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Patient (Assisted Dying) Bill And The Bma

EDM number 1333 in 2002-03, proposed by Jim Dobbin on 04/06/2003.

That this House welcomes the recent statements from the British Medical Association and the Royal College of Physicians opposing the Patient (Assisted Dying) Bill, a Bill that seeks to legalise assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia; notes the BMA's assertion that legalising euthanasia or assisted suicide would have a profound and detrimental effect on the doctor-patient relationship; further notes that the Royal College of Physicians states that the Bill is the wrong response to the problem of unalleviated suffering and is potentially dangerous; further notes a recent independent survey of doctors that showed a considerable majority oppose assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia and that almost three out of four doctors would refuse to perform such practices if they were legalised; and calls upon the Government to reiterate its opposition to the legalisation of assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia and to devote more resources to palliative and geriatric care.

This motion has been signed by a total of 44 MPs.

Jim Dobbin04/06/2003Heywood & MiddletonLabour Co-operativeProposed
Andrew Selous04/06/2003South West BedfordshireConservativeSigned
Ann Winterton04/06/2003CongletonConservativeSigned
Alistair Burt04/06/2003North East BedfordshireConservativeSigned
Brian Iddon04/06/2003Bolton South EastLabourSigned
Andy King04/06/2003Rugby & KenilworthLabourSigned
Edward Garnier05/06/2003HarboroughConservativeSigned
Nicholas Winterton05/06/2003MacclesfieldConservativeSigned
David Taylor05/06/2003North West LeicestershireLabour Co-operativeSigned
Tony Colman05/06/2003PutneyLabourSigned
Vincent Cable05/06/2003TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Helen Jones05/06/2003Warrington NorthLabourSigned
Martin Smyth05/06/2003Belfast SouthUUPSigned
Marion Roe05/06/2003BroxbourneConservativeSigned
Syd Rapson05/06/2003Portsmouth NorthLabourSigned
John Pugh05/06/2003SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
Lynne Jones09/06/2003Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Nigel Dodds09/06/2003Belfast NorthDUPSigned
David Drew09/06/2003StroudLabour Co-operativeSigned
Harry Barnes09/06/2003North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Peter Bottomley09/06/2003Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Kevin McNamara10/06/2003Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Edward Leigh10/06/2003GainsboroughConservativeSigned
Lady Hermon10/06/2003North DownUUPSigned
Brian Cotter11/06/2003Weston-Super-MareLiberal DemocratSigned
Harold Best11/06/2003Leeds North WestLabourSigned
Roy Beggs12/06/2003East AntrimUUPSigned
Irene Adams13/06/2003Paisley NorthLabourSigned
Andrew Rosindell16/06/2003RomfordConservativeSigned
Jackie Lawrence17/06/2003Preseli PembrokeshireLabourSigned
David Crausby19/06/2003Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Nigel Jones23/06/2003CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew Stunell23/06/2003Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Ann Widdecombe30/06/2003Maidstone & The WealdConservativeSigned
Gregory Campbell03/07/2003East LondonderryDUPSigned
Marsha Singh09/07/2003Bradford WestLabourSigned
Angela Watkinson09/07/2003UpminsterConservativeSigned
Nick Harvey14/07/2003North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Robert Walter15/07/2003North DorsetConservativeSigned
Janet Anderson17/07/2003Rossendale & DarwenLabourSigned
Simon Burns08/09/2003West ChelmsfordConservativeSigned
David Amess08/09/2003Southend WestConservativeSigned
Andrew Hunter22/10/2003BasingstokeIndependent ConservativeSigned
Robert Jackson17/11/2003WantageConservativeSigned

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