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VARIANT CREUTZFELDT-JAKOB DISEASE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 99: tabled on 18 November 2009

Tabled in the 2009-10 session.

This motion has been signed by 41 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 the 171 deaths and confirmed cases of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD) and the four currently surviving victims of the disease in the UK, including four through blood transfusion compared with three in total in the US; congratulates and welcomes the work of Christine Lord, following the tragic death of her son Andy from vCJD at the age of 24, in establishing a website, www.justiceforandy.com, and producing a BBC South documentary Who Killed My Son; asks the BBC to screen the documentary nationwide; further asks the Government to commission further research to establish common factors, such as school catering and vaccines among vCJD victims in South Hampshire as well as elsewhere in the country including the cases of two young men from Eastleigh near Southampton who died of vCJD within weeks of each other, and who had both received polio vaccines from the same batch; further notes the Written Answer from the Minister of State for Health on 11 March 2008, giving a vCJD sub-clinical prevalence estimate of up to one in 1,400 of the population; and further asks that the Government completes its evaluation of screening for prions in blood supply and other possible measures to protect the blood supply, in light of the conclusions reported in the 15th annual report of the National Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Surveillance Unit, that blood transfusion is the most effective transmission route for vCJD.

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.

Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2009
Erith and Thamesmead
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2009
Leeds West
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 December 2009
South East Cornwall
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 2 December 2009
East Londonderry
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Gower
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2009
Islington North
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2009
Burton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 25 November 2009
Belfast North
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 24 November 2009
Foyle
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2009
Sunderland North
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 November 2009
St Ives
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 25 November 2009
North Wiltshire
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 2009
North Devon
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 1 December 2009
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2010
Luton North
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2009
Chorley
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 November 2009
Cheadle
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2009
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2009
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2009
Hereford
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 November 2009
Manchester, Withington
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Makerfield
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 25 November 2009
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 14 December 2009
Belfast South
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 18 January 2010
South Down
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2009
Mansfield
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Independent
Signed on 10 December 2009
Croydon Central
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 November 2009
Southport
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 November 2009
Colchester
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2009
Nottingham South
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2009
Pudsey
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 November 2009
Teignbridge

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.