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End-Of-life Decision-Making

EDM number 1670 in 2002-03, proposed by James Plaskitt on 10/09/2003.

That this House welcomes the Quality of Mercy report issued by the Voluntary Euthanasia Society; notes with concern the findings that 30 per cent. of those who assist in someone else's death in the United Kingdom go on to commit suicide; notes that there is a wide disparity between the penalties laid out in law and the number of prosecutions and sentences handed down; is concerned that unlike many other countries no formal research has been carried out into end-of-life decision-making in the United Kingdom; notes that members of the Council of Europe and the European Parliament have recently proposed that this issue should be researched and discussed in greater detail; and calls on the Government to carry out research into this issue as a matter of urgency.

This motion has been signed by a total of 33 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

James Plaskitt10/09/2003Warwick & LeamingtonLabourProposed
Ann Cryer11/09/2003KeighleyLabourSigned
Paul Flynn11/09/2003Newport WestLabourSigned
Jenny Tonge11/09/2003Richmond ParkLiberal DemocratSigned
Rudi Vis11/09/2003Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Chris McCafferty15/09/2003Calder ValleyLabourSigned
Bill Etherington15/09/2003Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Mike Hancock15/09/2003Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Elfyn Llwyd16/09/2003Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
Ian Davidson18/09/2003Glasgow, PollokLabour Co-operativeSigned
Janet Anderson18/09/2003Rossendale & DarwenLabourSigned
Sue Doughty18/09/2003GuildfordLiberal DemocratSigned
David Wright14/10/2003TelfordLabourSigned
Pete Wishart14/10/2003North TaysideScottish National PartySigned
Teddy Taylor14/10/2003Rochford & Southend EastConservativeSigned
Bob Blizzard14/10/2003WaveneyLabourSigned
Julia Drown14/10/2003South SwindonLabourSigned
Harold Best14/10/2003Leeds North WestLabourSigned
Roger Godsiff14/10/2003Birmingham, Sparkbrook & Small HeathLabourSigned
Patsy Calton14/10/2003CheadleLiberal DemocratSigned
Martin O'Neill14/10/2003OchilLabourSigned
Jim Marshall14/10/2003Leicester SouthLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins14/10/2003Luton NorthLabourSigned
Jimmy Wray15/10/2003Glasgow, BailliestonLabourSigned
Barry Sheerman16/10/2003HuddersfieldLabour Co-operativeSigned
Brian Sedgemore20/10/2003Hackney South & ShoreditchLabourSigned
Norman Baker20/10/2003LewesLiberal DemocratSigned
Rob Marris21/10/2003Wolverhampton South WestLabourSigned
Tony Lloyd30/10/2003Manchester CentralLabourSigned
Sandra Gidley30/10/2003RomseyLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Simpson03/11/2003Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
John Taylor18/11/2003SolihullConservativeSigned
Charles HendryUnknownWithdrawn

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