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LONG TERM CARE FOR THE ELDERLY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1025A1: tabled on 25 March 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 11 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 Kelvin Hopkins on 19 March 2002. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

leave out from 'Government' to end and add 'to follow the excellent example shown by the Scottish Executive, which is committed to funding both nursing and personal care in Scotland from 1st July 2002.'.

Original motion text

That this House acknowledges the result of the BBC's NHS Day poll where respondents called on the Government to make free long-term care for the elderly its top funding priority; notes too the recent report of the Institute for Public Policy Research which also gave strong support to the case for free long-term care; recalls that the previous EDM 351 calling for free long-term care has been signed by 126 honourable Members by 19th March; considers that free long-term care is a vital service and recognises that its provision is of great concern to people across the whole country; and therefore calls on the Government fully to fund both personal and nursing care so that it is free at the point of use throughout the United Kingdom.