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Palliative Care Bill 2008-09

Type of Bill:
Private Members' Bill (Ballot Bill)
Sponsor:
Mrs Caroline Spelman

Progress of the Bill

Bill started in the House of Commons

  1. House of Commons
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  2. House of Lords
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  3. Consideration of Amendments
  4. Royal Assent

Latest Bill

House Bill Date
Commons Bill as introduced | PDF version, 79KB 02.04.2009

Latest news on the Palliative Care Bill 2008-09

The Bill was debated at Second Reading on 24 April. The House of Commons voted against the Bill being sent to a Public Bill Committee.  There will be no future business on this Bill in the current Session.

Summary of the Palliative Care Bill 2008-09

The Bill would make provision for patients to request where they received palliative care: in a hospital or specialist hospital, in a hospice or at home. It would require the relevant NHS body to take all reasonable steps to fulfil such requests. The Bill also makes provision for regulations governing standards of palliative care, which is defined in the Bill as 'care given with the intention of improving the quality of life of persons with a terminal illness.'

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