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Parity Of Prescription Of Drugs For The Treatment Of Cancer

EDM number 1518 in 2005-06, proposed by Sharon Hodgson on 30/01/2006.

That this House condemns the continuing postcode lottery in cancer treatment as illustrated by two cases in Gateshead East and Washington West; notes that bowel cancer sufferer Jack Wilson, 66 years of age, has been refused Cetuximab by the NHS because it costs too much although it has been used elsewhere on humanitarian grounds; further notes that 61 year old retired newsagent and grandfather, Fred Fergus, who has a brain tumour, is receiving radiotherapy but has had to use his life savings of £10,000 to pay privately for temozolamide which may extend his life expectancy; welcomes the recent report from the Public Accounts Committee which examined stark inequalities in cancer death rates around the country and inequalities in the availability of the most effective cancer drugs; believes that the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) and the rules of the Northern Cancer Network are failing the North East; further believes that NICE should be ensuring that the same treatments are available in every part of the country; and urges the Government to fund all clinically agreed drug treatments and speed up NICE approvals so that the chance to live longer is not dependent on private means or where a person lives.

This motion has been signed by a total of 65 MPs.

Sharon Hodgson30/01/2006Gateshead East and Washington WestLabourProposed
Bob Spink31/01/2006Castle PointConservativeSeconded
Nigel Dodds31/01/2006Belfast NorthDUPSeconded
Robert Wareing31/01/2006Liverpool, West DerbyLabourSeconded
Jeff Ennis31/01/2006Barnsley East and MexboroughLabourSeconded
Keith Vaz31/01/2006Leicester EastLabourSeconded
John McDonnell31/01/2006Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Gregory Campbell31/01/2006East LondonderryDUPSigned
Ian Gibson31/01/2006Norwich NorthLabourSigned
Mark Durkan01/02/2006FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Rudi Vis01/02/2006Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
Peter Bottomley01/02/2006Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Janet Dean01/02/2006BurtonLabourSigned
John Cummings01/02/2006EasingtonLabourSigned
Derek Conway01/02/2006Old Bexley & SidcupConservativeSigned
Ronnie Campbell01/02/2006Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Alan Meale01/02/2006MansfieldLabourSigned
Fraser Kemp01/02/2006Houghton and Washington EastLabourSigned
Lynne Jones01/02/2006Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
David Simpson01/02/2006Upper BannDUPSigned
Martin Caton01/02/2006GowerLabourSigned
David Drew02/02/2006StroudLabourSigned
George Galloway02/02/2006Bethnal Green and BowRespectSigned
Ann Cryer06/02/2006KeighleyLabourSigned
David Anderson06/02/2006BlaydonLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin06/02/2006Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
David Clelland06/02/2006Tyne BridgeLabourSigned
Alan Simpson07/02/2006Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Nick Harvey07/02/2006North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Brian Jenkins07/02/2006TamworthLabourSigned
Betty Williams08/02/2006ConwyLabourSigned
Janet Anderson08/02/2006Rossendale and DarwenLabourSigned
David Crausby08/02/2006Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn08/02/2006Islington NorthLabourSigned
William McCrea08/02/2006South AntrimDUPSigned
Hywel Francis08/02/2006AberavonLabourSigned
Joan Ruddock09/02/2006Lewisham, DeptfordLabourSigned
Stephen Hepburn09/02/2006JarrowLabourSigned
Bill Olner09/02/2006NuneatonLabourSigned
Mark Fisher09/02/2006Stoke-on-Trent CentralLabourSigned
Mike Hancock09/02/2006Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Ben Wallace09/02/2006Lancaster and WyreConservativeSigned
Ian Austin09/02/2006Dudley NorthLabourSigned
Sarah McCarthy-Fry09/02/2006Portsmouth NorthLabourSigned
Jamie Reed09/02/2006CopelandLabourSigned
Lee Scott09/02/2006Ilford NorthConservativeSigned
Paul Rowen13/02/2006RochdaleLiberal DemocratSigned
Nick Brown13/02/2006Newcastle upon Tyne East and WallsendLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins13/02/2006Luton NorthLabourSigned
Eric Illsley13/02/2006Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Bill Etherington14/02/2006Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Mohammad Sarwar15/02/2006Glasgow CentralLabourSigned
Jimmy Hood15/02/2006Lanark and Hamilton EastLabourSigned
Jim McGovern15/02/2006Dundee WestLabourSigned
John Austin27/02/2006Erith and ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Lyn Brown27/02/2006West HamLabourSigned
John Bercow27/02/2006BuckinghamConservativeSigned
Roger Godsiff27/02/2006Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small HeathLabourSigned
Frank Cook27/02/2006Stockton NorthLabourSigned
Rosie Cooper01/03/2006West LancashireLabourSigned
Kerry McCarthy02/03/2006Bristol EastLabourSigned
Anne Moffat03/03/2006East LothianLabourSigned
Alasdair McDonnell06/03/2006Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Austin Mitchell07/03/2006Great GrimsbyLabourSigned
Christopher Fraser20/04/2006South West NorfolkConservativeSigned

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