Schedule 3 - Amendments relating to Personal Medical Services and Personal Dental Services

NHS Reform and Health Care Professions Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:45 pm on 29th November 2001.

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Photo of John Hutton John Hutton Minister of State, Department of Health, Minister of State (Department of Health) (Health) 4:45 pm, 29th November 2001

I beg to move amendment No. 107, in page 59, line 13, at end insert—

'The 1977 Act

In section 15 of the 1977 Act (duty of Health Authority in relation to family health services), in subsection (1ZA), after ''duty of'' there is inserted ''each Strategic Health Authority and''.'

Photo of Mr Alan Hurst Mr Alan Hurst Labour, Braintree

With this it will be convenient to take Government amendments Nos. 108 to 111.

Photo of John Hutton John Hutton Minister of State, Department of Health, Minister of State (Department of Health) (Health)

Once again, I am afraid that I have to bring several minor and consequential amendments to the Committee's attention. The amendments are minor, and are either consequential on the transfer to a strategic health authority of the functions of a health authority in relation to PMS and PDS, as set out in schedule 3, or they are tidying-up measures. To provide consistency in the Bill, amendment No. 107 extends the duty to perform any functions in relation to PMS and PDS prescribed in regulations made under section 15(1ZA) of the 1977Act to a strategic health authority. That is in line with the transfer of PMS and PDS functions, as set out in the schedule.

Amendment No. 108 makes a similar consequential change to the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992, which includes in the definition of worker those individuals who perform PMS and PDS in accordance with arrangements made by a health authority. The amendment simply takes

account of the fact that such arrangements will be made by a strategic health authority, rather than a health authority.

Amendment agreed to.

Amendments made: No. 108, in page 59, line 23, at end insert—

'The Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 (c. 52)

In section 279 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 (health service practitioners), in paragraph (a), after ''by a'' there is inserted ''Strategic Health Authority,''.'.

No. 109, in page 59, line 30, at end insert—

'The Health and Social Care Act 2001 is amended as follows.'

No. 110, in page 59, line 31, leave out 'of the Health and Social Care Act 2001'.

No. 111, in page 60, line 17, at end insert—

'In Schedule 1 (exempt information relating to health services), in paragraph 11, after ''request to a'' there is inserted ''Strategic Health Authority or''.'—[Mr. Hutton.]

Schedule 3, as amended, agreed to.