regard to the desirability of securing, so far as consistent with the interests of the health service-"