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FREE PRESCRIPTIONS FOR LONG-TERM CONDITIONS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 566: tabled on 26 January 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 186 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

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Motion text

That this House is concerned that large numbers of people with long-term conditions are struggling to afford vital medication and that some are unable to pay; welcomes the commitment given by the Prime Minister in September 2008 to abolish prescription charges for people with cancer from April 2009 and for people with long-term conditions over the next few years; notes that the new Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme will deliver substantial savings to the NHS drugs budget; further welcomes the announcement that Professor Ian Gilmore will conduct a review to consider how to implement this policy; and supports the Campaign for Free Prescriptions for Long-term Conditions in urging the Government to abolish prescription charges for all people with all long-term conditions before the next General Election.

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 1 April 2009
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 15 June 2009
Southend West
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2009
Blaydon
Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 5 May 2009
Rossendale and Darwen
Atkins, Charlotte
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2009
Staffordshire Moorlands
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2009
Erith and Thamesmead
Bailey, Mr Adrian
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2009
West Bromwich West
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 April 2009
Lewes
Banks, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2009
Ochil and South Perthshire
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 May 2009
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2009
Bootle
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 2 June 2009
Kingswood
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 15 May 2009
Sheffield, Attercliffe
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2009
South Ribble
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 October 2009
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 January 2009
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 2009
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Browne, Mr Jeremy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 April 2009
Taunton
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2009
Birmingham, Northfield
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Elmet
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 October 2009
Sutton and Cheam
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 May 2009
Solihull
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 June 2009
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 27 January 2009
East Londonderry
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 March 2009
North East Fife
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2009
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2009
Gower
Challen, Colin
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2009
Morley and Rothwell
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2009
North Ayrshire and Arran
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2009
Leyton and Wanstead
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2009
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
Islington North
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2009
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Bolton North East
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
Signed on 15 May 2009
Dagenham
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
Easington
Curtis-Thomas, Mrs Claire
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2009
Crosby
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 June 2009
Kingston and Surbiton
Davies, Philip
Conservative
Signed on 5 February 2009
Shipley
Davis, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 1 July 2009
Haltemprice and Howden
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2009
Burton
Dhanda, Mr Parmjit
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2009
Gloucester
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 28 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 14 May 2009
Lagan Valley
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2009
Lewisham West
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2009
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 27 January 2009
Foyle
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2009
Sunderland North
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2009
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 July 2009
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 October 2009
Hornsey and Wood Green
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2009
Birkenhead
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2009
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 February 2009
Bath
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 1 June 2009
Aberavon
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 22 June 2009
Bethnal Green and Bow
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2009
Ilford South
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 2009
St Ives
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2009
Romsey
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2009
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 October 2009
Falmouth and Camborne
Greenway, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 14 July 2009
Ryedale
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2009
Selby
Gummer, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 13 July 2009
Suffolk Coastal
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2009
Bedford
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2009
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 June 2009
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 2009
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 January 2009
North Devon
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 October 2009
Somerton and Frome
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 March 2009
Birmingham, Yardley
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2009
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2009
Vauxhall
Holloway, Mr Adam
Conservative
Signed on 13 October 2009
Gravesham
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 January 2009
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2009
Luton North
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 October 2009
Cheltenham
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 July 2009
Cambridge
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 5 May 2009
Knowsley North and Sefton East
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
Chorley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2009
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Huhne, Chris
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 April 2009
Eastleigh
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 31 March 2009
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 January 2009
Cheadle
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2009
Hampstead and Highgate
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2009
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2009
Feltham and Heston
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 June 2009
Hereford
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 2009
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Kilfoyle, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2009
Liverpool, Walton
Knight, Mr Greg
Conservative
Signed on 2 July 2009
East Yorkshire
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 March 2009
Richmond Park
Laws, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 January 2009
Yeovil
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2009
Derby North
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 2009
Manchester, Withington
Levitt, Tom
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2009
High Peak
Linton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2009
Battersea
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2009
Thurrock
Main, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 2 April 2009
St Albans
Mallaber, Judy
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2009
Amber Valley
Mann, John
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2009
Bassetlaw
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2009
Blackpool South
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2009
Medway
Martlew, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2009
Carlisle
Mates, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 2009
East Hampshire
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2009
Calder Valley
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2009
Makerfield
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 28 January 2009
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 22 April 2009
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
Hayes and Harlington
McGovern, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2009
Dundee West
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 23 February 2009
South Down
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2009
Great Grimsby
Moffat, Anne
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2009
East Lothian
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2009
Crawley
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 23 June 2009
North East Cambridgeshire
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 February 2009
Leeds North West
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2009
Wansbeck
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2009
Bristol North West
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2009
Knowsley South
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 July 2009
Montgomeryshire
Palmer, Dr Nick
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2009
Broxtowe
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Independent
Signed on 15 June 2009
Croydon Central
Plaskitt, Mr James
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2009
Warwick and Leamington
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2009
Hyndburn
Pound, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2009
Ealing North
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2009
Pendle
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 20 April 2009
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2009
Dover
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 2009
Southport
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2009
Loughborough
Rennie, Willie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 October 2009
Dunfermline and West Fife
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2009
Halifax
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 March 2009
Strangford
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 April 2009
Rochdale
Short, Clare
Independent Labour
Signed on 19 June 2009
Birmingham, Ladywood
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 27 January 2009
Upper Bann
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2009
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2009
Bolsover
Smith, Ms Angela C.
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2009
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 May 2009
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Soames, Hon Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 14 July 2009
Mid Sussex
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 3 June 2009
Eccles
Stoate, Dr Howard
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2009
Dartford
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2009
Manchester, Blackley
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2009
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2009
East Dunbartonshire
Syms, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 24 June 2009
Poole
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 15 May 2009
Esher and Walton
Taylor, Dr Richard
Independent
Signed on 27 January 2009
Wyre Forest
Tipping, Paddy
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2009
Sherwood
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2009
Pudsey
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2009
Stoke-on-Trent North
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 1 July 2009
North Dorset
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 27 January 2009
Liverpool, West Derby
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 July 2009
Northavon
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 13 October 2009
Maidstone and The Weald
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2009
Conwy
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 2009
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 2009
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 2009
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 April 2009
Cardiff Central
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 18 June 2009
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 27 January 2009
Macclesfield
Wright, Mr Anthony
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2009
Great Yarmouth
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2009
Teignbridge

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

FREE PRESCRIPTIONS FOR LONG-TERM CONDITIONS (Amendment 1)
at end add `, and notes the steps taken by the Scottish National Party-led Government in Scotland in this regard.'.
Scottish National Party, Na h-Eileanan an Iar
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EDM 566A1: tabled on 28 January 2009