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World Cancer Day

EDM (Early Day Motion) 59: tabled on 13 January 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 30 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House recognises World Cancer Day on 4 February 2020; welcomes a drive to improve cancer early detection rates; understands that radiotherapy is needed in 40% of cancer cures with one in four of the population needing radiotherapy at some point in their lives; notes the campaigning work of radiotherapy4life which has highlighted that the radiotherapy service is already in need of significant investment and more coherent commissioning; accepts that the need for such investment and improved commissioning will only increase as more cancers are detected earlier; and welcomes the updated Manifesto for Radiotherapy published by the all-party group on Radiotherapy which is calling for a proportion of the recently announced increased NHS funding to be invested in the radiotherapy service to provide a one-off £250 million investment in satellite centres to allow local access, a further £140 million to replace ageing radiotherapy machines and IT, and the additional increase of £100 million in the annual budget to ensure the support and workforce required to make access to advance radiotherapy the norm, as well as a fully funded central rolling machine replacement programme, all supported by a new Tsar-like figure to ensure coherent commissioning and organisation.

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.

Glindon, Mary
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2020
North Tyneside
Penning, Sir Mike
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 2020
Hemel Hempstead
Antoniazzi, Tonia
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2020
Gower
Webbe, Claudia
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2020
Leicester East
Blackman, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 2020
Harrow East
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 14 January 2020
Strangford
Hollern, Kate
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2020
Blackburn
Daby, Janet
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2020
Lewisham East
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 January 2020
Glasgow South West
Lockhart, Carla
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 15 January 2020
Upper Bann
Sobel, Alex
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2020
Leeds North West
Donaldson, Sir Jeffrey M
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 January 2020
Lagan Valley
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 January 2020
Edinburgh West
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
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2020
Huddersfield
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 20 January 2020
Worthing West
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 20 January 2020
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 January 2020
Glasgow South
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2020
Bedford
Hendrick, Sir Mark
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2020
Preston
Johnson, Kim
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2020
Liverpool, Riverside
Gwynne, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2020
Denton and Reddish

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.