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BENZODIAZEPINES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 119: tabled on 18 November 2002

Tabled in the 2002-03 session.

This motion has been signed by 195 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 the 'Beat the Benzos' campaign in highlighting the over-prescription of tranquilliser drugs known as benzodiazepines, including Ativan, Temazepam and Valium; supports their objective in bringing about the full implementation of prescription guidelines by general practitioners; calls on the Government to provide greater support services for involuntary and voluntary addicts of these drugs to integrate anti-benzodiazepine measures in anti-drug policies and to review disability benefit guidelines to ensure recognition of benzodiazepine addiction; and notes with great interest the recent court victory by Mr Ray Nimmo in which he successfully won compenstion for the past over-prescription of Valium by his then general practitioner.

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.

Bailey, Mr Adrian
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2002
West Bromwich West
Baird, Vera
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2002
Redcar
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 November 2002
Lewes
Barnes, Mr Harry
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2002
North East Derbyshire
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 December 2002
Edinburgh West
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2002
Leeds West
Beggs, Mr Roy
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 18 November 2002
East Antrim
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 June 2003
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Bellingham, Mr Henry
Conservative
Signed on 18 November 2002
North West Norfolk
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2002
Kingswood
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2002
Leeds North West
Blackman, Liz
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2003
Erewash
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2002
South Ribble
Bradley, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2003
Manchester, Withington
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 27 February 2003
Altrincham and Sale West
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 June 2003
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 July 2003
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 February 2003
Gordon
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2003
Birmingham, Northfield
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2002
Elmet
Burnett, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 April 2003
Torridge and West Devon
Burnham, Andy
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2002
Leigh
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 November 2002
Twickenham
Cairns, David
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2003
Greenock and Inverclyde
Calton, Mrs Patsy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 November 2002
Cheadle
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 November 2002
North East Fife
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2002
Blyth Valley
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 December 2002
Orkney and Shetland
Casale, Roger
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2002
Wimbledon
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2002
Gower
Challen, Colin
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2002
Morley and Rothwell
Chapman, Sir Sydney
Conservative
Signed on 18 November 2002
Chipping Barnet
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2002
Bury North
Chidgey, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 November 2002
Eastleigh
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2002
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clappison, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 1 April 2003
Hertsmere
Clark, Mrs Helen
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2002
Peterborough
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2002
Northampton South
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2003
Leyton and Wanstead
Coleman, Mr Iain
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2003
Hammersmith and Fulham
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2002
Falkirk East
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 3 March 2003
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2002
Stockton North
Cook, Mr Robin
Labour
Signed on 8 September 2003
Livingston
Cotter, Brian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 June 2003
Weston-Super-Mare
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2002
Keighley
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2002
Coventry South
Cunningham, Tony
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2003
Workington
Curtis-Thomas, Mrs Claire
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2003
Crosby
Dalyell, Tam
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2002
Linlithgow
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2002
Bristol West
David, Mr Wayne
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2002
Caerphilly
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2002
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2002
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2003
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2002
Heywood and Middleton
Dorrell, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 5 June 2003
Charnwood
Doughty, Sue
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 November 2002
Guildford
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2002
Lewisham West
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2002
Stroud
Drown, Julia
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2002
South Swindon
Duncan, Mr Alan
Conservative
Signed on 6 March 2003
Rutland and Melton
Eagle, Angela
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2002
Wallasey
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2003
Monmouth
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2003
Liverpool, Riverside
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2002
Sunderland North
Ewing, Annabelle
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 April 2003
Perth
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2003
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2003
Birkenhead
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2003
Newport West
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 July 2003
Bath
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2003
Aberavon
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2002
Ilford South
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 November 2002
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2002
Walthamstow
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2002
Norwich North
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 September 2003
Romsey
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 9 April 2003
North Wiltshire
Griffiths, Jane
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2003
Reading East
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2002
Bridgend
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2003
Bedford
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2002
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 November 2002
Portsmouth South
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 8 September 2003
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 18 November 2002
North Down
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2002
Clydesdale
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2002
Luton North
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2002
Knowsley North and Sefton East
