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SEXUAL HEALTH

EDM (Early Day Motion) 12: tabled on 26 November 2003

Tabled in the 2003-04 session.

This motion has been signed by 64 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 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.

Beggs, Mr Roy
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 4 December 2003
East Antrim
Bercow, John
Conservative
Signed on 26 May 2004
Buckingham
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 26 November 2003
Worthing West
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 3 December 2003
Canterbury
Burns, Mr Simon
Conservative
Signed on 26 November 2003
West Chelmsford
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 1 December 2003
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Djanogly, Mr Jonathan
Conservative
Signed on 1 December 2003
Huntingdon
Duncan, Mr Alan
Conservative
Signed on 26 November 2003
Rutland and Melton
Duncan, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 27 November 2003
Galloway and Upper Nithsdale
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 1 December 2003
Ribble Valley
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 26 November 2003
Lichfield
Field, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 27 November 2003
Cities of London and Westminster
Flight, Mr Howard
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 2003
Arundel and South Downs
Flook, Mr Adrian
Conservative
Signed on 5 January 2004
Taunton
Francois, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 27 November 2003
Rayleigh
Garnier, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 27 November 2003
Harborough
Gillan, Mrs Cheryl
Conservative
Signed on 7 January 2004
Chesham and Amersham
Goodman, Mr Paul
Conservative
Signed on 18 December 2003
Wycombe
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 2 December 2003
North Wiltshire
Grayling, Chris
Conservative
Signed on 26 November 2003
Epsom and Ewell
Grieve, Mr Dominic
Conservative
Signed on 11 May 2004
Beaconsfield
Hammond, Mr Philip
Conservative
Signed on 27 November 2003
Runnymede and Weybridge
Heald, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 10 December 2003
North East Hertfordshire
Hendry, Charles
Conservative
Signed on 5 May 2004
Wealden
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 4 December 2003
North Down
Hoban, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 26 November 2003
Fareham
Hunter, Mr Andrew
Independent Conservative
Signed on 2 December 2003
Basingstoke
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 2 December 2003
Salisbury
Kirkbride, Julie
Conservative
Signed on 27 January 2004
Bromsgrove
Lait, Mrs Jacqui
Conservative
Signed on 27 November 2003
Beckenham
Lansley, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 26 November 2003
South Cambridgeshire
Letwin, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 26 November 2003
West Dorset
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 26 November 2003
New Forest East
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 26 November 2003
East Worthing and Shoreham
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 26 November 2003
Mid Worcestershire
Maclean, David
Conservative
Signed on 7 January 2004
Penrith and The Border
May, Mrs Theresa
Conservative
Signed on 9 February 2004
Maidenhead
McIntosh, Miss Anne
Conservative
Signed on 26 November 2003
Vale of York
Mercer, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 27 November 2003
Newark
Mitchell, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 26 November 2003
Sutton Coldfield
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 2 December 2003
North East Cambridgeshire
Murrison, Dr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 26 November 2003
Westbury
O'Brien, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 26 November 2003
Eddisbury
Osborne, Mr George
Conservative
Signed on 10 February 2004
Tatton
Pickles, Mr Eric
Conservative
Signed on 11 March 2004
Brentwood and Ongar
Randall, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 27 November 2003
Uxbridge
Roe, Mrs Marion
Conservative
Signed on 1 December 2003
Broxbourne
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 4 December 2003
Romford
Sayeed, Mr Jonathan
Conservative
Signed on 5 January 2004
Mid Bedfordshire
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 18 December 2003
South West Bedfordshire
Spelman, Mrs Caroline
Conservative
Signed on 8 December 2003
Meriden
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 4 December 2003
Castle Point
Swire, Mr Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 26 January 2004
East Devon
Taylor, Mr John D.
Conservative
Signed on 26 November 2003
Solihull
Waterson, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 27 November 2003
Eastbourne
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 27 November 2003
Upminster
Wiggin, Bill
Conservative
Signed on 3 December 2003
Leominster
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 27 November 2003
Spelthorne

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.

SEXUAL HEALTH (Amendment 1)
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.
Liberal Democrat, Cheadle
17
signatures
EDM 12A1: tabled on 27 November 2003