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NHS CHARGES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 140: tabled on 18 June 1997

Tabled in the 1997-98 session.

This motion has been signed by 43 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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

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Motion text

That this House notes with dismay that the Prime Minister would not rule out during Prime Minister's Questions on Wednesday 18 June NHS prescription charges for pensioners, hospital 'hotel' charges and charges for GP home visits; and reminds the Prime Minister that this is a direct betrayal of his Party's election pledges.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Ancram, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 18 June 1997
Devizes
Baldry, Tony
Conservative
Signed on 18 June 1997
Banbury
Bercow, John
Conservative
Signed on 18 June 1997
Buckingham
Blunt, Mr Crispin
Conservative
Signed on 23 June 1997
Reigate
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 18 June 1997
Altrincham and Sale West
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 18 June 1997
Canterbury
Bruce, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 18 June 1997
South Dorset
Chapman, Sir Sydney
Conservative
Signed on 18 June 1997
Chipping Barnet
Clappison, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 18 June 1997
Hertsmere
Clark, Dr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 18 June 1997
Rayleigh
Collins, Mr Tim
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 1997
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Colvin, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 26 June 1997
Romsey
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 18 June 1997
Ribble Valley
Faber, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 1997
Westbury
Fallon, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 18 June 1997
Sevenoaks
Fraser, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 18 June 1997
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 1997
North Wiltshire
Greenway, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 18 June 1997
Ryedale
Hammond, Mr Philip
Conservative
Signed on 18 June 1997
Runnymede and Weybridge
Hunter, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 18 June 1997
Basingstoke
Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Conservative
Signed on 18 June 1997
Epping Forest
Lansley, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 18 June 1997
South Cambridgeshire
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 18 June 1997
New Forest East
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 1997
East Worthing and Shoreham
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 18 June 1997
Mid Worcestershire
Malins, Mr Humfrey
Conservative
Signed on 18 June 1997
Woking
Nicholls, Mr Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 18 June 1997
Teignbridge
Ruffley, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 18 June 1997
Bury St Edmunds
St Aubyn, Mr Nick
Conservative
Signed on 18 June 1997
Guildford
Streeter, Mr Gary
Conservative
Signed on 18 June 1997
South West Devon
Syms, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 1997
Poole
Taylor, Mr John D.
Conservative
Signed on 18 June 1997
Solihull
Townend, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 1997
East Yorkshire
Waterson, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 1997
Eastbourne
Willetts, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 18 June 1997
Havant
Woodward, Mr Shaun
Conservative
Signed on 18 June 1997
Witney

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

NHS CHARGES (Amendment 1)
leave out from 'House' to end and add 'recalls that the Health Committee in the last Parliament, which was chaired by the honourable Member for Broxbourne and had a Conservative majority, concluded that the current system of prescription charges is not logically constructed and recommended that there should be a review of prescription charges and the current exemption categories; therefore regards it as inconsistent for the honourable Lady and her honourable friends to criticise the Prime Minister for leaving the door open on 18th June for such a review to take place; notes that unlike anything that went on when the honourable Lady's party was in Government, every aspect of the review to be carried out by the Labour Government will be assessed against the Labour manifesto commitment to ensure that access to treatment is based on need and need alone, and not related to ability to pay, thus avoiding the possibility that charges might deter people from seeking the treatment they need; and further notes that the review of charges will include looking at the impact of existing charges.'.
Labour, Preston
53
signatures
EDM 140A1: tabled on 19 June 1997