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TOUCHING TINY LIVES CAMPAIGN AND PRE-TERM BIRTH

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1762: tabled on 25 June 2007

Tabled in the 2006-07 session.

This motion has been signed by 76 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 Medical Research on having raised £2.5 million for its Touching Tiny Lives campaign to fund high-quality research to help sick and vulnerable babies; notes with alarm that pre-term birth is the single biggest cause of death in babies and a major cause of lifelong disease and disability; regrets that more than 25 babies die each week in the United Kingdom as a result of being born too early; believes that the Government must give a higher priority to finding ways of preventing pre-term birth with the aim of reducing the number of these deaths and the incidence of lifelong disability; acknowledges that reducing the incidence of pre-term birth would lessen the emotional toll on families and the burden on the NHS; recognises that in 2004-05 the Government, through the Medical Research Council (MRC) and NHS Research and Development, allocated £3.7 million to research into preventing premature birth, which represents less than 0.3 per cent. of the combined MRC/NHS biomedical research budget; and calls on the Government to review the funding it provides for medical research into preventing pregnancy complications and pre-term birth to ensure that more babies have the opportunity to live longer, healthier lives.

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 12 July 2007
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 4 July 2007
Southend West
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2007
Blaydon
Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2007
Rossendale and Darwen
Arbuthnot, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 8 October 2007
North East Hampshire
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2007
Erith and Thamesmead
Bercow, John
Conservative
Signed on 9 July 2007
Buckingham
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2007
Kingswood
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 July 2007
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 8 October 2007
Elmet
Butterfill, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 9 July 2007
Bournemouth West
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 3 July 2007
East Londonderry
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2007
Blyth Valley
Clegg, Mr Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 July 2007
Sheffield, Hallam
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2007
Leyton and Wanstead
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 26 June 2007
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Curry, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 25 October 2007
Skipton and Ripon
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 July 2007
Kingston and Surbiton
Davies, Philip
Conservative
Signed on 27 June 2007
Shipley
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2007
Burton
Devine, Jim
Labour
Signed on 3 July 2007
Livingston
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 24 October 2007
Belfast North
Donohoe, Mr Brian H.
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2007
Central Ayrshire
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 26 June 2007
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 26 June 2007
Foyle
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2007
Sunderland North
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 4 July 2007
Ribble Valley
Fallon, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 2 July 2007
Sevenoaks
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 July 2007
Hornsey and Wood Green
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2007
Aberavon
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 July 2007
St Ives
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2007
Norwich North
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 July 2007
Romsey
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2007
Bedford
Hammond, Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 9 July 2007
Wimbledon
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 July 2007
Portsmouth South
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 July 2007
Birmingham, Yardley
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2007
Knowsley North and Sefton East
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 June 2007
Cheadle
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2007
Tamworth
Kawczynski, Daniel
Conservative
Signed on 27 June 2007
Shrewsbury and Atcham
Laws, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 July 2007
Yeovil
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 July 2007
Manchester, Withington
Love, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2007
Edmonton
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 5 July 2007
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 25 July 2007
Hayes and Harlington
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 9 July 2007
South Down
Moffat, Anne
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2007
East Lothian
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 4 July 2007
North East Cambridgeshire
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 October 2007
Leeds North West
Penning, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 4 July 2007
Hemel Hempstead
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2007
Hyndburn
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 June 2007
Southport
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 October 2007
Rochdale
Scott, Mr Lee
Conservative
Signed on 3 July 2007
Ilford North
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 4 July 2007
Upper Bann
Soames, Hon Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 5 July 2007
Mid Sussex
Southworth, Helen
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2007
Warrington South
Stoate, Dr Howard
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2007
Dartford
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 July 2007
Hazel Grove
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 July 2007
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2007
South Derbyshire
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2007
Pudsey
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2007
Brighton, Kemptown
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 July 2007
Northavon
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 June 2007
Angus
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2007
Conwy
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 June 2007
Ceredigion
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 July 2007
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 July 2007
Teignbridge

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.