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ALIMTA AND TREATMENT FOR MESOTHELIOMA SUFFERERS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 635: tabled on 18 January 2010

Tabled in the 2009-10 session.

This motion has been signed by 43 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 is aware that the anti-cancer drug Alimta is enormously beneficial in the treatment of mesothelioma tumours; recalls that sufferers in Scotland and parts of England and Wales have had access to the drug via cancer networks and primary care trusts; is therefore alarmed that the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has indicated that it is not minded to recommend Alimta for prescription to patients despite its known efficacy; and calls on the Government to ignore such advice, which deals mainly with NICE's narrow definition of cost effectiveness rather than the clinical needs of sufferers.

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.

Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2010
Blaydon
Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2010
Rossendale and Darwen
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2010
Leeds West
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2010
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2010
Gower
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2010
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2010
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2010
Keighley
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2010
Burton
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2010
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 February 2010
Belfast North
Donaldson, Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 27 January 2010
Lagan Valley
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2010
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 20 January 2010
Foyle
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2010
Walthamstow
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2010
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2010
Portsmouth South
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2010
Jarrow
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2010
Ashton-under-Lyne
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2010
Chesterfield
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2010
Chorley
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2010
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2010
Tamworth
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 21 January 2010
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2010
Calder Valley
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 27 January 2010
South Antrim
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2010
Hayes and Harlington
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2010
Knowsley South
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2010
Rochdale
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2010
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 20 January 2010
Upper Bann
Spink, Bob
Independent
Signed on 19 January 2010
Castle Point
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2010
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2010
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 19 January 2010
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2010
Conwy
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 February 2010
Teignbridge

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.