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Assisted Death

EDM number 783 in 2002-03, proposed by James Plaskitt on 26/02/2003.

That this House notes that the House of Lords' decision in the case of Pretty makes it clear that in accordance with section 2(4) of the Suicide Act 1961 it lies with the Director of Public Prosecutions to decide which cases he believes should or should not be prosecuted; further notes that, in particular, Lord Hope found that the DPP is entitled to form and publish a policy as to the criteria he will apply when exercising his discretion under section 2(4) of the Act; and calls upon the Government to ensure this policy is published as a matter of urgency, so families set to travel abroad to help their terminally ill relatives receive an assisted death can regulate their conduct with reference to the criminal law.

This motion has been signed by a total of 38 MPs, 2 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

James Plaskitt26/02/2003Warwick & LeamingtonLabourProposed
Peter Bradley26/02/2003Wrekin, TheLabourSigned
Harry Cohen26/02/2003Leyton & WansteadLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins27/02/2003Luton NorthLabourSigned
Andrew Dismore27/02/2003HendonLabourSigned
Paul Flynn27/02/2003Newport WestLabourSigned
Ann Cryer28/02/2003KeighleyLabourSigned
Paul Holmes03/03/2003ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSigned
Lynne Jones03/03/2003Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Jenny Tonge03/03/2003Richmond ParkLiberal DemocratSigned
Rudi Vis03/03/2003Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Joan Ruddock04/03/2003Lewisham, DeptfordLabourSigned
Piara S Khabra04/03/2003Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Richard Burden05/03/2003Birmingham, NorthfieldLabourSigned
Colin Challen05/03/2003Morley & RothwellLabourSigned
Crispin Blunt05/03/2003ReigateConservativeSigned
Desmond Turner05/03/2003Brighton, KemptownLabourSigned
Rob Marris06/03/2003Wolverhampton South WestLabourSigned
Chris Mole07/03/2003IpswichLabourSigned
Ian Davidson10/03/2003Glasgow, PollokLabour Co-operativeSigned
Tony Wright10/03/2003Cannock ChaseLabourSigned
Patsy Calton12/03/2003CheadleLiberal DemocratSigned
Bill Etherington12/03/2003Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Alan Simpson20/03/2003Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Llew Smith02/04/2003Blaenau GwentLabourSigned
Nigel Jones02/04/2003CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Julia Drown02/04/2003South SwindonLabourSigned
Doug Naysmith08/04/2003Bristol North WestLabour Co-operativeSigned
Barbara Follett08/04/2003StevenageLabourSigned
Jon Owen Jones09/04/2003Cardiff CentralLabour Co-operativeSigned
Robert Marshall-Andrews28/04/2003MedwayLabourSigned
Sue Doughty28/04/2003GuildfordLiberal DemocratSigned
Tony Clarke15/05/2003Northampton SouthLabourSigned
Si21/05/2003Birmingham, ErdingtonLabourSigned
John Austin03/06/2003Erith & ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Lembit 01/07/2003MontgomeryshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Betty WilliamsUnknownWithdrawn
Chris MullinUnknownWithdrawn

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