Clause 101

Part of Health and Social Care Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 11:45 am on 22nd January 2008.

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Photo of Sandra Gidley Sandra Gidley Shadow Minister, Health 11:45 am, 22nd January 2008

Amendment No. 238 is simple, because the clause as currently drafted, states the OHPA must

“from time to time seek the views of” various bodies. While that is fine, I want to insert the words “and take account of”, to strengthen the clause. There are too many consultations in which the people who are consulted feel ignored. The amendment strengthens the position of the consultees.

Amendment No. 225 seeks to achieve a similar aim with a different wording. I would rather listen to the  arguments of the hon. Member for Eddisbury on the remaining amendments, about some of which I was slightly curious about why he had tabled them.