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Thangam Debbonaire is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.
This is a selection of Thangam Debbonaire’s votes.
Last updated: 12 Oct 2020. Please share these votes responsibly.
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To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of ensuring that (a) student finance and (b) NHS bursaries are available for people who already have a degree who wish to study for an undergraduate (five-year) medicine degree.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason the Government requires social care workers entering the UK to pay for PCR tests on day 2 and day 8 after arrival when those tests are available to UK-based social care workers free of charge.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has plans to review the provision of NHS dentistry.
Labour MP for Bristol West
Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election
Thangam Debbonaire campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC
Last updated: 12 Apr 2021.