Health and Care Bill — 14 Jul 2021 at 18:51

“We will reinstate the powers of the Secretary of State for Health to have overall responsibility for the NHS.”
“this House declines to give a Second Reading to the Health and Care Bill, notwithstanding the need for a plan for greater integration between health services and social care services and for restrictions on junk food advertising to improve population health outcomes, because the Bill represents a top down reorganisation in a pandemic leading to a loss of local accountability, fails to reform social care, allows further outsourcing permitting the private sector to sit on local boards and fails to reinstate the NHS as the default provider, fails to introduce a plan to bring down waiting lists for routine NHS treatment or tackle the growing backlog of care, fails to put forward plans to increase the size of the NHS workforce and see them better supported, and fails to put forward a plan that would give the NHS the resources it needs to invest in modern equipment, repair the crumbling NHS estate or ensure comprehensive, quality healthcare.”
“concept of GP commissioning has been widely supported by politicians from all parties for many years. May I urge my right hon. Friend to keep putting patients first by increasing GP involvement in the NHS?”-[Official Report, 4 April 2011; Vol. 526, c. 773.]
“three pressing priorities for these critical…months”
“getting us…out of this pandemic…busting the backlog”
“putting social care on a sustainable footing for the future.”-[Official Report, 13 July 2021; Vol. 699, c. 163.]
“Past reorganisations have delivered little benefit”.
“Do not break up Frimley ICS. Just for once, let common sense prevail.”-[Official Report, 29 June 2021; Vol. 698, c. 238.]
“a worsening of patient care”.
“local areas will have the flexibility to determine any further representation.”
“The NHS will last as long as there’s folk with faith left to fight for it.”
“We have been working so closely for a number of years with colleagues across the health service and our broader partners. Genuinely, I think this is unusual, if not unique, in having come from the NHS as a series of asks to Parliament rather than something that Parliament is perhaps imposing on the NHS.”
“If the UK is to tackle inequalities and make sure no community is left behind…then health must be hardwired into the Government’s ‘levelling up’ agenda.”
“discourages voluntary…association…and undermines the freedom and independence of the medical profession”.
“see the opportunities that lie ahead”
“NHS England must publish…‘the NHS payment scheme’”-
“basic and supplemental health services to its members”.
“We want clinicians and their patients to lead the NHS, but they cannot do this while they sit under a vast hierarchy of regional and local organisations, all reporting to Whitehall. Everyone agrees that top-down command and control gets in the way of clinicians doing their job”.-[Official Report, 31 January 2011; Vol. 522, c. 613.]
“The way that the NHS does workforce planning is at best opaque and at worst responsible for the unacceptable pressure on the current workforce which existed even before the pandemic.”
“Previous changes have tinkered with one piece of the NHS or another, when what was needed was comprehensive modernisation to create an NHS fit for the demands of the 21st century. That is precisely what this Health and Social Care Bill will deliver.”-[Official Report, 31 January 2011; Vol. 522, c. 616.]
“we believe that the direction of travel set by the bill is the right one.”
“We will reinstate the powers of the Secretary of State for Health to have overall responsibility for the NHS.”
“The…evidence suggests the increase”
“originally began under Labour governments before 2010”.
“I’m afraid there is no money.”

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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
Alliance0 10100.0%
Con349 (+2 tell) 0096.4%
DUP8 00100.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent1 10100.0%
Lab0 197 (+2 tell)098.5%
LDem0 110100.0%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP0 20100.0%
SNP0 204.2%
Total:358 218090.3%

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NameConstituencyPartyVote
no rebellions

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