National Health Service (Amended Duties and Powers) Bill

Part of the debate – in a Public Bill Committee at 9:45 am on 4th February 2015.

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Photo of James Arbuthnot James Arbuthnot Conservative, North East Hampshire 9:45 am, 4th February 2015

Since my hon. Friend invites it, I do wish to criticise him for having failed to make sufficient allowance for the possibility of taking oral evidence. Lots of oral evidence was allowed for in the scrutiny of the 2012 Act, yet my hon. Friend’s amendment does not mention that possibility at all. Is that an omission on his part?