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Clause 11 - Power of Secretary of State to give

Part of Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 10:45 am on 22nd May 2003.

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Photo of Gary Streeter Gary Streeter Conservative, South West Devon 10:45 am, 22nd May 2003

I endorse my hon. Friend's request that the Minister helpfully set out the funding arrangements for foundation trusts. It is fair to say that foundation trusts will stand or fall, succeed or fail, not on whether the democracy arrangements work, but on whether the funding arrangements work. As the Committee looks forward to clauses 12, 13 and beyond, I ask the Minister to help us. Will he say a word or two about public dividend capital, which is mentioned in clause 11(2)? To my shame, all I know is that it is a scheme that operates in NHS trusts. It would help the Committee to understand a complex area better, and would also help me in putting future questions to him, if the Minister were to give an introduction to the subject in his response to the debate.