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FETAL VALPROATE SYNDROME

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1021: tabled on 05 February 2013

Tabled in the 2012-13 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 with concern the withdrawal of public funding from the Fetal Anti-Convulsant Litigation in November 2010; further notes that the taxpayer is now covering the additional health, education and welfare costs incurred by families affected by fetal valproate syndrome; believes the Department of Health and the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency could have avoided the large numbers of people affected, since the drug sodium valproate came onto the market in the late 1970s, by informing patients treated with anti-convulsant medications and women of child-bearing age; and calls for an independent inquiry into why information has been withheld from the public concerning the disastrous way in which sodium valproate has affected pregnant women and their children.

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.

Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2013
York Central
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2013
Blyth Valley
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2013
North Ayrshire and Arran
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2013
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2013
Bolton North East
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2013
Heywood and Middleton
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 14 February 2013
Lagan Valley
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2013
Aberdeen North
Esterson, Bill
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2013
Sefton Central
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2013
Newport West
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 6 February 2013
Bradford West
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2013
North Tyneside
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 February 2013
Portsmouth South
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2013
Luton North
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 20 March 2013
Belfast East
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 12 March 2013
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2013
Hayes and Harlington
McGovern, Jim
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2013
Dundee West
Meacher, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2013
Oldham West and Royton
Mitchell, Austin
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2013
Great Grimsby
Morden, Jessica
Labour
Signed on 15 April 2013
Newport East
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2013
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Pearce, Teresa
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2013
Erith and Thamesmead
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 13 February 2013
South Down
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 February 2013
North Cornwall
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 6 February 2013
Strangford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2013
Ealing, Southall

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.