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Prescription Charges For Apprentices

EDM number 727 in 2015-16, proposed by Steve McCabe on 18/11/2015.
Categorised under the topics of Employment, Health services, Pay and Students.

That this House notes that those on apprenticeships aged 16 to 18 or 19 and over, but in the first year of their apprenticeship, earn only £3.30 per hour but are required to pay for their prescriptions, whereas those of the same age but in full-time education receive free prescriptions; considers this a serious barrier to access to health care for such groups and a disincentive to those wishing to commence an apprenticeship; calls on the Government to make free prescriptions available for this group on the same basis as their contemporaries in full-time education; further notes that this is a particular problem and serious disincentive for young people who suffer from chronic conditions requiring regular medication, such as colitis and Crohn's disease; and notes that it would be consistent with the findings of the Prescription Charges Coalition Report - Paying the Price, 2013 if the Government were to pay particular attention to the needs of such groups.

This motion has been signed by a total of 24 MPs.

Stephen McCabe18/11/2015Birmingham, Selly OakLabourProposed
Siobhain McDonagh18/11/2015Mitcham and MordenLabourSeconded
Geoffrey Robinson18/11/2015Coventry North WestLabourSeconded
Marie Rimmer18/11/2015St Helens South and WhistonLabourSeconded
Emma Lewell-Buck18/11/2015South ShieldsLabourSeconded
Colleen Fletcher18/11/2015Coventry North EastLabourSeconded
Joan Ryan18/11/2015Signed
Jim Cunningham18/11/2015Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Khalid Mahmood18/11/2015Birmingham, Perry BarrLabourSigned
David Lammy18/11/2015TottenhamLabourSigned
Alan Meale19/11/2015MansfieldLabourSigned
Peter Bottomley19/11/2015Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Jim Shannon19/11/2015StrangfordDUPSigned
David Winnick19/11/2015Walsall NorthLabourSigned
Dennis Skinner19/11/2015BolsoverLabourSigned
Paul Monaghan19/11/2015Caithness, Sutherland and Easter RossScottish National PartySigned
Keith Vaz23/11/2015Leicester EastLabourSigned
Lady Hermon24/11/2015North DownIndependentSigned
Mary Glindon26/11/2015North TynesideLabourSigned
Yasmin Qureshi30/11/2015Bolton South EastLabourSigned
Roger Godsiff01/12/2015Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Ruth Smeeth15/12/2015Stoke-on-Trent NorthLabourSigned
Valerie Vaz05/01/2016Walsall SouthLabourSigned
David Crausby23/03/2016Bolton North EastLabourSigned

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