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Health and Care Bill (Fifteenth sitting)

Debated on Thursday 21 October 2021

The Committee consisted of the following Members:

Chairs: † Mr Peter Bone, Julie Elliott, Steve McCabe, Mrs Sheryll Murray

Argar, Edward (Minister for Health)

Crosbie, Virginia (Ynys Môn) (Con)

† Davies, Gareth (Grantham and Stamford) (Con)

† Davies, Dr James (Vale of Clwyd) (Con)

† Double, Steve (St Austell and Newquay) (Con)

Foy, Mary Kelly (City of Durham) (Lab)

Gideon, Jo (Stoke-on-Trent Central) (Con)

† Higginbotham, Antony (Burnley) (Con)

† Madders, Justin (Ellesmere Port and Neston) (Lab)

† Norris, Alex (Nottingham North) (Lab/Co-op)

† Owen, Sarah (Luton North) (Lab)

Robinson, Mary (Cheadle) (Con)

† Skidmore, Chris (Kingswood) (Con)

Smyth, Karin (Bristol South) (Lab)

† Timpson, Edward (Eddisbury) (Con)

Whitford, Dr Philippa (Central Ayrshire) (SNP)

Williams, Hywel (Arfon) (PC)

Huw Yardley, Sarah Ioannou, Committee Clerks

† attended the Committee

Public Bill Committee

Thursday 21 October 2021

[Mr Peter Bone in the Chair]

Health and Care Bill

I understand that the Government wish to move a motion to amend the programme order, which was agreed by the Committee on 7 September, to cancel this afternoon’s meeting.

I beg to move,

That the Order of the Committee of Tuesday 7 September be amended, in paragraph 1(h), by leaving out “and 2.00 pm”.

As Committee Members know, the Minister for Health, my hon. Friend the Member for Charnwood, is today attending the funeral of our dear friend James Brokenshire. My hon. Friend is grateful to the Opposition Front Benchers for their support and willingness to be flexible in that regard. In the light of this, we will not seek to make any further progress on the Bill today.

Because this motion has not been agreed by the Programming Sub-Committee, it may be proceeded with only if everyone is content.

Question put and agreed to.

Ordered, That further consideration be now adjourned. —(Steve Double.)

Adjourned till Tuesday 26 October at twenty-five minutes past Nine o’clock.