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WORLD BENZODIAZEPINE AWARENESS DAY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 264: tabled on 29 June 2016

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 39 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 11 July 2016 is World Benzo Awareness Day and that this is a campaign which seeks to raise awareness of the dangers of benzodiazepine drugs and the mis-prescribing of them; believes that global awareness of the severe problem of prescribed benzodiazepine drug dependency is essential as it continues to affect millions of unsuspecting, innocent people worldwide, either directly or indirectly; and further believes that investigation must continue to examine the issues of prescription without assessment and without regular review.

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.

Ahmed-Sheikh, Ms Tasmina
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 July 2016
Ochil and South Perthshire
Boswell, Philip
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 June 2016
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 July 2016
Dunfermline and West Fife
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 July 2016
Edinburgh South West
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 June 2016
Inverclyde
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 July 2016
Lanark and Hamilton East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2016
Coventry South
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 7 July 2016
Belfast North
Donaldson, Sir Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 6 December 2016
Lagan Valley
Donaldson, Stuart Blair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 July 2016
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 30 June 2016
Foyle
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 July 2016
Motherwell and Wishaw
Ferrier, Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 July 2016
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2016
Birmingham, Hall Green
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 July 2016
Glasgow North
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 July 2016
Airdrie and Shotts
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 July 2016
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 6 July 2016
North Down
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 July 2016
Dundee West
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 July 2016
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McGarry, Natalie
Independent
Signed on 6 July 2016
Glasgow East
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 July 2016
Glasgow North East
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 June 2016
Falkirk
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 June 2016
Glasgow North West
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 June 2016
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 4 July 2016
South Down
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 4 July 2016
Belfast East
Salmond, Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 June 2016
Gordon
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 30 June 2016
Strangford
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 5 July 2016
Upper Bann
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 June 2016
Glasgow South West
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 July 2016
Midlothian
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 July 2016
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.