Clause 21 - Commissioning consortia: establishment etc.

Part of Health and Social Care (Re-Committed) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 7:30 pm on 5th July 2011.

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Photo of Liz Kendall Liz Kendall Shadow Minister (Health) 7:30 pm, 5th July 2011

I thank my hon. Friend. This issue is something I am genuinely concerned about. The Bill is completely unclear about where that responsibility should lie. I suggest to the Government that the responsibility for deciding who will be the main person responsible for safeguarding within the NHS should move to local councils as part of their new responsibilities on health, because they may have more knowledge and understanding.

We want to put our remaining amendments to the vote. Amendment 51 states that the constitution of the clinical commissioning group must make clear provision

“for dealing with any other personal and prejudicial interests of members or employees.”