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EDM (Early Day Motion) 1309: tabled on 23 May 2018

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 15 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House welcomes the launch of a new campaign by Prostate Cancer UK and bookmaker William Hill to raise awareness about prostate cancer in Scotland; understands that prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men and kills one man every 45 minutes in the UK; notes that over 3,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer in Scotland and almost 1,000 die from the disease every year; recognises that early diagnosis is key to successful treatment of the disease; believes that targeting customers in betting shops, who are typically male and over 50, will enable the charity to reach a large number of at risk men; understands that all 310 William Hill shops in Scotland are supporting the campaign, backed by ABB Scotland, the industry trade body which is part-funding the campaign; and encourages anyone with concerns about prostate cancer to contact Prostate Cancer UK's specialist nurses in confidence.