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Chronicle Campaign On The Availability Of Alimta In The North East

EDM number 1216 in 2005-06, proposed by Fraser Kemp on 07/12/2005.

That this House congratulates the Chronicle newspaper in the North East for launching a campaign to make Alimta, a life extending cancer drug, available on the NHS; notes that Alimta was developed in the North East and is available on the NHS in Liverpool, London and throughout Scotland but not in the North East; further notes that the drug could help up to 60 dying mesothelioma sufferers a year just in the North East and that the drug's manufacturer, Lilly, says the drug costs just £9,600 for a course; further notes that, although there is no cure for mesothelioma, Alimta lengthens sufferers' lives by three months and helps provide a better quality of life during the last weeks; and calls upon the Government to consider making the drug available in the North East.

This motion has been signed by a total of 21 MPs.

Fraser Kemp07/12/2005Houghton and Washington EastLabourProposed
Ann Cryer08/12/2005KeighleyLabourSeconded
Alan Simpson08/12/2005Nottingham SouthLabourSeconded
Sharon Hodgson08/12/2005Gateshead East and Washington WestLabourSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins12/12/2005Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Lindsay Hoyle12/12/2005ChorleyLabourSeconded
Brian Jenkins12/12/2005TamworthLabourSigned
John Cummings12/12/2005EasingtonLabourSigned
Mike Hancock12/12/2005Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Derek Conway13/12/2005Old Bexley & SidcupConservativeSigned
David Anderson13/12/2005BlaydonLabourSigned
Martin Caton13/12/2005GowerLabourSigned
Greg Pope14/12/2005HyndburnLabourSigned
William McCrea14/12/2005South AntrimDUPSigned
Michael Clapham14/12/2005Barnsley West and PenistoneLabourSigned
David Clelland14/12/2005Tyne BridgeLabourSigned
Rudi Vis14/12/2005Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
John Hemming15/12/2005Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Meale19/12/2005MansfieldLabourSigned
Stephen Hepburn11/01/2006JarrowLabourSigned
Mohammad Sarwar30/01/2006Glasgow CentralLabourSigned

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