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Patent Protection for Pharmaceutical Innovations

EDM (Early Day Motion) 748: tabled on 16 March 1990

Tabled in the 1989-90 session.

This motion has been signed by 81 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 notes that the British pharmaceutical industry achieved a record level of over ú2 billion worth of exports in 1989, showing a balance of payments surplus of ú955 million; and, in the interests of further improving the United Kingdom balance of payments and improving competitiveness with the United States of America and Japan, urges Her Majesty's Government to support European Commission proposals to restore patent protection for new pharmaceutical innovations which has been eroded by both increasing research and development times, and regulatory authority requirements in granting product licences.

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.

Bellingham, Mr Henry
Conservative
Signed on 2 May 1990
North West Norfolk
Bendall, Mr Vivian
Conservative
Signed on 23 April 1990
Ilford North
Benyon, Sir William
Conservative
Signed on 29 March 1990
Milton Keynes
Boateng, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 26 June 1990
Brent South
Bonsor, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 1 May 1990
Upminster
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 6 September 1990
Canterbury
Browne, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 23 April 1990
Winchester
Butler, Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 27 March 1990
Warrington South
Clark, Dr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 27 March 1990
Rochford
Colvin, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 18 April 1990
Romsey and Waterside
Coombs, Mr Simon
Conservative
Signed on 21 March 1990
Swindon
Dalyell, Tam
Labour
Signed on 27 March 1990
Linlithgow
Day, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 9 May 1990
Cheadle
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 April 1990
Southport
Finsberg, Sir Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 2 April 1990
Hampstead and Highgate
Flannery, Martin
Labour
Signed on 10 July 1990
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Forman, Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 17 May 1990
Carshalton and Wallington
Fry, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 18 October 1990
Wellingborough
Gale, Mr Roger
Conservative
Signed on 29 March 1990
North Thanet
Garrett, Edward
Labour
Signed on 17 May 1990
Wallsend
Gill, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 19 July 1990
Ludlow
Golding, Mrs Llin
Labour
Signed on 28 March 1990
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Graham, Mr Tommy
Labour
Signed on 26 April 1990
Renfrew West and Inverclyde
Greenway, Harry
Conservative
Signed on 27 April 1990
Ealing North
Griffiths, Sir Eldon
Conservative
Signed on 3 April 1990
Bury St Edmunds
Griffiths, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 19 April 1990
Portsmouth North
Grylls, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 26 March 1990
North West Surrey
Hargreaves, Kenneth
Conservative
Signed on 17 May 1990
Hyndburn
Hayes, Jerry
Conservative
Signed on 29 March 1990
Harlow
Howells, Dr Kim
Labour
Signed on 19 April 1990
Pontypridd
Johnson Smith, Sir Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 6 September 1990
Wealden
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 22 March 1990
Clwyd South West
Lambie, David
Labour
Signed on 26 March 1990
Cunninghame South
Lamond, James
Labour
Signed on 3 July 1990
Oldham Central and Royton
Marek, Dr John
Labour
Signed on 16 May 1990
Wrexham
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 19 April 1990
Makerfield
Monro, Sir Hector
Conservative
Signed on 17 May 1990
Dumfries
Moonie, Dr Lewis
Labour
Signed on 18 April 1990
Kirkcaldy
Morris, Alf
Labour
Signed on 18 April 1990
Manchester, Wythenshawe
Morris, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 18 April 1990
Northampton South
Murphy, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 3 July 1990
Torfaen
Pattie, Sir Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 19 April 1990
Chertsey and Walton
Porter, David
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 1990
Waveney
Price, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 3 April 1990
Eastleigh
Raison, Sir Timothy
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 1990
Aylesbury
Rathbone, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 26 March 1990
Lewes
Roe, Mrs Marion
Conservative
Signed on 27 March 1990
Broxbourne
Ross, Mr William
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 30 April 1990
East Londonderry
Shersby, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 26 April 1990
Uxbridge
Sims, Sir Roger
Conservative
Signed on 20 April 1990
Chislehurst
Skeet, Sir Trevor
Conservative
Signed on 26 April 1990
North Bedfordshire
Smith, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 20 June 1990
Islington South and Finsbury
Smith, Sir Dudley
Conservative
Signed on 25 April 1990
Warwick and Leamington
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 16 October 1990
South Belfast
Speller, Tony
Conservative
Signed on 3 May 1990
North Devon
Squire, Mr Robin
Conservative
Signed on 18 April 1990
Hornchurch
Thomas, Dafydd Elis
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 21 May 1990
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Thompson, Jack
Labour
Signed on 16 May 1990
Wansbeck
Thorne, Sir Neil
Conservative
Signed on 22 March 1990
Ilford South
Thornton, Sir Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 17 July 1990
Crosby
Vaughan, Sir Gerard
Conservative
Signed on 2 May 1990
Reading East
Viggers, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 4 April 1990
Gosport
Wardell, Gareth
Labour
Signed on 18 April 1990
Gower
Watson, Mike
Labour
Signed on 16 July 1990
Glasgow Central
Watts, John
Conservative
Signed on 26 March 1990
Slough
Wells, Mr Bowen
Conservative
Signed on 26 April 1990
Hertford and Stortford
Welsh, Mr Andrew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 March 1990
Angus East
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 15 October 1990
Maidstone
Wigley, Mr Dafydd
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 21 June 1990
Caernarfon
Wilkinson, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1990
Ruislip - Northwood
Wilson, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 18 May 1990
Cunninghame North
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 11 May 1990
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 22 March 1990
Macclesfield
Wolfson, Mark
Conservative
Signed on 18 April 1990
Sevenoaks

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.