NHS Funding Bill — Clause 1 — Annual Statement — Parity of Esteem for Mental Health Services — Spending on Mental Health Services — 4 Feb 2020 at 17:29
The majority of MPs voted not to require an annual statement on the Secretary of State’s plans to achieve parity of esteem in mental health services, including the amount spent on mental health services in each of the four upcoming financial years.
This was a division in which only MPs from constituencies in England were eligible to vote.
MPs were considering the NHS Funding Bill
The amendment rejected in this vote was:
- amendment 2, page 1, line 10, at end insert—
- “(1A) The amount spent on mental health services in each financial year set out in the table must be set out in a statement laid before the House of Commons by the Secretary of State no later than 30 June in each year.
- (1B) The statement in subsection (1A) must be accompanied by a statement on the Secretary of State’s plans to achieve parity of esteem in mental health services.”
The rejected amendment was accompanied by the following explanatory statement from its proposer:
- This amendment would require the Secretary of State to report annually on the amount actually spent on mental health services, and on the Secretary of State’s plans to achieve parity of esteem in mental health services.
Clause 1 of the Bill set out minimum levels of revenue spending on the NHS for the upcoming four financial years.
-  Parliament's webpage on the NHS Funding Bill
-  Clause 1 of the NHS Funding Bill as at the time of the vote, Parliament.uk
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||300 (+2 tell)||0||0||82.7%|
|Lab||0||155 (+2 tell)||0||77.7%|