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Sufferers From Arachnoiditis

EDM number 476 in 1991-92, proposed by Gerry Steinberg on 14/01/1992.

That this House notes with deep concern the plight of sufferers of arachnoiditis, a relatively unknown yet devastating condition, which inflames and scars the arachnoid lining of the spinal chord, causing chronic pain; notes that as of yet there is no known cure and sufferers have been condemned in most cases to a life of agony; further notes that most cases have been induced by the Glaxo product 'Myodil', used in spinal investigations (Myleographs); and calls upon the Government to withdraw Glaxo's licence to produce Myodil, prohibit myleograph treatment, including the use of water-based dyes, ensure that all doctors recognise the progressive disabling nature of arachnoiditis, to enable victims to receive benefits such as mobility allowance, attendance allowance and prescription charge exemption and compensate sufferers, rather than them having to go through the ordeal of litigation.

This motion has been signed by a total of 52 MPs.

Gerry Steinberg14/01/1992Durham, City ofProposed
Doug Henderson14/01/1992Newcastle upon Tyne NorthSigned
Harry Cohen14/01/1992LeytonSigned
Ronnie Campbell14/01/1992Blyth ValleySigned
David Hinchliffe14/01/1992WakefieldSigned
Keith Bradley14/01/1992Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie15/01/1992Glasgow, PollokSigned
John Battle15/01/1992Leeds WestSigned
Harry Barnes15/01/1992North East DerbyshireSigned
Bruce Grocott15/01/1992Wrekin, TheSigned
John Garrett15/01/1992Norwich SouthSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe15/01/1992LeighSigned
William McKelvey15/01/1992Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
Ian McCartney15/01/1992MakerfieldSigned
John McAllion15/01/1992Dundee EastSigned
Alice Mahon15/01/1992HalifaxSigned
Roy Hughes15/01/1992Newport EastSigned
Peter Hardy15/01/1992WentworthSigned
Dennis Skinner15/01/1992BolsoverSigned
Ernie Ross15/01/1992Dundee WestSigned
Eric Illsley16/01/1992Barnsley CentralSigned
Eddie Loyden16/01/1992Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Alan Meale16/01/1992MansfieldSigned
Bill Michie16/01/1992Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Ron Davies16/01/1992CaerphillySigned
Paul Flynn16/01/1992Newport WestSigned
Tony Lloyd17/01/1992StretfordSigned
Hilary Armstrong20/01/1992North West DurhamSigned
Robert Parry20/01/1992Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Tom Pendry21/01/1992Stalybridge & HydeSigned
Peter Kilfoyle21/01/1992Liverpool, WaltonSigned
Terry Lewis21/01/1992WorsleySigned
Roland Boyes21/01/1992Houghton and WashingtonSigned
John Evans21/01/1992St Helens NorthSigned
Terry Fields21/01/1992Liverpool BroadgreenSigned
Win Griffiths21/01/1992BridgendSigned
Huw Edwards22/01/1992MonmouthSigned
Alexander Eadie22/01/1992MidlothianSigned
John Cummings22/01/1992EasingtonSigned
Martin Redmond22/01/1992Don ValleySigned
Edward O'Hara23/01/1992Knowsley SouthSigned
Tommy Graham23/01/1992Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Michael Welsh23/01/1992Doncaster NorthSigned
Martyn Jones03/02/1992Clwyd South WestSigned
Jim Cousins04/02/1992Newcastle upon Tyne CentralSigned
David Clelland10/02/1992Tyne BridgeSigned
Jack Thompson10/02/1992WansbeckSigned
John Home Robertson14/02/1992East LothianSigned
George Howarth18/02/1992Knowsley NorthSigned
Eric Martlew03/03/1992CarlisleSigned
Audrey Wise10/03/1992PrestonSigned
Dale Campbell-Savours12/03/1992WorkingtonSigned

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