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WORK AND CANCER REPORT

EDM (Early Day Motion) 769: tabled on 23 February 2005

Tabled in the 2004-05 session.

This motion has been signed by 81 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 welcomes the report Work and Cancer published by CancerBACUP; is pleased that the report finds that the majority of employers are supportive of employees with cancer; but is concerned that nearly a third of cancer patients do not return to work after cancer treatment, that more than a third said their career prospects had deteriorated as a result of cancer and that one in four respondents feared disclosing their cancer to a new employer; is further concerned that less than half of respondents had been offered flexible or alternative working arrangements or work adjustment policies by their employer and that over half had not been advised by their cancer doctor about how their cancer treatment would affect their ability to work; notes that the costs of the withdrawal of cancer patients from the labour market are substantial; not only in financial terms to employers and Government, but also to the individual's psychological well-being; and calls upon Government to ensure that employers are made aware of their obligations under existing and future legislation towards people living and working with cancer to ensure that health professionals understand the impact of cancer on work and provide information on managing in the workplace during and following different treatments to all cancer patients or working age; and to ensure that all people diagnosed with cancer are protected by the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.

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.

Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 March 2005
Carshalton and Wallington
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2005
Dumfries
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2005
Regent's Park and Kensington North
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2005
Birmingham, Northfield
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 February 2005
Twickenham
Campbell, Mrs Anne
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2005
Cambridge
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 24 February 2005
East Londonderry
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2005
Gower
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2005
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Mrs Helen
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2005
Peterborough
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2005
Northampton South
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2005
Leyton and Wanstead
Colman, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2005
Putney
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2005
Islington North
Cotter, Brian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 March 2005
Weston-Super-Mare
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2005
Keighley
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2005
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2005
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2005
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 2 March 2005
Belfast North
Donohoe, Mr Brian H.
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2005
Cunninghame South
Doughty, Sue
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 2005
Guildford
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2005
Stroud
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2005
Monmouth
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2005
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2005
Sunderland North
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2005
Newport West
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2005
Aberavon
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2005
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2005
Walthamstow
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2005
Bridgend
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 February 2005
Portsmouth South
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2005
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 February 2005
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2005
Luton North
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2005
Chorley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 March 2005
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2005
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2005
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2005
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2005
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2005
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 March 2005
Cheltenham
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 1 March 2005
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2005
Halifax
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2005
Wolverhampton South West
Marsden, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 February 2005
Shrewsbury and Atcham
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2005
Calder Valley
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2005
Hayes and Harlington
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2005
Kingston upon Hull North
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2005
Mansfield
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2005
Crawley
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 6 April 2005
Bristol North West
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2005
Pendle
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 25 February 2005
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 March 2005
Southport
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2005
Portsmouth North
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2005
Loughborough
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2005
Dundee West
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2005
Colchester
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2005
Glasgow, Govan
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2005
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2005
Bradford West
Smith, Llew
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2005
Blaenau Gwent
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 24 February 2005
Belfast South
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 24 February 2005
Castle Point
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2005
North West Leicestershire
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2005
Brighton, Kemptown
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 February 2005
North Cornwall
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2005
Finchley and Golders Green
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 14 March 2005
North Dorset
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2005
Liverpool, West Derby
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 February 2005
Angus
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2005
Conwy
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 March 2005
Brecon and Radnorshire

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.