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Prime Minister And The National Health Service

EDM number 947 in 1993-94, proposed by Alice Mahon on 24/03/1994.

That this House notes that the Prime Minister was unaware of the facts as given in a Parliamentary Answer by the Minister of State for Health, the Right honourable Gentleman for Peterborough on 1st March on the substantial increase in the use of cars by NHS trusts, when responding to the Leader of the Opposition on 15th March; regrets that he has failed to acknowledge the facts given in that answer; invites the Prime Minister to acknowledge that he gave misinformation to the House on 8th March when he stated that 'we spend something over ú15 billion a year on drugs in the primary care sector', given that the actual figure is just over ú3 billion; invites him to acknowledge that he gave misinformation to the House on 14th December 1993 when he stated that administration costs in the NHS were 'about two per cent.' of total costs when, in fact, they amount to 10.8 per cent. of total costs according to Department of Health statistics; invites him to acknowledge that he gave misinformation to the House on 13th January when he said there was a 'declining trend' in the number of patients waiting over a year on NHS waiting lists, given that official figures for the last three quarters show the numbers waiting over a year to be rising; hopes that he will now consult more closely with his Right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Health about the facts concerning the National Health Service and that he will listen to the real concerns of patients about priorities in the NHS; and demands that he apologises to the House for providing incorrect information to it on several occasions and corrects this misinformation.

This motion has been signed by a total of 55 MPs.

Alice Mahon24/03/1994HalifaxProposed
Brian Sedgemore24/03/1994Hackney South & ShoreditchSigned
Alan Williams24/03/1994Swansea WestSigned
Gerry Steinberg24/03/1994Durham, City ofSigned
Neil Gerrard24/03/1994WalthamstowSigned
Terry Davis24/03/1994Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Jim Cunningham24/03/1994Coventry South EastSigned
Dale Campbell-Savours24/03/1994WorkingtonSigned
Keith Bradley24/03/1994Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Eric Martlew24/03/1994CarlisleSigned
Alan Keen24/03/1994Feltham & HestonSigned
John Cummings25/03/1994EasingtonSigned
Tony Banks25/03/1994Newham North WestSigned
Harry Barnes25/03/1994North East DerbyshireSigned
Bridget Prentice28/03/1994Lewisham EastSigned
Norman Godman28/03/1994Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Angela Eagle28/03/1994WallaseySigned
Jimmy Dunnachie28/03/1994Glasgow, PollokSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe28/03/1994LeighSigned
Michael Connarty28/03/1994Falkirk EastSigned
Eric Clarke28/03/1994MidlothianSigned
Bill Michie28/03/1994Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Rachel Squire28/03/1994Dunfermline WestSigned
Robert Wareing29/03/1994Liverpool, West DerbySigned
Win Griffiths29/03/1994BridgendSigned
Jim Dowd29/03/1994Lewisham WestSigned
Michael Clapham29/03/1994Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Ken Livingstone29/03/1994Brent EastSigned
Malcolm Chisholm29/03/1994Edinburgh LeithSigned
Eddie Loyden29/03/1994Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Lynne Jones29/03/1994Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Glenda Jackson29/03/1994Hampstead & HighgateSigned
Eric Illsley29/03/1994Barnsley CentralSigned
Martin Redmond29/03/1994Don ValleySigned
Ian McCartney29/03/1994MakerfieldSigned
John Battle30/03/1994Leeds WestSigned
Dennis Turner30/03/1994Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Bill Etherington30/03/1994Sunderland NorthSigned
Derek Enright30/03/1994HemsworthSigned
Alistair Darling30/03/1994Edinburgh CentralSigned
Alan Milburn30/03/1994DarlingtonSigned
Helen Jackson30/03/1994Sheffield, HillsboroughSigned
Alan Simpson30/03/1994Nottingham SouthSigned
Colin Pickthall30/03/1994West LancashireSigned
Harry Cohen31/03/1994LeytonSigned
Mike Watson31/03/1994Glasgow CentralSigned
John Heppell12/04/1994Nottingham EastSigned
Mike Hall13/04/1994Warrington SouthSigned
John Spellar14/04/1994Warley WestSigned
David Clelland14/04/1994Tyne BridgeSigned
Paddy Tipping19/04/1994SherwoodSigned
Tommy Graham20/04/1994Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
John Gunnell21/04/1994Leeds South and MorleySigned
Jack Thompson21/04/1994WansbeckSigned
Martyn Jones27/04/1994Clwyd South WestSigned

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