Parliament Website

Waiting List Initiative In Wales

EDM number 417 in 1995-96, proposed by Rhodri Morgan on 13/02/1996.

That this House deplores the unseemly behaviour of Welsh health authorities including family health service authorities in Wales in their desperate search to bring to an end long waiting lists for diagnosis, medical treatment and surgery, both as to their pressure on GP's to remove the patients from the recorded waiting lists where those patients have refused treatment at hospitals outside their own area of residence and treatment at BUPA and other private medical provision, and as regards the pressure brought on patients to attend for surgery at Saturday morning special sessions at NHS hospitals by NHS orthopaedic surgeons but on BUPA-type piecework payment terms for surgeons of ú300 to ú400 per knee or hip operation, using special funds released by authorities like the South Glamorgan Family Health Service Authority under the Waiting List Initiative with the nurses, orderlies and others paid by despicable brown envelope methods entirely unacceptable for the use of taxpayers' money on the National Health Service; furthermore demands that the Secretary of State for Wales restores the principle of orderly conduct and equitable access to the National Health Service in Wales generally and to orthopaedic treatment and joint replacement surgery in South Glamorgan specifically.

This motion has been signed by a total of 34 MPs.

Rhodri Morgan13/02/1996Cardiff WestProposed
David Hanson13/02/1996DelynSigned
Martyn Jones13/02/1996Clwyd South WestSigned
Paul Murphy13/02/1996TorfaenSigned
Paul Flynn13/02/1996Newport WestSigned
Nick Ainger13/02/1996PembrokeSigned
Win Griffiths13/02/1996BridgendSigned
Alan Wynne Williams13/02/1996CarmarthenSigned
Robert Wareing14/02/1996Liverpool, West DerbySigned
Dennis Turner14/02/1996Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Jeremy Corbyn14/02/1996Islington NorthSigned
Michael Connarty14/02/1996Falkirk EastSigned
Bill Michie14/02/1996Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Barry Jones14/02/1996Alyn & DeesideSigned
Roy Hughes14/02/1996Newport EastSigned
Dennis Skinner14/02/1996BolsoverSigned
Gordon Prentice14/02/1996PendleSigned
Lynne Jones14/02/1996Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
John Cummings15/02/1996EasingtonSigned
Tom Cox15/02/1996TootingSigned
Ken Livingstone15/02/1996Brent EastSigned
Peter Hardy15/02/1996WentworthSigned
Greg Pope15/02/1996HyndburnSigned
Colin Pickthall15/02/1996West LancashireSigned
Tony Banks16/02/1996Newham North WestSigned
Elfyn Llwyd19/02/1996Meirionnydd Nant ConwySigned
Alan Meale19/02/1996MansfieldSigned
Eric Clarke19/02/1996MidlothianSigned
Audrey Wise19/02/1996PrestonSigned
Rachel Squire20/02/1996Dunfermline WestSigned
Alice Mahon20/02/1996HalifaxSigned
Kevin McNamara20/02/1996Kingston upon Hull NorthSigned
Dafydd Wigley20/02/1996CaernarfonSigned
Mike Hall21/02/1996Warrington SouthSigned

Download raw data as csv or xml.