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Schedule 6 - CSCI: supplementary

Part of Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 2:45 pm on 4th June 2003.

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Photo of Chris Grayling Chris Grayling Shadow Minister (Education) 2:45 pm, 4th June 2003

No one could dispute or disagree with the aspirations of the hon. Member for Sutton and Cheam in wanting to ensure that all vulnerable people in our society receive the support that they need. I am sure that I am pre-empting the Under-Secretary's comments—I offer my support for them in advance—by saying that if we wrote vulnerable adults into the Bill along with vulnerable children, we would either have to go to the extreme of listing every group in society that could be looked after by the bodies, or everybody would have to become a priority. That is the job that those organisations are there to do.