New Clause 28 - Part 1 appeals

Part of Care Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 9:45 am on 4 February 2014.

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Photo of Norman Lamb Norman Lamb The Minister of State, Department of Health 9:45, 4 February 2014

I am grateful to the shadow Minister and my right hon. Friend for their contributions. The shadow Minister’s amendment put the case for an appeal process, as did my right hon. Friend’s. There has been a lot of discussion about this, including suggestions for a whole tribunal system. The problem with that is that it takes money away from providing care, which is what, ultimately, we are all after. I think the new clause gets the balance right, and I repeat what I said in my speech: we will work collaboratively with the stakeholders mentioned by the shadow Minister and my right hon. Friend to make sure that we get the detail right through the regulations.