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Ebola And Travel To The UK

EDM number 367 in 2014-15, proposed by John Hemming on 16/10/2014.
Categorised under the topics of Africa and Diseases.

That this House notes the nature of the threat from the Ebola virus; agrees that the virus needs to be defeated in West Africa to protect the world; recognises that transmission of the Ebola virus from person-to-person requires close contact; further notes, however, that the limited screening process in the three countries where it is not under control, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, has already failed in one instance, as would be likely to happen; further notes that the additional screening process being introduced by the Government would not have picked up that case; further recognises that the failure of control in Dallas demonstrates the difficulties and that this requires a UK response; believes that the risk from Ebola is so great that it warrants an element of overreaction in order to pick up undetected cases as quickly as possible and that monitoring on a daily basis of all cases at-risk rather than just those who are deemed to be higher risk would be worthwhile both for the potentially infected people and the rest of society; and calls on the Government to implement this and all other practical mechanisms to ensure that any case of infection is dealt with as quickly as is possible.

This motion has been signed by a total of 7 MPs.

John Hemming16/10/2014Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratProposed
Mike Hancock21/10/2014Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSeconded
Jim Shannon22/10/2014StrangfordDUPSeconded
William McCrea22/10/2014South AntrimDUPSeconded
Mark Hunter22/10/2014CheadleLiberal DemocratSeconded
John Leech27/10/2014Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSeconded
Gregory Campbell13/01/2015East LondonderryDUPSigned

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