EDMs on the NHS 65th Anniversary and Dog attacks on Postal workers

Valerie has tabled two Early Day Motions.

The first EDM celebrated the 65 Anniversary of the NHS:

“That this House celebrates the 65th anniversary of the National Health Service on 5 July 2013; notes the role Aneurin Bevan, Minister of Health in 1948, had in creating a healthcare system that reinforces the principle of health provision free at point of use; further notes the role of all doctors, nurses and other staff who work and have worked for the NHS during this time had in providing this unique healthcare system; and calls on the Government to protect this valued institution for future generations.”

EDM 248: 65TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE can be found here: http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2013-14/248

The second EDM called on the Government to close two loopholes in current legislation to protect postal workers from Dog Attacks:

“That this House notes that the number of dog attacks on postmen and postwomen in the UK is too high; is concerned by the frequency of attacks on workers and a lack of appropriate action in response; further notes that Royal Mail estimates that over 3,000 postmen and postwomen were attacked between April 2011 and April 2012; believes that no postal workers should face increased risk and fear of dog attacks because of their profession; further notes that England is soon to be the only part of the UK without updated dog laws; welcomes the provisions already contained within the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill for the protection of postal workers when they enter customers’ gardens to deliver the post; and calls on the Government to fill two loopholes in the Bill to protect an individual if attacked in a communal area of a block of flats and to provide further remedy if the person is bitten when pushing mail or other items through a letter box.”

EDM 249: TACKLING DOG ATTACKS ON POSTMEN AND POSTWOMEN can be found here: http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2013-14/249