House of Commons
Suspension of NHS charges for maternity care
EDM #56
Tabled 13 January 2020
2019-20 Session
That this House is deeply concerned by the growing body of evidence, including research reports by Doctors of the World, Maternity Action and the British Medical Association, that the NHS England overseas visitors charging regime is deterring vulnerable migrant women living in the UK from seeking essential maternity care; is further concerned that the MBRRACE-UK report, Saving Lives, Improving Mothers’ Care 2019, published on 13 December 2019, links the charging regime and a possible fear of being charged to the deaths of three women who delayed seeking critical antenatal care in 2015-17; notes that the Royal College of Physicians, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, the Faculty of Public Health, the Academy of Royal Colleges, the Royal College of General Practitioners, and the Royal College of Midwives have all urged ministers to suspend the charging regime pending a full independent review of its impact on individual and public health; further notes that less than 40 per cent of the total sum of charges levied in England in recent years has actually been recovered by the NHS; agrees with the stated view of the Royal College of Midwives that the Government has a duty to give the NHS the resources it needs and should not be using NHS clinicians to patrol our borders; 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 (71)

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.
Stevens, Jo
Labour
13 January 2020
Harman, Ms Harriet
Labour
13 January 2020
Anderson, Fleur
Labour
13 January 2020
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
13 January 2020
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
13 January 2020
Foy, Mary Kelly
Labour
13 January 2020
Siddiq, Tulip
Labour
13 January 2020
Lammy, Mr David
Labour
13 January 2020
Eshalomi, Florence
Labour
13 January 2020
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
13 January 2020
Whittome, Nadia
Labour
13 January 2020
Duffield, Rosie
Labour
13 January 2020
Begum, Apsana
Labour
13 January 2020
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
13 January 2020
Stone, Jamie
Liberal Democrat
13 January 2020
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
13 January 2020
Owen, Sarah
Labour
13 January 2020
Cooper, Daisy
Liberal Democrat
13 January 2020
Murray, Ian
Labour
13 January 2020
MacAskill, Kenny
Scottish National Party
13 January 2020
Oppong-Asare, Abena
Labour
13 January 2020
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
13 January 2020
Fovargue, Yvonne
Labour
13 January 2020
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
13 January 2020
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
13 January 2020
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
13 January 2020
Hayes, Helen
Labour
13 January 2020
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
13 January 2020
West, Catherine
Labour
13 January 2020
Clark, Feryal
Labour
13 January 2020
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
13 January 2020
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
13 January 2020
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
13 January 2020
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
13 January 2020
Blake, Olivia
Labour
13 January 2020
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
13 January 2020
Cadbury, Ruth
Labour
13 January 2020
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
13 January 2020
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
13 January 2020
Hill, Mike
Labour
13 January 2020
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
14 January 2020
Abrahams, Debbie
Labour
14 January 2020
Antoniazzi, Tonia
Labour
14 January 2020
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
14 January 2020
Timms, Stephen
Labour
14 January 2020
Hollern, Kate
Labour
14 January 2020
Daby, Janet
Labour
14 January 2020
Coyle, Neil
Labour
14 January 2020
Streeting, Wes
Labour
14 January 2020
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
15 January 2020
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
15 January 2020
Lockhart, Carla
Democratic Unionist Party
15 January 2020
Olney, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
15 January 2020
Hopkins, Rachel
Labour
16 January 2020
Sobel, Alex
Labour
16 January 2020
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
20 January 2020
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
20 January 2020
Barker, Paula
Labour
20 January 2020
Whitley, Mick
Labour
20 January 2020
Byrne, Ian
Labour
20 January 2020
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
20 January 2020
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
21 January 2020
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
21 January 2020
Davey, Sir Edward
Liberal Democrat
21 January 2020
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
21 January 2020
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion