Clause 180 - Extent

Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 3:15 pm on 19th June 2003.

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Amendment made: No. 625, in

clause 180, page 91, line 39, at end insert

'(subject to any express limitation contained in this Act)'.—[Mr. Hutton.]

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

I beg to move amendment No. 634, in

clause 180, page 92, line 1, at end insert—

'( ) sections 119 and 120;'.

I reassure the Committee that this is a minor technical amendment that will not take too long to deal with. Clauses 119 and 120 allow CHAI and CSCI to enter into arrangements with the Ministers responsible to inspect health and social services provided in settings such as the armed forces. Clearly, as responsibility for the armed forces is not a devolved matter, such arrangements theoretically could extend to Scotland and Northern Ireland. The amendment extends the clauses to Scotland. As members of the Committee will know, the Bill already provides that the clauses extend to Northern Ireland.

Amendment agreed to.

Clause 180, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Clause 181 ordered to stand part of the Bill.