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Euthanasia (No. 2)

EDM number 1522 in 2001-02, proposed by Jim Dobbin on 27/06/2002.

That this House notes the Lord Chancellor's Consultation Paper, 'Making Decisions: Helping People Who Have Difficulty Deciding For Themselves'; notes that groups consulted for the document included the Voluntary Euthanasia Society and the British Medical Association both of which promote euthanasia by omission; regrets the Lord Chancellor's failure to consult with the British Hospice movement, an international beacon of excellence in the care of the terminally ill and dying; notes that no pro-life, Christian, Jewish nor Muslim medical groups were consulted; notes the Lord Chancellor's document refers inquirers to the VES for guidance on living wills and medical teams to the BMA guidelines on the Withdrawal and Withholding of Life Prolonging Treatment, a document condemned by the Chief Rabbi, Muslim leaders, the Evangelical Alliance, the Roman Catholic Church and many others for its promotion of medical killing by the withdrawal of assisted food and fluid from a wide range of patients; notes that 'Making Decisions' in line with the recommendations from an earlier Government publication of the same title, envisages a reformed 'Court of Protection' which could be beneficial regarding financial problems and such like; but regrets that this court may be used to extend the practice of non-voluntary euthanasia by omission, even over-riding the wishes of families (or patients' advance directives) in denying assisted food and fluid; urges the Government to honour its pledge to oppose euthanasia; and calls upon it to introduce legislation outlawing the withdrawal of assisted food and fluid with the purpose of causing death in patients.

This motion has been signed by a total of 51 MPs.

Jim Dobbin27/06/2002Heywood & MiddletonLabour Co-operativeProposed
Kerry Pollard27/06/2002St AlbansLabourSigned
Nicholas Winterton27/06/2002MacclesfieldConservativeSigned
Ann Winterton27/06/2002CongletonConservativeSigned
Ann Widdecombe27/06/2002Maidstone & The WealdConservativeSigned
Teddy Taylor27/06/2002Rochford & Southend EastConservativeSigned
Joe Benton27/06/2002BootleLabourSigned
Roy Beggs27/06/2002East AntrimUUPSigned
David Amess27/06/2002Southend WestConservativeSigned
George Galloway27/06/2002Glasgow, KelvinLabourSigned
David Drew27/06/2002StroudLabour Co-operativeSigned
David Crausby27/06/2002Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Helen Clark27/06/2002PeterboroughLabourSigned
Julian Brazier27/06/2002CanterburyConservativeSigned
Kevin McNamara27/06/2002Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Peter Luff27/06/2002Mid WorcestershireConservativeSigned
Jackie Lawrence27/06/2002Preseli PembrokeshireLabourSigned
Brian Iddon27/06/2002Bolton South EastLabourSigned
Mark Hoban27/06/2002FarehamConservativeSigned
Martin Smyth27/06/2002Belfast SouthUUPSigned
Marion Roe27/06/2002BroxbourneConservativeSigned
John Pugh27/06/2002SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
Nigel Waterson01/07/2002EastbourneConservativeSigned
Paul Goodman01/07/2002WycombeConservativeSigned
Julian Lewis01/07/2002New Forest EastConservativeSigned
Colin Breed01/07/2002South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Geraldine Smith02/07/2002Morecambe & LunesdaleLabourSigned
John Horam02/07/2002OrpingtonConservativeSigned
Andy King02/07/2002Rugby & KenilworthLabourSigned
Sydney Chapman02/07/2002Chipping BarnetConservativeSigned
Brian Cotter02/07/2002Weston-Super-MareLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew Rosindell03/07/2002RomfordConservativeSigned
Frank Roy03/07/2002Motherwell & WishawLabourSigned
John Battle03/07/2002Leeds WestLabourSigned
Robert Walter03/07/2002North DorsetConservativeSigned
Angela Watkinson03/07/2002UpminsterConservativeSigned
Bob Spink04/07/2002Castle PointConservativeSigned
Claire Curtis-Thomas04/07/2002CrosbyLabourSigned
Tony Cunningham04/07/2002WorkingtonLabourSigned
Marsha Singh04/07/2002Bradford WestLabourSigned
Eddie McGrady05/07/2002South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Lady Hermon08/07/2002North DownUUPSigned
Lindsay Hoyle08/07/2002ChorleyLabourSigned
James Gray08/07/2002North WiltshireConservativeSigned
Andrew Stunell08/07/2002Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Peter Lilley09/07/2002Hitchin & HarpendenConservativeSigned
Tony Colman24/09/2002PutneyLabourSigned
Mark Francois24/09/2002RayleighConservativeSigned
Philip Hammond24/09/2002Runnymede & WeybridgeConservativeSigned
Paul Farrelly15/10/2002Newcastle-under-LymeLabourSigned
John Taylor23/10/2002SolihullConservativeSigned

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