Clause 7

Health and Social Care Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 6:15 pm on 15th January 2008.

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Applications for registration as a service provider

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

Photo of Stephen O'Brien Stephen O'Brien Shadow Minister (Health)

Will the Minister confirm that he expects a uniform application form for health and social care providers? Does he expect that to differ from the current application form, both in content and volume? What time limits on response would he expect in these cases?

Photo of Ben Bradshaw Ben Bradshaw Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (South West), The Minister of State, Department of Health

Yes, we envisage a uniform form. I cannot tell the hon. Gentleman whether it will be exactly the same as the current forms. On the time limit for responses, again, I shall have to get back to him.

Photo of Stephen O'Brien Stephen O'Brien Shadow Minister (Health)

I am grateful. We are trying to be as dispatchful as possible in getting through these clause stand part debates. To the extent that the Minister is agreeable, any answers to my questions that he can provide at a later stage in writing to help the Committee will be greatly appreciated.

Question put and agreed to.

Clause 7 ordered to stand part of the Bill.