Healthcare (International Arrangements) Bill — New Clause 1 — Annual Report on the Cost of Healthcare Arrangements — 21 Jan 2019 at 19:15
The majority of MPs voted not to require an annual, financially focused, report on the operation of reciprocal healthcare agreements enabling people from the United Kingdom to obtain healthcare in other countries, and those from other countries to obtain healthcare in the United Kingdom.
MPs were considering the Healthcare (International Arrangements) Bill.
Clause 1 of the Healthcare (International Arrangements) Bill was titled: Power to make healthcare payments and stated:
- The Secretary of State may make payments, and arrange for payments to be made, in respect of the cost of healthcare provided outside the United Kingdom.
The proposed new clause rejected in this vote was titled: Annual report on the cost of healthcare arrangements and stated:
- (1) The Secretary of State must lay before Parliament an annual report setting out all expenditure and income arising from each healthcare arrangement made under this Act.
- (2) The annual report laid under subsection (1) must include, but is not limited to—
- (a) all payments made by the government of the United Kingdom in respect of healthcare arrangements for healthcare provided outside the United Kingdom to British citizens;
- (b) all payments received by the government of the United Kingdom in reimbursement of healthcare provided by the United Kingdom to all non-British citizens;
- (c) the number of British citizens treated under healthcare arrangements outside of the United Kingdom;
- (d) the number of non-British citizens treated under healthcare arrangements within the United Kingdom;
- (e) any and all outstanding payments owed to or by the government of the United Kingdom in respect of healthcare arrangements made before this Act receives Royal Assent; and
- (f) any and all administrative costs faced by NHS Trusts in respect of healthcare arrangements.
- (3) The information required under section 2(a) and 2(b) above must be listed by individual country in every annual report.”
-  Parliament's webpage on the Healthcare (International Arrangements) Bill
-  Clause 1 of the Healthcare (International Arrangements) Bill as at the time of the vote, Parliament.uk website
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||285 (+2 tell)||0||0||90.5%|
|Lab||0||220 (+2 tell)||0||86.7%|