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RECOGNITION OF MYALGIC ENCEPHALOMYELITIS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1599: tabled on 23 July 1998

Tabled in the 1997-98 session.

This motion has been signed by 68 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 recent speech by the Government's Chief Medical Officer, Sir Kenneth Calman, in which he recognises that ME is a real entity, distressing, debilitating and that it affects many people; moreover applauds the Government's intention to set up a working group to examine ME, and cautions that this group should include representatives from a broad cross section of interest groups and medical expertise and have the power to question and influence current thinking on the disease; and congratulates the efforts of Blue Ribbon for the Awareness of ME, FoT (fighting for the truth), the ME Association and the other organisations that have worked so hard to highlight the plight of ME sufferers and to bring about the more enlightened approach the Government and the Chief Medical Officer have adopted.

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.

Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 July 1998
Carshalton and Wallington
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 July 1998
Sutton and Cheam
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 July 1998
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 29 July 1998
Blyth Valley
Chisholm, Mr Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 28 July 1998
Edinburgh North and Leith
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 28 July 1998
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 24 July 1998
Northampton South
Cooper, Yvette
Labour
Signed on 31 July 1998
Pontefract and Castleford
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 27 July 1998
Tooting
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 26 October 1998
Keighley
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 29 July 1998
Leigh
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 24 July 1998
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 31 July 1998
Burton
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 24 July 1998
Heywood and Middleton
Drown, Julia
Labour
Signed on 20 October 1998
South Swindon
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 28 July 1998
Eltham
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 31 July 1998
Sunderland North
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 24 July 1998
Glasgow, Maryhill
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 July 1998
St Ives
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 24 July 1998
Norwich North
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 28 July 1998
Greenock and Inverclyde
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 July 1998
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 September 1998
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 July 1998
North Devon
Henderson, Mr Ivan
Labour
Signed on 23 July 1998
Harwich
Hesford, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 29 July 1998
Wirral West
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 27 July 1998
Luton North
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 27 July 1998
Bolton South East
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 27 July 1998
Birmingham, Selly Oak
King, Andy
Labour
Signed on 24 July 1998
Rugby and Kenilworth
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 27 July 1998
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 28 July 1998
Halifax
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 4 November 1998
Hayes and Harlington
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 28 July 1998
Kingston upon Hull North
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 24 July 1998
Blaydon
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 28 July 1998
Sheffield, Heeley
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 28 July 1998
Crawley
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 2 September 1998
Bristol North West
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 29 July 1998
Knowsley South
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 28 July 1998
Burnley
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 27 July 1998
Portsmouth North
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 30 July 1998
Loughborough
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 24 July 1998
Dundee West
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 July 1998
Colchester
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 July 1998
Banff and Buchan
Salter, Martin
Labour
Signed on 30 July 1998
Reading West
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 July 1998
Torbay
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 29 October 1998
Nottingham South
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 27 July 1998
Bolsover
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 27 July 1998
Belfast South
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 28 July 1998
City of Durham
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 October 1998
Hazel Grove
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 27 July 1998
North West Leicestershire
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 23 July 1998
Brighton, Kemptown
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 July 1998
North Cornwall
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 28 July 1998
Finchley and Golders Green
Wallace, Mr Jim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 September 1998
Orkney and Shetland
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 27 July 1998
Liverpool, West Derby
White, Brian
Labour
Signed on 28 July 1998
North East Milton Keynes
Wigley, Mr Dafydd
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 30 July 1998
Caernarfon
Williams, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 29 July 1998
Swansea West
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 24 July 1998
Preston

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.