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This Library Note provides information on the Health and Social Care Bill which is due for second reading in the House of Lords on 11 October 2011. It summarises proceedings at the Bill’s final stages in the Commons. The Note is intended to be read in conjunction with the House of Commons Library Research Papers Health and Social Care Bill (27 January 2011, RP11-11), Health and Social Care Bill: Committee Stage Report (6 April 2011, RP11-31) and Health and Social Care (Re-committed) Bill: the NHS Future Forum and the Committee Stage Report (30 August 2011, RP11-63), which provide background information and summarise proceedings in the Commons at second reading and committee stage.


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