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Selected List Proposals And Family Planning

EDM number 1670 in 1992-93, proposed by Jean Corston on 23/03/1993.

That this House notes the Government's proposal to include the contraceptive pill in the Selected List of drugs for prescription under the National Health Service; notes that the United Kingdom uses the cheapest oral contraceptives of any country in the EC and that the contraceptive pill gives the lowest failure rate of any form of contraception; recognises that following medical advances, the newer and more expensive pills containing safer progestogens are most vulnerable to the Selected List proposals because they are more expensive but are the first choice when prescribing; is concerned about the possible side effects, such as weight gain, headaches, bleeding and even unplanned pregnancies in women forced to transfer to a cheaper contraceptive pill; notes that the saving per woman is of the order of ú16.90 per annum and contrasts this with ú200 as the average cost of a termination of pregnancy and ú1,217 for a delivery; therefore concludes that there will be no net saving if between two and four unplanned pregnancies occur in 100 women per year; understands the concerns expressed by health care professionals and organisations including the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the Family Planning Association; and therefore calls on the Secretary of State for Health to delete the contraceptive pill from the Selected list.

This motion has been signed by a total of 107 MPs.

Jean Corston23/03/1993Bristol EastProposed
Bridget Prentice23/03/1993Lewisham EastSigned
Dawn Primarolo23/03/1993Bristol SouthSigned
Jo Richardson23/03/1993BarkingSigned
Barbara Roche23/03/1993Hornsey & Wood GreenSigned
Clare Short23/03/1993Birmingham, LadywoodSigned
Dennis Skinner23/03/1993BolsoverSigned
Andrew Smith23/03/1993Oxford EastSigned
Kate Hoey23/03/1993VauxhallSigned
Glenda Jackson23/03/1993Hampstead & HighgateSigned
Helen Jackson23/03/1993Sheffield, HillsboroughSigned
Lynne Jones23/03/1993Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Martyn Jones23/03/1993Clwyd South WestSigned
Tessa Jowell23/03/1993DulwichSigned
Jane Kennedy23/03/1993Liverpool BroadgreenSigned
Alice Mahon23/03/1993HalifaxSigned
Ian McCartney23/03/1993MakerfieldSigned
Bill Michie23/03/1993Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Anne Campbell23/03/1993CambridgeSigned
Ann Coffey23/03/1993StockportSigned
Jim Cousins23/03/1993Newcastle upon Tyne CentralSigned
Gwyneth Dunwoody23/03/1993Crewe & NantwichSigned
Angela Eagle23/03/1993WallaseySigned
Llin Golding23/03/1993Newcastle-under-LymeSigned
Teresa Gorman23/03/1993BillericaySigned
Diane Abbott23/03/1993Hackney North & Stoke NewingtonSigned
Irene Adams23/03/1993Paisley NorthSigned
Tony Benn23/03/1993ChesterfieldSigned
Joan Walley23/03/1993Stoke-on-Trent NorthSigned
Robert Wareing23/03/1993Liverpool, West DerbySigned
Audrey Wise23/03/1993PrestonSigned
Ken Purchase24/03/1993Wolverhampton North EastSigned
Ernie Ross24/03/1993Dundee WestSigned
Eric Illsley24/03/1993Barnsley CentralSigned
Adam Ingram24/03/1993East KilbrideSigned
Ken Livingstone24/03/1993Brent EastSigned
Eric Martlew24/03/1993CarlisleSigned
John McAllion24/03/1993Dundee EastSigned
William McKelvey24/03/1993Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
Keith Bradley24/03/1993Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Richard Burden24/03/1993Birmingham, NorthfieldSigned
Malcolm Chisholm24/03/1993Edinburgh LeithSigned
Michael Connarty24/03/1993Falkirk EastSigned
Jeremy Corbyn24/03/1993Islington NorthSigned
John Cummings24/03/1993EasingtonSigned
Alistair Darling24/03/1993Edinburgh CentralSigned
Jim Dowd24/03/1993Lewisham WestSigned
Kenneth Eastham24/03/1993Manchester, BlackleySigned
John Evans24/03/1993St Helens NorthSigned
Maria Fyfe24/03/1993Glasgow, MaryhillSigned
Neil Gerrard24/03/1993WalthamstowSigned
Norman Godman24/03/1993Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Peter Hain24/03/1993NeathSigned
Harry Barnes24/03/1993North East DerbyshireSigned
Matthew Taylor24/03/1993TruroSigned
Mike Watson24/03/1993Glasgow CentralSigned
Colin Pickthall25/03/1993West LancashireSigned
Nick Harvey25/03/1993North DevonSigned
John Hutton25/03/1993Barrow & FurnessSigned
Eddie Loyden25/03/1993Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Alan Meale25/03/1993MansfieldSigned
Eric Clarke25/03/1993MidlothianSigned
Frank Cook25/03/1993Stockton NorthSigned
Derek Enright25/03/1993HemsworthSigned
Bill Etherington25/03/1993Sunderland NorthSigned
John Garrett25/03/1993Norwich SouthSigned
John Gunnell25/03/1993Leeds South and MorleySigned
Tony Banks25/03/1993Newham North WestSigned
John Battle25/03/1993Leeds WestSigned
Dennis Turner25/03/1993Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Peter Pike26/03/1993BurnleySigned
Terry Davis26/03/1993Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Alex Carlile29/03/1993MontgomerySigned
Harry Cohen29/03/1993LeytonSigned
Mike Gapes29/03/1993Ilford SouthSigned
Win Griffiths29/03/1993BridgendSigned
James Wray29/03/1993Glasgow ProvanSigned
Max Madden30/03/1993Bradford WestSigned
Peter Hardy30/03/1993WentworthSigned
Kevin Hughes30/03/1993Doncaster NorthSigned
Russell Johnston30/03/1993Inverness, Nairn and LochaberSigned
Terry Lewis30/03/1993WorsleySigned
Richard Caborn30/03/1993Sheffield CentralSigned
Michael Clapham30/03/1993Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Paddy Tipping30/03/1993SherwoodSigned
Edward O'Hara31/03/1993Knowsley SouthSigned
Mike Hall31/03/1993Warrington SouthSigned
John Heppell14/04/1993Nottingham EastSigned
Greg Pope15/04/1993HyndburnSigned
Stephen Byers22/04/1993WallsendSigned
George Mudie28/04/1993Leeds EastSigned
Barry Sheerman29/04/1993HuddersfieldSigned
George Foulkes13/05/1993Carrick, Cumnock and Doon ValleySigned
Allan Rogers25/05/1993RhonddaSigned
Alan Milburn22/06/1993DarlingtonSigned
Piara S Khabra23/06/1993Ealing, SouthallSigned
Don Foster24/06/1993BathSigned
Jim Wallace25/06/1993Orkney & ShetlandSigned
Dafydd Wigley28/06/1993CaernarfonSigned
Geoffrey Robinson29/06/1993Coventry North WestSigned
Peter Snape30/06/1993West Bromwich EastSigned
David Steel30/06/1993Tweeddale, Ettrick and LauderdaleSigned
George Howarth01/07/1993Knowsley NorthSigned
Paul Boateng07/07/1993Brent SouthSigned
Austin Mitchell12/07/1993Great GrimsbySigned
Bruce George12/07/1993Walsall SouthSigned
Joan Ruddock26/07/1993Lewisham, DeptfordSigned

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