Clause 53 - Accounts and Audit

Health Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 6:45 pm on 10th January 2006.

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Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill.

Photo of Andrew Lansley Andrew Lansley Shadow Secretary of State for Health

I have one question. I understand that NHS bodies can establish non-charitable trusts to hold property assets. However, paragraph 11 of schedule 8 makes it clear that they are not to be included in summarised accounts. It is not inconceivable that the property assets of non-charitable trusts of NHS bodies could in future have such a volume of assets that it would be necessary to understand the overall balance sheet position of an NHS trust.

It being Seven o'clock, The Chairman proceeded, pursuant to Standing Order 83D and the Order of the Committee [6 December] to put forthwith the Question already proposed from the Chair.

Question put and agreed to.

Clause 53 ordered to stand part of the Bill.

The Chairman then proceeded to put forthwith the Questions necessary to dispose of the business to be concluded at that time.