Clause 44

Part of Health and Social Care Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 2:15 pm on 17th January 2008.

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Photo of Stephen O'Brien Stephen O'Brien Shadow Minister (Health) 2:15 pm, 17th January 2008

The amendments to clauses 44 and 77 respectively would ensure that Parliament receives reports of special reviews and investigations and the commission’s own annual report at the same time as the Secretary of State. They would also ensure that the Secretary of State can neither suppress nor edit such reports and, furthermore, that he is not given knowledge in advance of Members. The amendments are in line with the Prime Minister’s desire to re-establish the supremacy of Parliament, so I am confident that they will commend themselves to the Minister.