Health and Care Bill — Clause 34 — Report on Assessing and Meeting Workforce Needs — 23 Nov 2021 at 16:30
The majority of MPs voted not require a report at least every two years on the current and future health and social care workforce.
The amendment rejected in this vote was:
- Amendment 10, page 42, line 12, leave out from beginning to the end of line 17 and insert—
- “(1) The Secretary of State must, at least once every two years, lay a report before Parliament describing the system in place for assessing and meeting the workforce needs of the health, social care and public health services in England.
- (2) This report must include—
- (a) an independently verified assessment of health, social care and public health workforce numbers, current at the time of publication, and the projected workforce supply for the following five, ten and 20 years; and
- (b) an independently verified assessment of future health, social care and public health workforce numbers based on the projected health and care needs of the population for the following five, ten and 20 years, consistent with the Office for Budget Responsibility long-term fiscal projections.
- (3) NHS England and Health Education England must assist in the preparation of a report under this section.
- (4) The organisations listed in subsection (3) must consult health and care employers, providers, trade unions, Royal Colleges, universities and any other persons deemed necessary for the preparation of this report, taking full account of workforce intelligence, evidence and plans provided by local organisations and partners of integrated care boards.”
The rejected amendment was accompanied by the following explanatory statement from its proposer:
- This amendment would require the Government to publish independently verified assessments every two years of current and future workforce numbers required to deliver care to the population in England, based on the economic projections made by the Office for Budget Responsibility, projected demographic changes, the prevalence of different health conditions and the likely impact of technology.
-  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||276 (+2 tell)||18||0||82.0%|
|Lab||0||172 (+2 tell)||0||87.4%|
|Harriett Baldwin||West Worcestershire||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Greg Clark||Tunbridge Wells||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Philip Davies||Shipley||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Philip Dunne||Ludlow||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Tobias Ellwood||Bournemouth East||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Roger Gale||North Thanet||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Chris Grayling||Epsom and Ewell||Con||aye|
|Philip Hollobone||Kettering||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Jeremy Hunt||South West Surrey||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Jonathan Lord||Woking||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Esther McVey||Tatton||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Andrew Mitchell||Sutton Coldfield||Con||aye|
|Anne Marie Morris||Newton Abbot||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Caroline Nokes||Romsey and Southampton North||Con (front bench)||aye|
|David Simmonds||Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Derek Thomas||St Ives||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Thomas Tugendhat||Tonbridge and Malling||Con (front bench)||aye|