Social Security (Special Rules for End of Life) Bill [Lords]

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:06 pm on 8th September 2022.

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Photo of Justin Tomlinson Justin Tomlinson Conservative, North Swindon 3:06 pm, 8th September 2022

I absolutely understand the good intentions behind what the hon. Gentleman sets out, but the fundamental flaw is that it relies on people who are terminally ill knowing about the support, and how to navigate what is now a complex situation in Scotland. Under our rules, the 12-month rule, support can be automatically highlighted by GPs at the same time as palliative care. Not only is that a better system, but people who would otherwise unknowingly miss that support will get it. Will he lobby the Scottish Government to listen to the stakeholders he has praised and mirror what we are doing?