House of Commons
NHS WHOLLY OWNED SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES
EDM #802
Tabled 16 January 2018
2017-19 Session
That this House notes that an increasing number of NHS trusts in England are attempting to establish wholly owned subsidiary companies to deliver services such as facilities and estates, ostensibly as a means of exploiting a tax loophole; believes that the major savings will in fact come from employing new staff on non-NHS terms and conditions, with no access to the NHS Pension Scheme; considers that such moves amount to backdoor privatisation, which is taking place despite mounting evidence of the failure of outsourcing in the NHS; recognises that the NHS is under extreme financial pressure but considers that such moves are merely short-term fixes that will create further problems in future; asserts that long-term protection of pay and pensions for staff transferring to new companies is weak, with some examples already of such organisations moving unilaterally to change staff conditions post-transfer; further believes that once such companies have been set up, it is far easier for trusts to transfer other staff and services in future; further considers that the NHS always functions at its best when services and staff work together as one team across an organisation, rather than being artificially separated by the establishment of arms-length entities; and calls on the Government to block the creation of any further NHS wholly owned subsidiary companies, while guaranteeing the continuation of the national Agenda for Change pay system and access to the NHS Pension Scheme for all healthcare staff, whether providing clinical or non-clinical services.

Signatures (65)

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.
Ashworth, Jonathan
Labour
13 June 2018
Bailey, Mr Adrian
Labour
18 June 2018
Barron, Sir Kevin
Labour
12 September 2018
Benn, Hilary
Labour
26 June 2018
Burden, Richard
Labour
09 October 2018
Cadbury, Ruth
Labour
04 September 2018
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
13 June 2018
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
04 June 2018
Crausby, Sir David
Labour
27 June 2018
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
05 June 2018
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
23 January 2018
Eagle, Ms Angela
Labour
24 January 2018
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
04 June 2018
Field, Frank
Labour
16 April 2018
Fovargue, Yvonne
Labour
13 June 2018
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
22 March 2018
Green, Kate
Labour
04 September 2018
Grogan, John
Labour
22 January 2018
Hardy, Emma
Labour
26 October 2018
Hayes, Helen
Labour
19 June 2018
Hendrick, Sir Mark
Labour
04 June 2018
Hollern, Kate
Labour
21 March 2018
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
04 June 2018
Jarvis, Dan
Labour
27 March 2018
Jones, Graham P
Labour
14 June 2018
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
09 October 2018
Lee, Ms Karen
Labour
27 March 2018
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
20 March 2018
Martin, Sandy
Labour
22 March 2018
McGovern, Alison
Labour
26 June 2018
McKinnell, Catherine
Labour
04 September 2018
Mearns, Ian
Labour
21 March 2018
Morgan, Stephen
Labour
11 September 2018
Morris, Grahame
Labour
18 January 2018
Nandy, Lisa
Labour
05 March 2018
O'Mara, Jared
Independent
22 March 2018
Phillips, Jess
Labour
11 September 2018
Rashid, Faisal
Labour
04 September 2018
Rimmer, Ms Marie
Labour
23 January 2018
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
07 June 2018
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
20 February 2018
Shah, Naz
Labour
05 February 2018
Siddiq, Tulip
Labour
06 February 2018
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
25 January 2018
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
20 June 2018
Smeeth, Ruth
Labour
18 January 2018
Smith, Cat
Labour
09 October 2018
Snell, Gareth
Labour
10 September 2018
Sobel, Alex
Labour
24 January 2018
Spellar, John
Labour
21 March 2018
Streeting, Wes
Labour
28 March 2018
Twigg, Stephen
Labour
18 June 2018
Walker, Thelma
Labour
25 January 2018
West, Catherine
Labour
21 June 2018
Western, Matt
Labour
14 March 2018
Williams, Dr Paul
Labour
15 March 2018
Williamson, Chris
Labour
29 March 2018
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
05 June 2018
Zeichner, Daniel
Labour
23 January 2018
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion