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Financial Support For North East Lincolnshire Primary Care Trust

EDM number 485 in 2003-04, proposed by Austin Mitchell on 26/01/2004.

That this House, in affirming the clear principle that NHS treatment should be available for all who need it, expresses its concern at the situation in North East Lincolnshire where the primary care trust is being asked to pay the ú440,000 medical bill and the ú4,000 a week continuing care costs for a failed asylum seeker arising from a road traffic accident which occurred elsewhere, with treatment give elsewhere; points out that neither the trust nor his doctor were notified when he was required to leave, that the trust is not funded for this kind of case, and that such a huge bill will have a disproportionate and wholly unfair impact on a primary care trust budget already in deficit; and, in expressing its sympathy for the victim of this tragic accident, emphasises that unless the bill is paid centrally as it would have been before 1999, the result will be local anger and resentment directed against asylum seekers in general because medical services locally must suffer to pay a bill which is not a local responsibility.

This motion has been signed by a total of 9 MPs.

Austin Mitchell26/01/2004Great GrimsbyLabourProposed
Ann Cryer27/01/2004KeighleyLabourSigned
Paul Flynn27/01/2004Newport WestLabourSigned
Rudi Vis28/01/2004Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Gregory Campbell04/02/2004East LondonderryDUPSigned
Iris Robinson05/02/2004StrangfordDUPSigned
Alan Simpson05/02/2004Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Bill Etherington05/02/2004Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins10/02/2004Luton NorthLabourSigned

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