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Cervical Cancer Patients Suffering Radiotherapy Injuries

EDM number 200 in 1996-97, proposed by Janet Anderson on 18/11/1996.

That this House is appalled to learn of the plight of cervical cancer patients, treated at many United Kingdom hospitals, who suffered serious radiotherapy injuries; believes that these injuries were sustained during an experimental course of treatment on the Selectron machine, of which patients were not properly informed, and which have resulted in patients incurring bowel, bladder and other damage which have made their lives intolerable; understands that some injuries are so traumatic that patients have tried to commit suicide, family relationships have been shattered, and children have had to be fostered while their mothers are in hospital for long periods; is shocked at the lack of relevant information available before, during and after radiotherapy, and that there is no counselling offered to patients or their families; congratulates RAGE National on their continuing campaign to achieve proper recognition for their members who have been so injured; and calls upon the Secretary of State for Health to offer the patients so terribly affected by this treatment the support they so obviously deserve.

This motion has been signed by a total of 71 MPs.

Janet Anderson18/11/1996Rossendale & DarwenProposed
Greg Pope18/11/1996HyndburnSigned
Bridget Prentice18/11/1996Lewisham EastSigned
Helen Jackson18/11/1996Sheffield, HillsboroughSigned
Alice Mahon18/11/1996HalifaxSigned
Jean Corston18/11/1996Bristol EastSigned
Eric Clarke19/11/1996MidlothianSigned
Audrey Wise19/11/1996PrestonSigned
Alan Williams19/11/1996Swansea WestSigned
Paddy Tipping19/11/1996SherwoodSigned
Harry Barnes19/11/1996North East DerbyshireSigned
Tony Banks19/11/1996Newham North WestSigned
Norman Godman19/11/1996Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
John Evans19/11/1996St Helens NorthSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe19/11/1996LeighSigned
Bill Michie19/11/1996Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Alan Meale19/11/1996MansfieldSigned
William McKelvey19/11/1996Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
John McAllion19/11/1996Dundee EastSigned
Liz Lynne19/11/1996RochdaleSigned
Barry Jones19/11/1996Alyn & DeesideSigned
Peter Hardy19/11/1996WentworthSigned
Dennis Skinner19/11/1996BolsoverSigned
Ernie Ross19/11/1996Dundee WestSigned
Colin Pickthall19/11/1996West LancashireSigned
John Cummings20/11/1996EasingtonSigned
Paul Flynn20/11/1996Newport WestSigned
Maria Fyfe20/11/1996Glasgow, MaryhillSigned
Mike Hall20/11/1996Warrington SouthSigned
Jack Thompson20/11/1996WansbeckSigned
Robert Wareing20/11/1996Liverpool, West DerbySigned
Tommy Graham20/11/1996Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
James Callaghan20/11/1996Heywood & MiddletonSigned
Richard Burden20/11/1996Birmingham, NorthfieldSigned
Keith Bradley20/11/1996Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Ken Livingstone20/11/1996Brent EastSigned
Glenda Jackson20/11/1996Hampstead & HighgateSigned
Norman Hogg20/11/1996Cumbernauld & KilsythSigned
Michael Clapham20/11/1996Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Joan Lestor21/11/1996EcclesSigned
Mike Watson21/11/1996Glasgow CentralSigned
Joan Walley21/11/1996Stoke-on-Trent NorthSigned
Joe Benton21/11/1996BootleSigned
Win Griffiths21/11/1996BridgendSigned
Jim Cunningham21/11/1996Coventry South EastSigned
Tom Cox21/11/1996TootingSigned
Roland Boyes21/11/1996Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Eddie Loyden21/11/1996Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Lynne Jones21/11/1996Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
John Home Robertson21/11/1996East LothianSigned
Terry Rooney21/11/1996Bradford NorthSigned
John Heppell26/11/1996Nottingham EastSigned
Dennis Turner26/11/1996Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Anne Campbell26/11/1996CambridgeSigned
Michael Connarty26/11/1996Falkirk EastSigned
Robert McCartney27/11/1996North DownSigned
Martin Smyth28/11/1996Belfast SouthSigned
Eric Illsley28/11/1996Barnsley CentralSigned
Joan Ruddock03/12/1996Lewisham, DeptfordSigned
Llin Golding04/12/1996Newcastle-under-LymeSigned
Margaret Hodge05/12/1996BarkingSigned
Bill Etherington05/12/1996Sunderland NorthSigned
Martyn Jones06/12/1996Clwyd South WestSigned
Nigel Jones10/12/1996CheltenhamSigned
Terry Davis11/12/1996Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Elfyn Llwyd12/12/1996Meirionnydd Nant ConwySigned
John Gunnell15/01/1997Leeds South and MorleySigned
Peter Pike16/01/1997BurnleySigned
Kevin Hughes16/01/1997Doncaster NorthSigned
Jim Cousins20/01/1997Newcastle upon Tyne CentralSigned
Jerry Hayes25/02/1997HarlowSigned

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