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Ophthalmic Laser Treatment

EDM number 1494 in 2002-03, proposed by Frank Cook on 01/07/2003.

That this House recognises the real advances gained in recent years in the field of ophthalmic surgery; acknowledges the remarkable gains made in this field of remedial treatment by the development of fine laser application; appreciates fully that the adoption of these corrective measures is infinitely more to do with health and safety than with cosmetology; registers admiration for those medical practitioners who have taken the time and trouble to gain proper qualifications and experience before offering their service to their patients, but expresses grave concern that some agencies and individuals regard this field of activity as an opportunity for the Friday afternoon catch-crop approach to collect easy cash without exercising proper and dutiful concern for the ongoing welfare of their clientele; and therefore urges Her Majesty's Government and the BMA together with the Royal College of Ophthalmology to introduce, as a matter of urgency, specific measures requiring practitioners in this field of treatment to undertake approved programmes of formal training and accreditation, gain their qualification, acquire a licence to practise, register formally in an approved manner and submit themselves to a discipline of approved professional monitoring and review.

This motion has been signed by a total of 59 MPs.

Frank Cook01/07/2003Stockton NorthLabourProposed
Bob Spink01/07/2003Castle PointConservativeSigned
Ian Gibson01/07/2003Norwich NorthLabourSigned
Robert Wareing02/07/2003Liverpool, West DerbyLabourSigned
Desmond Turner02/07/2003Brighton, KemptownLabourSigned
Simon Thomas02/07/2003CeredigionPlaid CymruSigned
Harry Barnes02/07/2003North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Win Griffiths02/07/2003BridgendLabourSigned
Andrew Dismore02/07/2003HendonLabourSigned
Chris McCafferty02/07/2003Calder ValleyLabourSigned
Paul Marsden02/07/2003Shrewsbury & AtchamLiberal DemocratSigned
Alice Mahon02/07/2003HalifaxLabourSigned
Lynne Jones02/07/2003Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Brian Iddon02/07/2003Bolton South EastLabourSigned
Martin Smyth02/07/2003Belfast SouthIndependent Ulster UnionistSigned
Valerie Davey02/07/2003Bristol WestLabourSigned
Paul Tyler03/07/2003North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Rudi Vis03/07/2003Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Bill Etherington03/07/2003Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Nigel Dodds03/07/2003Belfast NorthDUPSigned
Michael Clapham03/07/2003Barnsley West & PenistoneLabourSigned
Eric Illsley03/07/2003Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
John Barrett04/07/2003Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Rob Marris07/07/2003Wolverhampton South WestLabourSigned
Brian Cotter07/07/2003Weston-Super-MareLiberal DemocratSigned
Ann Cryer07/07/2003KeighleyLabourSigned
Betty Williams07/07/2003ConwyLabourSigned
Jenny Tonge08/07/2003Richmond ParkLiberal DemocratSigned
Sydney Chapman08/07/2003Chipping BarnetConservativeSigned
Elfyn Llwyd08/07/2003Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
Colin Burgon08/07/2003ElmetLabourSigned
Bob Russell08/07/2003ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Syd Rapson08/07/2003Portsmouth NorthLabourSigned
Kevin McNamara08/07/2003Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
David Rendel09/07/2003NewburyLiberal DemocratSigned
Marsha Singh09/07/2003Bradford WestLabourSigned
Terry Lewis09/07/2003WorsleyLabourSigned
Gregory Campbell09/07/2003East LondonderryDUPSigned
Harry Cohen09/07/2003Leyton & WansteadLabourSigned
Jeffrey M Donaldson09/07/2003Lagan ValleyIndependent Ulster UnionistSigned
Jeff Ennis09/07/2003Barnsley East & MexboroughLabourSigned
Sandra Gidley09/07/2003RomseyLiberal DemocratSigned
David Hamilton10/07/2003MidlothianLabourSigned
Richard Younger-Ross10/07/2003TeignbridgeLiberal DemocratSigned
Janet Dean10/07/2003BurtonLabourSigned
Mark Oaten10/07/2003WinchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
John Randall10/07/2003UxbridgeConservativeSigned
Bruce George11/07/2003Walsall SouthLabourSigned
Nick Harvey14/07/2003North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Lindsay Hoyle14/07/2003ChorleyLabourSigned
Andrew George14/07/2003St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Burstow15/07/2003Sutton & CheamLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Flynn15/07/2003Newport WestLabourSigned
Phil Willis15/07/2003Harrogate & KnaresboroughLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Simpson16/07/2003Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Nigel Jones16/07/2003CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Jimmy Wray17/07/2003Glasgow, BailliestonLabourSigned
Adam Price08/09/2003Carmarthen East & DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Russell Brown29/10/2003DumfriesLabourSigned

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