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Health Act 2006 (Post-legislative Assessment)

Volume 531: debated on Tuesday 12 July 2011

I have today laid before Parliament “Post-Legislative Assessment of the Health Act 2006”, Cm 8115, the Government’s memorandum to the Health Select Committee, which provides a preliminary assessment of the Health Act 2006. The main purposes of the Act are to ensure protection from the health dangers of second-hand tobacco smoke; to provide a statutory footing to reduce levels of health care associated infection; and to provide for safer management of controlled drugs, and improvements to pharmacy and ophthalmic services, as well changes to the administration of the NHS.

Copies of the memorandum are available to hon. Members from the Vote Office and to noble Lords from the Printed Paper Office.