Date set for final debate on Bill – please support us!Type: News
Topic: Brexit | Policy and legislation
Published on: 7th March 2019
Brendan O’Hara MP has secured a debate on 19 March on the European Union Withdrawal (Evaluation of Effects on Health and Social Care Sectors) Bill. This follows last week’s drop-in session for MPs and Peers at Westminster focusing on the impact of Brexit on health and social care across the UK. It has also been confirmed that the Second Reading of the Bill is likely to take place on 22 March 2019.
The Bill has cross-party support and is supported by 101 organisations across the UK. It would require the UK Government to make arrangements for an independent evaluation of the impact of Brexit upon the health and social care sector across the 4 Nations. The evaluation will be made after consulting the Scottish Ministers, the Welsh Ministers and the relevant Northern Ireland department, service providers, those requiring health and social care services, and others.
Why does this matter?
Camphill Scotland and our partners believe the Bill is necessary to help safeguard vital services for children and young people, people with disabilities, with long term conditions and with other support needs. It will help to ensure that the strategic planning and decision making of Governments, local authorities, the third sector, unions, the health and social care sector and other key agencies is fully informed and shaped by robust evidence.
How to support us
- Ask your organisation to sign up in support of the Bill. Contact Robert McGeachy, Policy and Engagement Manager to add your organisation’s support.
- Write to your local MP to request that they support the Bill. You may wish to adapt this letter template (in support of Camphill) adapt this more general letter template.