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Voluntary Euthanasia

EDM (Early Day Motion) 320A1: tabled on 17 January 1990

Tabled in the 1989-90 session.

This motion has been signed by 12 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

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

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Roland Boyes on 16 January 1990. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

Leave out from 'House' to end and add 'would reject any legislative proposal to permit in the United Kingdom the diabolical practice of voluntary euthanasia.'.

Original motion text

That this House is aware of a recent National Opinion Poll survey which shows 75 per cent. of the population are in favour of the principle of voluntary euthanasia; is further aware that in Holland doctors who act within the published guidelines for the proper practice of euthanasia are not prosecuted; and calls upon the Home Secretary to make a statement with a view to appropriate legislation in a forthcoming Parliamentary Session.