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PEN NEEDLES ON PRESCRIPTION FOR DIABETICS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 14: tabled on 14 May 1997

Tabled in the 1997-98 session.

This motion has been signed by 179 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 calls upon the Secretary of State for Health to acknowledge that insulin-dependent diabetics will require pen needles throughout their entire lifetime; notes that insulin-dependent diabetics have to care for themselveson a day to day basis; notes that diabetics using pen needles benefit from better control of diabetes and are likely to have fewer complications; notes that pen needles are re-used more often than syringe needles; notes that pen devices are more convenient for use by children, the elderly, the visually impaired and stroke sufferers; notes that the present system whereby some patients are provided with needles free through their diabetic clinics but paid for by the NHS is unfair; and calls for an early review of current policy and for provision of pen needles on prescription for all insulin-dependent diabetics.

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.

Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 24 June 1998
Aberdeen South
Beggs, Mr Roy
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 26 June 1997
East Antrim
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 January 1998
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 22 October 1998
Bootle
Bermingham, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 16 November 1998
St Helens South
Blizzard, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 26 June 1997
Waveney
Body, Sir Richard
Conservative
Signed on 27 October 1997
Boston and Skegness
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 19 May 1997
Worthing West
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 30 June 1997
Altrincham and Sale West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 July 1997
Carshalton and Wallington
Brand, Dr Peter
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 May 1997
Isle of Wight
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 June 1997
South East Cornwall
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 June 1997
Sutton and Cheam
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 June 1997
North East Fife
Campbell-Savours, Mr Dale
Labour
Signed on 18 March 1998
Workington
Canavan, Dennis
Labour
Signed on 2 November 1998
Falkirk West
Cann, Mr Jamie
Labour
Signed on 27 October 1997
Ipswich
Caplin, Mr Ivor
Labour
Signed on 17 June 1997
Hove
Casale, Roger
Labour
Signed on 14 July 1997
Wimbledon
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 7 November 1997
Gower
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 3 February 1998
Bury North
Chisholm, Mr Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 27 January 1998
Edinburgh North and Leith
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 22 May 1997
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Dr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 1998
Rayleigh
Coaker, Mr Vernon
Labour
Signed on 10 July 1997
Gedling
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 3 June 1997
Leyton and Wanstead
Collins, Mr Tim
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 1997
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Colvin, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 30 June 1998
Romsey
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 4 June 1997
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1997
Islington North
Cotter, Brian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 November 1997
Weston-Super-Mare
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Bolton North East
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 30 October 1997
Hornchurch
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 20 May 1997
Easington
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 20 May 1997
Leigh
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 20 May 1997
Coventry South
Dafis, Cynog
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 22 May 1997
Ceredigion
Darvill, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 23 July 1997
Upminster
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 June 1997
Kingston and Surbiton
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 3 June 1997
Glasgow, Pollok
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 4 March 1998
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 4 June 1997
Burton
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 4 June 1997
Heywood and Middleton
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 18 July 1997
Lagan Valley
Donohoe, Mr Brian H.
Labour
Signed on 16 July 1997
Cunninghame South
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 16 June 1997
Aberdeen Central
Drown, Julia
Labour
Signed on 6 May 1998
South Swindon
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 6 June 1997
Monmouth
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 3 June 1997
Liverpool, Riverside
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1997
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 22 May 1997
Sunderland North
Ewing, Mrs Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 May 1997
Moray
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 May 1997
Southport
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 June 1997
Bath
Foster (Worcs.), Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 24 July 1998
Worcester
Foster (Worcs.), Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 8 June 1998
Worcester
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1997
Glasgow, Maryhill
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 10 June 1997
Ilford South
Gardiner, Barry
Labour
Signed on 8 July 1997
Brent North
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 June 1997
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 19 May 1997
Walthamstow
Gill, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 1997
Ludlow
Gordon, Mrs Eileen
Labour
Signed on 26 November 1997
Romford
Gorrie, Mr Donald
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 May 1997
Edinburgh West
Grant, Bernie
Labour
Signed on 15 January 1998
Tottenham
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 20 May 1997
Morley and Rothwell
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 June 1997
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 October 1997
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 June 1997
North Devon
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 April 1998
Somerton and Frome
Henderson, Mr Ivan
Labour
Signed on 12 June 1997
Harwich
Heppell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 19 May 1997
Nottingham East
Hope, Phil
Labour
Signed on 22 May 1997
Corby
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1997
Luton North
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 February 1998
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 22 May 1997
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1997
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 20 May 1997
Tamworth
Johnson, Miss Melanie
Labour
Signed on 11 June 1997
Welwyn Hatfield
