Opposition Day — NHS — 15 Oct 2014 at 18:50
John Penrose MP, Weston-Super-Mare voted against acting to reverse A&E, cancer and referral waiting times; against publishing evidence on the costs of reorganising the NHS; and against spending an extra £2.5 billion on building the NHS workforce of the future.
The majority of MPs voted against acting to reverse A&E, cancer and referral waiting times; against publishing evidence on the costs of reorganising the NHS; and against spending an extra £2.5 billion on building the NHS workforce of the future.
The motion rejected by the majority of MPs in this vote was:
- That this House
- notes comments from leading experts that the NHS and social care services are at breaking point;
- believes that this is linked to the Government’s decision to reorganise the NHS;
- further notes that one senior Cabinet minister has said that reorganising the NHS was the Government’s biggest mistake;
- further believes that the NHS reorganisation has wasted money which could have been spent on frontline care;
- further believes that access to NHS services is now deteriorating and that staff numbers are not keeping pace with demand;
- notes the report by the Nuffield Trust, entitled Cause for Concern: Quality Watch annual statement 2014, published in October 2014, which found that it is now becoming harder to access care in many settings, with some people facing extreme waits;
- calls on the Government to act swiftly to reverse the deterioration in accident and emergency, cancer and referral to treatment waiting times;
- further calls on the Government to publish its independent evidence on the costs of reorganising the NHS; and
- further calls on the Government to match the Labour Party’s plans to raise an extra £2.5 billion to invest in building the NHS workforce of the future.
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||256 (+2 tell)||0||0||85.1%|
|Lab||0||215 (+2 tell)||0||84.1%|