MPs debate the Francis Report: One year on

05 March 2014

MPs took part in a general debate in the House of Commons on Wednesday 5 March 2014 on the Francis Report: One year on.

Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, moved the motion for debate. Shadow Secretary of State for Health, Andy Burnham, responded on behalf of the Opposition.

Related information

The Francis Report

The Francis Report came out of a public inquiry led by Robert Francis QC, established to examine why serious failures in care at Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust before 2009 were not acted on sooner by the various responsible organisations.

The report was published on the 6 February 2013. The Government responded to the report's recommendations on 19 November 2013.

General debates

A general debate is held under a motion that the House has considered the subject. A motion expressed in neutral terms like this cannot be amended. It would be very unusual for a vote to take place on such a motion.

Watching proceedings from the public gallery

UK residents and overseas visitors can watch proceedings in the House of Commons by visiting the public gallery.

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