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Public Bill Committee: National Health Service (Amended Duties and Powers) Bill: Clause 1 - Duty on the Secretary of State to promote comprehensive health service based on social solidarity (24 Feb 2015)

James Arbuthnot: Oh yes I have, because I did not refer to social solidarity in the context of European Union law and say why it affects European Union law. An article has been written by Professor Hervey, now the Jean Monnet professor of European Union law at the university of Sheffield school of law. When she was at the university of Nottingham, she wrote an article entitled “‘Social Solidarity’: a...

Public Bill Committee: National Health Service (Amended Duties and Powers) Bill: Clause 1 - Duty on the Secretary of State to promote comprehensive health service based on social solidarity (24 Feb 2015)

James Arbuthnot: I shall come on to that. Let us assume that the Altmark furore has died down and that the commenting lawyers have gone back to earning their money and that the law has remained the same since the Altmark case. The working document produced in 2013 suggests that it has remained the same; after all that back and forth, it is probably a good thing too. However, if we want the national health...

Public Bill Committee: National Health Service (Amended Duties and Powers) Bill: Clause 1 - Duty on the Secretary of State to promote comprehensive health service based on social solidarity (24 Feb 2015)

James Arbuthnot: Crikey, would it? Would that work? My hon. Friend blithely says that that would override the 1972 Act; I am not sure.

Public Bill Committee: National Health Service (Amended Duties and Powers) Bill: Clause 1 - Duty on the Secretary of State to promote comprehensive health service based on social solidarity (24 Feb 2015)

James Arbuthnot: Rather than agreeing automatically, as I am ordinarily tempted to do, with my hon. Friend, who knows so much more about these issues than I do, I shall simply say that I hear what he says and am interested in it, and I wonder whether it might not be simpler to accept my amendment and for him to add paragraphs (b) or (c). That would be a neat way of achieving what my hon. Friend wants without...

Public Bill Committee: National Health Service (Amended Duties and Powers) Bill: Clause 1 - Duty on the Secretary of State to promote comprehensive health service based on social solidarity (24 Feb 2015)

James Arbuthnot: I do not think that the promoter of the Bill is particularly keen at the moment to speak to me at all. I have not received such an indication, but I am always willing to give way to the hon. Member for Eltham, for whom I have such a high regard.

Public Bill Committee: National Health Service (Amended Duties and Powers) Bill: Clause 1 - Duty on the Secretary of State to promote comprehensive health service based on social solidarity (24 Feb 2015)

James Arbuthnot: I suspect that if the hon. Member for Eltham were to accept my amendment 1, clause 2, which deals with the regulations that clause 1 would require, might need to fall. It is perfectly possible that other provisions would go tumbling down like a pack of cards. I am content for the hon. Gentleman simply to accept my amendment, but I suspect that it goes to the heart of his Bill.

Public Bill Committee: National Health Service (Amended Duties and Powers) Bill: Clause 1 - Duty on the Secretary of State to promote comprehensive health service based on social solidarity (24 Feb 2015)

James Arbuthnot: I cannot give way because I just need to answer that point; then I will come back to my right hon. Friend. I am extremely grateful for that clear statement of intent from the hon. Member for Eltham, which is what I expected.

Public Bill Committee: National Health Service (Amended Duties and Powers) Bill: Clause 1 - Duty on the Secretary of State to promote comprehensive health service based on social solidarity (24 Feb 2015)

James Arbuthnot: No doubt he will make that clear in his remarks on the amendments and clause stand part, but I have had no indication about it. I want to consider whether the NHS meets the criteria from the Altmark case. First, a clear definition of the public services to be discharged is needed, and that brings up the question of what an entrustment is. I told the Committee it would need to get on top of...

Public Bill Committee: National Health Service (Amended Duties and Powers) Bill: Clause 1 - Duty on the Secretary of State to promote comprehensive health service based on social solidarity (24 Feb 2015)

James Arbuthnot: My right hon. Friend is correct, and I would hope that those who are not allowed to be here at all would, at the very least, be charged for services they accepted under the national health service.

Public Bill Committee: National Health Service (Amended Duties and Powers) Bill: Clause 1 - Duty on the Secretary of State to promote comprehensive health service based on social solidarity (24 Feb 2015)

James Arbuthnot: I am grateful to my right hon. Friend, who knows so much more about this than me, as the Minister who took the Health and Social Care Bill through the House. I hope that what he says means that the national health service will be able to recover the costs of giving health care to those who are not entitled to it. The national health service is an excellent thing.

Public Bill Committee: National Health Service (Amended Duties and Powers) Bill: Clause 1 - Duty on the Secretary of State to promote comprehensive health service based on social solidarity (24 Feb 2015)

James Arbuthnot: I am glad the issue will be dealt with. I said everyone was pretty clear about what the national health service was, but I want to exclude the hon. Member for Eltham from that. That is because he got a bit carried away during his barnstorming Second Reading speech. At one stage, he said: “To defend the NHS, one has to believe in the founding values that led to its creation. Our NHS treats...

Public Bill Committee: National Health Service (Amended Duties and Powers) Bill: Clause 1 - Duty on the Secretary of State to promote comprehensive health service based on social solidarity (24 Feb 2015)

James Arbuthnot: I shall come on to that. Let us assume that the Altmark furore has died down and that the commenting lawyers have gone back to earning their money and that the law has remained the same since the Altmark case. The working document produced in 2013 suggests that it has remained the same; after all that back and forth, it is probably a good thing too. However, if we want the national health...

Public Bill Committee: National Health Service (Amended Duties and Powers) Bill: Clause 1 - Duty on the Secretary of State to promote comprehensive health service based on social solidarity (24 Feb 2015)

James Arbuthnot: Crikey, would it? Would that work? My hon. Friend blithely says that that would override the 1972 Act; I am not sure.

Public Bill Committee: National Health Service (Amended Duties and Powers) Bill: Clause 1 - Duty on the Secretary of State to promote comprehensive health service based on social solidarity (24 Feb 2015)

James Arbuthnot: Rather than agreeing automatically, as I am ordinarily tempted to do, with my hon. Friend, who knows so much more about these issues than I do, I shall simply say that I hear what he says and am interested in it, and I wonder whether it might not be simpler to accept my amendment and for him to add paragraphs (b) or (c). That would be a neat way of achieving what my hon. Friend wants without...

Public Bill Committee: National Health Service (Amended Duties and Powers) Bill: Clause 1 - Duty on the Secretary of State to promote comprehensive health service based on social solidarity (24 Feb 2015)

James Arbuthnot: I do not think that the promoter of the Bill is particularly keen at the moment to speak to me at all. I have not received such an indication, but I am always willing to give way to the hon. Member for Eltham, for whom I have such a high regard.

Public Bill Committee: National Health Service (Amended Duties and Powers) Bill: Clause 1 - Duty on the Secretary of State to promote comprehensive health service based on social solidarity (24 Feb 2015)

James Arbuthnot: I suspect that if the hon. Member for Eltham were to accept my amendment 1, clause 2, which deals with the regulations that clause 1 would require, might need to fall. It is perfectly possible that other provisions would go tumbling down like a pack of cards. I am content for the hon. Gentleman simply to accept my amendment, but I suspect that it goes to the heart of his Bill.


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