Clause 129

Part of Health and Social Care Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 1:30 pm on 24th January 2008.

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Photo of Ben Bradshaw Ben Bradshaw Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (South West), The Minister of State, Department of Health 1:30 pm, 24th January 2008

I have a lot of sympathy with the sentiment that the hon. Lady has expressed, but as she may be aware, under section 24 of the National Health Act 2006, each primary care trust is already required to produce an operational plan, setting out its strategy for improving the health of the people for whom it is responsible, so the amendment is unnecessary.