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GUIDELINES ON ASSISTED SUICIDE AND PUBLIC SAFETY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1158: tabled on 10 March 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 notes and draws to the attention of those wishing to change the law on assisted suicide, the remarks of the Minister of State at the Department of Justice, Lord Faulks, during a debate on 5 March 2014 in the House of Lords, that since the publication of the Guidelines of Assisted Suicide four cases were referred onwards for prosecution for murder or serious assault; believes that the emergence of these cases shows how well the current guidelines are working; and reasserts its belief that to relax the current law would add further to the number of unlawful killings and murders and that the most important considerations are the protection of vulnerable people and public safety.

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 13 March 2014
Southend West
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 May 2014
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Blackman, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 11 March 2014
Harrow East
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 11 March 2014
Worthing West
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 12 March 2014
Canterbury
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2014
Blyth Valley
Cash, Mr William
Conservative
Signed on 11 March 2014
Stone
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 2 April 2014
West Lancashire
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2014
Bolton North East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 7 April 2014
Coventry South
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 13 March 2014
Belfast North
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 19 March 2014
Lagan Valley
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 13 March 2014
Foyle
Flello, Robert
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2014
Stoke-on-Trent South
Glass, Pat
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2014
North West Durham
Halfon, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 11 March 2014
Harlow
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2014
Hampstead and Kilburn
Leigh, Sir Edward
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 2014
Gainsborough
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 13 March 2014
New Forest East
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 12 March 2014
Belfast East
Main, Mrs Anne
Conservative
Signed on 28 April 2014
St Albans
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2014
Blackpool South
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 12 March 2014
South Antrim
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 April 2014
Leeds North West
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2014
Ynys Môn
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 12 March 2014
South Down
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 11 March 2014
Upper Bann
Stunell, Sir Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 March 2014
Hazel Grove
Syms, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 17 March 2014
Poole
Vickers, Martin
Conservative
Signed on 24 March 2014
Cleethorpes
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 3 April 2014
North Dorset
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 2 April 2014
East Antrim

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.