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TRIAL OF DR MOOR FOR MURDER

EDM (Early Day Motion) 640: tabled on 12 May 1999

Tabled in the 1998-99 session.

This motion has been signed by 36 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 not guilty verdict brought in by the jury at Newcastle Crown Court and the summing up by Judge Hooper following the admission by Dr Moor that he had, at the patient's request, alleviated the suffering of 85 year old cancer victim George Liddell in July 1997 by administering the painkiller Diamorphine; warmly applauds the overwhelming support given to Dr Moor by hundreds of his regular patients over the two long years of investigation by the prosecuting authorities; recognises that while palliative care has made many welcome advances it does not answer all the problems of a dying person; and calls on the Government to introduce clear legislation on the issue of doctor assisted dying to ease the burden of many of those 300,000 people in Britain who are at any one time terminally ill, suffering unbearable distress and sign a declaration requesting medical help to die.

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.

Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 27 July 1999
Northampton South
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 25 May 1999
Keighley
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 20 May 1999
Glasgow, Pollok
Davies, Mr Ron
Labour
Signed on 26 May 1999
Caerphilly
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 25 May 1999
Sunderland North
Fitzpatrick, Jim
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1999
Poplar and Canning Town
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 12 May 1999
Newport West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 May 1999
St Ives
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 18 May 1999
Norwich North
Gorman, Mrs Teresa
Conservative
Signed on 12 May 1999
Billericay
Gorrie, Mr Donald
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 May 1999
Edinburgh West
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 May 1999
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 May 1999
Oxford West and Abingdon
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 12 May 1999
Ealing, Southall
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 18 May 1999
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Maxton, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 8 June 1999
Glasgow, Cathcart
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 14 May 1999
Hayes and Harlington
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 13 May 1999
Sheffield, Heeley
O'Neill, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 20 May 1999
Ochil
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 June 1999
Montgomeryshire
Plaskitt, Mr James
Labour
Signed on 18 May 1999
Warwick and Leamington
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 26 May 1999
Kettering
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 20 May 1999
Nottingham South
Temple-Morris, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 17 May 1999
Leominster
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 May 1999
Richmond Park
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 16 June 1999
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 19 May 1999
Finchley and Golders Green
Wigley, Mr Dafydd
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 12 May 1999
Caernarfon
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 13 May 1999
Preston

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.