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Report On The Press And Mentally Disordered

EDM number 645 in 1991-92, proposed by Robin Corbett on 10/02/1992.

That this House welcomes the recent report on national newspapers/ BBC regarding the mentally disordered and mentally distressed published by The Matthew Trust; agrees that consultation should take place between the Home Secretary, the Secretary of State for Health and the Chairman of the Press Complaints Commission to ensure a strengthening of the Code of Practice of national newspapers to protect the mentally disordered from intrusion by the Press; believes that the Home Office should adhere to its undertaking to review, in June of this year, the Press Complaints Commission's operational response to intrusiveness by national newspapers; believes that the review considers statutory measures in the interests of the mentally disordered, distressed, handicapped or ill; and agrees that the British Broadcasting Corporation should adopt the Codes of Practice contained in the report and that it introduce an internal Standing Committee on Mental Health.

This motion has been signed by a total of 51 MPs.

Robin Corbett10/02/1992Birmingham, ErdingtonProposed
Geoffrey Johnson Smith10/02/1992WealdenSigned
David Knox10/02/1992Staffordshire MoorlandsSigned
Robert Maclennan10/02/1992Caithness and SutherlandSigned
Tony Benn10/02/1992ChesterfieldSigned
Gerry Bermingham10/02/1992St Helens SouthSigned
Alan Meale11/02/1992MansfieldSigned
John Battle11/02/1992Leeds WestSigned
Joe Ashton11/02/1992BassetlawSigned
Mildred Gordon11/02/1992Bow and PoplarSigned
Terry Davis11/02/1992Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Harry Cohen11/02/1992LeytonSigned
Austin Mitchell11/02/1992Great GrimsbySigned
Joan Lestor11/02/1992EcclesSigned
Ashok Kumar11/02/1992LangbaurghSigned
Charles Kennedy11/02/1992Ross and Cromarty and SkyeSigned
Roy Hughes11/02/1992Newport EastSigned
Peter Hardy11/02/1992WentworthSigned
Jack Thompson12/02/1992WansbeckSigned
Alan Williams12/02/1992Swansea WestSigned
Harry Barnes12/02/1992North East DerbyshireSigned
Win Griffiths12/02/1992BridgendSigned
John Cummings12/02/1992EasingtonSigned
Frank Cook12/02/1992Stockton NorthSigned
Edward O'Hara12/02/1992Knowsley SouthSigned
Robert Hicks12/02/1992South East CornwallSigned
George Gardiner12/02/1992ReigateSigned
Sylvia Heal13/02/1992Staffordshire MidSigned
Ronnie Campbell13/02/1992Blyth ValleySigned
David Clelland13/02/1992Tyne BridgeSigned
Tom Cox13/02/1992TootingSigned
Huw Edwards13/02/1992MonmouthSigned
Eddie Loyden14/02/1992Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Janet Fookes14/02/1992Plymouth DrakeSigned
Tony Lloyd14/02/1992StretfordSigned
Eric Illsley14/02/1992Barnsley CentralSigned
Harriet Harman14/02/1992PeckhamSigned
Peter Pike14/02/1992BurnleySigned
Max Madden17/02/1992Bradford WestSigned
Keith Bradley17/02/1992Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Jim Wallace17/02/1992Orkney & ShetlandSigned
Gordon Oakes18/02/1992HaltonSigned
Denzil Davies18/02/1992LlanelliSigned
Keith Vaz18/02/1992Leicester EastSigned
Frank Doran20/02/1992Aberdeen SouthSigned
David Alton20/02/1992Liverpool Mossley HillSigned
Alan Beith20/02/1992Berwick-upon-TweedSigned
Dafydd Wigley20/02/1992CaernarfonSigned
Audrey Wise03/03/1992PrestonSigned
Barry Sheerman09/03/1992HuddersfieldSigned
Dale Campbell-Savours12/03/1992WorkingtonSigned

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