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EPILEPSY IN THE UK

EDM (Early Day Motion) 833: tabled on 03 March 2015

Tabled in the 2014-15 session.

This motion has been signed by 43 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 is aware that there are more than 500,000 people in the UK who are affected by epilepsy, an illness that can develop in anyone at any age and be difficult to diagnose, with treatment often taking years to successfuly be established; understands that currently only one in five sufferers are being seen by specialists within the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence recommended waiting period; further notes that significant numbers also experience severe problems or delays in accessing other services or treatment to help manage their condition; further notes that many people having this illness often have to claim benefits to cope and remain independent and that claiming periods for accessing such support can often be lengthy and stressful with many assessors having only a limited knowledge of this illness; and calls on the Government to provide better training for benefits assessors dealing with such conditions, provide sufficient investment to deliver quicker access to specialists and ensure full provision for patients in their communities.

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 4 March 2015
Blaydon
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 4 March 2015
Worthing West
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2015
Gower
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2015
Islington North
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2015
Coventry South
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 11 March 2015
Belfast North
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 11 March 2015
Lagan Valley
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 3 March 2015
Foyle
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2015
Liverpool, Riverside
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2015
Aberavon
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 6 March 2015
Bradford West
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2015
Ilford South
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 March 2015
St Ives
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2015
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2015
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 12 March 2015
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2015
Luton North
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2015
Knowsley
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2015
Hampstead and Kilburn
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 March 2015
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 5 March 2015
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2015
Blackpool South
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 4 March 2015
South Antrim
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2015
Hayes and Harlington
McInnes, Liz
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2015
Heywood and Middleton
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2015
Gateshead
Murphy, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2015
East Renfrewshire
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2015
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Paisley, Ian
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 11 March 2015
North Antrim
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2015
Bolton South East
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 4 March 2015
South Down
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2015
Glenrothes
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 March 2015
Strangford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2015
Ealing, Southall
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 March 2015
Upper Bann
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2015
Blackley and Broughton
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 March 2015
Bradford East

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.