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EPILEPSY SPECIALIST NURSES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 541: tabled on 19 December 2006

Tabled in the 2006-07 session.

This motion has been signed by 207 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 notes that epilepsy is the most common serious neurological condition, affecting around 456,000 people in the UK, or on average more than 700 people in each constituency; notes with concern that annual avoidable deaths exceed 400 owing to historic poor provision of health services; values the excellent work done by the severely inadequate number of epilepsy specialist nurses throughout the UK, enabling many people with epilepsy to reduce or eliminate their call on other NHS resources, leading to substantial and demonstrable financial savings in the short, medium and long-term, and reducing waiting lists for neurologists; further notes that currently more than 10 per cent. of epilepsy specialist nurses are under threat of redundancy, reduced working hours or assignment to non-specialist duties; further notes the Government's recognition of the important role of specialist nurses and its stated desire to see an increase in their number; and strongly encourages the Government to take steps to ensure that their policies as clearly set out in the National Service Framework for Long Term Neurological Conditions and the recent White Paper Our Health, Our Care, Our Say are effectively implemented at local level.

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 19 January 2007
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Alexander, Danny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 January 2007
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Ancram, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2007
Devizes
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2007
Blaydon
Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2007
Rossendale and Darwen
Atkinson, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 21 February 2007
Hexham
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2007
Erith and Thamesmead
Bacon, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2007
South Norfolk
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 February 2007
Edinburgh West
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2007
City of York
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2007
Aberdeen South
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 January 2007
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Benyon, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2007
Newbury
Bercow, John
Conservative
Signed on 15 January 2007
Buckingham
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2007
Kingswood
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2007
Sheffield, Attercliffe
Binley, Mr Brian
Conservative
Signed on 24 January 2007
Northampton South
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 19 December 2006
Worthing West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 January 2007
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 January 2007
South East Cornwall
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2007
Dumfries and Galloway
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 March 2007
Gordon
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2007
Elmet
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 March 2007
Sutton and Cheam
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 January 2007
Solihull
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 January 2007
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 14 March 2007
East Londonderry
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2007
Blyth Valley
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2007
Orkney and Shetland
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2007
Gower
Challen, Colin
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2007
Morley and Rothwell
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2007
Bury North
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2007
North Ayrshire and Arran
Clegg, Mr Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 March 2007
Sheffield, Hallam
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2007
Leyton and Wanstead
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 10 January 2007
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2007
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2007
Bolton North East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 24 January 2007
Coventry South
Davies, Philip
Conservative
Signed on 19 March 2007
Shipley
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2007
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2007
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2007
Heywood and Middleton
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2007
Holborn and St Pancras
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 25 January 2007
Belfast North
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 17 January 2007
Lagan Valley
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2007
Aberdeen North
Dorries, Nadine
Conservative
Signed on 7 February 2007
Mid Bedfordshire
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2007
Stroud
Duddridge, James
Conservative
Signed on 23 February 2007
Rochford and Southend East
Duncan, Mr Alan
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 2007
Rutland and Melton
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 9 January 2007
Foyle
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2007
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2007
Sunderland North
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 11 January 2007
Ribble Valley
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 2007
Lichfield
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 January 2007
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2007
Birkenhead
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2007
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 January 2007
Bath
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 19 February 2007
Hastings and Rye
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2007
Aberavon
Garnier, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 2007
Harborough
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 January 2007
St Ives
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2007
Norwich North
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 May 2007
Romsey
Gillan, Mrs Cheryl
Conservative
Signed on 23 February 2007
Chesham and Amersham
Gilroy, Linda
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2007
Plymouth, Sutton
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2007
Falmouth and Camborne
Gove, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 2007
Surrey Heath
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 2007
North Wiltshire
Greening, Justine
Conservative
Signed on 1 May 2007
Putney
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2007
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 January 2007
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 January 2007
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2007
North Devon
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 29 March 2007
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Heald, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 26 February 2007
North East Hertfordshire
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 March 2007
Somerton and Frome
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 January 2007
Birmingham, Yardley
Henderson, Mr Doug
Labour
Signed on 19 February 2007
Newcastle upon Tyne North
Hendry, Charles
Conservative
Signed on 23 March 2007
Wealden
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2007
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 17 January 2007
North Down
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2007
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2007
Vauxhall
Holloway, Mr Adam
Conservative
Signed on 15 January 2007
Gravesham
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 January 2007
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2007
