Health and Care Bill — New Clause 12 — Protection of the Title of “Nurse” — 23 Nov 2021 at 16:30
The majority of MPs voted not to make it an offence for someone to practice or carry on business using the name or title "nurse" unless they are a Registered Nurse or specialist community public health nurse; with exceptions for veterinary, dental and nursery nurses.
The proposed new clause rejected in this vote was titled: Protection of the title of “nurse” and stated:
- ‘(1) A person may not practise or carry on business under any name, style or title containing the word “nurse” unless that person is registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and entered in sub part 1 or 2 of the register as a Registered Nurse or in the specialist community public health nursing part of the register.
- (2) Subsection (1) does not prevent any use of the designation “veterinary nurse”, “dental nurse” (for which see section 36K of the Dentists Act 1984) or “nursery nurse”.
- (3) A person who contravenes subsection (1) is guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level four on the standard scale
-  Parliament's webpage on the Health and Care Bill, Parliament.uk
-  Health and Care Bill as amended in Public Bill Committee, 2 November 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||302 (+2 tell)||1||0||84.5%|
|Lab||0||177 (+2 tell)||0||89.9%|
|Philip Hollobone||Kettering||Con (front bench)||aye|