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PATIENT (ASSISTED DYING) BILL

EDM (Early Day Motion) 135: tabled on 26 November 2003

Tabled in the 2003-04 session.

This motion has been signed by 34 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

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Motion text

That this House welcomes the introduction of the Patient (Assisted Dying) Bill and the opportunity it presents to allow terminally ill adults to make a considered request for medical assistance to die; notes that the Joint Committee on Human Rights, who examined the Bill, concluded that, '...the safeguards set out in the Patient (Assisted Dying) Bill would be adequate to protect the interests and rights of vulnerable patients. They would ensure that nobody could lawfully be subjected to assisted dying without his or her fully informed consent'; and believes that this Bill is in accordance with the views of 80 per cent. of the population who support this proposal.

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.

Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2003
Elmet
Challen, Colin
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2003
Morley and Rothwell
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2003
Northampton South
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2003
Keighley
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2004
Glasgow, Pollok
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2003
Hendon
Drown, Julia
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2003
South Swindon
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2003
Sunderland North
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2003
Newport West
Follett, Barbara
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2003
Stevenage
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 December 2003
Portsmouth South
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 November 2003
Chesterfield
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2003
Hampstead and Highgate
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2003
Tamworth
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2003
Ealing, Southall
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2004
Manchester Central
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 6 January 2004
Medway
O'Neill, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2004
Ochil
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 2003
Winchester
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 March 2004
Montgomeryshire
Organ, Diana
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2003
Forest of Dean
Rendel, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 January 2004
Newbury
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2003
Lewisham, Deptford
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2004
Kettering
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2003
Nottingham South
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 December 2003
Richmond Park
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2003
Finchley and Golders Green
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2003
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

PATIENT (ASSISTED DYING) BILL (Amendment 1)
Line 1, leave out from 'House' to end and add 'noted that the Patient (Assisted Dying) Bill is opposed by organisations representing the interests of those whom it would affect most, the elderly, the terminally ill, the disabled and the medical profession; further notes these organisations include Help the Aged, Age Concern, the Disability Rights Commission, Disability Rights Commission, Disability Awareness in Action, the Association for Palliative Medicine, the British Medical Association and the Royal College of Physicians; and calls upon the Government to reiterate its opposition to the legalisation of assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia and to devote more resources to palliative and geriatric care.
Labour, Heywood and Middleton
69
signatures
EDM 135A1: tabled on 27 November 2003