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Therapy Of Multiple Sclerosis

EDM number 884 in 1999-00, proposed by Austin Mitchell on 22/06/2000.

That this House, in view of the large numbers of multiple sclerosis sufferers using cannabis to alleviate and treat their condition, because they know its value as confirmed by the BMA report on cannabis, and the House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology which recommended that it should be made available to them, knowing that in the light of all this, juries have become increasingly reluctant to sustain prosecutions against the victims of this terrible disease, for possession, use or even growing cannabis, a failure which brings the law into disrepute and undermines the war against hard drugs, as the Runciman Report for the Police Foundation wisely points out; regrets that the Government refuses to hear representations from the Alliance for Cannabis Therapeutics and its expert advisers on the grounds that decisions must be postponed indefinitely for protracted research; considers that this unjust attempt to postpone the inevitable is an abdication of responsibility, particularly now that NICE is recommending withholding from new MS victims the only current alternative treatment, beta interferon; and recommends the Government to grasp the nettle and to stop putting MS sufferers on the front line of its war against drugs by ending attempts to prosecute victims of multiple sclerosis, or their close relatives, for using, possessing or growing cannabis, for treatment of their condition, when recommended in writing by their doctor.

This motion has been signed by a total of 70 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Austin Mitchell22/06/2000Great GrimsbyLabourProposed
Paul Flynn22/06/2000Newport WestLabourSigned
Brian Iddon27/06/2000Bolton South EastLabourSigned
Lynne Jones27/06/2000Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Dafydd Wigley27/06/2000CaernarfonPlaid CymruSigned
Alan Simpson27/06/2000Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd28/06/2000Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
Bill Michie28/06/2000Sheffield, HeeleyLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn28/06/2000Islington NorthLabourSigned
Norman Godman28/06/2000Greenock & InverclydeLabourSigned
Jackie Ballard28/06/2000TauntonLiberal DemocratSigned
Valerie Davey29/06/2000Bristol WestLabourSigned
Derek Wyatt29/06/2000Sittingbourne & SheppeyLabourSigned
Anthony D Wright29/06/2000Great YarmouthLabourSigned
Richard Body29/06/2000Boston & SkegnessConservativeSigned
Sandra Gidley29/06/2000RomseyLiberal DemocratSigned
Harry Cohen29/06/2000Leyton & WansteadLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell29/06/2000Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Martin O'Neill29/06/2000OchilLabourSigned
Kevin McNamara29/06/2000Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Oona King29/06/2000Bethnal Green & BowLabourSigned
Nigel Jones29/06/2000CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Nick Harvey29/06/2000North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Martin Caton29/06/2000GowerLabourSigned
Terry Lewis03/07/2000WorsleyLabourSigned
Harold Best03/07/2000Leeds North WestLabourSigned
Mike Hancock03/07/2000Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Margaret Ewing03/07/2000MorayScottish National PartySigned
Peter Brand03/07/2000Isle of WightLiberal DemocratSigned
Lembit 03/07/2000MontgomeryshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Barry Jones03/07/2000Alyn & DeesideLabourSigned
Syd Rapson03/07/2000Portsmouth NorthLabourSigned
Mike Wood04/07/2000Batley & SpenLabourSigned
Rudi Vis04/07/2000Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Matthew Taylor04/07/2000Truro & St AustellLiberal DemocratSigned
Brian Cotter04/07/2000Weston-Super-MareLiberal DemocratSigned
Michael Connarty04/07/2000Falkirk EastLabourSigned
Teresa Gorman04/07/2000BillericayConservativeSigned
Diana Organ04/07/2000Forest of DeanLabourSigned
Vincent Cable04/07/2000TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Phil Sawford05/07/2000KetteringLabourSigned
Ben Bradshaw05/07/2000ExeterLabourSigned
Tom Brake05/07/2000Carshalton & WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Jamie Cann05/07/2000IpswichLabourSigned
Frank Cook05/07/2000Stockton NorthLabourSigned
Harry Barnes05/07/2000North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Tony Benn05/07/2000ChesterfieldLabourSigned
Tony McWalter06/07/2000Hemel HempsteadLabour Co-operativeSigned
Ray Michie06/07/2000Argyll & ButeLiberal DemocratSigned
Jim Cousins06/07/2000Newcastle upon Tyne CentralLabourSigned
Robert Jackson10/07/2000WantageConservativeSigned
Ann Cryer10/07/2000KeighleyLabourSigned
Jenny Tonge10/07/2000Richmond ParkLiberal DemocratSigned
Derek Foster11/07/2000Bishop AucklandLabourSigned
Donald Gorrie11/07/2000Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
John Austin13/07/2000Erith & ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Alice Mahon17/07/2000HalifaxLabourSigned
Doug Naysmith17/07/2000Bristol North WestLabour Co-operativeSigned
John McAllion18/07/2000Dundee EastLabourSigned
Ann Clwyd20/07/2000Cynon ValleyLabourSigned
Clive Efford20/07/2000ElthamLabourSigned
Janet Dean25/07/2000BurtonLabourSigned
John McDonnell27/07/2000Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Tony Clarke27/07/2000Northampton SouthLabourSigned
Diane Abbott27/07/2000Hackney North & Stoke NewingtonLabourSigned
Irene Adams27/07/2000Paisley NorthLabourSigned
David Rendel28/07/2000NewburyLiberal DemocratSigned
Mohammad Sarwar23/10/2000Glasgow, GovanLabourSigned
Desmond Turner23/10/2000Brighton, KemptownLabourSigned
Audrey WiseUnknownWithdrawn

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