Clause 5

Part of Health and Social Care Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 12:15 pm on 15th January 2008.

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Photo of Derek Conway Derek Conway Conservative, Old Bexley and Sidcup 12:15 pm, 15th January 2008

With this it will be convenient to discuss the following: Amendment No. 82, in clause 157, page 103, line 29, at end insert—

‘( ) Section [Application of Human Rights Act 1998]’.

New clause 3—Application of Human Rights Act 1998

‘Any person providing health and social care within the meaning of section 5(2) and section 5(3) is deemed to be a public authority in relation to the performance of those functions for the purpose of section 6(3)(b) of the Human Rights Act 1998 (c. 42) (acts of public authorities).’.