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NHS AND THE TRANSATLANTIC TRADE AND INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIP

EDM (Early Day Motion) 871: tabled on 16 March 2015

Tabled in the 2014-15 session.

This motion has been signed by 39 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 with concern that the NHS is still included in the scope of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) despite the risk of this leading to a privatised, fragmented service that is run for private profit rather than public wellbeing; recognises that only a complete and explicit exemption of the NHS from TTIP will protect the UK's health service from inclusion in the treaty; reminds the Government that the risks of not ensuring that the NHS is excluded from TTIP include increasing deaths from tobacco and higher costs for vital medicines; observes that the TTIP investor-state dispute settlement provision would allow companies to sue governments which bring in legislation to protect public health for billions of taxpayers' money as lost future profits; further notes with concern that this is already happening around the world under existing trade deals; further observes that allowing greater competition into the NHS would lead to further fragmentation and cherry-picking of profitable services, damaging the quality of healthcare available to citizens; further observes that the primary function of governments is to protect citizens' rights and wellbeing, including where necessary by defending them from the greed of global corporations; further notes that the Prime Minister has the right to insist that the UK's NHS is explicitly excluded from TTIP; and calls on him to use this right to protect the health and wellbeing of the citizens he was elected to serve, rather than the profits of private healthcare companies and their shareholders.

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 24 March 2015
Blaydon
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2015
Aberdeen South
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2015
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2015
Gower
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2015
North Ayrshire and Arran
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2015
Bolton North East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2015
Coventry South
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2015
Lewisham West and Penge
Esterson, Bill
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2015
Sefton Central
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2015
Newport West
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 24 March 2015
Bradford West
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2015
North Tyneside
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2015
Luton North
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2015
Edinburgh North and Leith
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 18 March 2015
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 24 March 2015
Belfast East
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 25 March 2015
Brighton, Pavilion
Mactaggart, Fiona
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2015
Slough
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 24 March 2015
South Antrim
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2015
Hayes and Harlington
McInnes, Liz
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2015
Heywood and Middleton
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2015
Easington
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2015
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2015
Bolton South East
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 18 March 2015
South Down
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2015
Liverpool, Walton
Roy, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2015
Motherwell and Wishaw
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2015
Lewisham, Deptford
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2015
Huddersfield
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2015
Bolsover
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2015
Walsall South
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 March 2015
Angus
Wright, David
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2015
Telford

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.