Clause 7 - Exercise of functions relating to provision of services

Part of Health and Care Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 2:00 pm on 14th September 2021.

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Photo of Justin Madders Justin Madders Shadow Minister (Health and Social Care) 2:00 pm, 14th September 2021

We will not be opposing this clause. Clearly, as the Minister has set out, it is necessary to enable the functioning of the health service.

I have one question about the powers under proposed new subsection 13YB(4), which are effectively prohibitions on the ICBs from delegating arrangements further. Will the Minister set out what circumstances are envisaged, if any, where this power may be necessary? There will obviously be delegations, not only to the services listed there, but to place-based organisations. In that situation, what does the Minister see the role of the ICBs as? Will it be the ICB itself that delivers those functions, or will it be another body?