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AVAILABILITY OF PHOTODYNAMIC THERAPY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 540: tabled on 21 January 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 103 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 is increasingly aware that patient demand for photodynamic therapy (PDT) for the treatment of a range of cancers and other conditions is not being met by the NHS; notes that the treatment is much less invasive and less traumatic for patients compared to surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy, is usually substantially cheaper for the NHS, and that a growing body of evidence points to PDT's impressive survival rates over and above other treatment options; further notes that increased campaigning in the media by former PDT patients and celebrities is only going to increase this demand; and urgently calls on the Government and the Department of Health to take up the offer from the Killing Cancer charity to equip a network of 25 regional treatment and research centres to jointly fund new trials with the charity and to actively recommend and encourage NHS trusts to make available the existing NICE-approved PDT treatments to patients across the UK.

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.

Ainger, Nick
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2009
Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire
Alexander, Danny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 2009
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2009
Erith and Thamesmead
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 3 February 2009
Altrincham and Sale West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 February 2009
Carshalton and Wallington
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 6 May 2009
Dumfries and Galloway
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 October 2009
North East Fife
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 February 2009
Orkney and Shetland
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
Gower
Cawsey, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 1 April 2009
Brigg and Goole
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2009
North Ayrshire and Arran
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2009
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2009
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2009
Keighley
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 29 January 2009
Blaenau Gwent
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2009
Burton
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2009
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 3 March 2009
Belfast North
Donaldson, Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 February 2009
Lagan Valley
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2009
Aberdeen North
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2009
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 27 January 2009
Foyle
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2009
Sunderland North
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 January 2009
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 2009
Bath
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2009
St Ives
George, Mr Bruce
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2009
Walsall South
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2009
Walthamstow
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 2009
Falmouth and Camborne
Goodwill, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 4 March 2009
Scarborough and Whitby
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2009
North Devon
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2009
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2009
Birmingham, Yardley
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2009
Luton North
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2009
Cambridge
Howells, Dr Kim
Labour
Signed on 5 May 2009
Pontypridd
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2009
Chorley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2009
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2009
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 January 2009
Cheadle
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2009
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2009
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 February 2009
Hereford
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 2009
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 February 2009
Richmond Park
Laws, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 January 2009
Yeovil
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 2009
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 9 February 2009
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 28 January 2009
South Antrim
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
Hayes and Harlington
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2009
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2009
Great Grimsby
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Cardiff North
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 February 2009
Leeds North West
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
Bristol North West
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
Nuneaton
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 March 2009
Montgomeryshire
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Independent
Signed on 29 January 2009
Croydon Central
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2009
Hyndburn
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2009
Dover
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2009
Southport
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 March 2009
Strangford
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 2009
North Cornwall
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 January 2009
Rochdale
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 January 2009
Colchester
Shepherd, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 27 January 2009
Aldridge-Brownhills
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 3 February 2009
Upper Bann
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
Bolsover
Spink, Bob
Independent
Signed on 22 January 2009
Castle Point
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 2009
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2009
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2009
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 February 2009
Truro and St Austell
Taylor, Dr Richard
Independent
Signed on 28 January 2009
Wyre Forest
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 January 2009
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2009
South Derbyshire
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2009
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2009
Stoke-on-Trent North
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 3 February 2009
North Dorset
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 26 January 2009
Liverpool, West Derby
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 23 February 2009
Maidstone and The Weald
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2009
Conwy
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 2009
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 February 2009
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2009
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 2009
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2009
Cardiff Central
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 28 January 2009
Macclesfield
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2009
Batley and Spen

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.