House of Commons
As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.
DEBATE ON MODERNISATION OF THE SUICIDE ACT 1961
EDM #230
Tabled 10 December 2008
2008-09 Session
There has been an amendment to this EDM.
That this House expresses concern that some terminally ill adults end their suffering by travelling abroad to die, committing suicide, asking a loved one for assistance to die, or are illegally assisted to die by their doctor; notes that the Suicide Act 1961 aims to protect vulnerable people by prohibiting complicity in suicide; welcomes the Government's plans to modernise the law via the Coroners and Justice Bill to make it explicitly clear that this prohibition applies to the internet; further notes that there are concerns that the Suicide Act 1961 is not fit for purpose; and calls for a full debate on whether the law should be updated sufficiently to protect vulnerable people whilst distinguishing between assisting suicide and assisting the death of a mentally competent terminally ill adult.

Signatures (108)

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
27 January 2009
Ainger, Nick
Labour
04 February 2009
Allen, Mr Graham
Labour
05 March 2009
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
24 February 2009
Anderson, Janet
Labour
10 February 2009
Austin, John
Labour
26 February 2009
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
25 February 2009
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
28 January 2009
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
24 February 2009
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
16 March 2009
Browne, Mr Jeremy
Liberal Democrat
05 February 2009
Burden, Richard
Labour
18 March 2009
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
15 January 2009
Caborn, Mr Richard
Labour
27 January 2009
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
28 January 2009
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
03 March 2009
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
23 February 2009
Challen, Colin
Labour
09 February 2009
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
24 February 2009
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
04 February 2009
Cohen, Harry
Labour
03 February 2009
Cook, Frank
Labour
16 December 2008
Devine, Jim
Labour
11 December 2008
Dhanda, Mr Parmjit
Labour
23 February 2009
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
11 December 2008
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
23 February 2009
Dorrell, Mr Stephen
Conservative
15 January 2009
Dowd, Jim
Labour
26 February 2009
Etherington, Bill
Labour
09 February 2009
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
10 February 2009
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
05 February 2009
Flynn, Paul
Labour
10 December 2008
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
04 February 2009
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
15 December 2008
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
23 February 2009
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
09 February 2009
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
09 February 2009
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
02 February 2009
Harris, Mr Tom
Labour
18 May 2009
Hoey, Kate
Labour
09 March 2009
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
10 December 2008
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
17 December 2008
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
04 February 2009
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
12 January 2009
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
30 April 2009
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
20 January 2009
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
16 December 2008
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
23 February 2009
Jones, Lynne
Labour
11 December 2008
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
15 January 2009
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
29 January 2009
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
12 January 2009
Kilfoyle, Mr Peter
Labour
27 January 2009
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
03 February 2009
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
10 February 2009
Laws, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
27 January 2009
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
09 February 2009
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
16 December 2008
Levitt, Tom
Labour
23 February 2009
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
09 February 2009
Love, Mr Andy
Labour
03 February 2009
Mallaber, Judy
Labour
24 February 2009
Mann, John
Labour
23 February 2009
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
19 January 2009
Mates, Mr Michael
Conservative
29 January 2009
Meacher, Mr Michael
Labour
04 March 2009
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
02 February 2009
Miller, Andrew
Labour
09 February 2009
Morgan, Julie
Labour
09 February 2009
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
26 January 2009
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
27 February 2009
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
03 February 2009
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
13 January 2009
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
05 February 2009
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
02 March 2009
Ottaway, Richard
Conservative
02 February 2009
Palmer, Dr Nick
Labour
03 February 2009
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
09 February 2009
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
25 March 2009
Rennie, Willie
Liberal Democrat
12 May 2009
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
15 January 2009
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
03 February 2009
Salter, Martin
Labour
11 March 2009
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
09 February 2009
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
16 June 2009
Simpson, Alan
Labour
11 December 2008
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
09 February 2009
Smith, Ms Angela C.
Labour
24 February 2009
Stuart, Mr Graham
Conservative
03 February 2009
Thornberry, Ms Emily
Labour
05 March 2009
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
02 February 2009
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
19 January 2009
Wallace, Mr Ben
Conservative
24 February 2009
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
06 May 2009
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
09 February 2009
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
11 February 2009
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
24 February 2009
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
10 February 2009
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
27 January 2009
Wood, Mike
Labour
04 February 2009
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
10 February 2009
These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.