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Euthansia By Omission

EDM number 504 in 1999-00, proposed by Brian Iddon on 09/03/2000.

That this House notes that physician-assisted-suicide advocate, Professor Sheila McLean, stated in April 1996 in the Voluntary Euthanasia Society Scotland Newsletter that the routes taken by courts in judgments allowing the withdrawal of treatment, including food and fluid, to end the lives of those in a persistent vegetative state and other patients 'endorse a form of non-voluntary euthanasia'; notes that she was a member of the drafting committee of the British Medical Association Guidelines on Withholding and Withdrawing Life-Prolonging Medical Treatment which advocates extending the withdrawal of tube feeding to a range of patients who are not in PVS and who are not dying; regrets that the Government's report, Making Decisions, endorses much of the BMA guidelines, which, if adopted, would serve to consolidate further the practice of medical killing by omission; further notes that in Scotland, the Deputy Minister for Community Care, Iain Gray, has said that any doctor who follows the BMA guidelines on non-PVS patients such as those who have suffered a stroke would be open to criminal prosecution; welcomes the Minister's statement that the Incapable Adults (Scotland) Bill 'makes no distinction between different means of delivering food and water'; further welcomes the Minister's clarification that 'nothing in the Bill will permit a patient to be denied basic care, or to be starved, dehydrated or otherwise mistreated'; and calls on the Government to adopt a similar position and withdraw its opposition to the Medical Treatment (Prevention of Euthanasia) Bill and to honour its pledges to oppose euthanasia.

This motion has been signed by a total of 62 MPs.

Brian Iddon09/03/2000Bolton South EastLabourProposed
Kerry Pollard09/03/2000St AlbansLabourSigned
Joe Benton09/03/2000BootleLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin09/03/2000Heywood & MiddletonLabour Co-operativeSigned
Claire Curtis-Thomas09/03/2000CrosbyLabourSigned
Andy King09/03/2000Rugby & KenilworthLabourSigned
Marsha Singh09/03/2000Bradford WestLabourSigned
Edward Leigh09/03/2000GainsboroughConservativeSigned
Hilton Dawson10/03/2000Lancaster & WyreLabourSigned
David Drew10/03/2000StroudLabour Co-operativeSigned
David Amess13/03/2000Southend WestConservativeSigned
Simon Thomas14/03/2000CeredigionPlaid CymruSigned
Nicholas Winterton14/03/2000MacclesfieldConservativeSigned
David Taylor14/03/2000North West LeicestershireLabour Co-operativeSigned
James Gray14/03/2000North WiltshireConservativeSigned
Bill Olner14/03/2000NuneatonLabourSigned
Martin Smyth14/03/2000Belfast SouthUUPSigned
Marion Roe14/03/2000BroxbourneConservativeSigned
Stephen Pound14/03/2000Ealing NorthLabourSigned
Vincent Cable14/03/2000TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
John McWilliam15/03/2000BlaydonLabourSigned
Gerry Bermingham15/03/2000St Helens SouthLabourSigned
David Crausby15/03/2000Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn15/03/2000Islington NorthLabourSigned
Colin Breed15/03/2000South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Edward O'Hara15/03/2000Knowsley SouthLabourSigned
Bob Laxton15/03/2000Derby NorthLabourSigned
Lindsay Hoyle15/03/2000ChorleyLabourSigned
Tom Pendry15/03/2000Stalybridge & HydeLabourSigned
Michael Trend16/03/2000WindsorConservativeSigned
Michael Jabez Foster16/03/2000Hastings & RyeLabourSigned
Eddie McGrady16/03/2000South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Syd Rapson16/03/2000Portsmouth NorthLabourSigned
Nick Palmer16/03/2000BroxtoweLabourSigned
Brian Cotter16/03/2000Weston-Super-MareLiberal DemocratSigned
Jackie Lawrence17/03/2000Preseli PembrokeshireLabourSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe20/03/2000LeighLabourSigned
George Galloway20/03/2000Glasgow, KelvinLabourSigned
Roy Beggs21/03/2000East AntrimUUPSigned
Russell Brown22/03/2000DumfriesLabourSigned
Sydney Chapman22/03/2000Chipping BarnetConservativeSigned
Martin Bell22/03/2000TattonIndependentSigned
Ronnie Fearn23/03/2000SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew Stunell23/03/2000Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Ray Michie28/03/2000Argyll & ButeLiberal DemocratSigned
Desmond Turner30/03/2000Brighton, KemptownLabourSigned
Bill Tynan30/03/2000Hamilton SouthLabourSigned
Julian Brazier11/04/2000CanterburyConservativeSigned
Denzil Davies11/04/2000LlanelliLabourSigned
Robert McCartney13/04/2000North DownUKUPSigned
Harold Best02/05/2000Leeds North WestLabourSigned
Humfrey Malins03/05/2000WokingConservativeSigned
Howard Flight04/05/2000Arundel & South DownsConservativeSigned
Geoffrey Johnson Smith09/05/2000WealdenConservativeSigned
Anthony Steen10/05/2000TotnesConservativeSigned
Phil Sawford16/05/2000KetteringLabourSigned
Michael Connarty18/05/2000Falkirk EastLabourSigned
John Wilkinson23/05/2000Ruislip - NorthwoodConservativeSigned
Betty Williams05/06/2000ConwyLabourSigned
Edward Davey10/07/2000Kingston & SurbitonLiberal DemocratSigned
Nigel Jones13/07/2000CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Irene Adams27/07/2000Paisley NorthLabourSigned

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