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MEASLES VACCINE AND AUTISM

EDM (Early Day Motion) 698: tabled on 08 June 1999

Tabled in the 1998-99 session.

This motion has been signed by 30 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 the suggestion of a link between the meales, mumps and rubella vaccines and autism and inflammatory bowel conditions; calls upon the Secretary of State for Health to investigate the possibility of a link and undertake a full research programme to verify the safety of the meales, mumps and rubella vaccines; further calls upon him to set up and monitor a register of autistic children for such purposes; presses for further medical research into the causes of autism; and calls on the Secretary of State to publish regular figures on the number of children affected by autistic spectrum disorders and to report to the House on any action he may take if there are signs of any increases in the incidence of these cases.

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.

Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 June 1999
Twickenham
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 13 July 1999
Leyton and Wanstead
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 16 June 1999
Islington North
Cotter, Brian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 June 1999
Weston-Super-Mare
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 14 June 1999
Leigh
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 7 July 1999
Heywood and Middleton
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 9 June 1999
Lagan Valley
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 June 1999
Southport
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 June 1999
St Ives
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 June 1999
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 July 1999
North Devon
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 15 June 1999
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Love, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 10 June 1999
Edmonton
Marsden, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 16 June 1999
Shrewsbury and Atcham
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 17 June 1999
Hayes and Harlington
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 1 July 1999
Kingston upon Hull North
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 9 June 1999
Sheffield, Heeley
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 June 1999
Winchester
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 June 1999
Colchester
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 19 October 1999
Nottingham South
Smith, Llew
Labour
Signed on 15 June 1999
Blaenau Gwent
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 17 June 1999
North West Leicestershire
Touhig, Mr Don
Labour
Signed on 19 October 1999
Islwyn

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.