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EDM number 126 in 1994-95, proposed by Frank Cook on 24/11/1994.

That this House congratulates dental practitioners for maintaining exemplary standards of professional care since the inception of the National Health Service; but notes with considerable concern that the consequences of the full implementation of Her Majesty's Government's proposals as laid out in the Green Paper, Improving NHS Dentistry, could well be the reduction in volume and throughput of general work causing immediate increases in waiting lists, all this resulting from possible adoption of the Government's preferred proposal for sessional payments, financial ruin of those dentists having a practice with high overheads and a heavy commitment to NHS clientele, widespread redundancies within ancillary staff f grades, reduction of general dental services to a bare minimum should the ring-fencing of dental funds be removed as seems likely, greatly increased pressures on dentists to adopt the course of action resisted by the vast majority of the profession to date, namely the accelerated move towards private practice, and further loss of morale throughout all grades of dental care workers, who, having coped remarkably well with the many changes introduced hitherto, are now faced with the onerous task of either introducing an invidious purchaser/provider model for remuneration or applying the untried, untested and patently flawed sessional payment scheme; and therefore urges Her Majesty's Government to allow a period of stability to elapse to permit the profession to cope more adequately with changes of the past and prepare more rationally for those of the future.

This motion has been signed by a total of 44 MPs.

Frank Cook24/11/1994Stockton NorthProposed
Harry Barnes25/11/1994North East DerbyshireSigned
Tom Cox28/11/1994TootingSigned
John Evans28/11/1994St Helens NorthSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie28/11/1994Glasgow, PollokSigned
Terry Davis28/11/1994Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Eric Clarke28/11/1994MidlothianSigned
Bill Michie28/11/1994Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Alan Meale28/11/1994MansfieldSigned
William McKelvey28/11/1994Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
John McAllion28/11/1994Dundee EastSigned
Elfyn Llwyd28/11/1994Meirionnydd Nant ConwySigned
Ernie Ross28/11/1994Dundee WestSigned
Colin Pickthall28/11/1994West LancashireSigned
Michael Connarty29/11/1994Falkirk EastSigned
Gerry Sutcliffe29/11/1994Bradford SouthSigned
Gerry Steinberg29/11/1994Durham, City ofSigned
Margaret Ewing29/11/1994MoraySigned
Bryan Davies29/11/1994Oldham Central and RoytonSigned
Ian Davidson29/11/1994Glasgow, GovanSigned
David Clelland29/11/1994Tyne BridgeSigned
Keith Bradley29/11/1994Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Ken Livingstone29/11/1994Brent EastSigned
Roy Hughes29/11/1994Newport EastSigned
John Heppell29/11/1994Nottingham EastSigned
Dennis Skinner29/11/1994BolsoverSigned
Robert Parry29/11/1994Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Michael Clapham29/11/1994Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Eddie Loyden30/11/1994Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Richard Burden30/11/1994Birmingham, NorthfieldSigned
Nick Ainger30/11/1994PembrokeSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe01/12/1994LeighSigned
Norman Godman01/12/1994Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Jim Dowd01/12/1994Lewisham WestSigned
Alan Simpson01/12/1994Nottingham SouthSigned
Win Griffiths05/12/1994BridgendSigned
Peter Hardy06/12/1994WentworthSigned
John Gunnell07/12/1994Leeds South and MorleySigned
Allan Rogers08/12/1994RhonddaSigned
Tommy Graham08/12/1994Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Mike Hall08/12/1994Warrington SouthSigned
Max Madden13/12/1994Bradford WestSigned
Martyn Jones13/12/1994Clwyd South WestSigned
Bill Etherington15/12/1994Sunderland NorthSigned

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