Health and Social Care Bill — Clinical Commissioning Group Members' Interests — Eligibility to Partipate in Decision Making — 20 Mar 2012 at 18:30

The majority of MPs voted to allow members of Clinical Commissioning Groups with a declarable interest in a provider of services to take part in discussions or decisions in relation to arrangements with that provider.

MPs were considering the Health and Social Care Bill[1]. The motion which was the subject of this division[2][3] was:

  • That amendment (a) to Lords amendment 31 be made.

Amendment (a) to Lords amendment 31 stated:

  • Line 27, [Inserted section (4), fourth line] at end insert—
  • ‘(4A)
  • Each clinical commissioning group must make arrangements to ensure that no person mentioned in subsection (1) shall be permitted to take part in any discussion of or decision-making process concerning any arrangement with a provider of services with whom that person has an interest declarable under subsection(3)

Lords amendment 31 itsself sought to insert a new clause into the Bill stating:

  • 14NA Registers of interests and management of conflicts of interest
  • (1) Each clinical commissioning group must maintain one or more registers of the interests of—
  • :(a) the members of the group,
  • :(b) the members of its governing body,
  • :(c) the members of its committees or sub-committees or of committees or sub-committees of its governing body, and
  • :(d) its employees.
  • (2) Each clinical commissioning group must publish the registers maintained under subsection (1) or make arrangements to ensure that members of the public have access to the registers on request.
  • (3) Each clinical commissioning group must make arrangements to ensure—
  • :(a) that a person mentioned in subsection (1) declares any conflict or potential conflict of interest that the person has in relation to a decision to be made in the exercise of the commissioning functions of the group,
  • :(b) that any such declaration is made as soon as practicable after the person becomes aware of the conflict or potential conflict and, in any event, within 28 days, and
  • :(c) that any such declaration is included in the registers maintained under subsection (1).
  • (4) Each clinical commissioning group must make arrangements for managing conflicts and potential conflicts of interest in such a way as to ensure that they do not, and do not appear to, affect the integrity of the group’s decision-making processes.
  • (5) The Board must publish guidance for clinical commissioning groups on the discharge of their functions under this section.
  • (6) Each clinical commissioning group must have regard to guidance published under subsection (5).
  • (7) For the purposes of this section, the commissioning functions of a clinical commissioning group are the functions of the group in arranging for the provision of services as part of the health service."

The new clause would have been added near clause 23 of the Bill[4].


Debate in Parliament | Source |

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Party Summary

Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.

What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.

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.

PartyMajority (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Alliance0 10100.0%
Con271 (+1 tell) 0088.9%
DUP0 5062.5%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent0 10100.0%
Lab0 219 (+2 tell)086.0%
LDem42 (+1 tell) 3080.7%
PC0 2066.7%
SDLP0 1033.3%
Total:313 233086.3%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

MPs for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible MP who could have voted in this division

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Andrew GeorgeSt IvesLDem (front bench)aye
Greg MulhollandLeeds North WestLDem (front bench)aye
Adrian SandersTorbayLDemaye

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