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"me, Myself And Irene"

EDM number 128 in 2000-01, proposed by Lynne Jones on 19/12/2000.

That this House recognises that Standard One of the Department of Health's National Service Framework for Mental Health seeks to promote the social inclusion of people with mental health problems, and regrets that 20th Century Fox has not listened to concerns from a coalition of 13 national mental health organisations and now plans to release on video its film,' Me, Myself and Irene'; notes that the film portrays a man with 'advanced delusionary schizophrenia with involuntary narcissistic rage' who switches from a mild mannered person when mentally well to an unpredictable and dangerous character when mentally unwell and points out that this is a fictional diagnosis exploiting a lack of public understanding about mental health and playing on unfounded stereotypes about people who are mentally unwell; considers that this film undermines welcome attempts to break down public misunderstanding and discrimination; and calls on Twentieth Century Fox to work with the 13 national mental health organisations that he raised concerns about the film to provide accurate information and advice to people renting or purchasing the video and ensure that publicity for the film does not give rise to offence to people with mental illness.

This motion has been signed by a total of 35 MPs.

Lynne Jones19/12/2000Birmingham, Selly OakLabourProposed
Evan Harris19/12/2000Oxford West & AbingdonLiberal DemocratSigned
Dominic Grieve19/12/2000BeaconsfieldConservativeSigned
William Ross20/12/2000East LondonderryUUPSigned
Bob Russell20/12/2000ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Adrian Sanders20/12/2000TorbayLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Simpson20/12/2000Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Martin Smyth20/12/2000Belfast SouthUUPSigned
Nick Harvey20/12/2000North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Nigel Jones20/12/2000CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Kevin McNamara20/12/2000Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
John Cummings20/12/2000EasingtonLabourSigned
Andrew Dismore20/12/2000HendonLabourSigned
Ian Gibson20/12/2000Norwich NorthLabourSigned
Win Griffiths20/12/2000BridgendLabourSigned
Mike Hancock20/12/2000Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Peter Bottomley21/12/2000Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Jeremy Corbyn21/12/2000Islington NorthLabourSigned
Martin Caton21/12/2000GowerLabourSigned
Bill Etherington21/12/2000Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Rudi Vis08/01/2001Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Mike Wood08/01/2001Batley & SpenLabourSigned
Syd Rapson09/01/2001Portsmouth NorthLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd09/01/2001Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
John Austin09/01/2001Erith & ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Andy King10/01/2001Rugby & KenilworthLabourSigned
Barry Jones10/01/2001Alyn & DeesideLabourSigned
Eric Illsley11/01/2001Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Paul Flynn15/01/2001Newport WestLabourSigned
David Drew18/01/2001StroudLabour Co-operativeSigned
Charlotte Atkins22/01/2001Staffordshire MoorlandsLabourSigned
Betty Williams22/01/2001ConwyLabourSigned
John McDonnell01/02/2001Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Donald Gorrie05/02/2001Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Norman Godman08/02/2001Greenock & InverclydeLabourSigned

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