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SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH INTO MYALGIC ENCEPHALOPATHY/ENCEPHALOMYELITIS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 260: tabled on 06 June 2005

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 229 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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Motion text

That this House notes that 2005 is the 50th anniversary of the first description in medical literature of the illness myalgic encephalopathy/encephalomyelitis (ME); is concerned by the subsequent lack of scientific research into the illness during that time, which has been a cause of distress to the quarter million ME sufferers in the UK; reminds the Government of the study, ME: Cost to the Nation, that put the annual economic cost of ME at £3.5 billion; is dismayed to learn that one of the few contemporary scientific studies into the causes of this illness, carried out at Glasgow University, is under threat from lack of funds; and calls on the Government to provide the necessary funds to secure and promote this and other studies into the cause and treatment of ME.

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.

Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2005
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Ainsworth, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 22 June 2005
East Surrey
Alexander, Danny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 October 2005
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Ancram, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 19 October 2005
Devizes
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2005
Blaydon
Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2005
Rossendale and Darwen
Arbuthnot, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 16 November 2005
North East Hampshire
Atkins, Charlotte
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2005
Staffordshire Moorlands
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2005
Erith and Thamesmead
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 July 2005
Lewes
Baldry, Tony
Conservative
Signed on 22 June 2005
Banbury
Barlow, Ms Celia
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2005
Hove
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 July 2005
Edinburgh West
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2005
Leeds West
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2005
City of York
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 November 2005
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Bellingham, Mr Henry
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 2005
North West Norfolk
Bercow, John
Conservative
Signed on 10 October 2005
Buckingham
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2005
Kingswood
Blackman-Woods, Dr Roberta
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
City of Durham
Blizzard, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2005
Waveney
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2005
South Ribble
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 8 June 2005
Worthing West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 June 2005
Carshalton and Wallington
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 3 November 2005
Canterbury
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 June 2005
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 June 2005
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2005
Dumfries and Galloway
Browne, Mr Jeremy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 July 2005
Taunton
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 June 2005
Gordon
Burns, Mr Simon
Conservative
Signed on 12 July 2005
West Chelmsford
Burrowes, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 15 June 2005
Enfield, Southgate
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 October 2005
Sutton and Cheam
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 June 2005
Solihull
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 7 June 2005
East Londonderry
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 October 2005
North East Fife
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2005
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2005
Gower
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2005
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clappison, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 13 June 2005
Hertsmere
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2005
North Ayrshire and Arran
Clegg, Mr Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 March 2006
Sheffield, Hallam
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2005
Tyne Bridge
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2005
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2006
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2005
Islington North
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2006
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Crabb, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 16 June 2005
Preseli Pembrokeshire
Creagh, Mary
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Wakefield
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 December 2005
Kingston and Surbiton
Davies, David T. C.
Conservative
Signed on 12 July 2005
Monmouth
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2005
Burton
Mr Jim Devine,
Signed on 16 November 2005
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2005
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2005
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 14 June 2005
Belfast North
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 8 June 2005
Lagan Valley
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2005
Aberdeen North
Dorrell, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 19 December 2005
Charnwood
Dorries, Nadine
Conservative
Signed on 16 June 2005
Mid Bedfordshire
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2005
Lewisham West
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2005
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 22 June 2005
Foyle
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2006
Liverpool, Riverside
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2005
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2005
Sunderland North
Evennett, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 10 October 2005
Bexleyheath and Crayford
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2006
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 June 2005
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 October 2005
Hornsey and Wood Green
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2005
Newport West
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 July 2005
Bath
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2006
Hastings and Rye
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2005
Aberavon
Francois, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 10 October 2005
Rayleigh
Garnier, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 8 June 2005
Harborough
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 June 2005
St Ives
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2005
Norwich North
Gilroy, Linda
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2005
Plymouth, Sutton
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2006
Falmouth and Camborne
Goodwill, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 10 October 2005
Scarborough and Whitby
Gove, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 5 July 2005
Surrey Heath
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 4 July 2005
North Wiltshire
Green, Damian
Conservative
Signed on 14 July 2005
Ashford
Greening, Justine
Conservative
Signed on 9 October 2006
Putney
Greenway, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 27 June 2005
Ryedale
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2005
Selby
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2005
Bedford
Hammond, Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 10 October 2005
Wimbledon
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 June 2005
Portsmouth South
Hands, Mr Greg
Conservative
Signed on 5 July 2005
Hammersmith and Fulham
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 June 2005
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 June 2005
North Devon
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2005
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Heald, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 8 November 2005
North East Hertfordshire
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 June 2005
Birmingham, Yardley
Henderson, Mr Doug
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2005
Newcastle upon Tyne North
Hendry, Charles
Conservative
Signed on 10 November 2005
Wealden
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2005
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 22 June 2005
North Down
Hillier, Meg
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Hackney South and Shoreditch
Hodgson, Mrs Sharon
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2006
Gateshead East and Washington West
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 June 2005
Chesterfield
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Lanark and Hamilton East
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2005
Luton North
Howarth, Mr Gerald
Conservative
