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Sexual Health

EDM number 1420 in 2002-03, proposed by Liam Fox on 16/06/2003.

That this House welcomes the publication of the report by the Health Select Committee into sexual health; congratulates the Committee for this report and the recommendations contained therein; welcomes the Committee's confirmation of the concerns which the Conservative Party has been expressing for a number of years; is extremely concerned that the UK is suffering a public health crisis as a result of which around one in 10 sexually active young women are currently infected with chlamydia, syphilis rates have increased by 500 per cent. in the last six years, and gonorrhoea rates have doubled over the same period; is further concerned that since NHS sexual health clinics are clearly unable to cope with the current demand the situation seems certain to worsen; regrets the Government's abject failure to heed the Conservative Party's repeated demands to tackle the sexual health crisis, to recognise the seriousness of that crisis and to take the urgent action needed to tackle it; endorses the Committee's assessment that the present sexual health crisis has resulted from inadequate political pressure and leadership over recent yers, the absence of a patient voice, insufficient central guidance emphasising the importance of sexual health and a severe lack of performance management; and supports the Committee's recommendation urging a strong commitment to making sexual health a priority and to improving how young people are educated about relationships and sex in order to prevent the situation confronting the next generation of young people from becoming worse still.

This motion has been signed by a total of 41 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Liam Fox16/06/2003WoodspringConservativeProposed
Tim Loughton16/06/2003East Worthing & ShorehamConservativeSigned
Simon Burns16/06/2003West ChelmsfordConservativeSigned
Cheryl Gillan16/06/2003Chesham & AmershamConservativeSigned
Chris Grayling16/06/2003Epsom & EwellConservativeSigned
Angela Watkinson16/06/2003UpminsterConservativeSigned
Simon Thomas17/06/2003CeredigionPlaid CymruSigned
Nigel Waterson17/06/2003EastbourneConservativeSigned
Robert Key17/06/2003SalisburyConservativeSigned
Bob Spink17/06/2003Castle PointConservativeSigned
John Randall17/06/2003UxbridgeConservativeSigned
Marion Roe18/06/2003BroxbourneConservativeSigned
Paul Marsden18/06/2003Shrewsbury & AtchamLiberal DemocratSigned
Peter Duncan18/06/2003Galloway & Upper NithsdaleConservativeSigned
David Wilshire18/06/2003SpelthorneConservativeSigned
Mark Francois19/06/2003RayleighConservativeSigned
Anne McIntosh23/06/2003Vale of YorkConservativeSigned
Edward Garnier23/06/2003HarboroughConservativeSigned
Nigel Jones23/06/2003CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Caroline Spelman23/06/2003MeridenConservativeSigned
Hugh Robertson23/06/2003Faversham & Mid KentConservativeSigned
Charles Hendry23/06/2003WealdenConservativeSigned
Elfyn Llwyd24/06/2003Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
Peter Luff24/06/2003Mid WorcestershireConservativeSigned
Andrew Murrison24/06/2003WestburyConservativeSigned
Howard Flight24/06/2003Arundel & South DownsConservativeSigned
Hugo Swire24/06/2003East DevonConservativeSigned
Ann Widdecombe30/06/2003Maidstone & The WealdConservativeSigned
Jenny Tonge30/06/2003Richmond ParkLiberal DemocratSigned
Julian Brazier30/06/2003CanterburyConservativeSigned
Andrew Hunter30/06/2003BasingstokeIndependent ConservativeSigned
Oliver Heald04/07/2003North East HertfordshireConservativeSigned
Andrew Selous07/07/2003South West BedfordshireConservativeSigned
Edward O'Hara09/07/2003Knowsley SouthLabourSigned
Nigel Evans11/07/2003Ribble ValleyConservativeSigned
James Gray11/07/2003North WiltshireConservativeSigned
Patrick Mercer14/07/2003NewarkConservativeSigned
Bill Wiggin15/07/2003LeominsterConservativeSigned
John Wilkinson17/07/2003Ruislip - NorthwoodConservativeSigned
Philip Hammond22/10/2003Runnymede & WeybridgeConservativeSigned
Ann WintertonUnknownWithdrawn

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