Lord Stephen and Baroness Jolly have re-tabled an amendment to the Brexit legislation for the Report Stage in the House of Lords.
Amendment (No.105) to the EU Withdrawal Bill will require the UK Government to make arrangements for an independent evaluation of the impact of Brexit upon the health and social care sectors across the UK.
The amendment previously lodged in the House of Commons by Joanna Cherry MP on behalf of the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE), Camphill Scotland, and 65 other organisations across the UK secured cross party support and was narrowly defeated by 318 votes to 294 votes on 20 December.
Five ways to support the amendment:
1. To maximise support for the Amendment in the House of Lords please contact Peers, and ask them to support the Amendment when it is debated at Report Stage of the Brexit Bill. Securing such support will help to improve the chances that we will be able to secure concessions from the UK Government.
2. Please feel free to share a copy of the amendment and updated briefing with your contacts in the House of Lords.
3. Organisations can send us any briefing they may have about the potential impact of Brexit upon the health and social care sectors to Peers. This will help to ensure we get as wide a debate as possible on the issues, and maximise the number of Peers participating in the debate.
4. Organisations wishing to add their name to the list of organisations supporting the Amendment should contact Andrew Strong, Assistant Director (Policy and Communications) at the ALLIANCE.
5. You can use this template letter to encourage Peers to support the Amendment.
We expect Peers to debate the Amendment (No.105) on 30 April.