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Electro-Convulsive Therapy And Elderly People

EDM number 551 in 2001-02, proposed by Paul Burstow on 11/12/2001.

That this House is concerned about the disproportionate number of ECT patients who are elderly; notes that the Department of Health's Statistical bulletin reveals that 44 per cent. of female ECT patients were aged 65 years and over; calls upon the Department of Health to fund further research into the risks of complications arising from such treatment to patients within this age-group, in particular the effect on pre-existing physical conditions such as cardiovascular disease, and the impairment of memory and cognitive functions; and calls upon the Government to pay particular attention to strengthening the advocacy rights of elderly psychiatric patients, including the right to information and to withhold consent, when it brings a new Mental Health Act before Parliament, and to include such a section in the draft bill on regulating ECT.

This motion has been signed by a total of 48 MPs.

Paul Burstow11/12/2001Sutton & CheamLiberal DemocratProposed
Martin Smyth12/12/2001Belfast SouthUUPSigned
Simon Thomas12/12/2001CeredigionPlaid CymruSigned
John Barrett12/12/2001Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Brian Cotter12/12/2001Weston-Super-MareLiberal DemocratSigned
Jeremy Corbyn12/12/2001Islington NorthLabourSigned
Peter Bradley12/12/2001Wrekin, TheLabourSigned
Nigel Jones12/12/2001CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Lynne Jones12/12/2001Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Paul Holmes12/12/2001ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSigned
Nick Harvey12/12/2001North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Keetch12/12/2001HerefordLiberal DemocratSigned
Edward Davey13/12/2001Kingston & SurbitonLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Tyler13/12/2001North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Harry Barnes13/12/2001North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Win Griffiths13/12/2001BridgendLabourSigned
Andrew George13/12/2001St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Jim Dobbin13/12/2001Heywood & MiddletonLabour Co-operativeSigned
John Cummings13/12/2001EasingtonLabourSigned
Colin Breed13/12/2001South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Gordon Marsden13/12/2001Blackpool SouthLabourSigned
Bob Russell13/12/2001ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
David Taylor17/12/2001North West LeicestershireLabour Co-operativeSigned
Bill Etherington17/12/2001Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Terry Davis17/12/2001Birmingham, Hodge HillLabourSigned
Russell Brown17/12/2001DumfriesLabourSigned
Vincent Cable17/12/2001TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Simpson18/12/2001Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Lady Hermon18/12/2001North DownUUPSigned
Kevin McNamara18/12/2001Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Ann Cryer18/12/2001KeighleyLabourSigned
David Drew18/12/2001StroudLabour Co-operativeSigned
Paul Flynn18/12/2001Newport WestLabourSigned
Mike Hancock18/12/2001Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Rudi Vis18/12/2001Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd19/12/2001Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
Betty Williams19/12/2001ConwyLabourSigned
Michael Clapham19/12/2001Barnsley West & PenistoneLabourSigned
Lindsay Hoyle19/12/2001ChorleyLabourSigned
Paul Marsden09/01/2002Shrewsbury & AtchamLiberal DemocratSigned
John McWilliam10/01/2002BlaydonLabourSigned
Harold Best10/01/2002Leeds North WestLabourSigned
Sandra Gidley14/01/2002RomseyLiberal DemocratSigned
Matthew Green15/01/2002LudlowLiberal DemocratSigned
Mohammad Sarwar22/01/2002Glasgow, GovanLabourSigned
Helen Clark24/01/2002PeterboroughLabourSigned
George Mudie28/01/2002Leeds EastLabourSigned
Patsy Calton28/01/2002CheadleLiberal DemocratSigned

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