Health and Social Care (National Data Guardian) Bill: Lords third reading

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13 December 2018

The Health and Social Care (National Data Guardian) Bill had its third reading, a chance to 'tidy up' the bill and make changes, in the Lords on Wednesday 12 December.

This is a private member's bill. A private member's bill is a type of public bill (that affects the public). Private members' bills must go through the same set of procedures as other public bills.

This bill aims to establish, and make provision for, the National Data Guardian for Health and Social Care.

No changes were made at third reading.

As both Houses have agreed on the text of the bill it now awaits the final stage of Royal Assent when it will become an Act of Parliament (law).

A date for Royal Assent is yet to be scheduled.

Lords committee stage: Wednesday 28 November

As no changes were suggested to the bill, a motion was agreed that both committee and report stages be dispensed with and that the bill progress directly to third reading. This procedure is known as ‘order of commitment discharged’.

Second reading

The Health and Social Care (National Data Guardian ) Bill had its second reading, the key debate on the draft law's purpose and principles, on 26 October.

Lords news : Private members' bills October 2018

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