Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) Bill — Duty for NHS Procurement to Consider Life Science Sector and Access to New Medicines and Treatments — 15 Mar 2017 at 17:00
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset voted against requiring consideration of supporting the life sciences sector of the economy, and considering access to new medicines and treatments, as the NHS seeks the best value when procuring medicines and medical supplies.
MPs were considering the Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) Bill.
The majority of MPs voted against requiring consideration of supporting the life sciences sector of the economy, and considering access to new medicines and treatments, as the NHS seeks the best value when procuring medicines and medical supplies.
The motion supported by the majority of MPs in this vote was:
- That this House disagrees with Lords amendment 3.
The rejected amendment 3 proposed a new clause titled: Duty to have regard to the life sciences sector and access to new medicines and treatments which stated:
- In discharging, through the provisions established or amended by this Act, its responsibility to secure best value for the National Health Service in purchasing medicines and medical supplies, the Government must have full regard to the need to—
- (a) promote and support a growing life sciences sector within the United Kingdom economy; and
- (b) ensure that patients have rapid clinical access to new clinically effective and cost-effective medicines and treatments approved by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence through their technology appraisal process.”
-  Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) Bill
-  Lords amendments to the Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) Bill, 27 February 2017
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||286 (+2 tell)||0||0||87.3%|
|Lab||0||185 (+2 tell)||0||81.3%|