§ Order for Second Reading read.9.47 am
§ The Attorney-General (Sir Michael Havers)
I beg to move, That the Bill be now read the Second time.
This is a straightforward consolidation Bill. Part I is concerned with residential care homes and consolidates the provisions of schedule 4 to the Health and Social Services and Social Security Adjudications Act 1983. Part II is about nursing homes and mental nursing homes and derives from the Nursing Homes Act 1975, as amended. The remainder of the Bill is concerned with related provisions, including registered homes tribunals.
The Bill has been considered in the usual way by the Joint Committee for Consolidation &c. Bills, which has made some minor amendments to improve the form of the Bill, but is satisfied that it represents pure consolidation.
Bill committed to a Committee of the whole House. —[Mr. Major.]
§ Bill immediately considered in Committee; reported, without amendment.
§ Motion made, and Question, That the Bill be now read the Third time, put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 58 (Third Reading), and agreed to.
§ Bill accordingly read the Third time, and passed, without amendment.