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NHS And The Transatlantic Trade And Investment Partnership

EDM number 871 in 2014-15, proposed by Roger Godsiff on 16/03/2015.
Categorised under the topics of Health services, International trade, North America and EU external relations.

That this House notes with concern that the NHS is still included in the scope of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) despite the risk of this leading to a privatised, fragmented service that is run for private profit rather than public wellbeing; recognises that only a complete and explicit exemption of the NHS from TTIP will protect the UK's health service from inclusion in the treaty; reminds the Government that the risks of not ensuring that the NHS is excluded from TTIP include increasing deaths from tobacco and higher costs for vital medicines; observes that the TTIP investor-state dispute settlement provision would allow companies to sue governments which bring in legislation to protect public health for billions of taxpayers' money as lost future profits; further notes with concern that this is already happening around the world under existing trade deals; further observes that allowing greater competition into the NHS would lead to further fragmentation and cherry-picking of profitable services, damaging the quality of healthcare available to citizens; further observes that the primary function of governments is to protect citizens' rights and wellbeing, including where necessary by defending them from the greed of global corporations; further notes that the Prime Minister has the right to insist that the UK's NHS is explicitly excluded from TTIP; and calls on him to use this right to protect the health and wellbeing of the citizens he was elected to serve, rather than the profits of private healthcare companies and their shareholders.

This motion has been signed by a total of 39 MPs.

Roger Godsiff16/03/2015Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourProposed
Jim Shannon17/03/2015StrangfordDUPSeconded
Mark Durkan17/03/2015FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Graham Stringer17/03/2015Blackley and BroughtonLabourSeconded
David Simpson17/03/2015Upper BannDUPSeconded
Mike Hancock17/03/2015Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSeconded
Yasmin Qureshi17/03/2015Bolton South EastLabourSigned
Paul Flynn17/03/2015Newport WestLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins17/03/2015Luton NorthLabourSigned
Michael Weir17/03/2015AngusScottish National PartySigned
Jim Cunningham17/03/2015Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Martin Caton18/03/2015GowerLabourSigned
Margaret Ritchie18/03/2015South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Ronnie Campbell18/03/2015Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd18/03/2015Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Dennis Skinner18/03/2015BolsoverLabourSigned
John McDonnell18/03/2015Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Liz McInnes19/03/2015Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Mary Glindon19/03/2015North TynesideLabourSigned
Valerie Vaz23/03/2015Walsall SouthLabourSigned
Jim Dowd23/03/2015Lewisham West and PengeLabourSigned
Fiona Mactaggart23/03/2015SloughLabourSigned
Bill Esterson24/03/2015Sefton CentralLabourSigned
Grahame Morris24/03/2015EasingtonLabourSigned
David Wright24/03/2015TelfordLabourSigned
Mark Lazarowicz24/03/2015Edinburgh North and LeithLabourSigned
George Galloway24/03/2015Bradford WestRespectSigned
David Anderson24/03/2015BlaydonLabourSigned
David Crausby24/03/2015Bolton North EastLabourSigned
William McCrea24/03/2015South AntrimDUPSigned
Naomi Long24/03/2015Belfast EastAllianceSigned
Anne Begg24/03/2015Aberdeen SouthLabourSigned
Joan Ruddock25/03/2015Lewisham, DeptfordLabourSigned
Barry Sheerman25/03/2015HuddersfieldLabourSigned
Steve Rotheram25/03/2015Liverpool, WaltonLabourSigned
Caroline Lucas25/03/2015Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Sandra Osborne25/03/2015Ayr, Carrick and CumnockLabourSigned
Katy Clark25/03/2015North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
Frank Roy25/03/2015Motherwell and WishawLabourSigned

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