House of Commons
As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.
EUTHANSIA BY OMISSION
EDM #504
Tabled 09 March 2000
1999-00 Session
That this House notes that physician-assisted-suicide advocate, Professor Sheila McLean, stated in April 1996 in the Voluntary Euthanasia Society Scotland Newsletter that the routes taken by courts in judgments allowing the withdrawal of treatment, including food and fluid, to end the lives of those in a persistent vegetative state and other patients 'endorse a form of non-voluntary euthanasia'; notes that she was a member of the drafting committee of the British Medical Association Guidelines on Withholding and Withdrawing Life-Prolonging Medical Treatment which advocates extending the withdrawal of tube feeding to a range of patients who are not in PVS and who are not dying; regrets that the Government's report, Making Decisions, endorses much of the BMA guidelines, which, if adopted, would serve to consolidate further the practice of medical killing by omission; further notes that in Scotland, the Deputy Minister for Community Care, Iain Gray, has said that any doctor who follows the BMA guidelines on non-PVS patients such as those who have suffered a stroke would be open to criminal prosecution; welcomes the Minister's statement that the Incapable Adults (Scotland) Bill 'makes no distinction between different means of delivering food and water'; further welcomes the Minister's clarification that 'nothing in the Bill will permit a patient to be denied basic care, or to be starved, dehydrated or otherwise mistreated'; and calls on the Government to adopt a similar position and withdraw its opposition to the Medical Treatment (Prevention of Euthanasia) Bill and to honour its pledges to oppose euthanasia.

Signatures (64)

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.
Bermingham, Mr Gerry
Labour
15 March 2000
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
02 May 2000
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
11 April 2000
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
15 March 2000
Brinton, Mrs Helen
Labour
15 March 2000
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
22 March 2000
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
14 March 2000
Chapman, Sir Sydney
Conservative
22 March 2000
Connarty, Michael
Labour
18 May 2000
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
15 March 2000
Cotter, Brian
Liberal Democrat
16 March 2000
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
15 March 2000
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
20 March 2000
Curtis-Thomas, Mrs Claire
Labour
09 March 2000
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
10 July 2000
Davies, Denzil
Labour
11 April 2000
Dawson, Mr Hilton
Labour
10 March 2000
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
09 March 2000
Drew, Mr David
Labour
10 March 2000
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
23 March 2000
Flight, Mr Howard
Conservative
04 May 2000
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
16 March 2000
Galloway, Mr George
Labour
20 March 2000
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
14 March 2000
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
15 March 2000
Johnson Smith, Sir Geoffrey
Conservative
09 May 2000
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
13 July 2000
King, Andy
Labour
09 March 2000
Lawrence, Mrs Jackie
Labour
17 March 2000
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
15 March 2000
Leigh, Mr Edward
Conservative
09 March 2000
Malins, Mr Humfrey
Conservative
03 May 2000
McCartney, Mr Robert
United Kingdom Unionist
13 April 2000
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
16 March 2000
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
15 March 2000
Michie, Mrs Ray
Liberal Democrat
28 March 2000
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
15 March 2000
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
14 March 2000
Palmer, Dr Nick
Labour
16 March 2000
Pendry, Mr Tom
Labour
15 March 2000
Pollard, Mr Kerry
Labour
09 March 2000
Pound, Stephen
Labour
14 March 2000
Rapson, Syd
Labour
16 March 2000
Roe, Mrs Marion
Conservative
14 March 2000
Sawford, Phil
Labour
16 May 2000
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
09 March 2000
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
14 March 2000
Steen, Mr Anthony
Conservative
10 May 2000
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
23 March 2000
Taylor, David
Labour
14 March 2000
Thomas, Mr Simon
Plaid Cymru
14 March 2000
Trend, Mr Michael
Conservative
16 March 2000
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
30 March 2000
Tynan, Mr Bill
Labour
30 March 2000
Wilkinson, Mr John
Conservative
23 May 2000
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
05 June 2000
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
14 March 2000
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.