Report (6th Day)

Part of Health and Social Care Bill – in the House of Lords at 3:00 pm on 8th March 2012.

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Photo of Baroness Northover Baroness Northover Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip), Lords Spokesperson (Department for International Development) 3:00 pm, 8th March 2012

My Lords, it may help the House if I continue, but I am very happy to give way to noble Lords who wish to ask questions once I have gone through the various elements.

Government Amendment 226ZG will enable HealthWatch England to make recommendations of a general nature to local authorities about the making of arrangements for local healthwatch organisations and, where HealthWatch England is of the opinion that local healthwatch organisations' activities are not being carried out properly, to draw this to the attention of the local authority.

Amendment 226A, tabled by my noble friend Lady Cumberlege, would place a duty-I see Companions spinning all around the House, so while noble Lords are studying that-