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FREE PRESCRIPTIONS FOR PEOPLE WITH LONG-TERM CONDITIONS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 306: tabled on 01 December 2009

Tabled in the 2009-10 session.

This motion has been signed by 214 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 supports the Prescription Promise campaign in urging the Prime Minister to implement his promise, made in September 2008, to abolish prescription charges for people with long-term conditions as soon as possible; believes that timely access to appropriate medication is crucial in order to minimise the impact of living with a long-term condition for the individual and to minimise the cost of treating long-term conditions for the NHS; is therefore concerned that the recession has made it harder for large numbers of people with long-term conditions to pay for their prescriptions and that many are going without vital medicines; notes that the Government has identified savings from the Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme of around £550 million per year from 2010, which will be more than sufficient to cover the £250-£350 million cost, estimated by the Department of Health, of implementing free prescriptions for people with long-term conditions; further notes with concern that Professor Ian Gilmore's review of prescription charges has not yet been published; and calls on the Government to publish this review and its own response as soon as possible.

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 8 December 2009
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Ainsworth, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 27 January 2010
East Surrey
Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 2010
Southend West
Ancram, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 5 January 2010
Devizes
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2009
Blaydon
Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2010
Rossendale and Darwen
Atkins, Charlotte
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2010
Staffordshire Moorlands
Atkinson, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 2010
Hexham
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2010
Erith and Thamesmead
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 December 2009
Lewes
Banks, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Ochil and South Perthshire
Barlow, Ms Celia
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2010
Hove
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2010
Leeds West
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 January 2010
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Kingswood
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Sheffield, Attercliffe
Binley, Mr Brian
Conservative
Signed on 27 January 2010
Northampton South
Bone, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 2009
Wellingborough
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2009
South Ribble
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 January 2010
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 December 2009
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 December 2009
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2010
Dumfries and Galloway
Browne, Mr Jeremy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 March 2010
Taunton
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2010
Regent's Park and Kensington North
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2010
Birmingham, Northfield
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Elmet
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 February 2010
Sutton and Cheam
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 January 2010
Solihull
Caborn, Mr Richard
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2010
Sheffield Central
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 2 December 2009
East Londonderry
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 December 2009
North East Fife
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2009
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2009
Gower
Cawsey, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2009
Brigg and Goole
Challen, Colin
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2009
Morley and Rothwell
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Bury North
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2009
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clarke, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2010
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2010
Tyne Bridge
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2009
Leyton and Wanstead
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Stockton North
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2009
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2009
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2009
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2009
Easington
Curry, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 2010
Skipton and Ripon
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 March 2010
Kingston and Surbiton
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 8 December 2009
Blaenau Gwent
Davis, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 28 January 2010
Haltemprice and Howden
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2009
Burton
Devine, Jim
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2009
Livingston
Dhanda, Mr Parmjit
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2010
Gloucester
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2009
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2009
Heywood and Middleton
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2010
Holborn and St Pancras
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 3 December 2009
Belfast North
Donaldson, Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 3 December 2009
Lagan Valley
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 6 January 2010
Lewisham West
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2009
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 1 December 2009
Foyle
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2010
Eltham
Engel, Mrs Natascha
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2010
North East Derbyshire
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2010
Sunderland North
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 2010
Ribble Valley
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2010
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2009
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 January 2010
Hornsey and Wood Green
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2009
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Flello, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2010
Stoke-on-Trent South
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 2009
Bath
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 12 January 2010
Bethnal Green and Bow
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Ilford South
George, Mr Bruce
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2010
Walsall South
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 January 2010
Romsey
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2009
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 January 2010
Falmouth and Camborne
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2009
Selby
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Bedford
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2009
Midlothian
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2009
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 December 2009
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 December 2009
North Devon
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2009
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 January 2010
Somerton and Frome
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 December 2009
Birmingham, Yardley
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2009
Jarrow
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2009
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2009
Vauxhall
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 December 2009
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2009
Luton North
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 January 2010
Cheltenham
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 January 2010
Cambridge
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2009
Knowsley North and Sefton East
