Opposition Day — NHS Reorganisation — 17 Nov 2010 at 15:50
The majority of MPs voted against a motion proposed by Labour MP John Healey which expressed concern about the governments proposed reforms to the National Health Service.
Mr Healey's rejected motion stated:
- That this House:
- believes that the Government is pursuing a reform agenda in health that represents an ideological gamble with successful services and has failed to honour the pledges made in the Coalition Agreement to provide real-terms increases each year to health funding;
- further believes that the Government is failing to honour its pledge in the Coalition Agreement by forcing the NHS in England through a high-cost, high-risk internal reorganisation as set out in the health White Paper;
- is concerned that the combination of a real cut to funding for NHS healthcare and the £3 billion reorganisation planned by the Secretary of State for Health will put the NHS under great pressure and that services to patients will suffer;
- supports the aims of increasing clinician involvement and improving patient care, but is concerned that the Government's plans will lead to a less consistent, reliable and responsive health service for patients which is also more inefficient, secretive and fragmented; and
- calls on the Secretary of State for Health to listen to the warnings from patients' groups, health professionals and NHS experts and to rethink and put the White Paper reforms on hold, so that in this period of financial constraint the efforts of all in the NHS can be dedicated to improving patient care and making sound efficiency savings that are reused for frontline NHS services.
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.
What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||271 (+2 tell)||0||0||89.2%|
|Lab||0||228 (+2 tell)||0||89.5%|