Amendment 5

Part of Health and Care Bill - Committee (Day 1) – in the House of Lords at 5:15 pm on 11th January 2022.

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Lord Stevens of Birmingham:

Moved by Lord Stevens of Birmingham

5: Clause 3, page 2, line 8, at end insert—“(ba) in subsection (2) insert— “(c) whether for the period covered by the mandate NHS England must ensure that revenue expenditure on mental health services increases as a proportion of total NHS revenue expenditure.””Member’s explanatory statementThis amendment would require the Secretary of State to be explicit and transparent about whether NHS England is required to ensure funding for mental health services grows as a share of total NHS revenue expenditure during the period covered by its mandate from the Government.