Health and Social Care Bill Second Reading 31 Jan 2011

February 2, 2011

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DEBATE 31 JANUARY 2011 HANSARD

4.14 pm

The Secretary of State for Health (Mr Andrew Lansley): I beg to move, That the Bill be now read a Second time.

The purpose of the Bill can be expressed in one sentence-to improve the health of the people of this country and the health of the poorest fastest. While the previous Government increased funding for the national health service to the European average, they did not act similarly to increase the quality of care. We spent more, but others spent better. In important areas, the NHS performs poorly compared with other countries. An expert study found that out of 19 OECD countries that were investigated, the UK had the fourth-worst death rate from conditions that are considered amenable to health care. If NHS outcomes were as good as the EU15 average, we would save 5,000 lives from cancer and 4,000 lives from stroke every year. We would also prevent 3,000 premature deaths from respiratory disease and 1,000 premature deaths from liver disease every year. This cannot go on: things have to change to protect the NHS and deliver better results for patients.”

LIVE DEBATE

VOTING LIST OF MPs

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Health and Social Care Bill Second Reading

January 31, 2011

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THE HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE BILL SECOND READING ON MONDAY

“The Health and Social Care Bill is scheduled for a Second Reading debate in Parliament next Monday (January 31).
The Second Reading will be the first opportunity for MPs to debate the main principles of the Bill. The Bill was introduced to Parliament on January 19.”

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Passage of a Bill through Parliament

January 30, 2011

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THE PASSAGE OF A BILL THROUGH PARLIAMENT

“A Bill is a proposal for a new law, or a proposal to change an existing law, presented for debate before Parliament.

A Bill can start in the Commons or the Lords and must be approved in the same form by both Houses before becoming an Act (law).

This guide shows the passage of a Bill through Parliament and provides further information about each stage of the process.”

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