Foundation Hospitals — 8 Jan 2003 at 18:42
Miss Ann Widdecombe MP, Maidstone and The Weald voted in the minority (Aye).
I beg to move, To leave out from "House" to the end of the Question, and to add instead thereof:
welcomes the principle of NHS Foundation Trusts as part of the Government's wider programme to improve services for NHS patients; believes that NHS Foundation Trusts must be part of the National Health Service providing care to NHS patients according to NHS principles and subject to NHS standards and inspection; further believes that there should be no arbitrary cap on the numbers of NHS Foundation Trusts and that all NHS hospitals should get the help, support or intervention they need to improve; recognises that extra resources for the health service are delivering improved services for NHS patients and have to be matched with reforms so that standards in the NHS are national but control is local; supports the Government's efforts to devolve power to frontline services and to strengthen accountability to local communities; and rejects any proposal to introduce top-up vouchers for private treatment, tax subsidies for private medical insurance or cuts in public spending of 20 per cent. in view of the inevitable impact that such policies would have on NHS patients including those treated in NHS Foundation Trusts."
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|Party||Majority (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||0||140 (+2 tell)||0||87.1%|
|Lab||331 (+2 tell)||0||0||81.2%|
|Lady Lady Hermon||North Down||UUP||no|