Opposition Day — Raise Additional Funds for the National Health Service — 21 Jan 2015 at 18:49
The majority of MPs voted against raising an extra £2.5 billion for the NHS from measures including a tax on properties worth over £2 million.
The motion rejected by the majority of MPs in this vote was:
- That this House
- notes comments from leading experts that the NHS is under unprecedented levels of pressure and that this is putting patient care at risk;
- further notes that attendances at hospital A&E departments increased by 60,000 in the last four years of the previous Government and 600,000 in the first four years of the current Government;
- believes that this is linked to decisions taken by this Government, including cuts to adult social care, the abolition of NHS Direct, the closure of almost one in four walk-in centres and removing the GP access guarantee; and
- calls on the Government to match the Labour Party’s plans to raise an extra £2.5 billion a year for the NHS, funded by measures including a tax on properties worth over £2 million, to help ease the current pressure and ensure that the NHS is fit for the future.
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||268 (+2 tell)||0||0||89.1%|
|Lab||0||216 (+2 tell)||0||84.5%|