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This Library Note provides background information ahead of the second reading debate on the Care Bill in the House of Lords on 21 May 2013. The Note summarises the main developments in Government policy since 2010 and sets out the provisions brought forward in the Care Bill. It then highlights two key additions to the Bill since its publication in draft: the Government’s response to the funding scheme proposed by the Dilnot Commission and its legislative response to the Francis report. It concludes with reaction to the Bill in the House of Commons during the debate on the Queen’s Speech and captures some of the reaction and comment from a selection of organisations and charities.


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