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Terminal illness and Covid-19 vaccination

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1260: tabled on 10 December 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 26 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House recognises the devastating impact of being diagnosed with a terminal illness at any time but even more so just as the world faces into the Covid-19 pandemic; extends its sympathy to Fred Banning of Newton Mearns who, in February this year, was diagnosed with incurable stage 4 metastatic colon cancer resulting in Mr Banning and his wife not only struggling with the stresses and strains of lockdown but also having to break the news that he is dying to their two young children and their wider friends and family; considers that Mr Banning's call for those living with a terminal diagnosis and immediate family members to be a high priority for the administration of the vaccine to enable them to spend their remaining time as normally as possible has great force; and calls on the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation to recognise the pressing needs of these members of our communities as they make recommendations on the rollout of a programme of vaccines in the days and weeks ahead.

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.

Mishra, Navendu
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2020
Stockport
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2020
Jarrow
Bonnar, Steven
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 December 2020
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Ferrier, Margaret
Independent
Signed on 14 December 2020
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 December 2020
Glasgow Central
Barker, Paula
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2020
Liverpool, Wavertree
Johnson, Kim
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2020
Liverpool, Riverside
MacAskill, Kenny
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 December 2020
East Lothian
Donaldson, Sir Jeffrey M
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 14 December 2020
Lagan Valley
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 December 2020
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Eastwood, Colum
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 14 December 2020
Foyle
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 December 2020
Dundee West
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 December 2020
Glasgow South West
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 December 2020
Strangford
Whitley, Mick
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2020
Birkenhead
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 December 2020
Livingston
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 17 December 2020
Brighton, Pavilion
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 January 2021
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 January 2021
Glasgow East
Hanvey, Neale
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 January 2021
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.