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DONATING LIFE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 790: tabled on 09 March 1994

Tabled in the 1993-94 session.

This motion has been signed by 116 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

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Motion text

That this House, gravely concerned at the large numbers of fellow citizens living under a sentence of death through the non-availability of donor organs for transplant, calls on Her Majesty's Government to introduce legislation to make possible the use of organs of those who have died, to give life to others unless they have specifically opted-out by placing their names on a computer register.

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.

Banks, Tony
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1994
Newham North West
Barnes, Mr Harry
Labour
Signed on 9 March 1994
North East Derbyshire
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 9 March 1994
York
Bermingham, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 9 March 1994
St Helens South
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 9 March 1994
Sheffield, Attercliffe
Bonsor, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 9 March 1994
Upminster
Bradley, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1994
Manchester, Withington
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 9 March 1994
Canterbury
Brown, Mr Nicholas
Labour
Signed on 9 March 1994
Newcastle upon Tyne East
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 9 March 1994
Birmingham, Northfield
Caborn, Mr Richard
Labour
Signed on 9 March 1994
Sheffield Central
Canavan, Dennis
Labour
Signed on 9 March 1994
Falkirk West
Carlile, Alex
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 March 1994
Montgomery
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 29 March 1994
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clarke, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1994
Midlothian
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 9 March 1994
Tyne Bridge
Coffey, Ann
Labour
Signed on 9 March 1994
Stockport
Colvin, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 9 March 1994
Romsey and Waterside
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1994
Falkirk East
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 9 March 1994
Stockton North
Corbett, Mr Robin
Labour
Signed on 9 March 1994
Birmingham, Erdington
Cormack, Sir Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 9 March 1994
South Staffordshire
Corston, Jean
Labour
Signed on 15 March 1994
Bristol East
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 9 March 1994
Tooting
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1994
Easington
Dafis, Cynog
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 9 March 1994
Ceredigion and Pembroke North
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1994
Glasgow, Govan
Davies, Bryan
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1994
Oldham Central and Royton
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1994
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Deva, Nirj
Conservative
Signed on 9 March 1994
Brentford and Isleworth
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 9 March 1994
Lewisham West
Enright, Derek
Labour
Signed on 9 March 1994
Hemsworth
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1994
Sunderland North
Evans, John
Labour
Signed on 9 March 1994
St Helens North
Faulds, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1994
Warley East
Foulkes, George
Labour
Signed on 9 March 1994
Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 9 March 1994
Glasgow, Maryhill
Galbraith, Mr Sam
Labour
Signed on 9 March 1994
Strathkelvin and Bearsden
Galloway, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 17 March 1994
Glasgow, Hillhead
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 22 March 1994
Ilford South
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1994
Walthamstow
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 9 March 1994
Greenock and Port Glasgow
Graham, Mr Tommy
Labour
Signed on 20 April 1994
Renfrew West and Inverclyde
Greenway, Harry
Conservative
Signed on 9 March 1994
Ealing North
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 9 March 1994
Morley and Leeds South
Hall, Mr Mike
Labour
Signed on 16 March 1994
Warrington South
Hampson, Dr Keith
Conservative
Signed on 9 March 1994
Leeds North West
Hannam, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 9 March 1994
Exeter
Hardy, Peter
Labour
Signed on 9 March 1994
Wentworth
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 March 1994
North Devon
Heppell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 16 March 1994
Nottingham East
Hill, Keith
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1994
Streatham
Home Robertson, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 9 March 1994
East Lothian
Howell, Sir Ralph
Conservative
Signed on 14 March 1994
North Norfolk
Hoyle, Doug
Labour
Signed on 9 March 1994
Warrington North
Hughes, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 9 March 1994
Doncaster North
Hughes, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 10 March 1994
Harrow West
