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LICENSING MEDICINES FOR CHILDREN

EDM (Early Day Motion) 365: tabled on 25 February 1999

Tabled in the 1998-99 session.

This motion has been signed by 108 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 25 per cent. of all hospital treatments given to children are either unlicensed for this purpose or are not used in accordance with the instructions on the label; expresses concern that some of those treatments have resulted in death or injury to some of those children; recalls the comments made by the Health Committee in its report, The Specific Health Needs of Children and Young People, 10th February 1997, that 'the current situation in regard to the testing and licensing of medicines for use by children is unacceptable'; further notes that European Union guidance on this issue came into force in September 1997; but expresses concern that the Medicines Control Agency does not hold information on those products which are being developed in accordance with this guidance, and that the MCA does not keep a record of those companies which may be complying with the guidance; notes with interest that from April 1999 in the United States, pharmaceutical companies will be compelled to provide information about the effects of their drugs on children if such a use is likely; and urges the Government to take steps to strengthen the regulatory framework in the UK, and establish a satisfactory system for testing and licensing treatments for use on children.

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.

Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 19 March 1999
Southend West
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 1 March 1999
Erith and Thamesmead
Barnes, Mr Harry
Labour
Signed on 1 March 1999
North East Derbyshire
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 March 1999
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Benn, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1999
Chesterfield
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1999
Bootle
Bermingham, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1999
St Helens South
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 17 March 1999
Leeds North West
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 18 March 1999
South Ribble
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 March 1999
Carshalton and Wallington
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 24 March 1999
Dumfries
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 March 1999
Sutton and Cheam
Butler, Christine
Labour
Signed on 4 March 1999
Castle Point
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 1999
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 15 March 1999
Tynemouth
Canavan, Dennis
Labour
Signed on 19 March 1999
Falkirk West
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1999
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clarke, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 4 March 1999
Midlothian
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1999
Cynon Valley
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1999
Leyton and Wanstead
Colvin, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 10 March 1999
Romsey
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 4 March 1999
Islington North
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 1 March 1999
Tooting
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 9 March 1999
Keighley
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 8 March 1999
Hornchurch
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 1 March 1999
Leigh
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 16 March 1999
Coventry South
Dafis, Cynog
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 19 March 1999
Ceredigion
Darvill, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 24 March 1999
Upminster
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 26 March 1999
Bristol West
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 17 March 1999
Glasgow, Pollok
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1999
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 4 March 1999
Hendon
Drown, Julia
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1999
South Swindon
Dunwoody, Mrs Gwyneth
Labour
Signed on 30 March 1999
Crewe and Nantwich
Eagle, Maria
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1999
Liverpool, Garston
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 26 April 1999
Eltham
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 8 March 1999
Sunderland North
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 March 1999
Southport
Flight, Mr Howard
Conservative
Signed on 15 March 1999
Arundel and South Downs
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 4 March 1999
Hastings and Rye
Galloway, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1999
Glasgow, Kelvin
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Walthamstow
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1999
Greenock and Inverclyde
Gorrie, Mr Donald
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 March 1999
Edinburgh West
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 12 May 1999
Bridgend
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 March 1999
North Devon
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Luton North
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 March 1999
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 15 March 1999
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1999
Barnsley Central
Jones, Ms Jenny
Labour
Signed on 16 March 1999
Wolverhampton South West
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 1 March 1999
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 March 1999
Cheltenham
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 March 1999
Hereford
Kemp, Mr Fraser
Labour
Signed on 16 March 1999
Houghton and Washington East
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1999
Ealing, Southall
King, Andy
Labour
Signed on 18 March 1999
Rugby and Kenilworth
King, Ms Oona
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1999
Bethnal Green and Bow
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 5 May 1999
Brent East
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Halifax
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 1 March 1999
Blackpool South
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 16 March 1999
Dundee East
McCabe, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 25 March 1999
Birmingham, Hall Green
McCartney, Mr Robert
United Kingdom Unionist
Signed on 16 March 1999
North Down
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1999
Hayes and Harlington
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 8 March 1999
Kingston upon Hull North
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1999
Blaydon
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 26 February 1999
Sheffield, Heeley
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 25 May 1999
Cardiff North
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 9 March 1999
Bristol North West
O'Neill, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 16 March 1999
Ochil
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 25 March 1999
Ayr
Perham, Linda
Labour
Signed on 13 April 1999
Ilford North
Pollard, Mr Kerry
Labour
Signed on 18 March 1999
St Albans
Powell, Sir Raymond
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1999
Ogmore
Ross, Mr William
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 17 March 1999
East Londonderry
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 March 1999
Colchester
Salter, Martin
Labour
Signed on 29 March 1999
Reading West
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 17 March 1999
Kettering
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1999
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 16 March 1999
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1999
Bolsover
Angela Smith,
Signed on 8 March 1999
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 1 March 1999
Belfast South
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
City of Durham
Stewart, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 16 March 1999
Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber
Stinchcombe, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 29 April 1999
Wellingborough
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 16 March 1999
South Derbyshire
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 March 1999
Richmond Park
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 24 March 1999
Brighton, Kemptown
Twigg, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 19 March 1999
Enfield, Southgate
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 17 March 1999
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 22 March 1999
Stoke-on-Trent North
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1999
Liverpool, West Derby
Wigley, Mr Dafydd
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 24 March 1999
Caernarfon
Williams, Dr Alan
Labour
Signed on 18 March 1999
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 15 March 1999
Conwy
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1999
Preston
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1999
Batley and Spen
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 15 March 1999
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.