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INTEGRATED CANCER CARE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 57: tabled on 18 November 1999

Tabled in the 1999-00 session.

This motion has been signed by 130 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

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Motion text

That this House considers that when curative treatment for cancer is no longer thought feasible, patients have a right to funding for the 'last-hope' treatment of their choice, which may include nutritional and other therapies that have shown benefit in case reports; notes that the South Cheshire Health Authority has agreed to fund part of an integrated care package which includes the Gerson nutritional approach, provided that clinical responsibility is undertaken by an NHS consultant oncologist; recommends that patients who are offered but decline palliative chemotherapy or radiotherapy should have the right to claim similar funding for the therapy of their choice, provided that clinical responsibility can be undertaken by an oncologist; notes that many patients already seek complementary therapies and that many healthcare professionals value their contribution to cancer care; admires the courage of those patients who have successfully undertaken such therapies without adequate financial support; deplores the poor cancer survival rates in the UK compared with other countries in Western Europe where complementary medicine is more widely used; and welcomes the initiative of the Foundation for Integrated Medicine in showing how complementary care can be integrated into the Health Service.

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.

Barnes, Mr Harry
Labour
Signed on 22 November 1999
North East Derbyshire
Beggs, Mr Roy
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 21 February 2000
East Antrim
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 December 1999
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Benn, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2000
Chesterfield
Bennett, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2000
Denton and Reddish
Body, Sir Richard
Conservative
Signed on 23 October 2000
Boston and Skegness
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 19 November 1999
Altrincham and Sale West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 November 1999
Carshalton and Wallington
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 6 December 1999
Canterbury
Brinton, Mrs Helen
Labour
Signed on 2 December 1999
Peterborough
Burnett, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 June 2000
Torridge and West Devon
Burns, Mr Simon
Conservative
Signed on 23 November 1999
West Chelmsford
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 November 1999
Sutton and Cheam
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 November 1999
Twickenham
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 October 2000
North East Fife
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 6 April 2000
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 6 December 1999
Gower
Chidgey, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 February 2000
Eastleigh
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1999
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clarke, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 23 November 1999
Midlothian
Coleman, Mr Iain
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2000
Hammersmith and Fulham
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1999
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1999
Islington North
Cotter, Brian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 November 1999
Weston-Super-Mare
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1999
Tooting
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 30 November 1999
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 22 November 1999
Easington
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1999
Leigh
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 29 November 1999
Coventry South
Darvill, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 14 December 1999
Upminster
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 7 December 1999
Bristol West
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1999
Burton
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 23 November 1999
Heywood and Middleton
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 23 November 1999
Stroud
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 8 December 1999
Sunderland North
Ewing, Mrs Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 December 1999
Moray
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 25 November 1999
Lichfield
Fallon, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 27 July 2000
Sevenoaks
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 October 2000
Southport
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 28 July 2000
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1999
Newport West
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 January 2000
Bath
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 8 December 1999
Hastings and Rye
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 November 1999
St Ives
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 18 November 1999
Norwich North
Gill, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 27 July 2000
Ludlow
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 23 November 1999
Greenock and Inverclyde
Gorman, Mrs Teresa
Conservative
Signed on 10 January 2000
Billericay
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 29 November 1999
Bridgend
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2000
Selby
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 November 1999
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 December 1999
North Devon
Henderson, Mr Ivan
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1999
Harwich
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2000
Luton North
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 23 November 1999
Chorley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 November 1999
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 18 November 1999
Bolton South East
Jones, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 3 July 2000
Alyn and Deeside
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 23 November 1999
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 3 April 2000
Clwyd South
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 November 1999
Cheltenham
Keen, Ann
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2000
Brentford and Isleworth
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 June 2000
Hereford
Kemp, Mr Fraser
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2000
Houghton and Washington East
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 28 July 2000
Ealing, Southall
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 29 November 1999
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Ladyman, Dr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1999
South Thanet
Lawrence, Mrs Jackie
Labour
Signed on 27 July 2000
Preseli Pembrokeshire
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 25 November 1999
New Forest East
Livsey, Mr Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 November 1999
Brecon and Radnorshire
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 6 December 1999
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 24 November 1999
Mid Worcestershire
Lyell, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 25 May 2000
North East Bedfordshire
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2000
Thurrock
Maginnis, Mr Ken
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 23 October 2000
Fermanagh and South Tyrone
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 23 November 1999
Halifax
Marsden, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1999
Shrewsbury and Atcham
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2000
Dundee East
McCartney, Mr Robert
United Kingdom Unionist
Signed on 1 December 1999
North Down
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2000
Hayes and Harlington
McFall, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2000
Dumbarton
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1999
Kingston upon Hull North
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 16 December 1999
Hemel Hempstead
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2000
Mansfield
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1999
Sheffield, Heeley
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1999
Great Grimsby
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 6 April 2000
Crawley
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2000
Cardiff North
O'Brien, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 27 July 2000
Eddisbury
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 8 December 1999
Knowsley South
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 June 2000
Winchester
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 July 2000
Montgomeryshire
Pollard, Mr Kerry
Labour
Signed on 2 December 1999
St Albans
Rammell, Bill
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2000
Harlow
Rendel, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 1999
Newbury
Robertson, Mr Laurence
Conservative
Signed on 29 November 1999
Tewkesbury
Robinson, Mr Peter
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 23 October 2000
Belfast East
Rogers, Mr Allan
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2000
Rhondda
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2000
Lewisham, Deptford
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 1999
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 October 2000
Torbay
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2000
Glasgow, Govan
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 18 November 1999
Belfast South
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2000
City of Durham
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2000
Eccles
Stinchcombe, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2000
Wellingborough
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 November 1999
Hazel Grove
Taylor, Ms Dari
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2000
Stockton South
Taylor, Sir Teddy
Conservative
Signed on 22 November 1999
Rochford and Southend East
Thomas, Mr Simon
Signed on 23 October 2000
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 November 1999
Richmond Park
Townend, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 30 November 1999
East Yorkshire
Tredinnick, David
Conservative
Signed on 18 November 1999
Bosworth
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 20 December 1999
Finchley and Golders Green
Walker, Sir Cecil
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 23 October 2000
Belfast North
Wigley, Mr Dafydd
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 25 November 1999
Caernarfon
Wilkinson, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 23 October 2000
Ruislip - Northwood
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 1999
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 23 November 1999
Congleton
Worthington, Tony
Labour
Signed on 2 November 2000
Clydebank and Milngavie

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

INTEGRATED CANCER CARE (Amendment 1)
after 'where', insert 'there is significantly higher spending on cancer diagnosis and treatment and a significantly greater number of cancer specialists per capita'.
Liberal Democrat, Oxford West and Abingdon
1
signature
EDM 57A1: tabled on 25 November 1999