Clause 36

Health and Social Care Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 1:00 pm on 17th January 2008.

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Periodic returns

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

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

How often does the Minister expects the returns set out in the clause to be made? That question goes to the heart of the burden of bureaucracy.

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

I am afraid that I cannot give that information at the moment; I apologise. The hon. Gentleman asked the same question this morning, I think, and I will endeavour to get back to him on it within the next few minutes.

Question put and agreed to.

Clause 36 ordered to stand part of the Bill.