4 ways to support our amendment in the House of LordsType: News
Topic: Policy and legislation
Published on: 7th February 2018
Lord Nicol Stephen and Baroness Jenny Jolly have tabled an Amendment on behalf of Camphill Scotland, the Alliance of Health and Social Care Scotland and our partners, totalling 58 organisations across the UK*. The Amendment was originally lodged by Joanna Cherry MP in the House of Commons. The amendment secured cross party support but was narrowly defeated in the House of Commons by 318 votes to 294 votes on 20 December.
Purpose of the amendment
This amendment will require the UK Government to make arrangements for an independent evaluation of the impact of Brexit upon the health and social care sectors across the UK. We believe this amendment is necessary to determine the full impact of the legislation and Brexit upon the health and social care sectors across the 4 Nations, including the care and support for people with disabilities, for older people, for children and young people, for people with long term conditions and other support needs.
This, in turn, 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 across the UK, in relation to the impact of Brexit on the health and social care sector in their respective nations, is fully informed and shaped by robust evidence.
4 Ways you can support the amendment in the House of Lords
- Do you know any Peers who might be interested in adding their name to the Amendment? To maximise support for the Amendment in the House of Lords it would be helpful if you could please contact any Peers you may have contact with, and ask them to add their names to the Amendment. Securing such support will help to improve the chances that we will be able to secure concessions from the UK Government.
- You can share the Amendment (after Clause 13) and our updated briefing paper with your contacts in the House of Lords.
- Add your organisation’s name to the growing list of organisations supporting the Amendment.
- Send us your briefings about the potential impact of Brexit upon the health and social care sectors. This would help to ensure we get as wide a debate as possible on the issues, and maximise the number of Peers participating in the debate.
Organisations wishing to add their name to the list of organisations supporting the Amendment, or to contribute briefings should contact Robert McGeachy, Policy and Engagement Manager:
Mobile: 07825 149005
The first day of Committee in the House of Lords will be 21 February, but it is not expected that the Amendment will be debated on the first day.
* The Amendment lodged by Joanna Cherry MP on behalf of Camphill Scotland, the Alliance of Health and Social Care Scotland has received the support of 58 organisations across the UK.