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SPECIAL FAMILIES - SPECIAL NEEDS WEEK

EDM (Early Day Motion) 938: tabled on 04 June 1996

Tabled in the 1995-96 session.

This motion has been signed by 55 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House welcomes the initiative of Contact a Family in co-ordinating the Special Families-Special Needs Week 8-14th June to raise awareness of the lives of families caring for children with rare conditions; notes that most rare conditions are known as orphan diseases meaning that treatments, therapies and research may not attract current funding because the conditions affect relatively few families; further notes that the current methods of collecting statistics are haphazard or non-existent, making it difficult to be specific about numbers affected but, as diagnostic techniques improve, known incidence increases; and recognises the difficulties faced by these families in obtaining a diagnosis, learning to care for their children and carry out complex medical procedures as well as incurring additional pressures in accessing relevant information and early access to relevant specialists.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 5 June 1996
Eltham
Bradley, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1996
Manchester, Withington
Callaghan, James
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1996
Heywood and Middleton
Campbell, Mrs Anne
Labour
Signed on 6 June 1996
Cambridge
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 June 1996
North East Fife
Carlile, Alex
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 June 1996
Montgomery
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 6 June 1996
Barnsley West and Penistone
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 11 June 1996
Tooting
Currie, Mrs Edwina
Conservative
Signed on 10 June 1996
South Derbyshire
Dafis, Cynog
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 10 June 1996
Ceredigion and Pembroke North
Dixon, Don
Labour
Signed on 10 June 1996
Jarrow
Eastham, Ken
Labour
Signed on 10 June 1996
Manchester, Blackley
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 18 June 1996
Sunderland North
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1996
Newport West
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1996
Greenock and Port Glasgow
Golding, Mrs Llin
Labour
Signed on 11 June 1996
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Graham, Mr Tommy
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1996
Renfrew West and Inverclyde
Greenway, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 10 July 1996
Ryedale
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 12 June 1996
Bridgend
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1996
Morley and Leeds South
Hall, Mr Mike
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1996
Warrington South
Hannam, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 10 June 1996
Exeter
Hardy, Peter
Labour
Signed on 6 June 1996
Wentworth
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 June 1996
North Devon
Howarth, Alan
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1996
Stratford-on-Avon
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 July 1996
Southwark and Bermondsey
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 7 June 1996
Hampstead and Highgate
Johnson Smith, Sir Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 14 October 1996
Wealden
Jones, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1996
Alyn and Deeside
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1996
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1996
Clwyd South West
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 June 1996
Cheltenham
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 6 June 1996
Brent East
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 18 June 1996
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Loyden, Eddie
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1996
Liverpool, Garston
Lynne, Liz
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 June 1996
Rochdale
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 12 June 1996
Halifax
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 6 June 1996
Sheffield, Heeley
Nicholson, Emma
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 June 1996
Torridge and West Devon
Parry, Robert
Labour
Signed on 11 June 1996
Liverpool, Riverside
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 22 July 1996
Lewisham, Deptford
Sims, Sir Roger
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1996
Chislehurst
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 5 June 1996
South Belfast
Thompson, Jack
Labour
Signed on 11 June 1996
Wansbeck
Thompson, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 24 July 1996
Norwich North
Thurnham, Peter
Independent
Signed on 4 June 1996
Bolton North East
Tipping, Paddy
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1996
Sherwood
Wallace, Mr Jim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 June 1996
Orkney and Shetland
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 18 June 1996
Preston

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.