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HORMONE PREGNANCY TEST DRUGS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2795: tabled on 29 February 2012

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 33 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 children were born with serious deformities due to hormone pregnancy test drugs taken by expectant mothers between 1953 and 1975; further notes with concern that as the surviving victims enter their 40s and 50s many of them face a host of new problems as their bodies continue to suffer; further notes that no official warnings were issued about these drugs until eight years after the first reports indicated possible dangers; further notes that some doctors continued to prescribe the drugs for pregnant women after official warnings from the Committee on Safety ofMedicines; further notes that the Department of Health in the past has continuously rejected requests for an inquiry into these matters; and calls on the Secretary of State for Health to set up an independent public inquiry.

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.

Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 14 March 2012
Southend West
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 19 April 2012
Blaydon
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 1 March 2012
Worthing West
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2012
Gower
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2012
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2012
Bolton North East
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
Signed on 19 April 2012
Stockton North
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2012
Heywood and Middleton
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2012
Aberdeen North
Esterson, Bill
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2012
Sefton Central
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2012
Newport West
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2012
Ilford South
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 19 April 2012
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2012
Birmingham, Hall Green
Goldsmith, Zac
Conservative
Signed on 16 April 2012
Richmond Park
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 March 2012
Portsmouth South
Hodge, Margaret
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2012
Barking
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2012
Luton North
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2012
Knowsley
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 14 March 2012
Belfast East
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 7 March 2012
South Antrim
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2012
Hayes and Harlington
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 1 March 2012
South Down
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2012
Lewisham, Deptford
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2012
Walsall South
Watts, Mr Dave
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2012
St Helens North
Woodward, Mr Shaun
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2012
St Helens South and Whiston

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.