Health and Social Care Bill — Second Reading — 31 Jan 2011 at 21:49

Dai Havard MP, Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney voted against proposed NHS reforms including giving more power to GPs to commission services, strengthening the Care Quality Commission, and cutting admin costs for example by abolishing Primary Care Trusts.

The majority of MPs voted to support the Health and Social Care Bill at its second reading, ie. to approve the main principles of the Bill and allow it to continue on its path to becoming law.

Parliament describes the key areas of the Bill[1] it:

  • establishes an independent NHS Board to allocate resources and provide commissioning guidance
  • increases GPs’ powers to commission services on behalf of their patients
  • strengthens the role of the Care Quality Commission
  • develops Monitor, the body that currently regulates NHS foundation trusts, into an economic regulator to oversee aspects of access and competition in the NHS
  • cuts the number of health bodies to help meet the Government's commitment to cut NHS administration costs by a third, including abolishing Primary Care Trusts and Strategic Health Authorities.

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Party Summary

Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.

What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.

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.

PartyMajority (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Con274 (+1 tell) 0089.9%
DUP0 1012.5%
Green0 10100.0%
Lab0 231 (+2 tell)090.3%
LDem47 (+1 tell) 0084.2%
PC0 1033.3%
SDLP0 1033.3%
Total:321 235088.1%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

MPs for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible MP who could have voted in this division

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NameConstituencyPartyVote
no rebellions

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