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PREMATURE EPILEPSY DEATHS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1304A1: tabled on 15 May 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 3 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 Dr Liam Fox on 14 May 2002. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

at end add 'and to provide the extra resources for the necessary expenditure.'.

Original motion text

That this House recognises the important work being undertaken by the charity Epilepsy Bereaved, leading for the Joint Epilepsy Council, the International League against Epilepsy and the relevant Royal colleges in conducting the National Sentinel Audit of Sudden Death in Epilepsy; notes with concern that people with epilepsy have a risk of premature death that it 2 to 3 times higher than the general population, that every year in the United Kingdom about 1000 people die because of epilepsy, and that most of these deaths are associated with seizures; is aware that up to 70 per cent. of people with epilepsy in the UK have the potential to be seizure-free and that five government reports since 1953 have highlighted serious deficiencies in service provision for epilepsy; and calls on the Government to take the necessary action to improve epilepsy management for sufferers in Britain.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.