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RU486 AND WOMEN'S HEALTH

EDM (Early Day Motion) 85: tabled on 16 November 1990

Tabled in the 1990-91 session.

This motion has been signed by 59 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 notes the statement in Le Monde of 1st August by M. Edouard Sakiz that as abortifacient procedures go the drug RU486 is not at all easy to use, that the woman has to live with her abortion for at least a week, and that this is an appalling psychological ordeal; notes that M. Sakiz is in fact Chairman of Roussel Uclaf which manufactures the abortifacient drug in question; shares his concern about its use and its implications for women's health; and urges the Secretary of State not to licence this dangerous product for use in the United Kingdom.

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.

Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 March 1991
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Bendall, Mr Vivian
Conservative
Signed on 24 January 1991
Ilford North
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 13 February 1991
Bootle
Benyon, Sir William
Conservative
Signed on 23 January 1991
Milton Keynes
Bevan, David Gilroy
Conservative
Signed on 5 March 1991
Birmingham, Yardley
Blackburn, Dr John
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1990
Dudley West
Bowden, Sir Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 13 March 1991
Brighton, Kemptown
Braine, Sir Bernard
Conservative
Signed on 21 February 1991
Castle Point
Buck, Sir Antony
Conservative
Signed on 12 December 1990
North Colchester
Burt, Alistair
Conservative
Signed on 13 February 1991
Bury North
Cash, Mr William
Conservative
Signed on 5 March 1991
Stafford
Churchill, Winston
Conservative
Signed on 11 March 1991
Davyhulme
Clark, Dr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 17 January 1991
Rochford
Clark, Sir William
Conservative
Signed on 24 January 1991
Croydon South
Cormack, Sir Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 6 March 1991
South Staffordshire
Day, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 22 January 1991
Cheadle
Dickens, Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 21 February 1991
Littleborough and Saddleworth
Dover, Den
Conservative
Signed on 5 March 1991
Chorley
Duffy, Sir Patrick
Labour
Signed on 4 March 1991
Sheffield, Attercliffe
Evennett, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 5 March 1991
Erith and Crayford
Ewing, Mrs Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 February 1991
Moray
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 1991
Southport
Fenner, Dame Peggy
Conservative
Signed on 4 March 1991
Medway
Fox, Sir Marcus
Conservative
Signed on 20 December 1990
Shipley
Fry, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 26 February 1991
Wellingborough
Greenway, Harry
Conservative
Signed on 21 February 1991
Ealing North
Griffiths, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 5 February 1991
Portsmouth North
Hargreaves, Kenneth
Conservative
Signed on 21 February 1991
Hyndburn
Hayes, Jerry
Conservative
Signed on 18 February 1991
Harlow
Hicks, Mrs Maureen
Conservative
Signed on 19 November 1990
Wolverhampton North East
Hunter, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 21 February 1991
Basingstoke
Janman, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 13 December 1990
Thurrock
Maginnis, Mr Ken
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 15 March 1991
Fermanagh and South Tyrone
Malins, Mr Humfrey
Conservative
Signed on 23 January 1991
Croydon North West
Mallon, Mr Seamus
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 15 April 1991
Newry and Armagh
McAvoy, Mr Thomas
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1991
Glasgow, Rutherglen
McNair-Wilson, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 4 March 1991
Newbury
Peacock, Mrs Elizabeth
Conservative
Signed on 20 November 1990
Batley and Spen
Powell, William
Conservative
Signed on 15 January 1991
Corby
Rossi, Sir Hugh
Conservative
Signed on 15 January 1991
Hornsey and Wood Green
Shelton, Sir William
Conservative
Signed on 21 February 1991
Streatham
Smith, Sir Cyril
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 March 1991
Rochdale
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 7 March 1991
South Belfast
Stanbrook, Ivor
Conservative
Signed on 6 March 1991
Orpington
Sumberg, David
Conservative
Signed on 5 February 1991
Bury South
Taylor, Sir Teddy
Conservative
Signed on 6 March 1991
Southend East
Thorne, Sir Neil
Conservative
Signed on 23 January 1991
Ilford South
Thornton, Sir Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 25 April 1991
Crosby
Vaughan, Sir Gerard
Conservative
Signed on 5 March 1991
Reading East
Wallace, Mr Jim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 October 1991
Orkney and Shetland
Watts, John
Conservative
Signed on 6 March 1991
Slough
Woodcock, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 24 April 1991
Ellesmere Port and Neston

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.

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

RU486 AND WOMEN'S HEALTH (Amendment 1)
leave out from 'August' to the end and add 'about RU486 was made by a man who will never have to face the prospect of needing an abortion and should therefore have more humility in his pronouncements on this delicate subject.'.
Conservative, Billericay
3
signatures
EDM 85A1: tabled on 13 December 1990