Care Bill — New Clause 19 — Promoting Health of Carers — 10 Mar 2014 at 19:00
George Osborne MP, Tatton did not vote.
The majority of MPs voted against requiring the NHS to give specific consideration, particularly related to health, to those who, on an unpaid basis, look after a family member, partner or friend who needs help because of their illness, frailty or disability.
MPs were considering the Care Bill. The proposed new clause rejected in this vote was:
- (1) In exercising their functions health bodies shall—
- (a) promote and safeguard the health and well-being of carers;
- (b) ensure that effective procedures exist to identify patients who are or are about to become carers;
- (c) ensure that appropriate systems exist to ensure that carers receive appropriate information and advice; and
- (d) ensure that systems are in place to ensure that the relevant general medical services are rendered to their patients who are carers.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Care Bill
-  NHS Choices "All about caring" page from which the description of a carer is derived.
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||227 (+2 tell)||0||0||75.1%|
|Lab||0||207 (+2 tell)||0||81.0%|