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NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR CLINICAL EXCELLENCE DECISION ON ALZHEIMER'S TREATMENT

EDM (Early Day Motion) 824: tabled on 02 March 2005

Tabled in the 2004-05 session.

This motion has been signed by 104 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 notes that Alzheimer's disease currently affects nearly half a million people in the UK and that it is a chronic, progressive, degenerative and distressing disease for which there is no cure; deplores the cost-cutting plans of the National Institute for Clinical Excellence which will deny vital drugs to hundreds of thousands of Alzheimer's sufferers, claiming that they are too expensive when they would cost the National Health Service a meagre ú2.50 per day; further notes that the effective proposed ban on these drugs is not based on their safety and efficacy but simply on the interpretation of a statistical model of cost-effectiveness; further notes that doctors have condemned this decision as a disaster for patients, their families and carers; and that they believe that it would be irresponsible to deny patients and their carers the benefits of these treatments; further notes that the decision goes against good clinical practice and represents a callous disregard for elderly people; recognises that the Government should recommend drugs based on clinical need; applauds the Daily Mail's campaign for the retention of these drugs; and calls upon the Government to reject this advice.

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.

Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2005
Bootle
Bercow, John
Conservative
Signed on 2 March 2005
Buckingham
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2005
Leeds North West
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2005
South Ribble
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 8 March 2005
Worthing West
Bradley, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2005
Manchester, Withington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 March 2005
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 March 2005
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Campbell, Mrs Anne
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2005
Cambridge
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 March 2005
East Londonderry
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2005
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2005
Gower
Chapman, Sir Sydney
Conservative
Signed on 7 March 2005
Chipping Barnet
Chidgey, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 March 2005
Eastleigh
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2005
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2005
Northampton South
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2005
Tyne Bridge
Colman, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2005
Putney
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2005
Islington North
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2005
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2005
Tooting
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2005
Keighley
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2005
Hornchurch
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2005
Easington
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2005
Coventry South
Dalyell, Tam
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2005
Linlithgow
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2005
Bristol West
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2005
Burton
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2005
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 8 March 2005
Belfast North
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 8 March 2005
Lagan Valley
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2005
Stroud
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2005
Monmouth
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2005
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 4 March 2005
Ribble Valley
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2005
Aberavon
Garnier, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 2 March 2005
Harborough
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 March 2005
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2005
Walthamstow
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2005
Norwich North
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 March 2005
Romsey
Gill, Parmjit Singh
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 March 2005
Leicester South
Griffiths, Jane
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2005
Reading East
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2005
Bridgend
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2005
Selby
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 March 2005
Portsmouth South
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2005
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 10 March 2005
North Down
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2005
Ashton-under-Lyne
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 March 2005
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2005
Luton North
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2005
Chorley
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2005
Barnsley Central
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 March 2005
Cheltenham
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2005
Feltham and Heston
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2005
Ealing, Southall
Kirkbride, Julie
Conservative
Signed on 2 March 2005
Bromsgrove
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2005
Worsley
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 3 March 2005
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2005
Halifax
Mann, John
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2005
Bassetlaw
Marsden, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 March 2005
Shrewsbury and Atcham
Marshall, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2005
Glasgow, Shettleston
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2005
Calder Valley
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2005
Hayes and Harlington
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2005
Kingston upon Hull North
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2005
Blaydon
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2005
Mansfield
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2005
Bristol North West
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2005
Nuneaton
Organ, Diana
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2005
Forest of Dean
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2005
Ayr
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2005
Ynys Môn
Pound, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2005
Ealing North
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2005
Pendle
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 7 March 2005
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2005
Portsmouth North
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2005
Loughborough
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2005
Lewisham, Deptford
Simon, Mr Siôn
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2005
Birmingham, Erdington
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2005
Nottingham South
Smith, Llew
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2005
Blaenau Gwent
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 3 March 2005
Belfast South
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 3 March 2005
Castle Point
Steen, Mr Anthony
Conservative
Signed on 2 March 2005
Totnes
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2005
City of Durham
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2005
North West Leicestershire
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 March 2005
Richmond Park
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2005
Wolverhampton South East
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2005
Brighton, Kemptown
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 March 2005
North Cornwall
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2005
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2005
Stoke-on-Trent North
White, Brian
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2005
North East Milton Keynes
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 7 March 2005
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 3 March 2005
Macclesfield
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2005
Sittingbourne and Sheppey
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 April 2005
Teignbridge

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.