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EDM (Early Day Motion) 777: tabled on 10 January 2018

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 21 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House was shocked by the results of a survey by Release of local authorities in England which revealed availability of Naloxone to be wholly inadequate; is aware that the World Health Organisation recognises that this medication is essential to saving lives which could be otherwise lost to opiate overdose; is concerned that drug-related deaths, most of which are from opiates, remain at record levels; notes that an average of only a dozen take-home Naloxone kits were provided for every hundred opiate­users; further notes that 18 areas provided no coverage whatsoever; commends the efforts of those local authorities increasing provision; recognises the highly effective Naloxone strategies in Scotland and Wales; and calls on the Government to launch a take-home Naloxone programme in England as a matter of urgency.

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There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.