House of Commons
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DEATHS AT GOSPORT HOSPITAL
EDM #691
Tabled 21 January 2010
2009-10 Session
That this House supports the calls for a public inquiry made by the families of the more than 90 elderly patients who died in extraordinary and unexplained circumstances at Gosport War Memorial Hospital between 1990 and 2001; expresses its dismay that despite the fact that concerns were raised first in 1991, the issue still remains unresolved despite repeated investigations by the police, a highly critical report by the Commission for Health Improvement in 2002, 10 inquests and a disciplinary hearing by the General Medical Council; notes that serious questions have been raised by the families involved and in the media about the robustness of the inquiries by the police, General Medical Council and Nursing and Midwifery Council; further notes that the police refused to disclose evidence to the General Medical Council to facilitate consideration of whether steps should be taken to safeguard patients safety; calls on the Secretary of State for Health to work with the Secretary of State for Justice in convening an independent public inquiry, recognising that only a public examination with equivalent powers to the Shipman inquiry could satisfactorily consider the complex nature of the multiple deaths and satisfy the public interest in learning lessons about patient safety in such cases; believes that the establishment of an independent inquiry is consistent with the Government's commitment to putting the needs of victims and their relatives at the heart of the justice system; and further notes that the Portsmouth Coroner and relatives of the deceased have supported such a call.

Signatures (56)

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
02 February 2010
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
02 February 2010
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
02 February 2010
Browne, Mr Jeremy
Liberal Democrat
02 February 2010
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
10 February 2010
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
29 March 2010
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
08 February 2010
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
09 February 2010
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
27 January 2010
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
02 February 2010
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
10 February 2010
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
26 January 2010
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
02 February 2010
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
29 January 2010
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
02 February 2010
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
22 February 2010
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
26 January 2010
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
02 February 2010
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
02 February 2010
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
02 February 2010
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
01 February 2010
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
02 February 2010
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
03 February 2010
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
02 February 2010
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
22 February 2010
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
02 February 2010
Huhne, Chris
Liberal Democrat
02 February 2010
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
02 February 2010
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
23 February 2010
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
24 February 2010
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
27 January 2010
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
27 January 2010
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
02 February 2010
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
02 February 2010
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
04 February 2010
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Independent
27 January 2010
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
02 February 2010
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
02 February 2010
Rennie, Willie
Liberal Democrat
02 February 2010
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
01 February 2010
Simpson, Alan
Labour
26 January 2010
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
27 January 2010
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
02 February 2010
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
02 February 2010
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
09 March 2010
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
02 February 2010
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
02 February 2010
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
02 February 2010
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
22 February 2010
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
02 February 2010
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion