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Chief Medical Officer And Parliament

EDM number 275 in 1995-96, proposed by Harry Cohen on 15/01/1996.

That this House, whilst understanding the long-standing convention of the House that honourable Members are unable to table parliamentary questions on the internal working of government, considers that it has been extended unreasonably by not allowing honourable Members to obtain the view of the Chief Medical Officer on important public health issues of the day by asking parliamentary questions; considers that the Chief Medical Officer has wider responsibilities to the public than other civil servants; and therefore asks in the interests of public health and open government that the Government remove the block on parliamentary questions relating to the expert opinions of the Chief Medical Officer.

This motion has been signed by a total of 44 MPs.

Harry Cohen15/01/1996LeytonProposed
Allan Rogers16/01/1996RhonddaSigned
Hugh Bayley16/01/1996York, City ofSigned
Andrew Faulds16/01/1996Warley EastSigned
John Cummings16/01/1996EasingtonSigned
Eddie Loyden16/01/1996Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Ken Livingstone16/01/1996Brent EastSigned
Bill Michie16/01/1996Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Alan Meale17/01/1996MansfieldSigned
Eric Clarke17/01/1996MidlothianSigned
Jeremy Corbyn17/01/1996Islington NorthSigned
Jean Corston17/01/1996Bristol EastSigned
Mike Hall17/01/1996Warrington SouthSigned
Dennis Skinner18/01/1996BolsoverSigned
Win Griffiths18/01/1996BridgendSigned
Neil Gerrard18/01/1996WalthamstowSigned
Richard Burden18/01/1996Birmingham, NorthfieldSigned
Elfyn Llwyd18/01/1996Meirionnydd Nant ConwySigned
Alan Simpson18/01/1996Nottingham SouthSigned
Roland Boyes19/01/1996Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Janet Anderson22/01/1996Rossendale & DarwenSigned
Dennis Turner23/01/1996Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Bill Etherington23/01/1996Sunderland NorthSigned
Robert Parry23/01/1996Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Harry Barnes23/01/1996North East DerbyshireSigned
Nigel Griffiths24/01/1996Edinburgh SouthSigned
Michael Connarty24/01/1996Falkirk EastSigned
Mildred Gordon24/01/1996Bow and PoplarSigned
Rachel Squire25/01/1996Dunfermline WestSigned
Kim Howells25/01/1996PontypriddSigned
Nigel Jones25/01/1996CheltenhamSigned
Ian McCartney25/01/1996MakerfieldSigned
Nick Ainger29/01/1996PembrokeSigned
Colin Pickthall29/01/1996West LancashireSigned
Martin Redmond30/01/1996Don ValleySigned
James Callaghan30/01/1996Heywood & MiddletonSigned
Jack Thompson30/01/1996WansbeckSigned
Terry Davis31/01/1996Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Robert Wareing06/02/1996Liverpool, West DerbySigned
Audrey Wise06/02/1996PrestonSigned
Terry Rooney08/02/1996Bradford NorthSigned
Jim Wallace13/02/1996Orkney & ShetlandSigned
Dale Campbell-Savours15/02/1996WorkingtonSigned
Martyn Jones28/02/1996Clwyd South WestSigned

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