UPDATE: THIS VOTE HAS ALREADY HAPPENED. THIS IS AN OLD PETITION, BUT YOU ARE WELCOME TO SIGN IT STILL TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR THE ISSUE. Add Your Name Below to sign the urgent petition to the House of Lords
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The petition text:
Dear Members of the House of Lords,
Please make sure the Health and Social Care Bill doesn’t put our NHS in danger. Please support Lord Owen’s motion for more scrutiny of the new laws when you vote on Wednesday.
These changes weren't in any manifestos and the public has never had a chance to vote on them.
These changes weren't given proper scrutiny in the House of Commons so we need the House of Lords to look at them properly.
On Wednesday the House of Lords makes a choice. They could wave the government’s dangerous NHS plans through to the next stage. Or they could insist on proper scrutiny and big changes to protect our health service.
It could come down to one or two votes. Together we can help tip the balance.If we show the Lords that the public want them to put Lansley’s plans under the microscope, we can convince wavering Lords to stand up to government pressure and vote the right way.
An urgent, people-powered petition can show the Lords that huge numbers of us want them to protect the NHS.Please add your name now.