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In the Lords we trust

(March 14, 2012)

Labours opposition day debate calling on the Government to Drop the Health and Social Care Bill was defeated.

Mark said "The Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats continue to ignore the public and health professionals who are opposed to this Bill. The proposals risk privatisation by the back door where hospitals will be allowed to treat 49% of private patients creating a two tier NHS. The only hope now is for the Lords to reject this Bill."

The Lords are currently reviewing the Health and Social Care Bill where if it is passed, it will then gain royal assent and become law.

The Trade Union Congress has created a website to lobby Lords ahead of the crucial debates and votes. The website can be found here

 

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