To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason his Department did not undertake a Child Impact Assessment on the Health and Care Bill.
This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.
15 March 2022
Children were considered during the development of the combined impact assessments and the European Court of Human Rights Memorandum.
We have engaged with a range of stakeholders, particularly through the Children and Young People's Health Policy Influencing Group, which includes over 70 voluntary organisations, Royal Colleges and professional organisations. We have worked with these stakeholders to ensure that the Bill's proposals support integrated service provision for infants, children and young people.