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 Simon Burns Simon Burns Conservative, Chelmsford 9:45 am, 4th February 2015

I am grateful to my hon. Friend for making the important point that the Bill needs to be debated in detail in Committee because of the significance of its contents. As he knows, the Bill, in the promoter’s own words, would repeal crucial parts of the 2012 Act—a Bill so important that it had not one period in Committee but two, the first one having 41 sittings and the second, three months later, which is unusual for a Bill, 13 sittings. That builds up his case—