Clause 19

Health and Social Care Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 9:30 am on 17th January 2008.

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Guidance as to compliance with requirements

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

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

It would be useful for the Committee if the Minister could let us know how regularly the current regulators issue and re-issue such guidance, and how often he expects the CQC to publish such guidance. There is an obvious burden of bureaucracy at issue for providers here, and some indication would be helpful as we consider the clause.

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

I cannot answer that question now, but I will try to do so by the end of the morning sitting.

Question put and agreed to.

Clause 19 ordered to stand part of the Bill.