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EDM (Early Day Motion) 140A1: tabled on 19 June 1997

Tabled in the 1997-98 session.

This motion has been signed by 53 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 Mrs Marion Roe on 18 June 1997. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

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.'.

Original 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.

Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1997
Leyton and Wanstead
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1997
Tooting
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1997
Bolton North East
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 23 June 1997
Leigh
Curtis-Tansley, Claire
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1997
Crosby
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1997
Greenock and Inverclyde
Heal, Sylvia
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1997
Halesowen and Rowley Regis
Heppell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 23 June 1997
Nottingham East
Hinchliffe, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 24 June 1997
Wakefield
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 23 June 1997
Barnsley Central
Keen, Ann
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1997
Brentford and Isleworth
Kidney, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1997
Stafford
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 24 June 1997
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Linton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1997
Battersea
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 20 June 1997
Brent East
Love, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1997
Edmonton
Mactaggart, Fiona
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1997
Slough
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1997
Halifax
Mallaber, Judy
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1997
Amber Valley
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1997
Blackpool South
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1997
Medway
McIsaac, Shona
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1997
Cleethorpes
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 3 July 1997
Sheffield, Heeley
Moran, Margaret
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1997
Luton South
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1997
Bristol North West
Organ, Diana
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1997
Forest of Dean
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1997
Ayr
Plaskitt, Mr James
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1997
Warwick and Leamington
Quinn, Lawrie
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1997
Scarborough and Whitby
Rammell, Bill
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1997
Harlow
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 25 June 1997
Dundee West
Sedgemore, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1997
Hackney South and Shoreditch
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1997
Nottingham South
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 7 July 1997
City of Durham
Sutcliffe, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1997
Bradford South
Thomas, Mr Gareth
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1997
Harrow West
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 29 July 1997
Wolverhampton South East
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1997
Brighton, Kemptown
Twigg, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1997
Enfield, Southgate
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1997
Finchley and Golders Green
Wicks, Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1997
Croydon North
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1997
Batley and Spen
Wray, Mr Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1997
Glasgow, Baillieston
Wright, Dr Tony
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1997
Cannock Chase
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1997
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

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.