Report (5th Day)

Part of Health and Social Care Bill – in the House of Lords at 5:30 pm on 6th March 2012.

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Photo of Baroness Barker Baroness Barker Liberal Democrat 5:30 pm, 6th March 2012

My Lords, the noble Lord, Lord Walton, will be aware of many occasions in this house-when the noble Lord, Lord Hunt, was Minister and some of us were in opposition-when we listened to Lord Weatherill speaking on behalf of Christian Scientists, who often wish to refuse treatment. I understand that this amendment originated from the Christian Scientists, who merely wish to draw again to the attention of the medical authorities the fact that they have a belief system that deserves the same amount of dignity and respect as any other. Perhaps he might view the amendment in that light.