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Further information for legal professionals on clause 1 of the Health and Social Care Bill

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    Department of Health
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    15 August 2011
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Following the Re-committal of the Health and Social Care Bill, the Department of Health is aware of a number of stakeholder questions on the future role and functions of the Secretary of State for Health.

This note explains the changes to clause 1 of the National Health Service Act 2006 ("the 2006 Act"), proposed by the Bill and sets out a response to the 18 questions posed by the evidence submitted by Peter Roderick, a public interest lawyer, in a memorandum to the Public Bill Committee in July 2011. This is a technical document written predominantly for a legal audience. The introduction sets out the legal changes and policy intention behind the changes.

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