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SEXUAL HEALTH

EDM (Early Day Motion) 12A1: tabled on 27 November 2003

Tabled in the 2003-04 session.

This motion has been signed by 17 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

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

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Mr Tim Yeo on 26 November 2003. This is amendment number 1.

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Suggested amendment

Line 17, at end, add 'and regrets Conservative legislation, Section 46, Education No. 2 Act 1986 and Section 28, Local Government Act 1988 which had the effect of deterring teachers from answering young people's questions or providing a full education about sex, sexually transmitted diseases contraception and sexuality for the previous generation.

Original motion text

That this House notes with extreme concern that the United Kingdom is suffering a sexual health crisis as a result of which around one in 10 sexually active young women are currently infected with chlamydia, that syphilis rates have increased by 500 per cent. in the last six years, and that gonorrhoea rates have doubled over the same period; is further concerned that National Health Service sexual health clinics are clearly unable to cope with the current demand; regrets the Government's abject failure to heed the Conservative Party's repeated demands to tackle the sexual health crisis, to recognise the seriousness of that crisis and to take the urgent action needed to tackle it; endorses the Health Select Committee's report on sexual health and its assessment that the present sexual health crisis has resulted from inadequate political pressure and leadership over recent years, the absence of a patient voice, insufficient central guidance emphasising the importance of sexual health and a severe lack of performance management; welcomes the Committee's confirmation of the concerns which the Conservative Party has been expressing for a number of years; and supports the Committee's recommendation urging a strong commitment to making sexual health a priority and to improving the way in which young people are educated about relationships and sex in order to prevent the situation confronting the next generation of young people from becoming worse still.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.