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SMOKING AND BLINDNESS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 684: tabled on 10 October 2005

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 76 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 welcomes the research which shows definitively that smoking at least doubles the risk of loss of sight and will result in thousands of smokers going blind; notes calls by the Royal National Institute for the Blind for an awareness campaign on this issue; and urges the Government to undertake a publicity drive to inform smokers of this additional serious health problem associated with smoking.

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.

Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 October 2005
Edinburgh West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 October 2005
Carshalton and Wallington
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 3 November 2005
Canterbury
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 October 2005
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 11 October 2005
East Londonderry
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2005
Gower
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 11 October 2005
Islington North
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2005
Hendon
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 11 October 2005
Belfast North
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2005
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 13 October 2005
Foyle
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2005
Sunderland North
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 18 October 2005
Ribble Valley
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 19 October 2005
Lichfield
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 October 2005
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 October 2005
Hornsey and Wood Green
Fraser, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 18 October 2005
South West Norfolk
Garnier, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 3 November 2005
Harborough
Gillan, Mrs Cheryl
Conservative
Signed on 18 October 2005
Chesham and Amersham
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 24 October 2005
North Wiltshire
Griffith, Nia
Labour
Signed on 3 November 2005
Llanelli
Gummer, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 20 December 2005
Suffolk Coastal
Hammond, Mr Philip
Conservative
Signed on 1 December 2005
Runnymede and Weybridge
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 October 2005
Portsmouth South
Heald, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 26 October 2005
North East Hertfordshire
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 October 2005
Birmingham, Yardley
Hendry, Charles
Conservative
Signed on 10 November 2005
Wealden
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 18 October 2005
North Down
Holloway, Mr Adam
Conservative
Signed on 17 October 2005
Gravesham
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 22 November 2005
Orpington
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 11 October 2005
Chorley
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 October 2005
Hereford
Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Conservative
Signed on 15 November 2005
Epping Forest
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2005
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 October 2005
Manchester, Withington
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 30 November 2005
New Forest East
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 12 October 2005
East Worthing and Shoreham
Main, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 25 October 2005
St Albans
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 18 October 2005
South Antrim
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 11 October 2005
Hayes and Harlington
Mercer, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 8 November 2005
Newark
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 October 2005
Leeds North West
Mundell, David
Conservative
Signed on 18 October 2005
Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale
Murrison, Dr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 20 December 2005
Westbury
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2005
Pendle
Pritchard, Mark
Conservative
Signed on 24 October 2005
The Wrekin
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 11 October 2005
Strangford
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 October 2005
North Cornwall
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 18 October 2005
Romford
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 October 2005
Rochdale
Scott, Mr Lee
Conservative
Signed on 18 October 2005
Ilford North
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 1 November 2005
South West Bedfordshire
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2005
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 12 October 2005
Upper Bann
Spelman, Mrs Caroline
Conservative
Signed on 2 November 2005
Meriden
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 October 2005
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 October 2005
East Dunbartonshire
Swire, Mr Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 6 March 2006
East Devon
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 11 October 2005
North West Leicestershire
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2005
Hemsworth
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2005
Pudsey
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2005
Finchley and Golders Green
Wallace, Mr Ben
Conservative
Signed on 2 November 2005
Lancaster and Wyre
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 14 December 2005
Upminster
Wiggin, Bill
Conservative
Signed on 5 December 2005
Leominster
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2005
Conwy
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 October 2005
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 October 2005
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 October 2005
Bristol West
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2005
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

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.

SMOKING AND BLINDNESS (Amendment 1)
after `blind', insert `congratulates Simon Kelly, consultant ophthalmic surgeon at the Royal Bolton Hospital, who has carried out the groundbreaking research to establish the link between smoking and age-related macular degeneration;'.
Labour, Bolton South East
9
signatures
EDM 684A1: tabled on 11 October 2005