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Dame Anne Begg MP Backs Bill to Stop Unwanted NHS Privatisation in Scotland

Posted on: November 21, 2014

My MP (Mike Weir Angus) also voted to stop this happening. Let’s hope that this TTIP never actually happens as it’s not needed and not wanted by millions of people.

Dame Anne Begg

With the English NHS under increasing threat, and NHS Grampian under increasing strain, Dame Anne Begg, MP for Aberdeen South, will back Labour’s new Bill to repeal the Tory’s competition rules that are driving the privatisation of the NHS in England. The Bill would also opt the Scottish NHS along with the NHS across the whole of the UK out of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

Today, Labour MP Clive Efford has introduced a Bill in Parliament which will set tough controls on privatisation, scrap competition frameworks and make sure local patients are always put first. The Bill would also see the Scottish NHS being opted out of the TTIP preventing it from being opened up to unwanted private competition.

Dame Anne Begg said:

The Tory’s approach in England is to let private companies cherry-pick the most profitable NHS services, regardless of patient need, and spend more money…

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