Opposition Day — [15th Allotted Day] — NHS (60th Anniversary) — 24 Jun 2008 at 21:51
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset voted in the minority (Aye).
I beg to move,
That this House celebrates 60 years of the NHS; recognises the support from all political parties for the NHS during that time; is grateful to NHS staff, past and present, who are the key to its success; commends their commitment and expertise in delivering patient care in often difficult circumstances; acknowledges the unique contribution of volunteers and charitable organisations; is committed to providing the NHS with the funding it needs to deliver European standards of healthcare to all; and recognises an opportunity in future to make the NHS more patient-centred by focusing on outcomes.
I beg to move, To leave out from "all;" to the end of the Question, and to add instead thereof:
"recognises an opportunity to make the NHS more patient-centred by focussing on outcomes; further recognises the defining contribution the NHS has made to the health and wellbeing of the nation since 1948; acknowledges that the principles upon which the NHS was established, funded by general taxation and free at the point of delivery, are immutable; accepts that target reductions in waiting times have significantly improved services to patients; and looks forward to the next 60 years of the NHS characterised by world-class quality healthcare as well as greater personalisation, individual choice and easier access to services.".
Question put, That the original words stand part of the Question:-
The House divided: Ayes 189, Noes 286.
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
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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||0||141 (+2 tell)||0||74.9%|
|Lab||282 (+2 tell)||0||0||80.9%|