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TRANSATLANTIC TRADE AND INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIP AND THE EUROPEAN UNION REFERENDUM

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1234A1: tabled on 22 March 2016

Tabled in the 2015-16 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 Alan Johnson on 09 March 2016. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

leave out from 'healthcare' to end and insert 'does not believe, nor does it accept, the alleged statements made by the European Commission that TTIP will not compel member states to open public healthcare services to competition from private providers; and believes that the NHS and the services it provides should be excluded from the TTIP Treaty.'

Original motion text

That this House notes the concerns of grassroots campaigners about the potential impact of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) on the ability of hon. Members and EU sovereign member states to make decisions in the public interest; in particular notes concerns surrounding the investor state dispute settlement mechanism, environmental standards and the future of public healthcare; welcomes statements made by the European Commission that TTIP will not compel member states to open public healthcare services to competition from private providers; believes that the status of TTIP negotiations is of paramount importance to a proper democratic debate during the EU referendum; further believes that the TTIP negotiation process is not sufficiently transparent; and therefore calls on the Government to clarify the ratification process for any settlement, ensure TTIP negotiations are fully scrutinised by this House, and, to alleviate public concerns during the EU referendum, commit to ensuring that the retention of sovereignty for decisions concerning the NHS will be a red line for future TTIP negotiations.

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There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.