Report (5th Day)

Part of Health and Social Care Bill – in the House of Lords at 7:09 pm on 6th March 2012.

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Clause 76 : Guidance

Amendments 179 and 180

Moved by Earl Howe

179:Clause 76, page 98, line 26, after "(1)(a)" insert "or (b)"

180:Clause 76, page 98, line 32, at end insert-

"( ) Before publishing guidance revised under subsection (4), Monitor must consult the persons mentioned in subsection (2)."

Amendments 179 and 180 agreed.

Clause 77: Mergers involving NHS foundation trusts

Amendment 181

Moved by Earl Howe

181:Clause 77, page 98, line 34, leave out subsection (1) and insert-

"( ) For the purposes of Part 3 of the Enterprise Act 2002 (completed and anticipated mergers), each of the following cases is to be treated as being (in so far as it would not otherwise be) a case in which two or more enterprises cease to be distinct enterprises."