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PALLIATIVE CARE AND EUTHANASIA

EDM (Early Day Motion) 293: tabled on 28 June 2012

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 23 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 agrees that there should be no further attempts to relax the law on euthanasia or assisted suicide; welcomes the 2010 report for the Economist Intelligence Unit which places the UK at the top of an international league table rating end of life care provision; further welcomes the resolution of the Council of Europe that the practices of euthanasia and assisted suicide must always be illegal and that euthanasia, in the sense of the intentional killing by act or omission of a dependent human being for his or her alleged benefit, must always be prohibited; and encourages the Government to further develop specialist palliative care and hospice provision to ensure care for the dying and terminally ill and to enable a truly dignified and peaceful death remains a top priority.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.