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Contraceptive Awareness Week 2003

EDM number 691 in 2002-03, proposed by Liam Fox on 06/02/2003.

That this House notes the importance of Contraceptive Awareness Week from 10th to 16th February and praises the Family Planning Association for raising awareness of this important issue and sponsoring this noteworthy campaign; wholeheartedly supports FPA's campaign which this year highlights research which shows the lengths people often have to go to get advice on contraception and sexual health; regrets that over a third of people calling FPA's helpline have had difficulty obtaining local advice and information on contraception and sexual health; further regrets that between 1991 and 2001, new episodes of sexually transmitted infections seen at GUM clinics in England, Wales and Northern Ireland rose from 669,291 to 1,332,910 and moreover, between 2000 and 2001, new episodes seen at GUM clinics in England, Wales and Northern Ireland rose from 1,195,641 to 1,332,910; is highly concerned that the burden of STI's falls unequally in the population with young heterosexuals, men who have sex with men and minority ethnic groups being at increased risk; is further concerned that overall in the UK approximately 41,200 people are living with HIV about 31 per cent. of whom are undiagnosed, and that currently the number of people living with diagnosed HIV is rising each year; hopes that through this week awareness of contraception and its availability is raised as sexual health is often marginalised as a lifestyle or personal issue when such issues should be put at the heart of the broader public health agenda.

This motion has been signed by a total of 46 MPs.

Liam Fox06/02/2003WoodspringConservativeProposed
Tim Loughton06/02/2003East Worthing & ShorehamConservativeSigned
John Baron06/02/2003BillericayConservativeSigned
Chris Grayling06/02/2003Epsom & EwellConservativeSigned
Simon Burns06/02/2003West ChelmsfordConservativeSigned
Cheryl Gillan06/02/2003Chesham & AmershamConservativeSigned
Ann Cryer07/02/2003KeighleyLabourSigned
Marion Roe10/02/2003BroxbourneConservativeSigned
Peter Luff10/02/2003Mid WorcestershireConservativeSigned
Vincent Cable10/02/2003TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Peter Bottomley10/02/2003Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Desmond Swayne10/02/2003New Forest WestConservativeSigned
Rudi Vis10/02/2003Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Lynne Jones11/02/2003Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
David Wilshire11/02/2003SpelthorneConservativeSigned
Mike Hancock11/02/2003Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Peter Duncan11/02/2003Galloway & Upper NithsdaleConservativeSigned
Robert Key11/02/2003SalisburyConservativeSigned
Syd Rapson11/02/2003Portsmouth NorthLabourSigned
Nigel Jones12/02/2003CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Martin Caton12/02/2003GowerLabourSigned
Tony Clarke12/02/2003Northampton SouthLabourSigned
Ian Davidson12/02/2003Glasgow, PollokLabour Co-operativeSigned
Lady Hermon13/02/2003North DownUUPSigned
Jeremy Corbyn13/02/2003Islington NorthLabourSigned
Julie Morgan24/02/2003Cardiff NorthLabourSigned
Caroline Spelman24/02/2003MeridenConservativeSigned
John McDonnell24/02/2003Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Andrew Murrison24/02/2003WestburyConservativeSigned
Julia Drown24/02/2003South SwindonLabourSigned
Howard Flight24/02/2003Arundel & South DownsConservativeSigned
Neil Gerrard24/02/2003WalthamstowLabourSigned
Andrew Hunter25/02/2003BasingstokeIndependent ConservativeSigned
Eleanor Laing28/02/2003Epping ForestConservativeSigned
Anne McIntosh03/03/2003Vale of YorkConservativeSigned
David Maclean06/03/2003Penrith & The BorderConservativeSigned
Patrick Mercer06/03/2003NewarkConservativeSigned
Bill Wiggin07/03/2003LeominsterConservativeSigned
John Randall10/03/2003UxbridgeConservativeSigned
John Horam12/03/2003OrpingtonConservativeSigned
Edward Garnier17/03/2003HarboroughConservativeSigned
Nigel Evans19/03/2003Ribble ValleyConservativeSigned
James Gray20/03/2003North WiltshireConservativeSigned
Andrew Selous24/03/2003South West BedfordshireConservativeSigned
Stephen O'Brien25/03/2003EddisburyConservativeSigned
Oliver Heald31/03/2003North East HertfordshireConservativeSigned

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