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FIRST EVER TRANSPLANT OF COMPLETE ORGAN GROWN FROM ADULT STEM CELLS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 144: tabled on 04 December 2008

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 47 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 with regret that the triumph of the first-ever development and transplant of a complete organ, a windpipe, grown in a laboratory from adult stem cells was not announced until after the passing of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008; further notes that the stem cells were obtained from Claudio Castillo, the patient herself, avoiding any risk of rejection and the life-long need for immuno-suppressant drugs; further notes that the stem cells were sent to the UK and grown in a Bristol University laboratory; further notes that the University is a world centre for excellence in adult stem cell research presently using such techniques in clinical trials for the treatment of cystic fibrosis; recalls that in 1990 scientists promoting embryo research made huge promises of treatments which could be achieved, but that all such work has so far proved futile; regrets the departure of adult stem cell pioneer, Professor Colin McGuckin and his team of researchers from the UK to establish the largest adult stem-cell research centre in the world at the University of Lyon; further notes that they attribute their departure to the fact that in the past decade so much Government money has been used for embryo research which has produced nothing, while so little was given to adult stem cell work which in contrast has proved so successful; and calls on the Government to do more to foster research into treatments for desperately ill patients and boost the reputation of UK science.

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.

Ancram, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 4 December 2008
Devizes
Benyon, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 4 December 2008
Newbury
Binley, Mr Brian
Conservative
Signed on 4 December 2008
Northampton South
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 2008
Altrincham and Sale West
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 4 December 2008
Canterbury
Burns, Mr Simon
Conservative
Signed on 15 January 2009
West Chelmsford
Burrowes, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 4 December 2008
Enfield, Southgate
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 February 2009
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2008
Blyth Valley
Cash, Mr William
Conservative
Signed on 4 December 2008
Stone
Davis, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 27 January 2009
Haltemprice and Howden
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 4 December 2008
Belfast North
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2008
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 9 December 2008
Foyle
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2008
Birkenhead
Goodman, Mr Paul
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 2008
Wycombe
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 March 2009
Portsmouth South
Hands, Mr Greg
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 2008
Hammersmith and Fulham
Heald, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 4 December 2008
North East Hertfordshire
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 December 2008
Birmingham, Yardley
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2008
Chorley
Jackson, Mr Stewart
Conservative
Signed on 8 December 2008
Peterborough
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2008
Tamworth
Leigh, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 4 December 2008
Gainsborough
Lilley, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 4 December 2008
Hitchin and Harpenden
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 8 December 2008
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 18 December 2008
Mid Worcestershire
MacNeil, Mr Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 December 2008
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 22 April 2009
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2008
Hayes and Harlington
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2009
Wansbeck
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
Ynys Môn
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 December 2008
Southport
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 December 2008
Rochdale
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 January 2009
Colchester
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 2008
South West Bedfordshire
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2008
North West Leicestershire
Waterson, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 2008
Eastbourne
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 4 December 2008
Upminster
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 February 2009
Ceredigion
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 4 December 2008
Macclesfield

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.