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Primodos hormone pregnancy drug test

EDM (Early Day Motion) 52: tabled on 13 January 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 35 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House is aware that the hormone pregnancy drug test, Primodos, was taken by approximately 1.5 million women in the 1960s and 1970s to test for pregnancy; understands that there is considerable evidence that many women who took this drug either gave birth to babies with serious deformities, miscarried, or had stillbirths, with the babies affected now in their 40s and 50s, having experienced a lifetime with serious disabilities; seeks answers as to why no official warnings were issued about this drug until eight years after the first major report that indicated possible dangers; is alarmed that some doctors were still prescribing this drug for pregnant women after official warnings were issued by the Committee on Safety of Medicines; has deep concerns about the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency-led expert working group's review of this issue which seems to have been shrouded in secrecy; urges the UK Government to fully respond to concerns raised about the methodology of this review, the independence of the panel members, the conclusions of the report and the fact that key information seems to have been withheld from the report in order to suggest that there is no link between Primodos and birth defects; welcomes the announcement by the former Prime Minister in February 2018 of a review of this scandal involving the pregnancy test drug Primodos; and urges the current Prime Minister to ensure that a comprehensive public inquiry into this matter is established without delay, to ensure justice for those affected.

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.

Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 15 January 2020
Arfon
Lockhart, Carla
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 15 January 2020
Upper Bann
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 January 2020
Glasgow South West
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 15 January 2020
Belfast East
Bruce, Fiona
Conservative
Signed on 15 January 2020
Congleton
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 January 2020
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 January 2020
Argyll and Bute
Glindon, Mary
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2020
North Tyneside
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 January 2020
Livingston
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 January 2020
East Renfrewshire
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 January 2020
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Barker, Paula
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2020
Liverpool, Wavertree
Whitley, Mick
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2020
Birkenhead
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 20 January 2020
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 January 2020
Glasgow Central
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 January 2020
Midlothian
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 January 2020
Dundee West
Howarth, Sir George
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2020
Knowsley
Eagle, Maria
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2020
Garston and Halewood
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 January 2020
Glasgow North
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 28 January 2020
Brighton, Pavilion
McGinn, Conor
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2020
St Helens North
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 January 2020
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Duffield, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2020
Canterbury
Eagle, Ms Angela
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2020
Wallasey
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 February 2020
Edinburgh South West
Perkins, Mr Toby
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2020
Chesterfield
Foy, Mary Kelly
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2020
City of Durham
Gwynne, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2020
Denton and Reddish

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.