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NATIONAL EPILEPSY WEEK AND NATIONAL SOCIETY FOR EPILEPSY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1550: tabled on 23 May 2007

Tabled in the 2006-07 session.

This motion has been signed by 65 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 recognises National Epilepsy Week; congratulates the National Society for Epilepsy (NSE) on the progress it has made in establishing links between epilepsy and genetic make up; further recognises that this is helping healthcare to move into the 21st century and to improve the lives of the 456,000 people with epilepsy in the United Kingdom; notes that genetic profiling developed by the NSE will revolutionise diagnosis and will assist in understanding the cause of epilepsy and in choosing which anti-epileptic medication to prescribe and at what dose; further notes that this will help to save some of the vast sums, estimated at over £225 million, that are wasted as a result of trial and error applications as well as providing patients with more effective treatments; and supports the NSE in its efforts to raise the £5 million needed to develop a dedicated genetics research facility at its Chalfont Centre to take forward this vital 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.

Austin, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2007
Dudley North
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2007
South Ribble
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 23 May 2007
Worthing West
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 June 2007
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 6 June 2007
East Londonderry
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2007
Gower
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 5 June 2007
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2007
Islington North
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2007
Burton
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2007
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 13 June 2007
Belfast North
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2007
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 15 June 2007
Foyle
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2007
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2007
Sunderland North
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 13 June 2007
Ribble Valley
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2007
Hastings and Rye
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 May 2007
St Ives
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2007
Leeds North East
Hammond, Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 27 June 2007
Wimbledon
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 June 2007
Portsmouth South
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 June 2007
Birmingham, Yardley
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2007
Luton North
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2007
Chorley
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 May 2007
Cheadle
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2007
Tamworth
Jones, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 4 June 2007
Clwyd West
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2007
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 May 2007
Manchester, Withington
Letwin, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 19 October 2007
West Dorset
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 4 June 2007
New Forest East
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 6 June 2007
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2007
Wolverhampton South West
Martlew, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2007
Carlisle
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 6 June 2007
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 20 June 2007
Belfast South
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 28 June 2007
South Down
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2007
Mansfield
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2007
Crawley
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 11 June 2007
North East Cambridgeshire
Murphy, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2007
Torfaen
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2007
Bristol North West
Neill, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 26 July 2007
Bromley and Chislehurst
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 24 July 2007
Croydon Central
Rennie, Willie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 June 2007
Dunfermline and West Fife
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 May 2007
Colchester
Scott, Mr Lee
Conservative
Signed on 23 May 2007
Ilford North
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2007
Nottingham South
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 4 June 2007
Castle Point
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 June 2007
East Dunbartonshire
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2007
Pudsey
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2007
Finchley and Golders Green
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 5 June 2007
Upminster
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 June 2007
Angus
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 June 2007
Ceredigion
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 May 2007
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 June 2007
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 13 June 2007
Spelthorne
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 2007
Macclesfield

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.