Lord Owen tables amendment to Health and Social Care Bill saying it is too challenging to progress normally through the Lords

Today Lord Owen tabled the following amendment to Earl Howe’s motion on the Health and Social Care Bill to be debated in the House of Lords on 11 October.

The full wording of the amendment is as follows: 

Lord Owen to move, as an amendment to the above motion, at end to insert “, with the exception of the following clauses and schedules, which shall be committed to a select committee:

Clauses 1 to 5; Clauses 8 to 10; Clause 47; Clause 58; Schedule 8; Clauses 59 to 73; Schedule 9; Clauses 74 to 99; Schedule 10; Clauses 100 to 105; Schedule 11; Clauses 106 to 118; Schedule 12; Clauses 119 to 147;Schedule 13; Clauses 165 to 176; Schedule 14; Clause 177; Clause 294; Schedules 23 and 24;Clauses 295 and 296;

and that it be an instruction to the select committee that it reports Clauses 1 to 5, 8 to 10 and 47 to the House by 10 January 2012, and the rest of the Clauses and Schedules listed by the end of February 2012.”

Elaborating on the amendment, Lord Owen wrote exclusively for PoliticsHome.com. To read the full article click here

Lord Owen’s speech in the House of Lords debate is here