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Deep Vein Thrombosis And Air Travel

EDM number 581 in 2000-01, proposed by John P Smith on 10/04/2001.

That this House regrets the tragic and premature deaths of PC John Anthony Thomas aged 30 and Emma Christofferson aged 28 and others of a pulmonary embolism or related condition following a long distance plane journey; notes the increasing body of world wide expert opinion highlighting the potential health risks associated with flying; recognises the growing public concern about the incidence of deep vein thrombosis linked with long haul air travel; calls upon British airline companies in the interests of the health and welfare of airline passengers, as a matter of urgency, to adopt voluntarily the provisions of the Air Travellers (Provision of Health Information) Bill and provide up to date and accurate information to all their passengers about the possible risks associated with air travel to include actions which are known to reduce such risk; and further calls on air carriers to undertake comprehensive research themselves, or in cooperation with others, into the incidence of deep vein thrombosis amongst air travellers to establish the full extent of the risk passengers are exposed to and to inform future publication of information quantifying that risk and outlining the range of preventative measures available to reduce the likelihood of contracting this debilitating and often fatal condition.

This motion has been signed by a total of 56 MPs.

John Smith10/04/2001Vale of GlamorganLabourProposed
Ian Gibson10/04/2001Norwich NorthLabourSigned
Austin Mitchell23/04/2001Great GrimsbyLabourSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe23/04/2001LeighLabourSigned
Janet Dean23/04/2001BurtonLabourSigned
Rudi Vis23/04/2001Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Michael Clapham24/04/2001Barnsley West & PenistoneLabourSigned
Desmond Turner24/04/2001Brighton, KemptownLabourSigned
Simon Thomas24/04/2001CeredigionPlaid CymruSigned
Win Griffiths24/04/2001BridgendLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin24/04/2001Heywood & MiddletonLabour Co-operativeSigned
Valerie Davey24/04/2001Bristol WestLabourSigned
Eric Clarke24/04/2001MidlothianLabourSigned
David Chaytor24/04/2001Bury NorthLabourSigned
David Kidney24/04/2001StaffordLabourSigned
Piara S Khabra24/04/2001Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Nigel Jones24/04/2001CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Lynne Jones24/04/2001Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Alan Simpson24/04/2001Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Ernie Ross24/04/2001Dundee WestLabourSigned
Norman Godman25/04/2001Greenock & InverclydeLabourSigned
Derek Wyatt25/04/2001Sittingbourne & SheppeyLabourSigned
Gerry Steinberg25/04/2001Durham, City ofLabourSigned
Roy Beggs25/04/2001East AntrimUUPSigned
Ian Davidson25/04/2001Glasgow, PollokLabour Co-operativeSigned
Michael Connarty25/04/2001Falkirk EastLabourSigned
David Marshall25/04/2001Glasgow, ShettlestonLabourSigned
Paul Marsden25/04/2001Shrewsbury & AtchamLabourSigned
Richard Livsey25/04/2001Brecon & RadnorshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Keetch25/04/2001HerefordLiberal DemocratSigned
John Robertson25/04/2001Glasgow, AnnieslandLabourSigned
Bill Michie25/04/2001Sheffield, HeeleyLabourSigned
Bill Tynan26/04/2001Hamilton SouthLabourSigned
Paul Tyler26/04/2001North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Jenny Tonge26/04/2001Richmond ParkLiberal DemocratSigned
Nick Ainger26/04/2001Carmarthen West & South PembrokeshireLabourSigned
Andrew Dismore26/04/2001HendonLabourSigned
Ivan Henderson26/04/2001HarwichLabourSigned
Nick Harvey26/04/2001North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Angela Smith26/04/2001BasildonLabour Co-operativeSigned
Linda Perham26/04/2001Ilford NorthLabourSigned
Jackie Lawrence26/04/2001Preseli PembrokeshireLabourSigned
Gordon Marsden27/04/2001Blackpool SouthLabourSigned
Frank Cook27/04/2001Stockton NorthLabourSigned
Mike Hancock30/04/2001Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Tony Colman30/04/2001PutneyLabourSigned
David Clark30/04/2001South ShieldsLabourSigned
Russell Brown01/05/2001DumfriesLabourSigned
Ann Cryer01/05/2001KeighleyLabourSigned
Jim Cunningham02/05/2001Coventry SouthLabourSigned
John Gunnell02/05/2001Morley & RothwellLabourSigned
John Austin03/05/2001Erith & ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Betty Williams08/05/2001ConwyLabourSigned
Kevin McNamara09/05/2001Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Bill Etherington10/05/2001Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Matthew Taylor10/05/2001Truro & St AustellLiberal DemocratSigned

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