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Prescription charges

EDM (Early Day Motion) 406: tabled on 08 September 2021

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 32 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House restates its commitment to the National Health Service as a universal service free at the point of delivery and its belief that access to medication is a fundamental right; recognises the devastating impact that covid-19 has had on access to health services; is deeply concerned that increased waiting times could leave people with long-term conditions relying on medication to manage their pain and health conditions; considers the implications of the Government’s consultation on aligning prescription charges with the state pension age as being deeply dangerous and likely to disproportionately impact disadvantaged communities and widen existing health inequalities; fears that such a move would leave many older patients struggling to fund their medication; believes that those proposals would further increase pressure on NHS services through expensive hospital admissions; expresses its concern that more patients will have to make health choices based on their ability to pay for prescriptions; and calls on the Government to follow the devolved administrations in ending prescription charges for people with long-term health conditions in England and to set out a medium to long-term strategy for the scrapping of prescription charges altogether.

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.

Morris, Grahame
Labour
Signed on 9 September 2021
Easington
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 9 September 2021
Hemsworth
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 September 2021
Glasgow South West
Byrne, Ian
Labour
Signed on 9 September 2021
Liverpool, West Derby
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 September 2021
Strangford
Webbe, Claudia
Independent
Signed on 9 September 2021
Leicester East
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 September 2021
Bath
Mishra, Navendu
Labour
Signed on 9 September 2021
Stockport
Johnson, Kim
Labour
Signed on 9 September 2021
Liverpool, Riverside
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 10 September 2021
Jarrow
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 13 September 2021
Brighton, Pavilion
Sultana, Zarah
Labour
Signed on 13 September 2021
Coventry South
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 13 September 2021
Rochdale
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 14 September 2021
Wansbeck
Burgon, Richard
Labour
Signed on 15 September 2021
Leeds East
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 15 September 2021
Gateshead
Ali, Tahir
Labour
Signed on 15 September 2021
Birmingham, Hall Green
Carden, Dan
Labour
Signed on 20 September 2021
Liverpool, Walton
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 20 September 2021
Hayes and Harlington
Begum, Apsana
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2021
Poplar and Limehouse
Huq, Dr Rupa
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2021
Ealing Central and Acton
Greenwood, Margaret
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2021
Wirral West
Hendrick, Sir Mark
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2021
Preston
Smith, Cat
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2021
Lancaster and Fleetwood
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 24 January 2022
York Central
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2022
Bolton South East

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.