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THE HOSPICE MOVEMENT (NO.2)

EDM (Early Day Motion) 798A2: tabled on 04 March 1992

Tabled in the 1991-92 session.

This motion has been signed by 23 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 Sir Anthony Durant on 03 March 1992. This is amendment number 2.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

at end add 'but notes that the hospice movement is not subject to market forces, and looks forward to the removal of such artificial devices in the NHS with the advent of a Labour Government so that care and concern become the sole watchwords of the NHS as they are in the hospice movement'.

Original motion text

That this House congratulates the hospice movement on its magnificent work for people who are terminally ill which brings so much comfort and support to very many sick people and their families; considers it remarkable that there are now 175 voluntary and NHS hospices, 186 day hospices and 360 nursing teams caring for people at home; notes that over three quarters of the hospices did not exist 10 years ago; welcomes the extra ú37.2 million to be provided by the Government to support the hospice movement in 1992-93; notes that this will enable the NHS to bring to ú57 million its contribution towards the hospices' running costs in 1992-93, an increase of over 400 per cent. since 1988-89; welcomes the setting up of the National Hospice Council to bring together people in the voluntary sector and in the NHS, and the generous support which the council is receiving from British Gas plc and from Help the Hospices, the Cancer Relief McMillian Fund and Marie Curie Cancer Care; and looks forward to the hospice movement going from strength to strength in the years to come.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.