House of Lords prepares to debate health & social care amendment to Brexit BillType: News
Topic: Policy and legislation
Published on: 19th April 2018
Lord Nicol Stephen and Baroness Judith Jolly have re-tabled the amendment to the Brexit legislation for the Report Stage in the House of Lords. Amendment (No.105) 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.
The Amendment previously lodged in the House of Commons by Joanna Cherry MP on behalf of Camphill Scotland, the Alliance of Health and Social Care Scotland and by other our partners totalling 65 organisations across the UK secured cross party support and was narrowly defeated by 318 votes to 294 votes on 20 December.
5 Ways to Support the Amendment
- To maximise support for the Amendment in the House of Lords please contact Peers, and ask them to support the Amendment when it is debated at Report Stage of the Brexit Bill. Securing such support will help to improve the chances that we will be able to secure concessions from the UK Government.
- Please feel free to share a copy of the amendment and updated briefing with your contacts in the House of Lords.
- Organisations can send us any briefing they may have about the potential impact of Brexit upon the health and social care sectors to Peers. This will 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 should contact Robert McGeachy, Policy and Engagement Manager.
- You can use this template letter to encourage Peers to support the Amendment.
The first day of the Report Stage will be 18 April 2018. We expect Peers to debate the Amendment (No.105) on 30 April.