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Home Birth Services

EDM number 1550 in 2003-04, proposed by HELEN CLARK on 20/07/2004.

That this House wishes to express its concern at the suspension of home birth services by the Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the consequent lack of care available to local women wishing to have a home birth, which was only drawn to the public's attention by the suspension of a midwife who honoured an undertaking to deliver a baby at home; regrets that the Trust has not given a firm date for the resumption of domiciliary deliveries; and believes that choice in healthcare, as outlined in recent Government policy, should not exclude home confinements and that, even in these days of high technology, mothers generally know what is best for themselves and their babies.

This motion has been signed by a total of 38 MPs.

Helen Clark20/07/2004PeterboroughLabourProposed
Kevin McNamara20/07/2004Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Harry Barnes20/07/2004North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Martin Smyth21/07/2004Belfast SouthUUPSigned
Brian Iddon21/07/2004Bolton South EastLabourSigned
Chris McCafferty21/07/2004Calder ValleyLabourSigned
Harry Cohen21/07/2004Leyton & WansteadLabourSigned
Julia Drown21/07/2004South SwindonLabourSigned
Jane Griffiths21/07/2004Reading EastLabourSigned
Mike Hancock21/07/2004Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Rudi Vis21/07/2004Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Alan Simpson22/07/2004Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Betty Williams22/07/2004ConwyLabourSigned
Sandra Gidley22/07/2004RomseyLiberal DemocratSigned
Sue Doughty22/07/2004GuildfordLiberal DemocratSigned
Bob Spink22/07/2004Castle PointConservativeSigned
Nicholas Winterton07/09/2004MacclesfieldConservativeSigned
Barbara Follett07/09/2004StevenageLabourSigned
David Drew07/09/2004StroudLabour Co-operativeSigned
Anne Campbell07/09/2004CambridgeLabourSigned
Tony Lloyd07/09/2004Manchester CentralLabourSigned
Joan Ruddock07/09/2004Lewisham, DeptfordLabourSigned
John McDonnell07/09/2004Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Teddy Taylor09/09/2004Rochford & Southend EastConservativeSigned
Ann Cryer13/09/2004KeighleyLabourSigned
Valerie Davey13/09/2004Bristol WestLabourSigned
Harold Best13/09/2004Leeds North WestLabourSigned
Nigel Jones14/09/2004CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Brian White14/09/2004North East Milton KeynesLabourSigned
Simon Thomas14/09/2004CeredigionPlaid CymruSigned
Patrick Hall14/09/2004BedfordLabourSigned
Andrew Hunter14/09/2004BasingstokeIndependent ConservativeSigned
Iris Robinson14/09/2004StrangfordDUPSigned
Barbara Roche16/09/2004Hornsey & Wood GreenLabourSigned
Julie Kirkbride11/10/2004BromsgroveConservativeSigned
Edward Davey11/10/2004Kingston & SurbitonLiberal DemocratSigned
Alice Mahon21/10/2004HalifaxLabourSigned
Keith Bradley25/10/2004Manchester, WithingtonLabourSigned

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