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Access To Medical Treatment For Palestinian Children

EDM number 2299 in 2007-08, proposed by Phyllis Starkey on 21/10/2008.
Categorised under the topics of Children and families, Health services, International development and Middle East.

That this House expresses grave concern about the cases of Palestinian children from Gaza being unable to receive urgent life-saving medical care; notes that this is due to Israeli authorities refusing permission for the mothers or grandmothers of such children to leave Gaza to accompany them on `security grounds'; further notes the Amnesty International report of 16th October 2008 stating that six children under the age of six, one of whom was only five months old, suffering from serious heart conditions, were not able to attend surgery with a team of British heart specialists at Makassad Hospital in East Jerusalem in early October 2008 for such reasons; further notes that Gaza lacks the specialised medical staff and equipment to treat certain illnesses, including cardiovascular diseases and cancer; further expresses concern that, by not allowing a female relative to accompany these children, Israel is effectively denying them access to life-saving treatment; urgently calls on the Government to appeal to the Israeli government to allow these female relatives to accompany the children out of Gaza to receive treatment from a visiting team of Italian heart specialists in Makassad Hospital during the week of 6th November; urges the Government to further call on Israel to meet its obligations under international law to ensure that all Palestinians in occupied territory, both Gaza and the West Bank, obtain access to effective and appropriate medical treatment; and further notes that Israel's refusal to allow patients to leave Gaza for medical treatment that is not available in Gaza constitutes collective punishment.

This motion has been signed by a total of 69 MPs.

Phyllis Starkey21/10/2008Milton Keynes South WestLabourProposed
Richard Burden21/10/2008Birmingham, NorthfieldLabourSeconded
Andrew George21/10/2008St IvesLiberal DemocratSeconded
Bob Russell21/10/2008ColchesterLiberal DemocratSeconded
Julie Morgan21/10/2008Cardiff NorthLabourSeconded
David Taylor21/10/2008North West LeicestershireLabourSeconded
Mark Durkan21/10/2008FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Ian Gibson22/10/2008Norwich NorthLabourSigned
Jim Devine22/10/2008LivingstonLabourSigned
Robert Wareing22/10/2008Liverpool, West DerbyIndependentSigned
Roger Berry22/10/2008KingswoodLabourSigned
Mike Hancock22/10/2008Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Janet Dean22/10/2008BurtonLabourSigned
John Cummings22/10/2008EasingtonLabourSigned
Martin Caton22/10/2008GowerLabourSigned
Annette Brooke22/10/2008Mid Dorset and North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
Colin Breed22/10/2008South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Alasdair McDonnell22/10/2008Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Elfyn Llwyd22/10/2008Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
David Lepper22/10/2008Brighton, PavilionLabourSigned
Lynne Jones22/10/2008Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Paul Holmes22/10/2008ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSigned
Colin Burgon22/10/2008ElmetLabourSigned
Brian Jenkins23/10/2008TamworthLabourSigned
Lyn Brown23/10/2008West HamLabourSigned
David Hamilton23/10/2008MidlothianLabourSigned
Neil Gerrard23/10/2008WalthamstowLabourSigned
David Drew23/10/2008StroudLabourSigned
Alistair Carmichael23/10/2008Orkney and ShetlandLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Keetch23/10/2008HerefordLiberal DemocratSigned
Glenda Jackson23/10/2008Hampstead and HighgateLabourSigned
Mark Hunter27/10/2008CheadleLiberal DemocratSigned
Betty Williams27/10/2008ConwyLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin27/10/2008Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins27/10/2008Luton NorthLabourSigned
Clive Betts27/10/2008Sheffield, AttercliffeLabourSigned
Alan Simpson28/10/2008Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Brian Iddon28/10/2008Bolton South EastLabourSigned
John McDonnell28/10/2008Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Colin Challen28/10/2008Morley and RothwellLabourSigned
David Borrow28/10/2008South RibbleLabourSigned
Michael Weir28/10/2008AngusScottish National PartySigned
Mike Wood28/10/2008Batley and SpenLabourSigned
John Leech28/10/2008Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Dai Davies28/10/2008Blaenau GwentIndependentSigned
Linda Riordan29/10/2008HalifaxLabourSigned
Jo Swinson29/10/2008East DunbartonshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Phil Willis29/10/2008Harrogate and KnaresboroughLiberal DemocratSigned
Ann Cryer29/10/2008KeighleyLabourSigned
Frank Cook29/10/2008Stockton NorthLabourSigned
Mark Lazarowicz29/10/2008Edinburgh North and LeithLabourSigned
Frank Doran29/10/2008Aberdeen NorthLabourSigned
Nick Harvey30/10/2008North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Simon Hughes30/10/2008North Southwark and BermondseyLiberal DemocratSigned
Bill Etherington30/10/2008Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Michael Jabez Foster30/10/2008Hastings and RyeLabourSigned
John Battle30/10/2008Leeds WestLabourSigned
Desmond Turner30/10/2008Brighton, KemptownLabourSigned
Denis Murphy03/11/2008WansbeckLabourSigned
Lorely Burt03/11/2008SolihullLiberal DemocratSigned
Peter Bottomley04/11/2008Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Andy Reed06/11/2008LoughboroughLabourSigned
Harry Cohen06/11/2008Leyton and WansteadLabourSigned
Hugo Swire06/11/2008East DevonConservativeSigned
Andrew Stunell10/11/2008Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew Pelling10/11/2008Croydon CentralIndependentSigned
Karen Buck17/11/2008Regent's Park and Kensington NorthLabourSigned
Greg Pope25/11/2008HyndburnLabourSigned
Jim Dowd25/11/2008Lewisham WestLabourSigned

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