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FREE PRESCRIPTIONS FOR STUDENTS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 619: tabled on 31 January 2005

Tabled in the 2004-05 session.

This motion has been signed by 71 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 regrets the financial pressures that students face now and will be presented with in the future; believes that students face difficult financial choices during their studies; recognises that more students than ever are working to fund basic essentials; believes that healthcare should be free at the point of need, that the cost of accessing healthcare deters many students from visiting their general practitioner, asking for a prescription, getting an eye test or dental check-up and that paying for prescription costs diverts money away from spending on basic costs such as food and study materials; believes that investing in affordable quality healthcare now will ensure a healthier generation of graduates, and will save further unnecessary investment in the future; supports the National Union of Students' campaign for accessible healthcare for all students; and believes students should be exempt from charges for prescriptions, dental care and eye tests that act as a barrier to them accessing the healthcare they need.

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.

Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 1 February 2005
Worthing West
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2005
Elmet
Campbell, Mrs Anne
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2005
Cambridge
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2005
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2005
Gower
Chidgey, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2005
Eastleigh
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2005
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Mrs Helen
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2005
Peterborough
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2005
Leyton and Wanstead
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2005
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2005
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2005
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 4 April 2005
Easington
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2005
Heywood and Middleton
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2005
Stroud
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2005
Sunderland North
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2005
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2005
Aberavon
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 23 March 2005
Glasgow, Kelvin
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2005
Walthamstow
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2005
Norwich North
Gill, Parmjit Singh
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 April 2005
Leicester South
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2005
Bridgend
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2005
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 February 2005
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 March 2005
North Devon
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2005
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 2 February 2005
North Down
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2005
Chorley
Hunter, Mr Andrew
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 1 March 2005
Basingstoke
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2005
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2005
Tamworth
Kidney, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2005
Stafford
King, Andy
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2005
Rugby and Kenilworth
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2005
Manchester Central
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 1 February 2005
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Lucas, Ian
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2005
Wrexham
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2005
Wolverhampton South West
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2005
Hayes and Harlington
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2005
Kingston upon Hull North
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2005
Mansfield
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2005
Great Grimsby
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2005
Crawley
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2005
Cardiff North
O'Neill, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2005
Ochil
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2005
Ynys Môn
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 2 February 2005
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2005
Portsmouth North
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2005
Loughborough
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2005
Glasgow, Govan
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2005
Kettering
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2005
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2005
Bradford West
Smith, Llew
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2005
Blaenau Gwent
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 2 February 2005
Belfast South
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 1 February 2005
Castle Point
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2005
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Dr Richard
Independent
Signed on 4 February 2005
Wyre Forest
Taylor, Sir Teddy
Conservative
Signed on 9 February 2005
Rochford and Southend East
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 February 2005
Richmond Park
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2005
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2005
Stoke-on-Trent North
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 February 2005
Angus
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2005
Conwy
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 February 2005
Brecon and Radnorshire

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.