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COELIAC UK AWARENESS WEEK

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1437: tabled on 03 May 2016

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 23 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 that 9 to 15 May 2016 is Coeliac UK Awareness Week and congratulates Coeliac UK for its work to improve the recognition of coeliac disease and dermatitis herpetiformis; further notes that there are still half a million people in the UK suffering with undiagnosed coeliac disease; appreciates the work undertaken by Coeliac UK through the Is it coeliac disease? campaign which aims to highlight the diverse symptoms of the condition and help people onto a pathway to clinical diagnosis; further notes the growing difficulties that people with coeliac disease, in certain parts of England, have in accessing support from the NHS including help with gluten-free staple foods, dietetic advice and health monitoring; calls for consideration of a national gluten-free prescribing scheme for England and renewed efforts to improve recognition of coeliac disease by primary care health services; and commends the efforts of Coeliac UK to improve the availability of gluten-free food through their Gluten-free Guarantee campaign directed at UK food retailers.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.