Increase Social Care Spending — Ensure Adequate Staffing in Hospitals — 5 Jun 2013 at 18:50
The majority of MPs voted against spending £1.2 billion to support social care in 2013-14 and 2014-15 paid for by a 2012-13 Department of Health underspend and against ensuring adequate staffing levels at every hospital in England.
The motion rejected in this vote was:
- That this House
- is concerned about the growing pressure on Accident and Emergency (A&E) departments across the country over recent months;
- notes this week’s report from the King’s Fund which concludes that waiting times in A&E recently hit a nine-year high;
- further notes that in the Labour Government’s last year in office 98 per cent of patients were seen within four hours;
- believes that a combination of factors lies behind the extra pressure on hospitals but that severe cuts to social care budgets are one of the most significant causes;
- is further concerned that one in three hospitals in England say they do not have sufficient staffing levels to deal safely with demand on services;
- further notes that over 4,000 nursing posts have been lost from the NHS since May 2010 and that a recent survey by the Health Service Journal revealed that a further round of front-line clinical job losses are planned for the coming year;
- further believes that the Government has failed to show sufficient urgency in dealing with these problems; and
- calls on the Government to bring forward an urgent plan to ease pressure on hospitals by, amongst other things, re-allocating £1.2 billion of the 2012-13 Department of Health underspend to support social care in 2013-14 and 2014-15, and ensuring adequate staffing levels at every hospital in England.
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||253 (+1 tell)||0||0||83.3%|
|Lab||0||221 (+2 tell)||0||86.4%|
|LDem||46 (+1 tell)||0||0||83.9%|