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Deaths At Gosport Hospital

EDM number 691 in 2009-10, proposed by Norman Lamb on 21/01/2010.
Categorised under the topics of Death and Health services.

That this House supports the calls for a public inquiry made by the families of the more than 90 elderly patients who died in extraordinary and unexplained circumstances at Gosport War Memorial Hospital between 1990 and 2001; expresses its dismay that despite the fact that concerns were raised first in 1991, the issue still remains unresolved despite repeated investigations by the police, a highly critical report by the Commission for Health Improvement in 2002, 10 inquests and a disciplinary hearing by the General Medical Council; notes that serious questions have been raised by the families involved and in the media about the robustness of the inquiries by the police, General Medical Council and Nursing and Midwifery Council; further notes that the police refused to disclose evidence to the General Medical Council to facilitate consideration of whether steps should be taken to safeguard patients safety; calls on the Secretary of State for Health to work with the Secretary of State for Justice in convening an independent public inquiry, recognising that only a public examination with equivalent powers to the Shipman inquiry could satisfactorily consider the complex nature of the multiple deaths and satisfy the public interest in learning lessons about patient safety in such cases; believes that the establishment of an independent inquiry is consistent with the Government's commitment to putting the needs of victims and their relatives at the heart of the justice system; and further notes that the Portsmouth Coroner and relatives of the deceased have supported such a call.

This motion has been signed by a total of 56 MPs.

Norman Lamb21/01/2010North NorfolkLiberal DemocratProposed
Brian Iddon25/01/2010Bolton South EastLabourSeconded
Mark Hunter26/01/2010CheadleLiberal DemocratSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn26/01/2010Islington NorthLabourSeconded
Lynne Jones26/01/2010Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSeconded
Adrian Sanders26/01/2010TorbayLiberal DemocratSeconded
Alan Simpson26/01/2010Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Ann Cryer26/01/2010KeighleyLabourSigned
Mike Hancock26/01/2010Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
David Simpson27/01/2010Upper BannDUPSigned
William McCrea27/01/2010South AntrimDUPSigned
Ronnie Campbell27/01/2010Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
John Leech27/01/2010Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew Pelling27/01/2010Croydon CentralIndependentSigned
Don Foster29/01/2010BathLiberal DemocratSigned
Bob Russell01/02/2010ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
John Hemming01/02/2010Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
Willie Rennie02/02/2010Dunfermline and West FifeLiberal DemocratSigned
Jennifer Willott02/02/2010Cardiff CentralLiberal DemocratSigned
Stephen Williams02/02/2010Bristol WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Greg Mulholland02/02/2010Leeds North WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Jo Swinson02/02/2010East DunbartonshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Martin Horwood02/02/2010CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Lynne Featherstone02/02/2010Hornsey and Wood GreenLiberal DemocratSigned
Jeremy Browne02/02/2010TauntonLiberal DemocratSigned
Danny Alexander02/02/2010Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyLiberal DemocratSigned
Roger Williams02/02/2010Brecon and RadnorshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Steve Webb02/02/2010NorthavonLiberal DemocratSigned
Tom Brake02/02/2010Carshalton and WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Beith02/02/2010Berwick-upon-TweedLiberal DemocratSigned
Alistair Carmichael02/02/2010Orkney and ShetlandLiberal DemocratSigned
Michael Moore02/02/2010Berwickshire, Roxburgh and SelkirkLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Keetch02/02/2010HerefordLiberal DemocratSigned
Christopher Huhne02/02/2010EastleighLiberal DemocratSigned
Simon Hughes02/02/2010North Southwark and BermondseyLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Holmes02/02/2010ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSigned
David Heath02/02/2010Somerton & FromeLiberal DemocratSigned
Nick Harvey02/02/2010North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Evan Harris02/02/2010Oxford West and AbingdonLiberal DemocratSigned
Robert Smith02/02/2010West Aberdeenshire and KincardineLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Reid02/02/2010Argyll and ButeLiberal DemocratSigned
John Pugh02/02/2010SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
Sandra Gidley02/02/2010RomseyLiberal DemocratSigned
Kelvin Hopkins03/02/2010Luton NorthLabourSigned
Lembit 04/02/2010MontgomeryshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Lorely Burt08/02/2010SolihullLiberal DemocratSigned
Menzies Campbell09/02/2010North East FifeLiberal DemocratSigned
Malcolm Bruce10/02/2010GordonLiberal DemocratSigned
Michael Clapham10/02/2010Barnsley West and PenistoneLabourSigned
Phil Willis22/02/2010Harrogate and KnaresboroughLiberal DemocratSigned
Julia Goldsworthy22/02/2010Falmouth and CamborneLiberal DemocratSigned
David Howarth22/02/2010CambridgeLiberal DemocratSigned
Charles Kennedy23/02/2010Ross, Skye and LochaberLiberal DemocratSigned
Susan Kramer24/02/2010Richmond ParkLiberal DemocratSigned
Sarah Teather09/03/2010Brent EastLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Burstow29/03/2010Sutton and CheamLiberal DemocratSigned

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