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Amended Motion by Lord Owen on the Health and Social Care Bill

The following motion on the Health and Social Care Bill has been tabled by Lord Owen replacing the earlier motion tabled last week.

It arises from a long discussion which Lord Owen and Lord Hennessy had with Earl Howe, representatives from the Department of Health and Chief Parliamentary Counsel, on Wednesday and further discussions which took place this afternoon with Earl Howe and Lord Strathclyde.…


Health and Social Care Bill

 

Lord Owen continues campaign against present Health and Social Care Bill

26 May 2011

Following on from my paper “Fatally Flawed” I thought it might be of interest to readers to upload three papers prepared by Peter Roderick, a public interest lawyer. The first, NHS duty, summary, is a summary of his legal analysis, the second,  NHS duty, statutory provisions, covers the present legal situation covering the …


Letter to the Cabinet Secretary, Sir Gus O’Donnell

Dear Sir Gus

I am writing to you as Cabinet Secretary regarding my concern about constitutional implications surrounding the Health and Social Care Bill. I am well aware that it is acceptable for a Secretary of State, once a Bill has received its Second Reading in the House of Commons, to take certain steps in relation to Bills that are before Parliament. I have consulted the Clerks in Parliament and …


Fatally flawed: Yes to the NHS Internal Market – No to the External Market

Published on the Thursday, 31 March 2011

Download Paper here, in full including references.

Introduction

Prior to the 2010 General Election David Cameron, who was to become the new Prime Minister in the Conservative-Liberal Democrat Coalition, had brilliantly defused the NHS as an issue which traditionally had won votes for Labour and lost votes for the Conservatives.…