Is the Health Bill being recommitted?

The Department of Health has been asked whether the Health and Social Care Bill is being recommitted, following reports in the media.

We won’t decide that until we have received the NHS Future Forum report and have responded to that.  As the Secretary of State told the House of Commons on 4 April, we would ensure proper scrutiny of the Bill – we have done that so far and we will continue to do so.

Recommittal can include specific amendments, not necessarily the whole bill. It need not add greatly to the Parliamentary timetable.

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