Health and Care Bill — Decline Second Reading — 14 Jul 2021 at 18:51
The majority of MPs voted for NHS reforms and reorganisations intended to ensure integration and coordination both within the NHS and between the NHS and local councils as well as to make virginity checking and hymen reconstruction an offence.
The motion under consideration was:
- That the Bill be now read a Second time.
The amendment rejected in this vote was:
- leave out from “That” to the end of the Question and add:
- “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.”
The Bill focused on integration and coordination, both within the NHS, and between the NHS and local councils. The Bill contained provisions:
- * To reorganise and rename parts of the NHS
- * To rename NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups Integrated Care Boards and create integrated Care Partnerships, the latter involving the boards and local councils.
- * To enable Integrated Care Boards and NHS England to be directed to spend money on integrating NHS care with local authority functions.
- * To give NHS trusts a duty to "have regard to all likely effects of" decisions in relation to "the health and well-being of the people of England", service quality and use of resources.
- * To require NHS trusts to contribute to the UK net zero emissions target and environmental targets.
- * To make the examination of female genitalia, with or without consent, for the purpose (or purported purpose) of determining virginity, an offence, and to make the reconstruction of the hymen (with or without consent) an offence.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Health and Care Bill, Parliament.uk
-  Health and Care Bill as introduced on 6 July 2021, Parliament.uk
-  Explanatory notes to the Health and Care Bill as introduced on 6 July 2021, 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||350 (+2 tell)||0||0||96.7%|
|Lab||0||196 (+2 tell)||0||99.5%|