Signed on 10 October 2005
Aldershot
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2005
Chorley
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2005
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2005
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2005
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2005
Hampstead and Highgate
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2005
Tamworth
Jones, Mr Kevan
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2005
North Durham
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2005
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Kawczynski, Daniel
Conservative
Signed on 29 June 2005
Shrewsbury and Atcham
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 June 2005
Hereford
Kemp, Mr Fraser
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Houghton and Washington East
Khan, Mr Sadiq
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2005
Tooting
Kirkbride, Julie
Conservative
Signed on 15 June 2005
Bromsgrove
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 November 2005
Richmond Park
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 December 2005
North Norfolk
Lancaster, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 5 July 2005
North East Milton Keynes
Laws, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 November 2005
Yeovil
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2005
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 June 2005
Manchester, Withington
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2005
Brighton, Pavilion
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 30 November 2005
New Forest East
Lilley, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 16 February 2006
Hitchin and Harpenden
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2005
Manchester Central
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 8 June 2005
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 13 June 2005
Mid Worcestershire
Mackay, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 7 February 2006
Bracknell
Malik, Mr Shahid
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2006
Dewsbury
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2005
Medway
Mates, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 22 June 2005
East Hampshire
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2005
Calder Valley
McCarthy, Kerry
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2005
Bristol East
McCarthy-Fry, Sarah
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2005
Portsmouth North
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 10 October 2005
South Antrim
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2005
Hayes and Harlington
McKechin, Ann
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2005
Glasgow North
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2005
Mansfield
Mercer, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 8 November 2005
Newark
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2005
Crawley
Mole, Chris
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2005
Ipswich
Moon, Mrs Madeleine
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2005
Bridgend
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 March 2006
Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2005
Cardiff North
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 22 May 2006
North East Cambridgeshire
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 June 2005
Leeds North West
Mundell, David
Conservative
Signed on 18 October 2005
Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale
Murphy, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2005
Torfaen
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2005
Knowsley South
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 June 2005
Winchester
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 July 2005
Montgomeryshire
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2005
Ynys Môn
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 27 June 2005
Croydon Central
Penning, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 10 October 2005
Hemel Hempstead
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2005
Hyndburn
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2005
Pendle
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 8 June 2005
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 June 2005
Southport
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2006
Halifax
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 October 2005
Moray
Robertson, Hugh
Conservative
Signed on 29 June 2005
Faversham and Mid Kent
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 8 June 2005
Strangford
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 February 2006
North Cornwall
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2005
Lewisham, Deptford
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 June 2005
Colchester
Salter, Martin
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2005
Reading West
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2005
Glasgow Central
Seabeck, Alison
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2005
Plymouth, Devonport
Shapps, Grant
Conservative
Signed on 13 February 2006
Welwyn Hatfield
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2005
Huddersfield
Short, Clare
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2005
Birmingham, Ladywood
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2005
Nottingham South
Simpson, Mr Keith
Conservative
Signed on 12 July 2005
Mid Norfolk
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2005
Bradford West
Smith, Geraldine
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2005
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 June 2005
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Soames, Hon Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 15 June 2005
Mid Sussex
Spelman, Mrs Caroline
Conservative
Signed on 2 November 2005
Meriden
Spicer, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 29 June 2005
West Worcestershire
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 7 June 2005
Castle Point
Stanley, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 10 October 2005
Tonbridge and Malling
Starkey, Dr Phyllis
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2005
Milton Keynes South West
Stoate, Dr Howard
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Dartford
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2005
Edinburgh East
Streeter, Mr Gary
Conservative
Signed on 20 July 2005
South West Devon
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 June 2005
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 October 2005
East Dunbartonshire
Tami, Mark
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2005
Alyn and Deeside
Taylor, Ms Dari
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2006
Stockton South
Taylor, Dr Richard
Independent
Signed on 20 June 2005
Wyre Forest
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 October 2005
Brent East
Thornberry, Ms Emily
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2005
Islington South and Finsbury
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 October 2005
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2005
South Derbyshire
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2005
Hemsworth
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2005
Pudsey
Vaizey, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 30 June 2005
Wantage
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2005
Leicester East
Villiers, Mrs Theresa
Conservative
Signed on 5 July 2005
Chipping Barnet
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2005
Finchley and Golders Green
Wallace, Mr Ben
Conservative
Signed on 21 June 2005
Lancaster and Wyre
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 29 March 2006
North Dorset
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2005
Liverpool, West Derby
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 14 December 2005
Upminster
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 June 2005
Northavon
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 June 2005
Angus
Wiggin, Bill
Conservative
Signed on 5 December 2005
Leominster
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2005
Conwy
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 9 June 2005
Caernarfon
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 October 2005
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 June 2005
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 March 2006
Bristol West
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 July 2005
Cardiff Central
Wilson, Mr Rob
Conservative
Signed on 20 October 2005
Reading East
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 October 2005
Perth and North Perthshire
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2006
Batley and Spen
Wright, Mr Anthony
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2005
Great Yarmouth
Wright, Dr Tony
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2005
Cannock Chase
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 June 2005
Teignbridge

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SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH INTO MYALGIC ENCEPHALOPATHY/ENCEPHALOMYELITIS (Amendment 1)
at end add `by prioritising this study within existing research budgets.'.
Conservative, South West Bedfordshire
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EDM 260A1: tabled on 27 June 2005