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MENB VACCINE AND CHILDHOOD IMMUNISATION SCHEDULE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 948: tabled on 14 January 2014

Tabled in the 2013-14 session.

This motion has been signed by 38 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 welcomes the public letter signed by over 100 nurses, doctors and scientists, who deal with the consequences of Meningitis, calling for positive decisions on an available meningococcal B (MenB) vaccine for children in the UK; notes their observations that the new MenB vaccine, licensed last year and still undergoing consideration for inclusion in the childhood immunisation schedule (CIS), is estimated to cover 88 per cent. of MenB disease in the UK; recognises that the meningitis vaccinations already in the CIS have been very successful in preventing unnecessary child deaths and long term complications; further recognises that MenB, which remains the leading cause of bacterial meningitis in the UK, mainly effects children, is difficult to diagnose, strikes fast and kills or seriously disables in hours, questions the terms of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) consideration of the potential cost-effectiveness of the MenB vaccine to date; urges the JCVI to re-evaluate their interim conclusions to reflect the health burden of MenB disease , after effects of survivors, quality of life for carers and wider costs for the NHS; and encourages the Secretary of State for Health to consider and take all appropriate steps towards introducing the MenB vaccine, including the option of a UK-wide population-based evaluation, as mentioned in the initial JCVI interim position, which would serve to save lives, prevent disability, and inform further appraisals and investment in vaccine development.

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.

Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2014
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 March 2014
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 15 January 2014
Worthing West
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2014
North Ayrshire and Arran
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2014
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2014
Bolton North East
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 15 January 2014
Belfast North
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2014
Aberdeen North
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2014
Ilford South
Goldsmith, Zac
Conservative
Signed on 13 March 2014
Richmond Park
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
Signed on 15 January 2014
Portsmouth South
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2014
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Hendry, Charles
Conservative
Signed on 25 February 2014
Wealden
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 21 January 2014
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2014
Luton North
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2014
Knowsley
Huppert, Dr Julian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 March 2014
Cambridge
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2014
Hampstead and Kilburn
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 March 2014
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 22 January 2014
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 22 January 2014
Belfast East
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 22 January 2014
South Antrim
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2014
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2014
Mansfield
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 24 January 2014
Easington
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2014
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2014
Lewisham, Deptford
Russell, Sir Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 January 2014
Colchester
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 January 2014
Strangford
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 27 January 2014
Upper Bann
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 January 2014
Ceredigion
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 29 January 2014
East Antrim

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.