Report (5th Day)

Part of Health and Social Care Bill – in the House of Lords at 6:38 pm on 6th March 2012.

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Amendments 166 and 166A not moved.

Amendment 166B

Moved by Baroness Williams of Crosby

166B:After Clause 61, insert the following new Clause-

"Secretary of State's guidance on duty under section 61(9)

(1) The Secretary of State may, for the purpose of assisting Monitor to comply with its duty under section 61(9), publish guidance on-

(a) the objectives specified in the mandate published under section 13A of the National Health Service Act 2006 which the Secretary of State considers to be relevant to Monitor's exercise of its functions, and

(b) the Secretary of State's reasons for considering those objectives to be relevant to Monitor's exercise of its functions.

(2) In exercising its functions, Monitor must have regard to guidance under subsection (1).

(3) Where the Secretary of State publishes guidance under subsection (1), the Secretary of State must lay a copy of the published guidance before Parliament.

(4) The Secretary of State-

(a) may revise guidance under subsection (1), and

(b) if the Secretary of State does so, must publish the guidance as revised and lay it before Parliament."

Amendment 166B agreed.

Clause 62 : General duties: supplementary

Amendment 166C not moved.

Clause 63 : Power to give Monitor functions relating to adult social care services

Amendment 167 not moved.

Amendment 167A

Moved by Baroness Finlay of Llandaff

167A:Clause 63, page 89, line 34, at end insert-

"( ) Regulations may provide for Monitor to make the granting of a licence conditional upon performance in relation to matters set out as in section 64."