Report (5th Day)

Part of Health and Social Care Bill – in the House of Lords at 6:00 pm on 6th March 2012.

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Photo of Baroness Finlay of Llandaff Baroness Finlay of Llandaff Crossbench 6:00 pm, 6th March 2012

Before the Minister sits down, will he answer a straightforward question in relation to my amendment? Given that the Bill at page 88 states,

"functions with a view to preventing anti-competitive behaviour", and my amendment, which is not being accepted, states,

"functions with a view to preventing anti-collaborative behaviour", will the Minister confirm that that means that competition is trumping collaboration?