Early day motion 319

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MARKETING ON MATERNITY WARDS

That this House notes with concern the interruption of new mothers in NHS maternity wards by sales representatives; expresses concern that these representatives pass on advertising material during this time, that, more worringly, they extract data from these new mothers in order to sell it on to third parties and that sales representatives' motivation is unclear, with many new mothers believing they are giving their details to an official from the NHS; further notes that this confusion is compounded by the fact that HM Revenue and Customs pays Bounty £90,000 annually to distribute child benefit forms in their 812,000 baby bags, the information from which is sold on to third parties; further expresses concern that the NHS receives £2.3 million annually in fees and equipment from Bounty for access to maternity wards; highlights a recent Mumsnet survey which showed that over half of new mothers felt the Bounty sales representative invaded their privacy; further expresses concern that new mothers are taken advantage of by these practices during a vulnerable time; further highlights that Bounty baby bags and other marketing materials, such as Emily's Diary, validated by the Royal College of General Practitioners, which offers gift packs in exchange for personal data, implies the approval of these products and practices by NHS doctors, radiographers and midwives; condemns the commercialisation of the NHS maternity ward; congratulates Poole NHS Hospital Trust for cancelling its contract with Bounty; and calls on the Government to stop allowing sales representatives on to all maternity wards, to ensure that materials handed to new parents at this time are informative without advertisement and to forbid the selling of data acquired at this time being sold on to third parties.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Ainsworth, Bob Labour Party Coventry North East 17.07.2013
Barron, Kevin Labour Party Rother Valley 11.07.2013
Blomfield, Paul Labour Party Sheffield Central 16.07.2013
Blunkett, David Labour Party Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough 02.09.2013
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 03.07.2013
Brooke, Annette Liberal Democrats Mid Dorset and North Poole 08.07.2013
Burden, Richard Labour Party Birmingham Northfield 02.09.2013
Burstow, Paul Liberal Democrats Sutton and Cheam 08.10.2013
Campbell, Menzies Liberal Democrats North East Fife 02.09.2013
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 16.07.2013
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 02.07.2013
Clark, Katy Labour Party North Ayrshire and Arran 15.07.2013
Clarke, Tom Labour Party Coatbridge Chryston and Bellshill 03.07.2013
Connarty, Michael Labour Party Linlithgow and East Falkirk 10.07.2013
Cooper, Rosie Labour Party West Lancashire 18.07.2013
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 02.07.2013
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 18.07.2013
Crockart, Mike Liberal Democrats Edinburgh West 16.07.2013
Cryer, John Labour Party Leyton and Wanstead 16.07.2013
Cunningham, Alex Labour Party Stockton North 04.07.2013
Cunningham, Jim Labour Party Coventry South 10.07.2013
Cunningham, Tony Labour Party Workington 17.07.2013
Davidson, Ian Labour Party Glasgow South West 16.07.2013
Dobbin, Jim Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 02.07.2013
Dodds, Nigel Democratic Unionist Party Belfast North 29.10.2013
Dowd, Jim Labour Party Lewisham West and Penge 12.07.2013
Engel, Natascha Labour Party North East Derbyshire 11.07.2013
Farron, Tim Liberal Democrats Westmorland and Lonsdale 10.07.2013
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 10.07.2013
George, Andrew Liberal Democrats St Ives 02.07.2013
Gilmore, Sheila Labour Party Edinburgh East 03.09.2013
Glindon, Mary Labour Party North Tyneside 15.07.2013
Godsiff, Roger Labour Party Birmingham Hall Green 15.07.2013
Hamilton, Fabian Labour Party Leeds North East 10.07.2013
Hancock, Mike INDEPENDENT Portsmouth South 04.07.2013
