Health and Social Care Bill — Third Reading — 7 Sep 2011 at 19:00
David Blunkett MP, Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough 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. 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.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Health and Social Care Bill (Now the Health and Social Care Act 2012)
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.
|Party||Majority (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||275 (+1 tell)||0||0||90.2%|
|Lab||0||234 (+2 tell)||0||91.5%|
|LDem||40 (+1 tell)||4||1||80.7%|
|Andrew George||St Ives||LDem (front bench)||no|
|Julian Huppert||Cambridge||LDem (front bench)||no|
|Greg Mulholland||Leeds North West||LDem (front bench)||no|
|Adrian Sanders||Torbay||LDem (front bench)||no|
|Stephen Gilbert||St Austell and Newquay||LDem (front bench)||both|