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MENTAL HEALTH ACTION WEEK, 16th TO 22nd APRIL 2006

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1950: tabled on 30 March 2006

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 57 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 congratulates the Mental Health Foundation on using Mental Health Action Week, 16th to 22nd April 2006, to raise awareness of the issues facing those struggling with an alcohol addiction; is concerned by the close link between heavy drinking and a high incidence of mental illness; calls on the Government to ensure that those who turn to alcohol as a result of mental illness receive appropriate treatment; understands that depression is one of the conditions which may lead someone into alcoholism; is therefore further concerned by the result of the survey by the magazine Pulse which found that 78 per cent. of general practitioners were dissatisfied with the availability of services for those suffering from depression; notes that the same Pulse survey found that almost all general practitioners feel forced to prescribe anti-depressants as they are unwilling to make patients wait for treatments such as cognitive behavioural therapy; believes that appropriate use of psychological therapies can be a far more cost-effective use of NHS resources than widespread prescribing of anti-depressants; is alarmed that research by the Conservative Party has confirmed huge disparities in the availability of psychological therapies despite their efficacy and cost-effectiveness in long-term treatment; is deeply worred that these disparities mean that some patients are waiting as long as 84 weeks; and, in the light of this evidence, further calls on the Government to take urgent action to address this postcode lottery.

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 18 April 2006
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 3 May 2006
Southend West
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 18 April 2006
Worthing West
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 April 2006
South East Cornwall
Brokenshire, James
Conservative
Signed on 23 May 2006
Hornchurch
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 18 April 2006
East Londonderry
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2006
Gower
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 19 April 2006
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 19 April 2006
Keighley
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 24 April 2006
Belfast North
Duddridge, James
Conservative
Signed on 8 May 2006
Rochford and Southend East
Dunne, Mr Philip
Conservative
Signed on 19 April 2006
Ludlow
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 18 April 2006
Ribble Valley
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 3 May 2006
Lichfield
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 April 2006
St Ives
Gillan, Mrs Cheryl
Conservative
Signed on 2 May 2006
Chesham and Amersham
Gove, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 8 May 2006
Surrey Heath
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 18 April 2006
North Wiltshire
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 April 2006
Portsmouth South
Heald, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 11 May 2006
North East Hertfordshire
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 April 2006
Birmingham, Yardley
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 24 April 2006
North Down
Holloway, Mr Adam
Conservative
Signed on 2 May 2006
Gravesham
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 April 2006
Chesterfield
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 April 2006
Hereford
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 19 April 2006
Salisbury
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 2 May 2006
New Forest East
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 20 April 2006
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 24 April 2006
Belfast South
Mercer, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 24 May 2006
Newark
Milton, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 2006
Guildford
Moon, Mrs Madeleine
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2006
Bridgend
Mundell, David
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 2006
Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 27 April 2006
Croydon Central
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 20 April 2006
Romford
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 10 May 2006
South West Bedfordshire
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 20 April 2006
Upper Bann
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 30 March 2006
Castle Point
Swire, Mr Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 25 May 2006
East Devon
Vaizey, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 19 April 2006
Wantage
Viggers, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 14 June 2006
Gosport
Walker, Mr Charles
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 2006
Broxbourne
Wallace, Mr Ben
Conservative
Signed on 24 April 2006
Lancaster and Wyre
Waterson, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 19 April 2006
Eastbourne
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 3 May 2006
Upminster
Wiggin, Bill
Conservative
Signed on 13 July 2006
Leominster
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 19 April 2006
Caernarfon
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 April 2006
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 24 April 2006
East Antrim
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 19 April 2006
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 24 April 2006
Macclesfield

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.