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MYALGIC ENCEPHALOMYELITIS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 778: tabled on 11 October 2010

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 123 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 notes that despite the fact that the Department of Health now accepts myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) as a genuine medical condition, diagnosis can still pose a problem because ME symptoms are similar to those present in a number of other medical conditions; recognises that one of the main obstacles to the adequate treatment of ME is the lack of knowledge and consensus about the disease; believes that funding and research must be focused on the bio-medical factors involved and not just simply managing the psychological symptoms; requests that the Government establishes an independent scientific committee to oversee ME research; and calls on the Government and the Medical Research Council to work with ME sufferers and bio-medical researchers in order to achieve a proper understanding of the condition's challenges and unjust perceptions of the condition.

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.

Aldous, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 4 November 2010
Waveney
Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 22 November 2010
Southend West
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 29 February 2012
Blaydon
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2010
York Central
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 3 November 2010
Aberdeen South
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 December 2010
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Bell, Sir Stuart
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2011
Middlesbrough
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 17 February 2011
Bootle
Blackman-Woods, Roberta
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2010
City of Durham
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2012
Sheffield Central
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 22 October 2010
Altrincham and Sale West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 March 2011
Carshalton and Wallington
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 October 2010
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2010
Dumfries and Galloway
Bruce, Fiona
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 2010
Congleton
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 March 2011
Solihull
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 19 October 2010
East Londonderry
Carswell, Mr Douglas
Conservative
Signed on 17 January 2011
Clacton
Cash, Mr William
Conservative
Signed on 21 October 2010
Stone
Chapman, Mrs Jenny
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2010
Darlington
Clarke, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2010
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 16 February 2011
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2010
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2010
Bolton North East
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 October 2010
Edinburgh West
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2010
Dagenham and Rainham
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2010
Leyton and Wanstead
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2010
Heywood and Middleton
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2010
Holborn and St Pancras
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 December 2010
Belfast North
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 12 October 2010
Lagan Valley
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2010
Lewisham West and Penge
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 6 December 2010
Foyle
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 11 January 2011
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Elliott, Julie
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2010
Sunderland Central
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2010
Liverpool, Riverside
Engel, Natascha
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2011
North East Derbyshire
Evans, Jonathan
Conservative
Signed on 30 November 2010
Cardiff North
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2010
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 November 2010
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 October 2010
Bath
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 21 December 2010
Ilford South
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 October 2010
St Ives
Gilbert, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 October 2010
St Austell and Newquay
Gilmore, Sheila
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2010
Edinburgh East
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2010
North Tyneside
Goldsmith, Zac
Conservative
Signed on 21 October 2011
Richmond Park
Green, Kate
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2011
Stretford and Urmston
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2010
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 October 2010
Portsmouth South
Harris, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2010
Glasgow South
Henderson, Gordon
Conservative
Signed on 6 December 2010
Sittingbourne and Sheppey
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Independent
Signed on 7 March 2011
North Down
Hodgson, Mrs Sharon
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2010
Washington and Sunderland West
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2010
Vauxhall
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2010
Lanark and Hamilton East
Horwood, Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 March 2011
Cheltenham
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 December 2010
Dundee East
Huppert, Dr Julian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 January 2011
Cambridge
Jamieson, Cathy
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2010
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Jones, Mr Marcus
Conservative
Signed on 9 November 2010
Nuneaton
Joyce, Eric
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2011
Falkirk
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 November 2010
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Knight, Mr Greg
Conservative
Signed on 10 February 2011
East Yorkshire
Laws, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 February 2011
Yeovil
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 October 2010
Manchester, Withington
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 12 October 2010
New Forest East
Lloyd, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 October 2010
Eastbourne
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 20 October 2010
Belfast East
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 3 November 2010
Brighton, Pavilion
McCarthy, Kerry
Labour
Signed on 13 September 2011
Bristol East
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 13 October 2010
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 10 November 2010
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2010
Hayes and Harlington
McGuire, Mrs Anne
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2010
Stirling
Meacher, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2010
Oldham West and Royton
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2010
Mansfield
Miliband, David
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2010
South Shields
Mitchell, Austin
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2010
Great Grimsby
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
Signed on 15 February 2011
Livingston
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2010
Easington
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 January 2011
Leeds North West
Munt, Tessa
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 November 2010
Wells
Murphy, Paul
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2010
Torfaen
Murray, Ian
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2011
Edinburgh South
Nandy, Lisa
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2011
Wigan
Nash, Pamela
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2011
Airdrie and Shotts
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2010
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 31 March 2011
Ynys Môn
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2010
Bolton South East
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2010
Halifax
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 20 October 2010
South Down
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 January 2011
Moray
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2010
Glasgow North West
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 January 2011
North Cornwall
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 23 November 2010
Romford
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2011
Glenrothes
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2010
Lewisham, Deptford
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 October 2010
Colchester
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2010
Ealing, Southall
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2011
Huddersfield
Soames, Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 13 October 2010
Mid Sussex
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2010
Blackley and Broughton
Sturdy, Julian
Conservative
Signed on 1 November 2010
York Outer
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 November 2010
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Tredinnick, David
Conservative
Signed on 20 October 2010
Bosworth
Vickers, Martin
Conservative
Signed on 22 October 2010
Cleethorpes
Walker, Mr Robin
Conservative
Signed on 19 May 2011
Worcester
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 4 November 2010
North Dorset
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 March 2011
Bradford East
Watts, Mr Dave
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2010
St Helens North
Whittingdale, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 2011
Maldon
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 2 November 2010
Arfon
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 October 2010
Ceredigion
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 November 2010
Bristol West
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 November 2010
Perth and North Perthshire
Wright, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 October 2010
Norwich South

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.