Harvey, Nick Liberal Democrats North Devon 10.10.2013
Hepburn, Stephen Labour Party Jarrow 02.09.2013
Hood, Jim Labour Party Lanark and Hamilton East 04.07.2013
Howarth, George Labour Party Knowsley 15.07.2013
Huppert, Julian Liberal Democrats Cambridge 02.07.2013
Jackson, Glenda Labour Party Hampstead and Kilburn 03.07.2013
Kaufman, Gerald Labour Party Manchester Gorton 09.07.2013
Lavery, Ian Labour Party Wansbeck 04.07.2013
Lazarowicz, Mark Labour Party Edinburgh North and Leith 28.04.2014
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 04.07.2013
Long, Naomi Alliance Party Belfast East 04.07.2013
Lucas, Caroline Green Party Brighton Pavilion 04.07.2013
McCrea, Dr William Democratic Unionist Party South Antrim 10.07.2013
McDonagh, Siobhain Labour Party Mitcham and Morden 02.09.2013
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 02.07.2013
Mearns, Ian Labour Party Gateshead 16.07.2013
Mitchell, Austin Labour Party Great Grimsby 09.07.2013
Morden, Jessica Labour Party Newport East 03.07.2013
Morrice, Graeme Labour Party Livingston 02.09.2013
Mudie, George Labour Party Leeds East 16.10.2013
Mulholland, Greg Liberal Democrats Leeds North West 10.09.2013
Murphy, Paul Labour Party Torfaen 09.07.2013
Pearce, Teresa Labour Party Erith and Thamesmead 09.07.2013
Qureshi, Yasmin Labour Party Bolton South East 04.07.2013
Reevell, Simon Conservative Party Dewsbury 11.07.2013
Reid, Alan Liberal Democrats Argyll and Bute 02.09.2013
Riordan, Linda Labour Party Halifax 08.10.2013
Robertson, John Labour Party Glasgow North West 01.07.2013
Robinson, Geoffrey Labour Party Coventry North West 02.09.2013
Rotheram, Steve Labour Party Liverpool Walton 02.07.2013
Roy, Lindsay Labour Party Glenrothes 03.07.2013
Ruddock, Joan Labour Party Lewisham Deptford 03.07.2013
Sanders, Adrian Liberal Democrats Torbay 09.07.2013
Sheridan, Jim Labour Party Paisley and Renfrewshire North 02.07.2013
Skinner, Dennis Labour Party Bolsover 10.07.2013
Teather, Sarah Liberal Democrats Brent Central 02.09.2013
Vaz, Valerie Labour Party Walsall South 03.07.2013
Walley, Joan Labour Party Stoke-on-Trent North 10.07.2013
Ward, David Liberal Democrats Bradford East 03.09.2013
Watts, Dave Labour Party St Helens North 04.07.2013
Weir, Mike Scottish National Party Angus 10.07.2013
Williams, Hywel Plaid Cymru Arfon 02.07.2013
Williams, Mark Liberal Democrats Ceredigion 03.07.2013
Williams, Roger Liberal Democrats Brecon and Radnorshire 18.07.2013
Wright, David Labour Party Telford 16.07.2013

Amendment 319A1 - MARKETING ON MATERNITY WARDS

leave out from 'notes' to end and add 'that pregnant women, new mothers and their families require access to information, advice and support; welcomes the provision of 2.6 million free pregnancy and newborn guides containing essential health information, including public health advice from the Department of Health, to all pregnant women and new mothers through Bounty parenting club packs; notes that Bounty packs reach 96 per cent of new mothers across the UK; further notes that 81 per cent of Bounty members have a household income of under £50,000; further welcomes the fact that 82 per cent of all UK child benefit is paid as a result of the forms distributed through Bounty packs; highlights that the distribution of child benefit forms through Bounty packs costs the taxpayer 10 pence per form compared to 33 pence per form through the post; further welcomes the partnership between NHS trusts, healthcare professionals and Bounty in working together to provide patient-centred care to pregnant women and new mothers; further highlights that criticism of Bounty has been led by its commercial competitor Mumsnet; and urges the Government to continue supporting parenting clubs such as Bounty, Emma's Diary by the Royal College of General Practitioners and Baby and You by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, which offer an essential and valuable source of advice and information to women and their families.'.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Davies, Philip Conservative Party Shipley 12.07.2013
Mordaunt, Penny Conservative Party Portsmouth North 10.07.2013