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National Health Service (Primary Care) Act 1997

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4Proposals for pilot schemes

(1)Before any pilot scheme may be made, the authority concerned must prepare proposals for the scheme and submit them to the Secretary of State.

(2)An authority must prepare and submit such proposals if they are asked to do so by a person—

(a)who wishes to provide piloted services, and

(b)with whom an agreement which constitutes, or is part of, a pilot scheme may be made;

but otherwise they may not do so.

(3)A request to an authority under subsection (2) must—

(a)be made in writing; and

(b)comply with such requirements (if any) as may be prescribed.

(4)In preparing proposals for a pilot scheme, an authority must comply with any directions given to them by the Secretary of State as to the matters to be dealt with, and information to be included, in the proposals.

(5)Before submitting proposals for a pilot scheme, an authority must (in addition to complying with any requirements about consultation imposed by or under any other enactment) comply with any directions given to them by the Secretary of State about the extent to which, and manner in which, they are to consult on the proposals.

(6)The Secretary of State may give directions as to—

(a)the matters to which an authority must have regard in making any recommendation to the Secretary of State when submitting proposals for a pilot scheme; and

(b)the form in which any such recommendation is to be made.

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