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Intellectual property and covid-19 response

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1451: tabled on 08 February 2021

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 80 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House considers nobody is safe until we are all safe from covid-19; believes all policy tools should be deployed to address the global crisis around access to covid-19 vaccines, treatments, diagnostics and equipment; notes that the head of the World Health Organization warns we face a catastrophic moral failure because of unequal covid vaccine policies; welcomes the Government’s commitment to ensuring access for all to safe and effective, high-quality and affordable vaccines, diagnostics, medicines, and other health technologies as part of an effective response to the pandemic; further welcomes the substantial amounts of public funding for research, development, at-risk manufacturing and purchasing of covid-19 vaccines, reducing the risks for private sector companies developing vaccines; notes that existing flexibilities within the TRIPS agreement are not sufficient in the context of a pandemic; urges the Government to defend the rights of countries to use TRIPS flexibilities especially as they have long been subjected to intense pressure in the interests of pharmaceutical companies when they have done so; notes that 100 countries support a proposal from India and South Africa for a TRIPS waiver, which would allow WTO members to quickly overcome Intellectual Property barriers to access much-needed vaccines and treatments during the global crisis; is concerned that the Government does not yet support this proposal; and urges the Government to recognise that intellectual property barriers are hindering equitable access to covid-19 health technologies, reconsider its position and support the waiver proposal at upcoming TRIPS Council and WTO General Council Meetings.

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.

Edwards, Jonathan
Independent
Signed on 9 February 2021
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 February 2021
Central Ayrshire
Butler, Dawn
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2021
Brent Central
Hopkins, Rachel
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2021
Luton South
Whitley, Mick
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2021
Birkenhead
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2021
Jarrow
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2021
Streatham
Begum, Apsana
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2021
Poplar and Limehouse
Morris, Grahame
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2021
Easington
Barker, Paula
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2021
Liverpool, Wavertree
Burgon, Richard
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2021
Leeds East
Lewell-Buck, Mrs Emma
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2021
South Shields
Winter, Beth
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2021
Cynon Valley
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2021
Bedford
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 February 2021
Dundee West
Foy, Mary Kelly
Labour
Signed on 15 February 2021
City of Durham
Eastwood, Colum
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 15 February 2021
Foyle
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 February 2021
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Doogan, Dave
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 February 2021
Angus
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 February 2021
Bath
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2021
Ealing, Southall
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 February 2021
Glasgow South
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 February 2021
Glasgow North
Carden, Dan
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2021
Liverpool, Walton
McDonald, Stuart C
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 February 2021
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
Smith, Alyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 February 2021
Stirling
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 February 2021
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 February 2021
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 February 2021
Motherwell and Wishaw
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 February 2021
Argyll and Bute
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 February 2021
Dundee East
MacAskill, Kenny
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 February 2021
East Lothian
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 February 2021
East Renfrewshire
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 February 2021
Orkney and Shetland
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 February 2021
Edinburgh North and Leith
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 February 2021
North Ayrshire and Arran
Cooper, Daisy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 March 2021
St Albans
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 March 2021
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Corbyn, Jeremy
Independent
Signed on 1 March 2021
Islington North
Blackman, Kirsty
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 March 2021
Aberdeen North
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 1 March 2021
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 1 March 2021
Ceredigion
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 1 March 2021
Arfon
Johnson, Kim
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2021
Liverpool, Riverside
Benn, Hilary
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2021
Leeds Central
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 March 2021
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Abrahams, Debbie
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2021
Oldham East and Saddleworth
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 March 2021
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Howarth, Sir George
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2021
Knowsley
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 March 2021
Lanark and Hamilton East
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 March 2021
Midlothian
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 March 2021
Glasgow North West
Bonnar, Steven
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 March 2021
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 March 2021
Airdrie and Shotts
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 2021
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Ali, Tahir
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2021
Birmingham, Hall Green
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2021
Rochdale
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 March 2021
Edinburgh East
Olney, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 March 2021
Richmond Park
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 March 2021
Ochil and South Perthshire
Flynn, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 March 2021
Aberdeen South
Farry, Stephen
Alliance
Signed on 15 March 2021
North Down
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2021
Leyton and Wanstead
Hanvey, Neale
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 March 2021
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
McKinnell, Catherine
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2021
Newcastle upon Tyne North
Sultana, Zarah
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2021
Coventry South
Owen, Sarah
Labour
Signed on 13 April 2021
Luton North
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 12 April 2021
Sheffield Central
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 April 2021
Perth and North Perthshire
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 April 2021
Glasgow Central
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2021
Hammersmith
Byrne, Ian
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2021
Liverpool, West Derby
Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2021
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2021
Brighton, Kemptown

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.