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    B933 - MP's Health Bill 2016, TSR UKIP
    MP's Health Bill 2016

    A
    BILL
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    Ensure MPs standard of health is maintained in light of their frequent bobbing in parliament.

    BE IT ENACTED by The Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Commons in this present Parliament assembled, in accordance with the provisions of the Parliament Acts 1911 and 1949, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

    1) Bobbing in Parliament
    a) As it is convention in parliament, an MP must bob if they wish to ask a question, unless they have been chosen at random to ask a question, and as such do not need to catch the speaker's eye.
    b) This bobbing, undertaken frequently in parliament can have a negative effect on the MPs health, especially in relation to joint pain in their back, legs and knees from frequently, and sometimes quickly standing up and sitting down.

    2) Free Health Check ups
    a) All MPs can avail of a free check up with a suitably qualified doctor within parliament once per 6 months to check all of the areas of the body as stated in 1(b)
    b) This health check up will be provided by a doctor situated within the houses of parliament, whose duty it is to ensure a good standard of health for MPs
    C) This check up will have no financial implications for the MPs in question

    3) Free Health Care
    a) Should the health check up, as outlined in section 2; find that the MP requires medication to deal with any pain as a result of bobbing- this will be provided, no matter the cost immediately
    b) Should the health check up, as outlined in section 2; find that the MP requires medical treatment, including surgery to rectify any medical issues, as outlined in 1(b) as a result of strain during bobbing, carrying out their duty to the nation- then Parliament shall provide free private health care for the MP, to ensure they are able to return and do their duty at the earliest possible opportunity
    (I) Surgery could be for, but not limited to, knee replacements, hip replacements, spinal surgery or any other issues caused the MPs bobbing.

    4) Commencement, Short Title, Extent
    a) This bill will come into effect immediately.
    b) This bill may be cited as the MPs Health Act 2016.
    c) This bill will apply to MPs from the whole of the United Kingdom
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    Is this for real?!?! 😂
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    Ummm sections one should be noted and not bill
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    And no to parliament paying for private healthcare for MP's.
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    Nay. MPs earn enough money to go to a private doctor if they need to, or go to the NHS. There are plenty more professions that require a lot more movement, so why should MPs be given special treatment?
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    The thinking behind this bill is that, bobbing is a 'requirement' for MPs, or something they need to undertake in the line of their duty- and as such, if it takes a toll on their health, they should be assisted with the consequences!
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    (Original post by adam9317)
    The thinking behind this bill is that, bobbing is a 'requirement' for MPs, or something they need to undertake in the line of their duty- and as such, if it takes a toll on their health, they should be assisted with the consequences!
    A call button would be more appropriate and be better Recived.
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    We have the NHS for a reason...
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    I found the preamble amusing, will read the contents tomorrow when sober

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    Although the nhs is crap and that it takes ages for anything to be done, this is why we have it. We shouldn't have to pay for private health care for MPs. They can go to the nhs or pay for private out of the money they make. They make enough to do that.
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    :laugh: wtf have I just read?
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    Absolutely not. Still not sure if this is a joke but if it's not it's a terrible idea.
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    Oh **** off

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    Edit to include "surgery to remove their heads from their arses" and I'm in.

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    (Original post by PetrosAC)
    Nay. MPs earn enough money to go to a private doctor if they need to, or go to the NHS. There are plenty more professions that require a lot more movement, so why should MPs be given special treatment?
    Have you ever spoken to an MP? They could earn 4x what they get if they wanted to in another job, they are hugely underpaid for such an important job.
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    (Original post by balanced)
    Have you ever spoken to an MP? They could earn 4x what they get if they wanted to in another job, they are hugely underpaid for such an important job.
    I have spoken to MP's, yes. They are still paid a large amount compared to most in the UK
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    I was also against this.
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    A good joke bill but not sure why private healthcare per se is needed.
 
 
 
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