Liberal Democrat Health Select Committee Member, Andrew George MP, will call on the Health Secretary to drop the beleaguered Health and Social Care Bill today in the House of Commons.

Mr George, who has been a consistent critic of Health Secretary Andrew Lansley’s Health Bill, last month urged the Prime Minister, David Cameron, to drop the Bill. Mr George will ask at Question 11 in Health Questions today:

“If he will withdraw the Health and Social Care Bill?”

Mr George said: “Apart from those with a financial interest the Bill has virtually no friends. What miniscule support the Health Secretary did have is ebbing away.

“We should not allow our NHS to become seriously damaged just because the Health Secretary fears he would lose face if he were to do the honourable thing and back down.

“The future of the NHS is put in jeopardy by those who see these things as a political virility test. A dignified withdrawal is still possible, even at this late stage.”

Get the latest news from Andrew George straight to your inbox

* indicates required

Please tick to receive most relevant newsletter/s


Posted in Andrew George
  • Implications of the European Union Referendum Bill December 1, 2015
    We have all heard about the European Union Referendum Bill but I suspect most do not realise how close we are to it becoming law. Whether you are a Europhile or Europhobe, you may be interested to know that the Bill will be getting its 3rd reading in the Lords today (1 Dec), after which […]
    Merlene Emerson
  • Tim Farron’s message for World Aids Day 2015 December 1, 2015
    Courtesy of the National AIDS Trust
    The Voice