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Report (6th Day)

Part of Health and Social Care Bill – in the House of Lords at 3:45 pm on 8th March 2012.

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Photo of Baroness Thornton Baroness Thornton Shadow Spokesperson (Equalities and Women's Issues), Shadow Spokesperson (Health) 3:45 pm, 8th March 2012

My Lords, we welcome the amendments. Anxiety has been expressed by children's organisations on two fronts throughout the course of the Bill. One is that the fragmentation and reorganisation proposed in the Bill mean that the safeguarding of children's health may be lost in some way. The second is that it is not clear that children's voices will be heard, which is the subject of these two very modest amendments. I hope that the Government will accept them. I cannot see any reason why they should not.