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EPILEPSY AND SUDDEN DEATH

EDM (Early Day Motion) 143: tabled on 30 November 1995

Tabled in the 1995-96 session.

This motion has been signed by 227 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 expresses its concern that up to 400 people may die in the United Kingdom each year from the phenomenon of sudden unexplained death in epilepsy and that research is being hampered in part by a failure of coroners and pathologists to accurately record causes of death of people with a history of epilepsy; calls upon the Government to make available resources for epilepsy research; and congratulates the voluntary organisation Epilepsy Bereaved on receiving charitable status and for its sterling work on behalf of families who suffer a bereavement due to a sudden unexplained death in epilepsy.

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.

Alton, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 January 1996
Liverpool, Mossley Hill
Anderson, Donald
Labour
Signed on 7 May 1996
Swansea East
Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1996
Rossendale and Darwen
Ashton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 22 July 1996
Bassetlaw
Atkinson, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 14 May 1996
Bournemouth East
Austin-Walker, John
Labour
Signed on 4 December 1995
Woolwich
Banks, Tony
Labour
Signed on 6 December 1995
Newham North West
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 13 December 1995
York
Beggs, Mr Roy
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 4 June 1996
East Antrim
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 January 1996
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Bendall, Mr Vivian
Conservative
Signed on 4 July 1996
Ilford North
Benn, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 17 May 1996
Chesterfield
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 31 January 1996
Bootle
Bermingham, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 16 May 1996
St Helens South
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 4 June 1996
Kingswood
Boateng, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 5 February 1996
Brent South
Body, Sir Richard
Independent Conservative
Signed on 24 January 1996
Holland with Boston
Bowden, Sir Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 5 December 1995
Brighton, Kemptown
Boyes, Roland
Labour
Signed on 6 December 1995
Houghton and Washington
Bradley, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 6 December 1995
Manchester, Withington
Bray, Dr Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 9 May 1996
Motherwell South
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1996
Canterbury
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 March 1996
Gordon
Butcher, John
Conservative
Signed on 15 January 1996
Coventry South West
Byers, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 24 June 1996
Wallsend
Caborn, Mr Richard
Labour
Signed on 15 May 1996
Sheffield Central
Callaghan, James
Labour
Signed on 12 December 1995
Heywood and Middleton
Campbell, Mrs Anne
Labour
Signed on 16 May 1996
Cambridge
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 January 1996
North East Fife
Campbell-Savours, Mr Dale
Labour
Signed on 15 February 1996
Workington
Canavan, Dennis
Labour
Signed on 16 May 1996
Falkirk West
Carlile, Alex
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 January 1996
Montgomery
Carrington, Mr Matthew
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1996
Fulham
Cash, Mr William
Conservative
Signed on 20 May 1996
Stafford
Channon, Paul
Conservative
Signed on 4 June 1996
Southend West
Chidgey, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 January 1996
Eastleigh
Church, Ms Judith
Labour
Signed on 6 June 1996
Dagenham
Churchill, Winston
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1996
Davyhulme
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 13 December 1995
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clarke, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 12 December 1995
Midlothian
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 13 February 1996
Cynon Valley
Coffey, Ann
Labour
Signed on 1 May 1996
Stockport
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 15 January 1996
Leyton
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 9 January 1996
Stockton North
Corbett, Mr Robin
Labour
Signed on 6 December 1995
Birmingham, Erdington
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 6 December 1995
Islington North
Cormack, Sir Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 15 February 1996
South Staffordshire
Corston, Jean
Labour
Signed on 6 December 1995
Bristol East
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 5 December 1995
Tooting
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 12 December 1995
Easington
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 4 December 1995
Leigh
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 17 January 1996
Coventry South East
Cunningham, Ms Roseanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 July 1996
Perth and Kinross
Dalyell, Tam
Labour
Signed on 15 May 1996
Linlithgow
Davies, Chris
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 January 1996
Littleborough and Saddleworth
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 13 December 1995
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Day, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1996
Cheadle
Dixon, Don
Labour
Signed on 24 June 1996
Jarrow
Donohoe, Mr Brian H.
Labour
Signed on 15 May 1996
Cunninghame South
Dunwoody, Mrs Gwyneth
Labour
Signed on 11 July 1996
Crewe and Nantwich
Durant, Sir Anthony
Conservative
Signed on 30 November 1995
Reading West
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 22 May 1996
Sunderland North
Evans, John
Labour
Signed on 5 December 1995
St Helens North
Fatchett, Derek
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1996
Leeds Central
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 22 January 1996
Birkenhead
Fishburn, Dudley
Conservative
Signed on 22 January 1996
Kensington
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 11 July 1996
