New Clause 2 - Arrangements with the Isle of Man

Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 11:15 am on 12th June 2003.

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'(1) The CHAI may make arrangements with—

(a) the Government of the Isle of Man,

(b) the States of Jersey, or

(c) the States of Guernsey,

for the CHAI to advise and assist that authority with respect to the provision of health care by them or on their behalf.

(2) The terms and conditions of arrangements under this section may include provision with respect to the making of payments to the CHAI in respect of the cost to it of performing or providing any functions, services or facilities under the arrangements.'.—[Mr. Lammy.]

Brought up, and read the First time.

Photo of David Lammy David Lammy Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health)

I beg to move, That the clause be read a Second time.

Photo of Peter Atkinson Peter Atkinson Conservative, Hexham

With this it will be convenient to take Government new clause 3.

Photo of David Lammy David Lammy Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health)

The Governments of the Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey have specifically requested that these new clauses be included in the Bill. It is consistent and desirable that the ability to advise and assist should extend to Governments in the Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey, and these amendments make that provision.

Photo of Simon Burns Simon Burns Shadow Spokesperson (Health)

What happens with regard to Alderney and Sark?

Photo of David Lammy David Lammy Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health)

I will seek advice on that and get back to the hon. Gentleman, if I may.

These clauses are a response to requests by the Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey to allow a procedural

position to be prepared and approved in time for introduction. It is right that we should be able to help our colleagues across the water, should they so wish, and these provisions make that allowance.

Question put and agreed to.

Clause read a Second time, and added to the Bill.