National Health Service (Amended Duties and Powers) Bill — Curtail Debate on Second Reading — 21 Nov 2014 at 13:15
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset voted to continue debating the National Health Service (Amended Duties and Powers) Bill rather than moving straight to a vote on it.
The majority of MPs voted to move straight to a vote on the National Health Service (Amended Duties and Powers) Bill rather than continuing their debate on it.
- That the Question be now put.
The motion was passed so a vote on the National Health Service (Amended Duties and Powers) Bill took place immediately afterwards, had it not been passed the debate would have continued.
- Places a duty on the Secretary of State to promote comprehensive health service based on social solidarity.
- Gives the Secretary of State the power to give directions to: Clinical Commissioning Groups; The National Health Service Commissioning Board; NHS Trusts and Special Health Authorities.
- Allows the Secretary of State to cap the income NHS trusts can earn from providing services to patients outside the NHS.
- Requires the consent of the Secretary of State to mergers or major property transactions by NHS foundation trusts.
- Removes the competition functions from Monitor and excludes the NHS from the provisions of the Competition Act 1998.
- Provides that no legally enforceable procurement obligations shall be imposed on NHS commissioners in relation to any arrangement which is proposed to take effect or takes effect by way of an NHS contract.
- Provides that no ratification of the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Treaty shall cause any legally enforceable procurement or competition obligations to be imposed on any NHS body entering into any arrangement for the provision of health services in any part of the health service.
-  Parliament's webpage on the National Health Service (Amended Duties and Powers) Bill
-  Explanatory notes to the National Health Service (Amended Duties and Powers) Bill
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 (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||1||20 (+2 tell)||0||7.6%|
|Lab||218 (+2 tell)||0||0||85.3%|
|Jeremy Lefroy||Stafford||Con (front bench)||aye|