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 January 1996
Bath
Foulkes, George
Labour
Signed on 10 July 1996
Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley
Fry, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 9 July 1996
Wellingborough
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 30 April 1996
Glasgow, Maryhill
Galbraith, Mr Sam
Labour
Signed on 17 June 1996
Strathkelvin and Bearsden
Gallie, Mr Phil
Conservative
Signed on 21 May 1996
Ayr
Galloway, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 10 July 1996
Glasgow, Hillhead
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 7 December 1995
Ilford South
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 7 December 1995
Walthamstow
Gilbert, Dr John
Labour
Signed on 14 May 1996
Dudley East
Gill, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 11 July 1996
Ludlow
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 4 December 1995
Greenock and Port Glasgow
Golding, Mrs Llin
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1995
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Gordon, Mildred
Labour
Signed on 22 May 1996
Bow and Poplar
Gorman, Mrs Teresa
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1996
Billericay
Graham, Mr Tommy
Labour
Signed on 19 March 1996
Renfrew West and Inverclyde
Greenway, Harry
Conservative
Signed on 24 January 1996
Ealing North
Greenway, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 11 January 1996
Ryedale
Griffiths, Nigel
Labour
Signed on 4 June 1996
Edinburgh South
Griffiths, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 4 July 1996
Portsmouth North
Grocott, Mr Bruce
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1996
The Wrekin
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 6 December 1995
Morley and Leeds South
Hain, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 20 May 1996
Neath
Hall, Mr Mike
Labour
Signed on 6 December 1995
Warrington South
Hannam, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 10 June 1996
Exeter
Hardy, Peter
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1996
Wentworth
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 February 1996
North Devon
Haselhurst, Sir Alan
Conservative
Signed on 21 May 1996
Saffron Walden
Hayes, Jerry
Conservative
Signed on 3 July 1996
Harlow
Heppell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 13 December 1995
Nottingham East
Hill, Sir James
Conservative
Signed on 16 July 1996
Southampton, Test
Hinchliffe, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1996
Wakefield
Hodge, Margaret
Labour
Signed on 12 June 1996
Barking
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 4 June 1996
Clydesdale
Howarth, Alan
Labour
Signed on 24 January 1996
Stratford-on-Avon
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 4 June 1996
Knowsley North
Howell, Sir Ralph
Conservative
Signed on 23 July 1996
North Norfolk
Howells, Dr Kim
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1996
Pontypridd
Hughes, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 4 June 1996
Doncaster North
Hughes, Roy
Labour
Signed on 11 December 1995
Newport East
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 February 1996
Southwark and Bermondsey
Hume, Mr John
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 4 June 1996
Foyle
Hunt, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 10 January 1996
Ravensbourne
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 11 December 1995
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 6 December 1995
Hampstead and Highgate
Jackson, Helen
Labour
Signed on 8 July 1996
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Janner, Greville
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1996
Leicester West
Johnston, Sir Russell
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 January 1996
Inverness, Nairn and Lochaber
Jones, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 6 December 1995
Alyn and Deeside
Jones, Mr Ieuan Wyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 5 December 1995
Ynys Môn
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1995
Clwyd South West
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 1996
Cheltenham
Jowell, Tessa
Labour
Signed on 26 April 1996
Dulwich
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 1996
Ross, Cromarty and Skye
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 5 June 1996
Salisbury
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 22 May 1996
Ealing, Southall
Kirkwood, Sir Archy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 January 1996
Roxburgh and Berwickshire
Knox, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 4 December 1995
Staffordshire Moorlands
Lester, Sir James
Conservative
Signed on 20 May 1996
Broxtowe
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 6 December 1995
Brent East
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 7 May 1996
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Loyden, Eddie
Labour
Signed on 6 December 1995
Liverpool, Garston
Lynne, Liz
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 December 1995
Rochdale
MacDonald, Dr Calum
Labour
Signed on 4 July 1996
Western Isles
Maclennan, Mr Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 January 1996
Caithness and Sutherland
Maddock, Mrs Diana
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 February 1996
Christchurch
Madel, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 5 June 1996
South West Bedfordshire
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 4 July 1996
Halifax
Marland, Paul
Conservative
Signed on 18 June 1996
West Gloucestershire
Marlow, Tony
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 1996
Northampton North
Marshall, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 4 June 1996
Hendon South
Martlew, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 6 December 1995
Carlisle
Mates, Lt Col Michael
Conservative
Signed on 11 January 1996
East Hampshire
McAvoy, Mr Thomas
Labour
Signed on 4 June 1996
Glasgow, Rutherglen
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 8 March 1996
Makerfield
McCartney, Mr Robert
United Kingdom Unionist
Signed on 4 June 1996
North Down
