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PEN NEEDLES ON PRESCRIPTION FOR DIABETICS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 18: tabled on 24 November 1998

Tabled in the 1998-99 session.

This motion has been signed by 95 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 themselves on 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 17 December 1998
Aberdeen South
Beggs, Mr Roy
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 26 November 1998
East Antrim
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 11 February 1999
Leeds North West
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 26 November 1998
Worthing West
Brand, Dr Peter
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 December 1998
Isle of Wight
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 1998
South East Cornwall
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 1 December 1998
Dumfries
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 December 1998
Sutton and Cheam
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 November 1998
Twickenham
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 26 November 1998
Gower
Clark, Paul
Labour
Signed on 2 December 1998
Gillingham
Coaker, Mr Vernon
Labour
Signed on 7 December 1998
Gedling
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 10 December 1998
Leyton and Wanstead
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 27 November 1998
Islington North
Cotter, Brian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 December 1998
Weston-Super-Mare
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 1 December 1998
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 2 December 1998
Keighley
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 7 December 1998
Hornchurch
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 2 December 1998
Easington
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 30 November 1998
Leigh
Cunningham, Ms Roseanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 December 1998
Perth
Davies, Denzil
Labour
Signed on 7 December 1998
Llanelli
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 9 December 1998
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 30 November 1998
Hendon
Drown, Julia
Labour
Signed on 11 January 1999
South Swindon
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 26 November 1998
Monmouth
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 8 December 1998
Sunderland North
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 1998
Ribble Valley
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 November 1998
Southport
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 December 1998
Bath
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 18 January 1999
Hastings and Rye
Foster (Worcs.), Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 10 December 1998
Worcester
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 1998
St Ives
Gordon, Mrs Eileen
Labour
Signed on 2 December 1998
Romford
Gorrie, Mr Donald
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 November 1998
Edinburgh West
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 December 1998
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 December 1998
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 December 1998
North Devon
Hayes, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 10 December 1998
South Holland and The Deepings
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 November 1998
Somerton and Frome
Hesford, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 1 December 1998
Wirral West
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 1 December 1998
Luton North
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 March 1999
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1998
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1998
Barnsley Central
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 November 1998
Cheltenham
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 November 1998
Hereford
Ladyman, Dr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 2 December 1998
South Thanet
Lawrence, Mrs Jackie
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1998
Preseli Pembrokeshire
Levitt, Tom
Labour
Signed on 26 November 1998
High Peak
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 1 December 1998
Worsley
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 1 December 1998
Brent East
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 29 April 1999
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 30 November 1998
Dundee East
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1999
Hayes and Harlington
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 30 November 1998
Hemel Hempstead
Michie, Mrs Ray
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 May 1999
Argyll and Bute
Morgan, Mr Alasdair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 March 1999
Galloway and Upper Nithsdale
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1999
Bristol North West
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 December 1998
Montgomeryshire
Perham, Linda
Labour
Signed on 30 November 1998
Ilford North
Pickthall, Mr Colin
Labour
Signed on 30 November 1998
West Lancashire
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 18 January 1999
Burnley
Randall, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 25 January 1999
Uxbridge
Rendel, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 December 1998
Newbury
Ross, Mr William
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 11 February 1999
East Londonderry
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 November 1998
Colchester
Russell, Christine
Labour
Signed on 8 December 1998
City of Chester
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 1 December 1998
Kettering
Shaw, Jonathan
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1998
Chatham and Aylesford
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 27 November 1998
Nottingham South
Angela Smith,
Signed on 1 December 1998
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 25 November 1998
Belfast South
Southworth, Helen
Labour
Signed on 2 December 1998
Warrington South
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 1 December 1998
City of Durham
Stewart, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 2 December 1998
Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber
Stinchcombe, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 11 February 1999
Wellingborough
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 December 1998
Hazel Grove
Swinney, Mr John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 December 1998
North Tayside
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 1 December 1998
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Mr John D.
Conservative
Signed on 28 April 1999
Solihull
Thomas, Gareth
Labour
Signed on 27 November 1998
Clwyd West
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 3 December 1998
South Derbyshire
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 November 1998
Richmond Park
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 15 December 1998
Finchley and Golders Green
Wallace, Mr Jim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 December 1998
Orkney and Shetland
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 May 1999
Northavon
Wigley, Mr Dafydd
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 30 November 1998
Caernarfon
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 14 December 1998
Conwy

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.