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EDM (Early Day Motion) 2233A1: tabled on 27 March 2019

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 2 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Jim Shannon on 26 March 2019. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

Remove from 'reiterates' to 'opposition to' and replace with, ' and congratulates the RCP for reflecting the diverse views of physicians wanting to take a humane view of'.

Original motion text

That this House notes the decision of the Royal College of Physicians to drop their official opposition to assisted dying and instead to adopt a neutral stance; reiterates its concern that legislation of this nature places very ill people in a vulnerable position and further highlights the importance of the Hippocratic Oath that places a duty on physicians to do no harm; notes that 25 per cent of members opted out of responding to the survey and calls on the Royal College to reconsider their position and reinstate their opposition to assisted dying in the UK.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.