Brexit amendment updateType: News
Topic: Policy and legislation
Published on: 15th January 2018
Joanna Cherry’s amendment NC44 to the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill was narrowly defeated in the House of Commons by 318 votes to 294 votes on 20 December 2017.
The amendment would have required the UK Government to make arrangements for an independent evaluation of the impact of the European Union (Withdrawal) legislation and Brexit upon the health and social care sectors across the 4 Nations to 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.
Thanks for support
We were delighted that the Amendment secured significant cross-party support, and was supported by 57 organisations across the UK, and many individuals. Apart from Camphill Scotland, supporters included the Alliance of Health and Social Care Scotland, which has over 2,100 members including large, national support providers as well as small, local volunteer-led groups and people who are disabled, living with long term conditions or providing unpaid care.
What happens next?
The House of Commons will complete its consideration of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill on 17 January, after which the House of Lords will commence its consideration of the legislation.
Camphill Scotland and the Alliance is currently considering options for progressing the amendment in the House of Lords.
We will keep you posted on key developments.
Contact Camphill Scotland’s Policy & Engagement Manager, Robert McGeachy
Mobile: 07825 149005