Luton North
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 25 January 2007
Orpington
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 2007
Cheltenham
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 January 2007
Cambridge
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2007
Chorley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 January 2007
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Huhne, Chris
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 May 2007
Eastleigh
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2007
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 January 2007
Cheadle
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2007
Barnsley Central
Jack, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 6 March 2007
Fylde
Jackson, Mr Stewart
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2007
Peterborough
James, Mrs Siân C.
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2007
Swansea East
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2007
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2007
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2007
Hereford
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 2007
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 15 January 2007
Salisbury
Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 2007
Epping Forest
Lancaster, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 2007
North East Milton Keynes
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2007
Derby North
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 January 2007
Manchester, Withington
Leigh, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 12 March 2007
Gainsborough
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 10 January 2007
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Love, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2007
Edmonton
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 16 April 2007
Mid Worcestershire
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2007
Thurrock
Malins, Mr Humfrey
Conservative
Signed on 24 April 2007
Woking
Mallaber, Judy
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2007
Amber Valley
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2007
Blackpool South
Marshall, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2007
Glasgow East
Mates, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 17 January 2007
East Hampshire
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 18 June 2007
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 22 January 2007
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2007
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2007
Mansfield
Mercer, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 25 October 2007
Newark
Milton, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 22 February 2007
Guildford
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2007
Great Grimsby
Moffat, Anne
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2007
East Lothian
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2007
Crawley
Moon, Mrs Madeleine
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2007
Bridgend
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2007
Cardiff North
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2007
Leeds East
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 January 2007
Leeds North West
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2007
Wansbeck
Murphy, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2007
Torfaen
Murrison, Dr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 2007
Westbury
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2007
Bristol North West
O'Brien, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 22 February 2007
Eddisbury
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2007
Knowsley South
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 February 2007
Winchester
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 2007
Montgomeryshire
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2007
Ynys Môn
Paisley, Reverend Ian
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 19 January 2007
North Antrim
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 11 January 2007
Croydon Central
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2007
Hyndburn
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2007
Pendle
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 16 January 2007
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2007
Dover
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 January 2007
Southport
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2007
Halifax
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2007
Coventry North West
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 January 2007
North Cornwall
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 1 February 2007
Romford
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 2007
Rochdale
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2007
Vale of Clwyd
Ruffley, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 2007
Bury St Edmunds
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 December 2006
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 January 2007
Torbay
Scott, Mr Lee
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 2007
Ilford North
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 20 February 2007
South West Bedfordshire
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2007
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 10 January 2007
Upper Bann
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2007
Bradford West
Soulsby, Sir Peter
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2007
Leicester South
Spelman, Mrs Caroline
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 2007
Meriden
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 19 December 2006
Castle Point
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2007
Eccles
Stoate, Dr Howard
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2007
Dartford
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2007
Edinburgh East
Stuart, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 2007
Beverley and Holderness
Syms, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 19 March 2007
Poole
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2007
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 January 2007
Truro and St Austell
Taylor, Dr Richard
Independent
Signed on 9 January 2007
Wyre Forest
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 July 2007
Brent East
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 January 2007
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2007
Brighton, Kemptown
Vaizey, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 16 April 2007
Wantage
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2007
Leicester East
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2007
Finchley and Golders Green
Walker, Mr Charles
Conservative
Signed on 29 January 2007
Broxbourne
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2007
Stoke-on-Trent North
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2007
North Dorset
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2007
Liverpool, West Derby
Waterson, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 20 February 2007
Eastbourne
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 April 2007
Northavon
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 2007
Maidstone and The Weald
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2007
Conwy
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 15 January 2007
Caernarfon
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 January 2007
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 January 2007
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 January 2007
Cardiff Central
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 9 January 2007
Macclesfield
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 24 January 2007
Batley and Spen
Wright, Mr Anthony
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2007
Great Yarmouth
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2007
Sittingbourne and Sheppey