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ACTION FOR MYALGIC ENCEPHALOMYELITIS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2164: tabled on 15 May 2006

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 75 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 charity Action for ME on a successful Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Encephalopathy (ME) Awareness Week, which this year ran from 8th to 14th May; notes that there are 240,000 people in the UK with ME, and that a recent survey by Action for ME has estimated that 55,000 of these people are so severely affected by the illness that they are either bed-bound or house-bound; is concerned that the survey also suggests that 77 per cent. of the total 240,000 people in the UK with ME have lost their jobs because of the illness, with a cost to the nation of £6.4 billion a year; believes that there needs to be greater understanding of the illness if it is to be properly combated; and congratulates Action for ME on all the positive work they have done to raise awareness about this illness and to increase funding for research.

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.

Alexander, Danny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 May 2006
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 June 2006
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 May 2006
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 May 2006
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 May 2006
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 May 2006
East Londonderry
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2006
Gower
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2006
North Ayrshire and Arran
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 23 May 2006
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2006
West Lancashire
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2006
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2006
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 16 May 2006
Keighley
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2006
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2006
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2006
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 24 May 2006
Belfast North
Dorrell, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 12 June 2006
Charnwood
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2006
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 17 May 2006
Foyle
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2006
Sunderland North
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 18 May 2006
Ribble Valley
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 June 2006
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Flello, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2006
Stoke-on-Trent South
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2006
Norwich North
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 June 2006
Romsey
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2006
Bedford
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2006
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 May 2006
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 May 2006
North Devon
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 May 2006
Birmingham, Yardley
Hodgson, Mrs Sharon
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2006
Gateshead East and Washington West
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 May 2006
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2006
Luton North
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 May 2006
Cheadle
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2006
Hampstead and Highgate
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2006
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 16 May 2006
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 May 2006
Manchester, Withington
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 25 May 2006
New Forest East
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 17 May 2006
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 22 May 2006
Mid Worcestershire
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2006
Calder Valley
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 18 May 2006
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 22 May 2006
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2006
Hayes and Harlington
Moon, Mrs Madeleine
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2006
Bridgend
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 17 May 2006
Strangford
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2006
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 18 May 2006
Upper Bann
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 May 2006
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 July 2006
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2006
North West Leicestershire
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2006
Pudsey
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2006
Brighton, Kemptown
Vaizey, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 19 July 2006
Wantage
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2006
Finchley and Golders Green
Walker, Mr Charles
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 2006
Broxbourne
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 May 2006
Angus
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2006
Conwy
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 25 July 2006
Caernarfon
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 May 2006
Ceredigion
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 May 2006
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 May 2006
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 17 May 2006
Spelthorne
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 18 May 2006
East Antrim
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 2006
Macclesfield
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2006
Sittingbourne and Sheppey
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 June 2006
Teignbridge

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.