§ The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health (Lord Hunt of Kings Heath)
My Lords, I beg to introduce a Bill to establish a national care standards commission; to make provision for the registration and regulation of children's homes, independent hospitals, independent clinics, care homes, residential family centres, domiciliary care agencies, fostering agencies and voluntary adoption agencies; to make provision for the regulation and inspection of local authority 917 fostering and adoption services; to establish a general social care council and a care council for Wales and make provision for the registration, regulation and training of social care workers; to make provision for the registration, regulation and training of those providing child minding or day care; to make provision for the protection of children and vulnerable adults; to amend the law about children looked after in schools and colleges; to repeal the Nurses Agencies Act 1957; and for connected purposes. I beg to move that the Bill be now read a first time.
§ Moved, That the Bill be now read a first time.—(Lord Hunt of Kings Heath.)
§ On Question, Bill read a first time, and to be printed.