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EYE HEALTH RESEARCH

EDM (Early Day Motion) 731: tabled on 26 January 2015

Tabled in the 2014-15 session.

This motion has been signed by 37 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 expresses concern that funding for eye health research has hit crisis point; notes that already more than 40 people lose their sight every day in Britain, currently less than two per cent of combined national medical research funding is spent on the eye and that some three million over 65s, equating to one in six elderly people, will have a degree of sight loss by 2050 that will have a significant impact on their daily lives; further notes that sight loss currently costs the UK economy £22 billion annually and many of the 3.8 million people living with diabetes are at serious risk of poor eye health; and calls on the Government to make eye health a higher priority in the UK.

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.

Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2015
Blaydon
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2015
Blyth Valley
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2015
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2015
Bolton North East
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 28 January 2015
Belfast North
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 4 February 2015
Lagan Valley
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 11 February 2015
Bradford West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 January 2015
St Ives
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2015
North Tyneside
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
Signed on 28 January 2015
Portsmouth South
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 28 January 2015
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2015
Luton North
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 2015
Cheadle
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2015
Wansbeck
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 February 2015
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 29 January 2015
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 28 January 2015
South Antrim
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2015
Hayes and Harlington
McInnes, Liz
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2015
Heywood and Middleton
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2015
Easington
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2015
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2015
Bolton South East
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2015
Vale of Clwyd
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 2015
Torbay
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 27 January 2015
Strangford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2015
Ealing, Southall
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2015
Blackley and Broughton
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2015
Leicester East
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 2015
Bradford East
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 February 2015
Ceredigion
Wright, David
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2015
Telford

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.