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CRISIS IN CARE FOR THE ELDERLY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 6A1: tabled on 28 November 2002

Tabled in the 2002-03 session.

This motion has been signed by 4 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 Dr Liam Fox on 13 November 2002. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

at end add: 'and further notes that it was the capping of expenditure on care homes by the Conservatives through the NHs and Community Care AO that has led to the squeeze no care home fees.'.

Original motion text

That this House expresses its grave concern at the continuing crisis in care for the elderly in Birmingham and elsewhere in England; recognises the main contributory factor to the crisis is the decision by Birmingham Social Services to pay substantially less than the real cost of providing care for the elderly in care homes; and notes that this practice is threatening to force good quality independent care homes out of business, causing grave distress and confusion to vulnerable, frail and elderly residents in Birmingham.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.