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MACMILLAN CANCER RELIEF'S CANCER TALK

EDM (Early Day Motion) 947: tabled on 06 March 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 70 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 welcomes Macmillan Cancer Relief's Cancer Talk, an innovative educational initiative to counter common classroom myths and misconceptions about cancer; applauds the cross-party support that Macmillan Cancer Relief's Cancer Talk has secured from the many honourable Members who have kindly issued press releases, written to local schools and arranged media photocalls to highlight Cancer Talk Week from 4th to 8th March; notes that Cancer Talk is an ongoing education programme designed with great sensitivity and with advice from teachers, child psychiatrists and parents to tackle a very real problem, namely the danger that misconceptions compound ignorance, stigma and isolation for the millions of pupils and young people, teachers and parents affected by cancer; further notes that new MORI research shows that while two-thirds of children know somebody affected by cancer and nearly half have had a family member with cancer, ignorance abounds, underlining a real need for accurate information to raise awareness and understanding of cancer which four in 10 of each honourable Member's constitutents will develop in their lifetime, including childhood cancers affecting one in 600 of those aged under 15 years; welcomes the statements of support from the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, Right honourable Estelle Morris MP, Gary Lineker, whose son had cancer, the S Club 7 pop group and actors from Grange Hill and Hollyoaks; and calls on all honourable Members to make a date in their diaries for next year's Cancer Talk Week in February 2003 and give their wholehearted support to this record-breaking initiative for which 4,000 schools have registered this year alone.

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.

Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 8 March 2002
Worthing West
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 March 2002
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2002
Dumfries
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2002
Birmingham, Northfield
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 March 2002
Twickenham
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 March 2002
Orkney and Shetland
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2002
Gower
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2002
Northampton South
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2002
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2002
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2002
Easington
Daisley, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2002
Brent East
David, Mr Wayne
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2002
Caerphilly
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2002
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2002
Heywood and Middleton
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2002
Stroud
Duncan, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 7 March 2002
Galloway and Upper Nithsdale
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2002
Monmouth
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2002
Liverpool, Riverside
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2002
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2002
Sunderland North
Ewing, Annabelle
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 March 2002
Perth
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 March 2002
St Ives
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2002
Norwich North
Green, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 March 2002
Ludlow
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2002
Bridgend
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 March 2002
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 March 2002
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 March 2002
North Devon
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 March 2002
Somerton and Frome
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 12 March 2002
North Down
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2002
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2002
Luton North
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2002
Bolton South East
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2002
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 March 2002
Cheltenham
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2002
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Linton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2002
Battersea
Lucas, Ian
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2002
Wrexham
Luke, Mr Iain
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2002
Dundee East
Marsden, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 March 2002
Shrewsbury and Atcham
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2002
Hayes and Harlington
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2002
Kingston upon Hull North
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2002
Mansfield
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2002
Crawley
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2002
Cardiff North
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2002
Portsmouth North
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 March 2002
Argyll and Bute
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2002
Lewisham, Deptford
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 March 2002
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 March 2002
Torbay
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2002
West Renfrewshire
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2002
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2002
Bradford West
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 11 March 2002
Castle Point
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2002
Hemsworth
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2002
Pudsey
Tynan, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2002
Hamilton South
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2002
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2002
Liverpool, West Derby
White, Brian
Labour
Signed on 12 April 2002
North East Milton Keynes
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 18 March 2002
Maidstone and The Weald
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2002
Conwy
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 12 March 2002
Macclesfield

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.