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 27 March 1996
Mid Ulster
McKelvey, William
Labour
Signed on 4 June 1996
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
McMaster, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 12 February 1996
Paisley South
McNair-Wilson, Sir Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 10 July 1996
New Forest
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 12 December 1995
Mansfield
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 5 December 1995
Sheffield, Heeley
Michie, Mrs Ray
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 July 1996
Argyll and Bute
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 7 December 1995
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 7 December 1995
Great Grimsby
Mitchell, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 17 January 1996
North West Hampshire
Morley, Mr Elliot
Labour
Signed on 6 June 1996
Glanford and Scunthorpe
Morris, Alf
Labour
Signed on 7 February 1996
Manchester, Wythenshawe
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 4 June 1996
Sunderland South
Murphy, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 27 March 1996
Torfaen
Nicholson, David
Conservative
Signed on 6 December 1995
Taunton
Nicholson, Emma
Conservative
Signed on 1 February 1996
Torridge and West Devon
O'Brien, Sir Bill
Labour
Signed on 30 November 1995
Normanton
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 6 December 1995
Knowsley South
O'Neill, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 10 June 1996
Clackmannan
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 6 June 1996
Nuneaton
Parry, Robert
Labour
Signed on 5 December 1995
Liverpool, Riverside
Pawsey, James
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 1996
Rugby and Kenilworth
Peacock, Mrs Elizabeth
Conservative
Signed on 17 July 1996
Batley and Spen
Pendry, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 11 January 1996
Stalybridge and Hyde
Pickthall, Mr Colin
Labour
Signed on 7 December 1995
West Lancashire
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1996
Burnley
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 15 February 1996
Hyndburn
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1996
Pendle
Radice, Mr Giles
Labour
Signed on 4 June 1996
North Durham
Redwood, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 4 June 1996
Wokingham
Rendel, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 January 1996
Newbury
Riddick, Graham
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1996
Colne Valley
Roberts, Sir Wyn
Conservative
Signed on 10 June 1996
Conwy
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 17 January 1996
Coventry North West
Roche, Mrs Barbara
Labour
Signed on 13 February 1996
Hornsey and Wood Green
Rooney, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 5 December 1995
Bradford North
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 12 June 1996
Dundee West
Ross, Mr William
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 13 June 1996
East Londonderry
Rowe, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 31 January 1996
Mid Kent
Rowlands, Mr Ted
Labour
Signed on 10 July 1996
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 30 January 1996
Lewisham, Deptford
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 30 January 1996
Huddersfield
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 7 December 1995
Nottingham South
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 5 December 1995
Bolsover
Smith, Llew
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1996
Blaenau Gwent
Snape, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 6 June 1996
West Bromwich East
Speed, Sir Keith
Conservative
Signed on 9 January 1996
Ashford
Spicer, Sir James
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 1996
West Dorset
Squire, Rachel
Labour
Signed on 12 December 1995
Dunfermline West
Steel, Sir David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 1996
Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 6 December 1995
City of Durham
Sutcliffe, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 13 February 1996
Bradford South
Sweeney, Walter
Conservative
Signed on 9 July 1996
Vale of Glamorgan
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 1996
Truro
Taylor, Sir Teddy
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 1996
Southend East
Thompson, Jack
Labour
Signed on 11 June 1996
Wansbeck
Thompson, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 11 June 1996
Norwich North
Thurnham, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 17 January 1996
Bolton North East
Timms, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 12 June 1996
Newham North East
Tipping, Paddy
Labour
Signed on 30 November 1995
Sherwood
Touhig, Mr Don
Labour
Signed on 5 December 1995
Islwyn
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 12 December 1995
Wolverhampton South East
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 January 1996
North Cornwall
Vaughan, Sir Gerard
Conservative
Signed on 7 June 1996
Reading East
Walden, George
Conservative
Signed on 17 January 1996
Buckingham
Walker, Sir Harold
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1996
Doncaster Central
Wallace, Mr Jim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 January 1996
Orkney and Shetland
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 6 June 1996
Stoke-on-Trent North
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 5 February 1996
Liverpool, West Derby
Watson, Mike
Labour
Signed on 17 June 1996
Glasgow Central
Wigley, Mr Dafydd
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 7 December 1995
Caernarfon
Wilkinson, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 4 June 1996
Ruislip - Northwood
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 5 December 1995
Congleton
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 30 April 1996
Preston
Wolfson, Mark
Conservative
Signed on 9 January 1996
Sevenoaks
Worthington, Tony
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1996
Clydebank and Milngavie
Wright, Dr Tony
Labour
Signed on 10 July 1996
Cannock and Burntwood

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.