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MESOTHELIOMA AND ALIMTA

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2610: tabled on 19 July 2006

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 61 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 regrets that the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) Final Appraisal Determination on Alimta does not recommend Alimta for the treatment of mesothelioma except as part of ongoing or new clinical trials; notes that in December 2005 the Northern Cancer Network said mesothelioma patients in the North East would be able to get the drug and that that decision is now in question; further notes that many trials of Alimta have shown it is successful in increasing life expectancy and improving the quality of life of patients; further notes the high industrial use of asbestos in the North East area such as at the Turner and Newell factories, and throughout the United Kingdom, which is associated with mesothelioma; further notes that NHS patients with mesothelioma face paying up to £24,000 at a private hospital for the drug, which can extend the lives of sufferers by up to three months; would welcome the Secretary of State for Health's intervention in this matter; and calls on NICE to reconsider its decision.

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.

Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2006
Blaydon
Austin, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2006
Dudley North
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2006
Leeds West
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 20 July 2006
Worthing West
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 24 July 2006
East Londonderry
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2006
Gower
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2006
Tyne Bridge
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 20 July 2006
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2006
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2006
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2006
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2006
Easington
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2006
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2006
Hendon
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 25 July 2006
Belfast North
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2006
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 20 July 2006
Foyle
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2006
Eltham
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 25 July 2006
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2006
Sunderland North
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2006
Birkenhead
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2006
Aberavon
Greening, Justine
Conservative
Signed on 9 October 2006
Putney
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2006
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 July 2006
Portsmouth South
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 July 2006
Birmingham, Yardley
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2006
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 24 July 2006
North Down
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2006
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hodgson, Mrs Sharon
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2006
Gateshead East and Washington West
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 July 2006
Chesterfield
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2006
Knowsley North and Sefton East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 25 July 2006
Barnsley Central
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 July 2006
Manchester, Withington
MacDougall, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2006
Glenrothes
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2006
Calder Valley
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 2 November 2006
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2006
Hayes and Harlington
McFall, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2006
West Dunbartonshire
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2006
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Moon, Mrs Madeleine
Labour
Signed on 25 July 2006
Bridgend
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2006
Knowsley South
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2006
Hyndburn
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 9 October 2006
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 July 2006
Rochdale
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2006
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2006
Nottingham South
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2006
Eccles
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2006
North West Leicestershire
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2006
Finchley and Golders Green
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2006
Conwy
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 October 2006
East Antrim
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 20 July 2006
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 20 July 2006
Macclesfield
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 25 July 2006
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.