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NHS BUREAUCRACY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 172: tabled on 26 June 1997

Tabled in the 1997-98 session.

This motion has been signed by 43 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

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

Motion text

That this House notes that Labour's election manifesto promised to cut costs in the NHS by diverting money from the bureaucratic processes of the internal market into direct care for patients; is delighted that the government has already begun to honour this manifesto promise by identifying ú100 million to be saved from NHS bureaucracy over the coming year; notes that this money will now be re-directed to improving patient care; welcomes particularly ú10 million now going into speeding up the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer and a further ú5 million to be spent on improving children's intensive care for the coming winter; further welcomes the setting up by the government of an NHS Efficiency Task Force to explore more ways of saving money to provide more for patient care; and believes this is proof that, unlike the previous Tory Government, the new Labour Government accords treating patients a higher priority than playing chase the form in the Tory internal market.

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.

Clarke, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 1 July 1997
Midlothian
Colman, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 24 July 1997
Putney
Corston, Jean
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1997
Bristol East
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 30 June 1997
Tooting
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 1 July 1997
Leigh
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1997
Coventry South
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 10 July 1997
Stroud
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 10 July 1997
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 10 July 1997
Sunderland North
Griffiths, Jane
Labour
Signed on 26 June 1997
Reading East
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 30 July 1997
Morley and Rothwell
Hope, Phil
Labour
Signed on 26 June 1997
Corby
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1997
Barnsley Central
Keen, Ann
Labour
Signed on 26 June 1997
Brentford and Isleworth
Kemp, Mr Fraser
Labour
Signed on 1 July 1997
Houghton and Washington East
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 30 June 1997
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Lewis, Mr Ivan
Labour
Signed on 10 November 1997
Bury South
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1997
Brent East
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1997
Halifax
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 8 July 1997
Hayes and Harlington
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 26 June 1997
Hemel Hempstead
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1997
Blaydon
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1997
Sheffield, Heeley
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 24 July 1997
Crawley
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1997
Knowsley South
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 22 July 1997
Loughborough
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 24 July 1997
Kettering
Squire, Rachel
Labour
Signed on 3 July 1997
Dunfermline West
Stinchcombe, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 10 July 1997
Wellingborough
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 1 July 1997
North West Leicestershire
Thomas, Mr Gareth
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1997
Harrow West
Touhig, Mr Don
Labour
Signed on 6 November 1997
Islwyn
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 24 July 1997
Pudsey
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 29 July 1997
Wolverhampton South East
White, Brian
Labour
Signed on 26 June 1997
North East Milton Keynes
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 30 October 1997
Conwy

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.