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 February 2010
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Huhne, Chris
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 December 2009
Eastleigh
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2009
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 2009
Cheadle
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2009
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2009
Hampstead and Highgate
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2009
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2009
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Clwyd South
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2009
Manchester, Gorton
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2009
Feltham and Heston
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 December 2009
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Kennedy, Jane
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2010
Liverpool, Wavertree
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 15 December 2009
Salisbury
Kilfoyle, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2010
Liverpool, Walton
Knight, Mr Greg
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 2009
East Yorkshire
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 January 2010
Richmond Park
Laws, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2010
Yeovil
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2009
Derby North
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 2009
Manchester, Withington
Levitt, Tom
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2009
High Peak
Linton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2009
Battersea
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Manchester Central
Love, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2009
Edmonton
Main, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 2009
St Albans
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2010
Blackpool South
Mates, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 2010
East Hampshire
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2010
Calder Valley
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 2 December 2009
South Antrim
McDonagh, Siobhain
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2010
Mitcham and Morden
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 18 January 2010
South Down
McIsaac, Shona
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2010
Cleethorpes
Meacher, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2010
Oldham West and Royton
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2009
Mansfield
Mercer, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 5 January 2010
Newark
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2010
Great Grimsby
Moffat, Anne
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2010
East Lothian
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2009
Crawley
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2010
Cardiff North
Morley, Elliot
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2009
Scunthorpe
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2009
Wansbeck
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2009
Bristol North West
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2009
Knowsley South
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 December 2009
Winchester
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2010
Ynys Môn
Palmer, Dr Nick
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2010
Broxtowe
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Independent
Signed on 26 January 2010
Croydon Central
Plaskitt, Mr James
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2010
Warwick and Leamington
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2009
Hyndburn
Pound, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2009
Ealing North
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2009
Pendle
Pritchard, Mark
Conservative
Signed on 25 January 2010
The Wrekin
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2010
Dover
Purchase, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2009
Wolverhampton North East
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2009
Halifax
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2010
Coventry North West
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 December 2009
North Cornwall
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2010
Rochdale
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 December 2009
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 January 2010
Torbay
Scott, Mr Lee
Conservative
Signed on 8 December 2009
Ilford North
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2010
Huddersfield
Shepherd, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 1 February 2010
Aldridge-Brownhills
Short, Clare
Independent Labour
Signed on 9 December 2009
Birmingham, Ladywood
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2010
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 2 December 2009
Upper Bann
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2009
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2009
Bolsover
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2009
Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush
Smith, Ms Angela C.
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Smith, Jacqui
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2010
Redditch
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 January 2010
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Southworth, Helen
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2010
Warrington South
Starkey, Dr Phyllis
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2009
Milton Keynes South West
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2009
Eccles
Stoate, Dr Howard
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2010
Dartford
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2009
Edinburgh East
Streeter, Mr Gary
Conservative
Signed on 14 December 2009
South West Devon
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2010
Manchester, Blackley
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 January 2010
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 December 2009
East Dunbartonshire
Syms, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 26 January 2010
Poole
Taylor, Ms Dari
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2010
Stockton South
Taylor, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 2009
Esher and Walton
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 December 2009
Truro and St Austell
Taylor, Dr Richard
Independent
Signed on 13 January 2010
Wyre Forest
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 March 2010
Brent East
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 January 2010
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Tipping, Paddy
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2009
Sherwood
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2009
Pudsey
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2009
Brighton, Kemptown
Twigg, Derek
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2010
Halton
Viggers, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 7 January 2010
Gosport
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2010
Stoke-on-Trent North
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 7 December 2009
Liverpool, West Derby
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 December 2009
Northavon
Whittingdale, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 9 February 2010
Maldon and East Chelmsford
Wicks, Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 7 April 2010
Croydon North
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 27 January 2010
Maidstone and The Weald
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2009
Conwy
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 December 2009
Ceredigion
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 December 2009
Bristol West
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 February 2010
Cardiff Central
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 14 December 2009
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 25 January 2010
Macclesfield
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2010
Batley and Spen
Wright, Mr Anthony
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2010
Great Yarmouth
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2009
Sittingbourne and Sheppey
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 January 2010
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.