Jones, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1997
Alyn and Deeside
Jones, Mr Ieuan Wyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 25 June 1997
Ynys Môn
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 2 June 1997
Clwyd South
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 May 1997
Cheltenham
Keeble, Ms Sally
Labour
Signed on 22 October 1998
Northampton North
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 19 November 1997
Feltham and Heston
Keen, Ann
Labour
Signed on 20 November 1997
Brentford and Isleworth
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 June 1997
Hereford
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 October 1997
Ross, Skye and Inverness West
King, Andy
Labour
Signed on 29 January 1998
Rugby and Kenilworth
Lansley, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 26 June 1997
South Cambridgeshire
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 28 October 1998
Derby North
Letwin, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 18 June 1997
West Dorset
Levitt, Tom
Labour
Signed on 16 January 1998
High Peak
Lewis, Mr Ivan
Labour
Signed on 29 January 1998
Bury South
Linton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 2 September 1998
Battersea
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 16 May 1997
Brent East
Livsey, Mr Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 June 1997
Brecon and Radnorshire
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 21 May 1997
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 16 June 1997
East Worthing and Shoreham
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 29 October 1997
Mid Worcestershire
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Thurrock
Mactaggart, Fiona
Labour
Signed on 27 October 1997
Slough
Martlew, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 28 July 1997
Carlisle
Mates, Lt Col Michael
Conservative
Signed on 17 June 1997
East Hampshire
McCartney, Mr Robert
United Kingdom Unionist
Signed on 22 May 1997
North Down
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 4 June 1997
Hayes and Harlington
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 26 March 1998
South Down
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 20 June 1997
Hemel Hempstead
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 11 June 1997
Sheffield, Heeley
Michie, Mrs Ray
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 June 1997
Argyll and Bute
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 11 June 1997
Great Grimsby
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1997
Crawley
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 June 1997
Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale
Morgan, Mr Alasdair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 March 1998
Galloway and Upper Nithsdale
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 28 November 1997
Knowsley South
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 December 1997
Winchester
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 May 1997
Montgomeryshire
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 8 July 1997
Ayr
Palmer, Dr Nick
Labour
Signed on 28 October 1997
Broxtowe
Pickthall, Mr Colin
Labour
Signed on 19 May 1997
West Lancashire
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 10 November 1997
Burnley
Plaskitt, Mr James
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1997
Warwick and Leamington
Prior, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 1997
North Norfolk
Quinn, Lawrie
Labour
Signed on 12 June 1997
Scarborough and Whitby
Lord Randall of Uxbridge,
Signed on 9 November 1998
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Portsmouth North
Rendel, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 June 1997
Newbury
Ross, Mr William
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 29 July 1997
East Londonderry
Rowlands, Mr Ted
Labour
Signed on 21 October 1998
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 16 June 1997
Vale of Clwyd
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 June 1997
Colchester
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 4 June 1997
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 4 June 1997
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 3 June 1997
Bolsover
Angela Smith,
Signed on 10 June 1997
Smith, Jacqui
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1998
Redditch
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 15 May 1997
Belfast South
Southworth, Helen
Labour
Signed on 28 November 1997
Warrington South
Spelman, Mrs Caroline
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 1997
Meriden
Squire, Rachel
Labour
Signed on 22 May 1997
Dunfermline West
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1997
City of Durham
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 3 February 1998
Eccles
Stinchcombe, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 12 June 1997
Wellingborough
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 May 1997
Hazel Grove
Swinney, Mr John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 November 1997
North Tayside
Syms, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 1997
Poole
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 20 May 1997
North West Leicestershire
Thomas, Gareth
Labour
Signed on 29 October 1997
Clwyd West
Tipping, Paddy
Labour
Signed on 2 June 1997
Sherwood
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1997
South Derbyshire
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 October 1997
Richmond Park
Touhig, Mr Don
Labour
Signed on 4 June 1997
Islwyn
Tredinnick, David
Conservative
Signed on 3 November 1997
Bosworth
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1997
Hemsworth
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1998
Pudsey
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Wolverhampton South East
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1997
Brighton, Kemptown
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 3 November 1997
Leicester East
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 3 June 1997
Finchley and Golders Green
Wallace, Mr Jim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 May 1997
Orkney and Shetland
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1997
Stoke-on-Trent North
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 4 June 1997
Liverpool, West Derby
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 July 1997
Northavon
Welsh, Mr Andrew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 May 1997
Angus
White, Brian
Labour
Signed on 12 June 1997
North East Milton Keynes
Wigley, Mr Dafydd
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 10 June 1997
Caernarfon
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Conwy
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 19 May 1997
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 22 May 1997
Macclesfield
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 22 May 1997
Preston
Wright, Mr Anthony
Labour
Signed on 27 November 1997
Great Yarmouth
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 3 June 1997
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

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.