Blog: NHS Bill

Hundreds of constituents wrote to me in November 2014 in support of a House of Commons Private Members Bill, the National Health Service (Amended Duties and Powers) Bill which was promoted by my Labour colleague, Clive Efford M.P.

Most of its provisions apply to England and seek to restrict the outsourcing of parts of the NHS to private companies. However, I know that many people here in Glasgow care deeply about the future of the NHS throughout the UK and they also welcomed the provisions in the Bill to restrict all health services including those in Scotland from TTIP (see earlier article: Ann McKechin MP blog: Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership).

I was delighted to support this Bill which secured its Second Reading despite the objections of the Coalition Government.

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