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MEDICAL DISCHARGE BOARDS AND ARMED FORCES PERSONNEL

EDM (Early Day Motion) 361: tabled on 03 December 2009

Tabled in the 2009-10 session.

This motion has been signed by 62 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 recognises the difficulties with the current Medical Discharge system by which three medical boards discuss the injured person's medical treatment and discharge; believes that insufficiently reliable information about benefits and entitlements is available to service personnel prior to discharge, as well as information about the Discharge board process itself, which is often convoluted and conducted in an uninformative manner; notes that the appointments with the boards can often be intimidating; calls for better support from outside agencies such as the Service Personnel and Veterans Agency; and urges the Government to investigate the matter and to transform medical discharge boards so that they become fairer, more transparent and more accessible in terms of advice and guidance throughout the whole process.

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.

Alexander, Danny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 January 2010
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 January 2010
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 2009
Worthing West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 January 2010
Carshalton and Wallington
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 January 2010
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 8 December 2009
East Londonderry
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 January 2010
North East Fife
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 January 2010
Orkney and Shetland
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 January 2010
Kingston and Surbiton
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2009
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 December 2009
Belfast North
Dorries, Nadine
Conservative
Signed on 27 January 2010
Mid Bedfordshire
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2010
Sunderland North
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 2010
Hornsey and Wood Green
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2009
Newport West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 December 2009
St Ives
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 December 2009
Romsey
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 2010
Falmouth and Camborne
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 11 January 2010
North Down
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 January 2010
Chesterfield
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Lanark and Hamilton East
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2010
Luton North
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 January 2010
Cambridge
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2009
Knowsley North and Sefton East
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2009
Chorley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 February 2010
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 2009
Cheadle
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2009
Tamworth
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 January 2010
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 January 2010
Richmond Park
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 2009
Manchester, Withington
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 December 2009
South Antrim
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2009
Hayes and Harlington
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 January 2010
Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 January 2010
Leeds North West
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 January 2010
Montgomeryshire
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 January 2010
Argyll and Bute
Rennie, Willie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 December 2009
Dunfermline and West Fife
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 January 2010
North Cornwall
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 January 2010
Rochdale
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 January 2010
Colchester
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2010
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 December 2009
Upper Bann
Streeter, Mr Gary
Conservative
Signed on 14 December 2009
South West Devon
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 January 2010
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 January 2010
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 January 2010
Truro and St Austell
Taylor, Dr Richard
Independent
Signed on 10 December 2009
Wyre Forest
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 January 2010
Brent East
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 January 2010
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 January 2010
Northavon
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Conwy
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 January 2010
Brecon and Radnorshire
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 2009
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 February 2010
Cardiff Central

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.