Health and Social Care Bill — Community health councils: scheme for reform — 14 Feb 2001
Mr Paul Marsden MP, Shrewsbury and Atcham voted with the majority (No).
(2) The scheme set out by the Secretary of State in regulations under subsection (1) above shall extend to all parts of the health service (including the provision of Part II services under the 1977 Act).
(3) The Secretary of State may make regulations providing for access by members of a Community Health Council to premises from which services under Part II of the 1977 Act are provided.
(4) The scheme set out by the Secretary of State in regulations under subsection (1) shall provide for the proper representation of the population in the area served by a Community Health Council on that Council.
(5) Regulations under subsection (1) may not be made unless a draft of the statutory instrument containing the regulations has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, each House of Parliament.'.-- [Dr. Fox.]
Brought up, and read the First time.
I beg to move, That the clause be read a Second time.
Mr. Deputy Speaker:
With this it will be convenient to discuss the following: New clause 7-- Community Health Councils: additional functions --
Surprise, surprise--I received a letter on the following Monday. It began with the words "Dear Stephen", which, surprisingly, appeared in the Prime Minister's handwriting. In the letter, the Prime Minister states:
"I thought it would be helpful if I clarified the nature of the consultation on which we are currently engaged"--
It being Nine o'clock, Mr. Deputy Speaker proceeded to put the Question already proposed from the Chair, pursuant to Order [this day].
The House divided: Ayes 163, Noes 301.
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.
What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||0||124 (+2 tell)||0||78.8%|
|Lab||301 (+2 tell)||0||0||72.7%|