Hughes, Roy
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1994
Newport East
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 March 1994
Southwark and Bermondsey
Janner, Greville
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1994
Leicester West
Johnson Smith, Sir Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 9 March 1994
Wealden
Johnston, Sir Russell
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 March 1994
Inverness, Nairn and Lochaber
Jones, Mr Ieuan Wyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 9 March 1994
Ynys Môn
Jones, Mr Jon Owen
Labour
Signed on 9 March 1994
Cardiff Central
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 March 1994
Cheltenham
Jowell, Tessa
Labour
Signed on 9 March 1994
Dulwich
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 9 March 1994
Feltham and Heston
Kennedy, Jane
Labour
Signed on 9 March 1994
Liverpool, Broadgreen
Knox, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 9 March 1994
Staffordshire Moorlands
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 9 March 1994
Brent East
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 9 March 1994
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Maddock, Mrs Diana
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 March 1994
Christchurch
Maginnis, Mr Ken
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 9 March 1994
Fermanagh and South Tyrone
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1994
Halifax
Mates, Lt Col Michael
Conservative
Signed on 9 March 1994
East Hampshire
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1994
Dundee East
McKelvey, William
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1994
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1994
Mansfield
Milburn, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1994
Darlington
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 17 March 1994
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 9 March 1994
Great Grimsby
Moonie, Dr Lewis
Labour
Signed on 9 March 1994
Kirkcaldy
Morgan, Mr Rhodri
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1994
Cardiff West
Morris, Alf
Labour
Signed on 9 March 1994
Manchester, Wythenshawe
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1994
Leeds East
Nicholson, David
Conservative
Signed on 9 March 1994
Taunton
O'Brien, Mr Mike
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1994
North Warwickshire
O'Neill, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 9 March 1994
Clackmannan
Parry, Robert
Labour
Signed on 9 March 1994
Liverpool, Riverside
Pickthall, Mr Colin
Labour
Signed on 9 March 1994
West Lancashire
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 9 March 1994
Burnley
Prentice, Bridget
Labour
Signed on 14 March 1994
Lewisham East
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1994
Pendle
Redmond, Martin
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1994
Don Valley
Rogers, Mr Allan
Labour
Signed on 9 March 1994
Rhondda
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1994
Dundee West
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 9 March 1994
Huddersfield
Short, Clare
Labour
Signed on 9 March 1994
Birmingham, Ladywood
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 9 March 1994
Nottingham South
Sims, Sir Roger
Conservative
Signed on 9 March 1994
Chislehurst
Soley, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 15 March 1994
Hammersmith
Squire, Rachel
Labour
Signed on 9 March 1994
Dunfermline West
Thompson, Jack
Labour
Signed on 9 March 1994
Wansbeck
Tipping, Paddy
Labour
Signed on 9 March 1994
Sherwood
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1994
Wolverhampton South East
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 March 1994
North Cornwall
Vaughan, Sir Gerard
Conservative
Signed on 9 March 1994
Reading East
Wallace, Mr Jim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 March 1994
Orkney and Shetland
Ward, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 9 March 1994
Poole
Wigley, Mr Dafydd
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 9 March 1994
Caernarfon

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

DONATING LIFE (Amendment 1)
leave out from 'House' to end and add 'strongly supports the principle that organ donation should remain a voluntary act of giving; urges that this should not be replaced by an "opting-out" system which would legally empower doctors to remove organs from a deceased person unless that person had recorded their objection; believes that such a system is not supported by the majority of the medical profession and could cause great distress to bereaved families leading to incidents which would threaten public confidence and organ donation rates; believes that there is no evidence of such legislation in other countries having fulfilled its aim; congratulates the nurses, doctors and transplant coordinators in hospitals on their skill and sensitivity in obtaining consent from grieving relatives in the vast majority of cases without legislative coercion; and encourages HM Government in its continued commitment to increasing the supply of donor organs through education and good practice.'.
Conservative, Croydon North East
3
signatures
EDM 790A1: tabled on 21 March 1994