Early day motion 802

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NHS WHOLLY OWNED SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES

That this House notes that an increasing number of NHS trusts in England are attempting to establish wholly owned subsidiary companies to deliver services such as facilities and estates, ostensibly as a means of exploiting a tax loophole; believes that the major savings will in fact come from employing new staff on non-NHS terms and conditions, with no access to the NHS Pension Scheme; considers that such moves amount to backdoor privatisation, which is taking place despite mounting evidence of the failure of outsourcing in the NHS; recognises that the NHS is under extreme financial pressure but considers that such moves are merely short-term fixes that will create further problems in future; asserts that long-term protection of pay and pensions for staff transferring to new companies is weak, with some examples already of such organisations moving unilaterally to change staff conditions post-transfer; further believes that once such companies have been set up, it is far easier for trusts to transfer other staff and services in future; further considers that the NHS always functions at its best when services and staff work together as one team across an organisation, rather than being artificially separated by the establishment of arms-length entities; and calls on the Government to block the creation of any further NHS wholly owned subsidiary companies, while guaranteeing the continuation of the national Agenda for Change pay system and access to the NHS Pension Scheme for all healthcare staff, whether providing clinical or non-clinical services.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 17.01.2018
Cunningham, Alex Labour Party Stockton North 23.01.2018
Cunningham, Jim Labour Party Coventry South 17.01.2018
Eagle, Angela Labour Party Wallasey 24.01.2018
Glindon, Mary Labour Party North Tyneside 17.01.2018
Grogan, John Labour Party Keighley 22.01.2018
Hill, Mike Labour Party Hartlepool 16.01.2018
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 18.01.2018
Morris, Grahame M Labour Party Easington 18.01.2018
Rimmer, Marie Labour Party St Helens South and Whiston 23.01.2018
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd Labour Party Brighton Kemptown 20.02.2018
Shah, Naseem Labour Party Bradford West 05.02.2018
Siddiq, Tulip Labour Party Hampstead and Kilburn 06.02.2018
Skinner, Dennis Labour Party Bolsover 25.01.2018
Smeeth, Ruth Labour Party Stoke-on-Trent North 18.01.2018
Sobel, Alex Labour Party Leeds North West 24.01.2018
Twist, Liz Labour Party Blaydon 16.01.2018
Walker, Thelma Labour Party Colne Valley 25.01.2018
Zeichner, Daniel Labour Party Cambridge 23.01.2018