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DEATHS AT GOSPORT HOSPITAL

EDM (Early Day Motion) 691: tabled on 21 January 2010

Tabled in the 2009-10 session.

This motion has been signed by 56 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 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.

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 2 February 2010
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2010
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2010
Carshalton and Wallington
Browne, Mr Jeremy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2010
Taunton
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 February 2010
Gordon
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 March 2010
Sutton and Cheam
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 February 2010
Solihull
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 February 2010
North East Fife
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2010
Blyth Valley
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2010
Orkney and Shetland
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2010
Barnsley West and Penistone
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2010
Keighley
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2010
Hornsey and Wood Green
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 January 2010
Bath
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2010
Romsey
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 February 2010
Falmouth and Camborne
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 2010
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2010
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2010
North Devon
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2010
Somerton and Frome
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 February 2010
Birmingham, Yardley
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2010
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2010
Luton North
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2010
Cheltenham
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 February 2010
Cambridge
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2010
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Huhne, Chris
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2010
Eastleigh
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2010
Hereford
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2010
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 February 2010
Richmond Park
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 January 2010
Manchester, Withington
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 27 January 2010
South Antrim
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2010
Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2010
Leeds North West
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 February 2010
Montgomeryshire
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Independent
Signed on 27 January 2010
Croydon Central
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2010
Southport
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2010
Argyll and Bute
Rennie, Willie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2010
Dunfermline and West Fife
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 February 2010
Colchester
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2010
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 27 January 2010
Upper Bann
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2010
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2010
East Dunbartonshire
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 March 2010
Brent East
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2010
Northavon
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2010
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2010
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 February 2010
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2010
Cardiff Central

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.