Clause 128 - Offences by bodies corporate and

Part of Adoption and Children Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 3:15 pm on 17 January 2002.

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Photo of Jacqui Smith Jacqui Smith Minister of State, Department of Health, Minister of State (Department of Health) 3:15, 17 January 2002

I think that individual members of the public will be able to go to the National Care Standards Commission. My previous comments were about the fact that the commission, when carrying out its regulatory and inspection function, might find that offences had been committed of the sort that we have been discussing. However, individuals might also have the ability to complain. It might be best if I clarify that point by writing to the hon. Gentleman.