Health & Social Care Bill: “obviously a bit of a kitchen sink Bill, with many disparate components”

The Bill passed its second reading last week after a three hour debate and days before the new Health Secretary went into self-isolation after testing positive for COVID-19. Interventions by MPs ran broadly along party lines, with Conservatives generally supportive of the aims of the Bill and Opposition Members (such as the SNP member quoted above) fundamentally questioning the need for and the timing of the significant reorganisation to NHS England that the Bill seeks to bring about.

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