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EDM (Early Day Motion) 637A1: tabled on 21 March 1996

Tabled in the 1995-96 session.

This motion has been signed by 6 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Mr Brian Sedgemore on 19 March 1996. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

leave out from `House' to end and add `notes that the West Kent Health Authority will be taking on the responsibility for family health services, including working with fundholding practices in the coming financial year, and wishes them success; congratulates the fundholding practices in West Kent, already serving over half the population, on the significant improvements that they have achieved in health care for their patients, with more local provision and faster treatment; and looks forward to further refinements of their budgeting and accounting processes which will also highlight their achievements in providing better health value for money.'.

Original motion text

That this House deplores the projected 1995-96 overspend of £3.3 million by fundholding general practitioners in the West Kent area; notes that the overspend will be met from the budget of the West Kent Health Authority; declares that the cause of this lamentable state of affairs is the failure of the crude internal market system imposed upon the National Health Service by Her Majesty's Government; and calls upon Her Majesty's Government to take immediate steps to end this wasteful uncontrolled system and to introduce proper systems of accountability to allow doctors to practise medicine rather than business economics.