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[Part II]

Part of Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 5:58 pm on 20th May 2003.

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Photo of Evan Harris Evan Harris Liberal Democrat, Oxford West and Abingdon 5:58 pm, 20th May 2003

The hon. Gentleman proposes that at least the Secretary of State should have a veto. Does he think—I am interested in his views—that the local community in the form of a PCT patient forum or the overview of the scrutiny committee should be given at least the same right of veto over the proposal as the Secretary of State?