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2002
Chorley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 April 2003
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2002
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2002
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2002
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2003
Tamworth
Jones, Helen
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2002
Warrington North
Jones, Mr Jon Owen
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2002
Cardiff Central
Jones, Mr Kevan
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2003
North Durham
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2003
Clwyd South
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 November 2002
Cheltenham
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 November 2002
Hereford
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2002
Ealing, Southall
Kilfoyle, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2003
Liverpool, Walton
King, Andy
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2003
Rugby and Kenilworth
Knight, Jim
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2003
South Dorset
Laws, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 July 2003
Yeovil
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2002
Edinburgh North and Leith
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2002
Brighton, Pavilion
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2002
Worsley
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 18 November 2002
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Lucas, Ian
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2003
Wrexham
Lyons, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2003
Strathkelvin and Bearsden
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2002
Thurrock
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2002
Halifax
Malins, Mr Humfrey
Conservative
Signed on 25 February 2003
Woking
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2003
Wolverhampton South West
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2002
Blackpool South
Marsden, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 November 2002
Shrewsbury and Atcham
McCabe, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2003
Birmingham, Hall Green
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2002
Hayes and Harlington
McFall, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2002
Dumbarton
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2002
Kingston upon Hull North
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2003
Hemel Hempstead
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2002
Mansfield
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 8 September 2003
Great Grimsby
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2002
Cardiff North
Munn, Meg
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2002
Sheffield, Heeley
Murrison, Dr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 17 December 2002
Westbury
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2002
Bristol North West
O'Brien, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 8 May 2003
Eddisbury
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2002
Knowsley South
O'Neill, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2002
Ochil
Organ, Diana
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2002
Forest of Dean
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2003
Burnley
Plaskitt, Mr James
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2003
Warwick and Leamington
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2003
Hyndburn
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 20 January 2003
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2002
Dover
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 March 2003
Argyll and Bute
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2002
Glasgow, Anniesland
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2002
Coventry North West
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 30 June 2003
Strangford
Robinson, Mr Peter
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 3 April 2003
Belfast East
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2002
Dundee West
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2003
Lewisham, Deptford
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 March 2003
Colchester
Russell, Christine
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2002
City of Chester
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 December 2002
Banff and Buchan
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2003
Kettering
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 11 February 2003
South West Bedfordshire
Simon, Mr Siôn
Labour
Signed on 7 May 2003
Birmingham, Erdington
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2002
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2002
Bradford West
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 19 November 2002
Belfast South
Soley, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2002
Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush
Spicer, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 2 July 2003
West Worcestershire
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 18 November 2002
Castle Point
Stinchcombe, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2003
Wellingborough
Streeter, Mr Gary
Conservative
Signed on 16 June 2003
South West Devon
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2002
Manchester, Blackley
Syms, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 30 April 2003
Poole
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2003
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Mr John D.
Conservative
Signed on 28 April 2003
Solihull
Taylor, Dr Richard
Independent
Signed on 19 March 2003
Wyre Forest
Thomas, Mr Simon
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 3 June 2003
Ceredigion
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 March 2003
Richmond Park
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2003
Hemsworth
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2002
Pudsey
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2003
Wolverhampton South East
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2002
Brighton, Kemptown
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 November 2002
North Cornwall
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2002
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2002
Stoke-on-Trent North
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2002
Liverpool, West Derby
Watts, Mr Dave
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2003
St Helens North
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 November 2002
Angus
White, Brian
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2002
North East Milton Keynes
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 18 November 2002
Maidstone and The Weald
Wiggin, Bill
Conservative
Signed on 27 February 2003
Leominster
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2002
Conwy
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 18 November 2002
Caernarfon
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 24 February 2003
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 18 March 2003
Macclesfield
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 March 2003
North Tayside
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2002
Batley and Spen
Wright, David
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2003
Telford
Wright, Dr Tony
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2002
Cannock Chase
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2002
Sittingbourne and Sheppey
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 April 2003
Teignbridge

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.