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Concessionary Travel For Parents Visiting Sick Children

EDM number 800 in 1989-90, proposed by Keith Vaz on 27/03/1990.

That this House congratulates Dr Una MacFadyen, the Consultant Paediatrician at the Royal Infirmary in Leicester, and other paediatricians on their campaign to highlight the severe financial difficulties faced by parents visiting acutely ill children in hospital; notes that there is now a widespread acceptance that the presence of parents is vitally important to the wellbeing of a child in hospital, a view confirmed by the recommendations of the National Association for the Welfare of Children in Hospital, which stated that parents should be encouraged and helped to be with their children in hospital; condemns the recent changes which have meant that the reimbursement of travel costs to parents is now severely restricted; and calls on the Secretary of State for Health and interested organisations to draw up proposals to provide for concessionary travel for parents either visiting sick children in hospital or accompanying them to outpatient appointments.

This motion has been signed by a total of 49 MPs.

Keith Vaz27/03/1990Leicester EastProposed
David Hinchliffe27/03/1990WakefieldSigned
Maria Fyfe27/03/1990Glasgow, MaryhillSigned
Mike Watson27/03/1990Glasgow CentralSigned
John Cummings28/03/1990EasingtonSigned
Brian Wilson28/03/1990Cunninghame NorthSigned
Gerry Steinberg28/03/1990Durham, City ofSigned
John Battle28/03/1990Leeds WestSigned
Harry Barnes28/03/1990North East DerbyshireSigned
Andrew Faulds28/03/1990Warley EastSigned
Alexander Eadie28/03/1990MidlothianSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie28/03/1990Glasgow, PollokSigned
Terry Davis28/03/1990Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Alex Carlile28/03/1990MontgomerySigned
Keith Bradley28/03/1990Manchester, WithingtonSigned
William McKelvey28/03/1990Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
Thomas McAvoy28/03/1990Glasgow, RutherglenSigned
John McAllion28/03/1990Dundee EastSigned
Alice Mahon28/03/1990HalifaxSigned
Roy Hughes28/03/1990Newport EastSigned
Martin Smyth28/03/1990Belfast SouthSigned
Clare Short28/03/1990Birmingham, LadywoodSigned
Ernie Ross28/03/1990Dundee WestSigned
Terry Patchett28/03/1990Barnsley EastSigned
Dawn Primarolo29/03/1990Bristol SouthSigned
Dennis Turner29/03/1990Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Llin Golding29/03/1990Newcastle-under-LymeSigned
Harry Cohen29/03/1990LeytonSigned
Ronnie Campbell29/03/1990Blyth ValleySigned
Roland Boyes29/03/1990Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Alan Meale29/03/1990MansfieldSigned
Doug Hoyle29/03/1990Warrington NorthSigned
Chris Smith29/03/1990Islington South & FinsburySigned
Alex Salmond29/03/1990Banff & BuchanSigned
Martin Redmond29/03/1990Don ValleySigned
Bill Michie29/03/1990Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Peter Pike30/03/1990BurnleySigned
Dennis Skinner30/03/1990BolsoverSigned
Win Griffiths30/03/1990BridgendSigned
Peter Hardy02/04/1990WentworthSigned
Ron Davies02/04/1990CaerphillySigned
David Lambie03/04/1990Cunninghame SouthSigned
Ian McCartney03/04/1990MakerfieldSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe03/04/1990LeighSigned
Russell Johnston04/04/1990Inverness, Nairn and LochaberSigned
Terry Lewis04/04/1990WorsleySigned
James Wray04/04/1990Glasgow ProvanSigned
Eric Illsley05/04/1990Barnsley CentralSigned
Jack Thompson01/05/1990WansbeckSigned

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