Parliamentary Approval for War and NHS EDM
I find myself in London to support the Private Members Bill in support of parliamentary approval of the initial deployment of troops before going to war. This is an important piece of constitutional legislation.
One interesting argument a Conservative used against it was that the PM should be able to go to war and sign treaties without coming to parliament. One would presume that he would make an exception for European Treaties such as the EU Constitution.
Whilst here I have submitted an EDM about the NHS which follows:John Hemming
Title: Financial Crisis in the Health Service
That this house notes persistent statements from health service managers implying that both 25% of NHS bodies are insolvent and that the NHS in aggregate is insolvent, recognises that much of this results from simplistic, ideologically driven meddling in the operation of the Health Service which has been underpinned by a failure to understand where market mechanisms are appropriate and where they are not appropriate and calls for an urgent and public review by the government of the financial status of the National Health Service so that urgent remedial action can be taken.