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USE OF 0844 TELEPHONE NUMBERS IN GP SURGERIES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 108: tabled on 06 November 2007

Tabled in the 2007-08 session.

This motion has been signed by 72 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 more than 1,200 GP surgeries across the country have installed telephone systems using 0844 numbers; further notes that these systems are more expensive to use than a local call with patients being charged 5 pence per minute from a landline and up to 40 pence per minute from a mobile; further notes that for many people, calling their local GP surgery can be a stressful and worrying time and that high call charges will have a particular impact on the chronically ill, the old, the disabled and those on low incomes; notes that the practice of charging people extra to call their local GP is unsatisfactory; and calls upon the Secretary of State for Health to put an end to it with immediate effect.

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.

Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2007
Blaydon
Baldry, Tony
Conservative
Signed on 13 November 2007
Banbury
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 November 2007
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 November 2007
South East Cornwall
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 January 2008
Twickenham
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2007
Gower
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2007
North Ayrshire and Arran
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 13 November 2007
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2007
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2007
Keighley
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2007
Burton
Devine, Jim
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2008
Livingston
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 28 November 2007
Belfast North
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2007
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 13 November 2007
Foyle
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2007
Sunderland North
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 6 December 2007
Ribble Valley
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 13 November 2007
Hastings and Rye
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 November 2007
St Ives
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 November 2007
Romsey
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2007
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2007
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 November 2007
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 November 2007
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 December 2007
North Devon
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2007
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hodgson, Mrs Sharon
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2007
Gateshead East and Washington West
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 November 2007
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2007
Luton North
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 20 November 2007
Orpington
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 November 2007
Dundee East
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 November 2007
Cambridge
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2007
Chorley
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2007
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2007
Tamworth
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 November 2007
North Norfolk
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 November 2007
Manchester, Withington
Maclean, David
Conservative
Signed on 13 November 2007
Penrith and The Border
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2007
Blackpool South
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 19 February 2008
Calder Valley
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 14 November 2007
South Antrim
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2007
Hayes and Harlington
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 21 November 2007
South Down
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 14 November 2007
North East Cambridgeshire
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2007
Wansbeck
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2007
Bristol North West
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2007
Knowsley South
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2007
Loughborough
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 28 November 2007
Strangford
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 November 2007
Rochdale
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 November 2007
Colchester
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2007
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 13 November 2007
Upper Bann
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 10 December 2007
Castle Point
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2007
Leicester East
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2007
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 18 December 2007
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2007
Conwy
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 November 2007
Ceredigion
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 November 2007
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 2007
Spelthorne
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 20 May 2008
East Antrim
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 7 November 2007
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 12 November 2007
Macclesfield
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 November 2007
Teignbridge

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.