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GULF WAR SICKNESS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1399: tabled on 10 June 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 66 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 congratulates former solider and Kingston-upon-Hull North constituent Mr Shaun Rusling and the National Gulf Veterans and Families Association on their victory in achieving recognition of the existence of Gulf War Syndrome; pays tribute to Mr Rusling who has fought resolutely through thick and thin and ultimately succeeded against formidable odds in the form of the Army and the Ministry of Defence establishment that refused his just claim and continued to resist his argument for nine years; regrets that Mr Rusling was eventually forced to take action under data protection legislation to gain access to his own files; is disturbed to learn that the terms of his claim were fraudulently altered by officials of the War Pensions Agency and is shocked to discover that the Secretary of State subsequently stood by their action; takes this opportunity to express sincere regret at the pain and suffering endured by Mr Rusling; shares his deep sorrow that while government lawyers delayed, more than 500 veterans suffering from this terrible condition have taken their own lives; and urges the Government to admit that errors have been made and take immediate steps to recognise and respect the needs of up to 5,000 Gulf War sickness victims.

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.

Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 June 2002
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2002
Dumfries
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 26 June 2002
Birmingham, Northfield
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 June 2002
Twickenham
Calton, Mrs Patsy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 June 2002
Cheadle
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 12 June 2002
East Londonderry
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2002
Blyth Valley
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2002
Barnsley West and Penistone
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2002
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2002
Tooting
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2002
Keighley
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2002
Coventry South
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 June 2002
Kingston and Surbiton
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2002
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2002
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2002
Heywood and Middleton
Donohoe, Mr Brian H.
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2002
Cunninghame South
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2002
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2002
Sunderland North
Ewing, Annabelle
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 June 2002
Perth
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 July 2002
Bath
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 June 2002
St Ives
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2002
Norwich North
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 June 2002
Romsey
Green, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 July 2002
Ludlow
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2002
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 June 2002
Portsmouth South
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 June 2002
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2002
Luton North
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2002
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2002
Barnsley Central
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2002
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 June 2002
Cheltenham
Laws, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 June 2002
Yeovil
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2002
Worsley
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 12 June 2002
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Lyons, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2002
Strathkelvin and Bearsden
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2002
Halifax
Marsden, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 June 2002
Shrewsbury and Atcham
Martlew, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 26 June 2002
Carlisle
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2002
Hayes and Harlington
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2002
Glasgow, Anniesland
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 17 June 2002
Strangford
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 June 2002
Colchester
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 July 2002
Banff and Buchan
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2002
Glasgow, Govan
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2002
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2002
Bradford West
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2002
City of Durham
Stinchcombe, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2002
Wellingborough
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 July 2002
Hazel Grove
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2002
South Derbyshire
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 June 2002
North Cornwall
Tynan, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2002
Hamilton South
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2002
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2002
Liverpool, West Derby
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 June 2002
Angus
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2002
Conwy
Worthington, Tony
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2002
Clydebank and Milngavie
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2002
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.