Health and Social Care Bill — 13 Mar 2012 at 19:22
Kenneth Clarke MP, Rushcliffe voted to support 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.
The vote was on the motion:
- That this House
- notes the e-petition signed by 170,000 people calling on the Government to drop the Health and Social Care Bill; and
- declines to support the Bill in its current form.
Parliament describes the key areas of the Bill as being:
- 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 (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||272 (+1 tell)||0||0||89.2%|
|LDem||42 (+1 tell)||5 (+2 tell)||0||87.7%|
|Andrew George||St Ives||LDem (front bench)||aye|
|Julian Huppert||Cambridge||LDem (front bench)||aye|
|John Leech||Manchester, Withington||LDem (front bench)||aye|
|Greg Mulholland||Leeds North West||LDem (front bench)||tellaye|
|John Pugh||Southport||LDem (front bench)||aye|
|Adrian Sanders||Torbay||LDem (front bench)||tellaye|