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Free Prescriptions For The Chronically Ill

EDM number 1469 in 2001-02, proposed by Paul Marsden on 18/06/2002.

That this House notes that the existence of prescription charges is a serious barrier to access to health care, particularly for those suffering from chronic conditions such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis; further notes that the regulations specifying conditions that qualify for exemption have not changed since 1968 and that the Wanless Report described the current situation as 'not logical, nor rooted in the principles of the NHS'; also notes that the Government, in opposition, said that 'we will seek to provide free medication as part of ongoing or long-term requirements' but that they have failed to do so; and calls upon Government to fulfil this commitment and to extend the provision of free presciptions to all those with long-term medical conditions.

This motion has been signed by a total of 58 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Paul Marsden18/06/2002Shrewsbury & AtchamLiberal DemocratProposed
Alistair Carmichael18/06/2002Orkney & ShetlandLiberal DemocratSigned
David Chidgey18/06/2002EastleighLiberal DemocratSigned
Brian Cotter18/06/2002Weston-Super-MareLiberal DemocratSigned
Ann Cryer18/06/2002KeighleyLabourSigned
Edward Davey18/06/2002Kingston & SurbitonLiberal DemocratSigned
Sue Doughty18/06/2002GuildfordLiberal DemocratSigned
Don Foster18/06/2002BathLiberal DemocratSigned
Sandra Gidley18/06/2002RomseyLiberal DemocratSigned
Matthew Green18/06/2002LudlowLiberal DemocratSigned
John Barrett18/06/2002Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
John Thurso18/06/2002Caithness, Sutherland & Easter RossLiberal DemocratSigned
Jenny Tonge18/06/2002Richmond ParkLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Tyler18/06/2002North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Steve Webb18/06/2002NorthavonLiberal DemocratSigned
Phil Willis18/06/2002Harrogate & KnaresboroughLiberal DemocratSigned
Richard Younger-Ross18/06/2002TeignbridgeLiberal DemocratSigned
Menzies Campbell18/06/2002Fife North EastLiberal DemocratSigned
Patsy Calton18/06/2002CheadleLiberal DemocratSigned
Vincent Cable18/06/2002TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
John Pugh18/06/2002SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Reid18/06/2002Argyll & ButeLiberal DemocratSigned
David Rendel18/06/2002NewburyLiberal DemocratSigned
Adrian Sanders18/06/2002TorbayLiberal DemocratSigned
Evan Harris18/06/2002Oxford West & AbingdonLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Holmes18/06/2002ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSigned
Nigel Jones18/06/2002CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Archy Kirkwood18/06/2002Roxburgh & BerwickshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Norman Lamb18/06/2002North NorfolkLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Burstow18/06/2002Sutton & CheamLiberal DemocratSigned
Malcolm Bruce18/06/2002GordonLiberal DemocratSigned
Colin Breed18/06/2002South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Tom Brake18/06/2002Carshalton & WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Lembit 18/06/2002MontgomeryshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Michael Moore18/06/2002Tweeddale, Ettrick & LauderdaleLiberal DemocratSigned
David Laws18/06/2002YeovilLiberal DemocratSigned
Robert Wareing19/06/2002Liverpool, West DerbyLabourSigned
Simon Thomas19/06/2002CeredigionPlaid CymruSigned
Nigel Dodds19/06/2002Belfast NorthDUPSigned
Jeremy Corbyn19/06/2002Islington NorthLabourSigned
Gregory Campbell19/06/2002East LondonderryDUPSigned
Annette Brooke19/06/2002Mid Dorset & North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
John McDonnell19/06/2002Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Lynne Jones19/06/2002Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
David Heath19/06/2002Somerton & FromeLiberal DemocratSigned
Bob Russell19/06/2002ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Elfyn Llwyd20/06/2002Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
Andrew George20/06/2002St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Roy Beggs20/06/2002East AntrimUUPSigned
Mike Hancock24/06/2002Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Oaten25/06/2002WinchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
David Hamilton25/06/2002MidlothianLabourSigned
Vera Baird01/07/2002RedcarLabourSigned
Lady Hermon03/07/2002North DownUUPSigned
Harold Best03/07/2002Leeds North WestLabourSigned
George Mudie04/07/2002Leeds EastLabourSigned
Andrew Stunell08/07/2002Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Ronnie CampbellUnknownWithdrawn

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