House of Commons
SUSPENSION OF NHS OVERSEAS VISITORS CHARGING REGIME FOR MATERNITY CARE
EDM #2749
Tabled 30 September 2019
2017-19 Session
That this House is concerned by the growing body of evidence, including research reports by Doctors of the World, Maternity Action and the BMA, that the NHS England overseas visitors charging regime is deterring vulnerable migrant women living in the UK from seeking essential maternity care, and is resulting in some women being wrongly denied maternity care and wrongly told that they have to pay in advance; is further concerned by the conclusion of Maternity Action's September 2019 report, Duty of care: midwives' experience of the NHS charging regime, that charging has a pronounced effect on midwives' ability to look after women in their care; notes that in December 2018, the Royal College of Physicians, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, and the Faculty of Public Health published a joint statement calling for the suspension of the charging regime; further notes that in March 2019, the heads of the Academy of Royal Colleges, the Royal College of General Practitioners, the Royal College of Midwives and others wrote jointly to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care to urge him to suspend the charging regime pending a full independent review of its effect on individual and public health; and urges the Government to respond positively to Maternity Action’s call, supported by the Royal College of Midwives, for the immediate suspension of charging for NHS maternity care.

Signatures (77)

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.
Williams, Dr Paul
Labour
30 September 2019
West, Catherine
Labour
30 September 2019
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
30 September 2019
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
30 September 2019
Burden, Richard
Labour
30 September 2019
George, Ruth
Labour
30 September 2019
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
30 September 2019
Ellman, Dame Louise
Labour
30 September 2019
Stevens, Jo
Labour
30 September 2019
Ryan, Joan
The Independent Group for Change
30 September 2019
Rashid, Faisal
Labour
30 September 2019
Fovargue, Yvonne
Labour
30 September 2019
Murray, Ian
Labour
30 September 2019
Lammy, Mr David
Labour
30 September 2019
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
30 September 2019
Duffield, Rosie
Labour
30 September 2019
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
30 September 2019
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
30 September 2019
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
30 September 2019
Nandy, Lisa
Labour
30 September 2019
Pearce, Teresa
Labour
30 September 2019
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
30 September 2019
Cadbury, Ruth
Labour
30 September 2019
Grogan, John
Labour
30 September 2019
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
30 September 2019
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
30 September 2019
Frith, James
Labour
30 September 2019
Berger, Luciana
Liberal Democrat
30 September 2019
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
30 September 2019
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
30 September 2019
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
30 September 2019
Antoniazzi, Tonia
Labour
30 September 2019
Stone, Jamie
Liberal Democrat
30 September 2019
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
30 September 2019
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
30 September 2019
Coaker, Vernon
Labour
30 September 2019
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
30 September 2019
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
30 September 2019
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
30 September 2019
Smith, Angela
Liberal Democrat
30 September 2019
Siddiq, Tulip
Labour
30 September 2019
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
30 September 2019
Hayes, Helen
Labour
30 September 2019
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
30 September 2019
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
30 September 2019
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
30 September 2019
McDonald, Stuart C.
Scottish National Party
30 September 2019
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
01 October 2019
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
01 October 2019
Phillips, Jess
Labour
01 October 2019
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
01 October 2019
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
02 October 2019
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
02 October 2019
Harman, Ms Harriet
Labour
02 October 2019
Hopkins, Kelvin
Independent
02 October 2019
Dent Coad, Emma
Labour
02 October 2019
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
02 October 2019
Dromey, Jack
Labour
02 October 2019
Reeves, Ellie
Labour
02 October 2019
Hill, Mike
Independent
02 October 2019
Streeting, Wes
Labour
02 October 2019
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
03 October 2019
Dodds, Jane
Liberal Democrat
03 October 2019
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
03 October 2019
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
03 October 2019
Smeeth, Ruth
Labour
03 October 2019
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
03 October 2019
Gapes, Mike
The Independent Group for Change
07 October 2019
Davey, Sir Edward
Liberal Democrat
07 October 2019
Snell, Gareth
Labour
07 October 2019
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
07 October 2019
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion