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WORLD HEPATITIS DAY 2016

EDM (Early Day Motion) 379: tabled on 21 July 2016

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 27 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 World Hepatitis Day falls on 28 July 2016; further notes that tens of millions of people across the globe are affected by the various strands of hepatitis, with an estimated 240 million currently affected by chronic hepatitis B alone; welcomes that in May 2016, member states of the World Health Organisation adopted the first ever Elimination Strategy for Viral Hepatitis; notes that the theme for World Hepatitis Day 2016 is elimination; believes that to achieve elimination, greater awareness, increased diagnosis and key interventions, including universal vaccination, blood and injection safety, harm reduction and treatment are all needed; gives its full support to NOhep, a global elimination movement which is bringing people together to engage and take action to ensure global commitments are met and viral hepatitis is eliminated by 2030; backs World Hepatitis Day as an initiative raising awareness of the infection; and encourages Ministers to do all they can with international partners to ensure treatment for all affected and to help eliminate hepatitis.

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 10 October 2016
Ochil and South Perthshire
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 October 2016
Livingston
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 October 2016
Edinburgh South West
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2016
Bolton North East
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 October 2016
Lanark and Hamilton East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 7 September 2016
Coventry South
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 7 September 2016
Belfast North
Donaldson, Stuart Blair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 October 2016
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Doughty, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 8 September 2016
Cardiff South and Penarth
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 September 2016
Motherwell and Wishaw
Ferrier, Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 September 2016
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 October 2016
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2016
Luton North
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 September 2016
Dundee West
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 October 2016
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McGarry, Natalie
Independent
Signed on 8 September 2016
Glasgow East
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 6 September 2016
Mansfield
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 September 2016
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 October 2016
East Dunbartonshire
Salmond, Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 September 2016
Gordon
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 October 2016
Midlothian

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.