Opposition Day — Accident and Emergency — Guaranteed GP Appointments Within 48 Hours — Winter 2013 — 18 Dec 2013 at 15:40

The majority of MPs voted in favour of removing the guarantee of a GP appointment within 48 hours during winter 2013.

The motion rejected in this vote was:

  • That this House
  • is concerned about recent Government statements on Accident and Emergency (A&E) and Government claims that it is not in crisis;
  • notes that last week, 79 A&Es and the NHS overall missed the Government’s A&E target;
  • further notes that attendances at hospital A&Es have increased three times faster since 2009-10 than in the period from 2004-05 to 2009-10, and that in the last 12 months more than one million people have waited more than four hours;
  • believes there are a range of reasons for the current pressure on Accident and Emergency but that difficulty in accessing GP services is one of the primary causes;
  • regrets the Government’s decision to cut funding for evening and weekend GP opening and scrap the guarantee of a GP appointment within 48 hours; and, to ease the pressure in Accident and Emergency,
  • calls on the Government to reverse for winter 2013 its scrapping of the 48-hour appointment guarantee.

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Party Summary

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.

PartyMajority (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con259 (+1 tell) 0085.2%
DUP0 1012.5%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent1 0050.0%
Lab0 236 (+2 tell)092.2%
LDem47 (+1 tell) 0085.7%
PC0 1033.3%
Respect0 10100.0%
SDLP0 2066.7%
Total:307 242086.8%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

MPs for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible MP who could have voted in this division

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