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ADAM EVANS AND NHS DENTISTRY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1703: tabled on 11 October 2004

Tabled in the 2003-04 session.

This motion has been signed by 37 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 expresses its regret and disappointment at the decision of Adam Evans to abandon NHS dentistry from January 2005 and only offer private treatment from his Diamond Smiles practice in Barnoldswick; understands the shock and dismay felt by many people in the town at the loss to the private sector of a dentist whose NHS credentials were paraded with such fanfare in 2001 when his practice opened; recalls that Mr Evans sought the help and assistance of the honourable Member for Pendle in securing a grant of ú30,500 from the NHS to establish the practice, telling the honourable Member on 20th February 2001 that he felt 'there is a severe need in the Barnoldswick area for NHS dental provision'; further notes Mr Evans' statement of 25th January 2001 to the Consultant in Dental Public Health at the East Lancashire Health Authority that the grant 'will enable me to create a modern NHS practice available to all those people in the East Lancashire area who are seeking to register for NHS dental care'; believes Mr Evans has let down his patients and public alike after proclaiming so loudly his commitment to the NHS; further believes that he has cynically used NHS funds to help him set up shop in the town; calls on him to return the ú30,500 to the Primary Care Trust in January 2005 when he ceases to take NHS patients; and urges the primary care trust to take steps to establish a new NHS dental surgery in Barnoldswick to allow those patients at Diamond Smiles who wish to stay with the NHS to transfer across to the new practice leaving Mr Evans with those who are content to go private.

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.

Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2004
Rossendale and Darwen
Barnes, Mr Harry
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2004
North East Derbyshire
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2004
Leeds North West
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 13 October 2004
Worthing West
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2004
Elmet
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2004
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2004
Gower
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2004
Barnsley West and Penistone
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2004
Islington North
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2004
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2004
Tooting
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2004
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2004
Keighley
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2004
Sunderland North
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2004
Bridgend
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 October 2004
Portsmouth South
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2004
Jarrow
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2004
Luton North
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2004
Chorley
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2004
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2004
Barnsley Central
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2004
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 October 2004
Cheltenham
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2004
Manchester Central
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 11 October 2004
Halifax
Marsden, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 October 2004
Shrewsbury and Atcham
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2004
Hayes and Harlington
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 12 October 2004
Strangford
Salter, Martin
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2004
Reading West
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2004
Finchley and Golders Green
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2004
Conwy

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.