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Eu Cross-Border Health Services Directive

EDM number 526 in 2007-08, proposed by Frank Dobson on 10/12/2007.
Categorised under the topics of EU law and treaties and Health services.

That this House notes the European Commission proposals for a directive on cross-border health services, which in their current form would force the National Health Service to pay private health providers abroad for non-emergency treatment of United Kingdom citizens who are wealthy enough to pay the fees up front, to further develop an internal market by setting a tariff for all treatments and create a bureaucracy to advertise and facilitate the right of patients to seek private treatment abroad; further notes that the proposed directive's legal basis is under the internal market, and that it is explicitly based on encouraging competition between health providers and over-rides the consideration of cost versus medical need; further notes the support of Conservative and Liberal Democrat Members of the European Parliament for such a directive; believes that this directive would undermine the fundamental principles of the NHS, impose unnecessary burdens of cost and bureaucracy, over-rule clinical priorities and act to worsen health inequalities; supports the Unison campaign against the proposals; and urges the Government to veto any such directive.

This motion has been signed by a total of 57 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Frank Dobson10/12/2007Holborn and St PancrasLabourProposed
Gisela Stuart10/12/2007Birmingham, EdgbastonLabourSeconded
Judy Mallaber10/12/2007Amber ValleyLabourSeconded
John Grogan10/12/2007SelbyLabourSeconded
Charlotte Atkins10/12/2007Staffordshire MoorlandsLabourSeconded
David Drew10/12/2007StroudLabourSigned
Paul Truswell10/12/2007PudseyLabourSigned
Clive Efford10/12/2007ElthamLabourSigned
Paul Flynn10/12/2007Newport WestLabourSigned
Neil Gerrard10/12/2007WalthamstowLabourSigned
Ian Gibson10/12/2007Norwich NorthLabourSigned
John Austin10/12/2007Erith and ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Clive Betts10/12/2007Sheffield, AttercliffeLabourSigned
Graham Stringer10/12/2007Manchester, BlackleyLabourSigned
David Taylor10/12/2007North West LeicestershireLabourSigned
David Anderson10/12/2007BlaydonLabourSigned
Katy Clark10/12/2007North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
Linda Riordan10/12/2007HalifaxLabourSigned
Eric Illsley10/12/2007Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Jon Cruddas10/12/2007DagenhamLabourSigned
Dennis Skinner10/12/2007BolsoverLabourSigned
David Heyes10/12/2007Ashton-under-LyneLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins10/12/2007Luton NorthLabourSigned
Lindsay Hoyle10/12/2007ChorleyLabourSigned
Lynne Jones10/12/2007Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Peter Kilfoyle10/12/2007Liverpool, WaltonLabourSigned
Robert Marshall-Andrews10/12/2007MedwayLabourSigned
John McDonnell10/12/2007Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Austin Mitchell10/12/2007Great GrimsbyLabourSigned
Karen Buck10/12/2007Regent's Park and Kensington NorthLabourSigned
Colin Burgon10/12/2007ElmetLabourSigned
Harry Cohen10/12/2007Leyton and WansteadLabourSigned
John Cummings11/12/2007EasingtonLabourSigned
Virendra Sharma11/12/2007Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Jim Devine11/12/2007LivingstonLabourSigned
Janet Dean11/12/2007BurtonLabourSigned
Sandra Osborne11/12/2007Ayr, Carrick and CumnockLabourSigned
Michael Meacher11/12/2007Oldham West and RoytonLabourSigned
Alan Simpson11/12/2007Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Gordon Prentice11/12/2007PendleLabourSigned
Martin Caton11/12/2007GowerLabourSigned
Rudi Vis12/12/2007Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
Ann Cryer12/12/2007KeighleyLabourSigned
Andrew Love12/12/2007EdmontonLabourSigned
Tony Lloyd12/12/2007Manchester CentralLabourSigned
Brian Iddon12/12/2007Bolton South EastLabourSigned
Joan Humble12/12/2007Blackpool North and FleetwoodLabourSigned
Brian Jenkins13/12/2007TamworthLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn13/12/2007Islington NorthLabourSigned
Betty Williams17/12/2007ConwyLabourSigned
Doug Naysmith18/12/2007Bristol North WestLabourSigned
Hywel Francis07/01/2008AberavonLabourSigned
Mike Wood07/01/2008Batley and SpenLabourSigned
Paul Farrelly08/01/2008Newcastle-under-LymeLabourSigned
Michael Jabez Foster14/01/2008Hastings and RyeLabourSigned
Bill Etherington17/01/2008Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Gwyneth DunwoodyUnknownWithdrawn

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