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FUNDING FOR THE NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE AND SOCIAL CARE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 488: tabled on 01 November 2017

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 8 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes the immediate and long-term financial challenges facing the National Health Service and social care services; further notes that these challenges arise largely from an ageing population as well as advances in technology and medicine; recognises the public's preference for contributing additional revenues to health and social care through payments that are reserved for this purpose; calls on the Government to meet the immediate financial challenge not through deficit financing but by raising additional hypothecated funds for health and social care; and further calls on the Government to consider meeting the long-term challenge by reforming both the National Insurance contributory base and local precepts along progressive lines to fund a National Health and Social Care Service.