Health Care — 18 Jan 2000
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset voted in the minority (Aye).
I beg to move,
That this House applauds the dedication and commitment of National Health Service staff whose tireless efforts alone have kept the Service going throughout the present crisis; deplores the Government's inadequate preparation for predicted winter pressures and Ministers' complacency and continual unwillingness to accept responsibility for their failures, including withholding information and misuse of statistics; notes the catalogue of mismanagement of the National Health Service by the Government, including the distortion of clinical priorities, reduced patient access to specialist care and its flawed cancer initiative; regrets the Prime Minister's assertion that there is no alternative to the Government's existing strategy; and calls on the Government to abandon ideology, put the well-being of patients before political dogma and create a health care system fit for the 21st century with a strengthened National Health Service at its centre.
I beg to move, To leave out from "House" to the end of the Question, and to add instead thereof:
"applauds the dedication and commitment of National Health Service staff for their tireless efforts at all times and in particular during the millennium holiday period and the current severe outbreak of flu; welcomes the Government's acceptance of the recommendations of National Health Service Pay Review bodies in full and without staging for the second year, in stark contrast to the practice of the previous administration; notes that, between 20th December and last weekend, there were 350,000 999 calls, over 800,000 attendances at Accident and Emergency departments and there have been over 250,000 emergency admissions; recognises
Question put, That the original words stand part of the Question:--
The House divided: Ayes 183, Noes 328.
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|Party||Majority (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||0||140 (+2 tell)||0||88.2%|
|Lab||327 (+2 tell)||0||0||78.9%|