Health and Social Care Bill — Report (3rd Day) (Continued)

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:15 pm on 27th February 2012.

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Photo of Lord Beecham Lord Beecham Shadow Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government), Shadow Spokesperson (Health) 11:15 pm, 27th February 2012

I thank the Minister for giving way. Could he clarify the situation? Does the voluntary sector, as he has described it, relate also to social enterprises, co-operatives and mutuals; or are they regarded as being in a different category and therefore not eligible to receive grants and loans under the provisions of the Bill as it now stands?