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Gluten-Free Prescriptions

EDM number 1123 in 2016-17, proposed by Kevan Jones on 29/03/2017.
Categorised under the topics of Diseases and Food.

That this House recognises that people with coeliac disease, for whom the only treatment is a strict gluten-free diet for life, must have access to gluten-free prescriptions to maintain their health; notes that without access to prescriptions the most vulnerable people, those on low incomes, the elderly and those with mobility problems, will suffer most as confirmed by independent research; considers that the potential health risk to patients, including osteoporosis, infertility and cancer of the small bowel, may cost the NHS more in the long run; calls for the maintenance of gluten-free prescriptions on the NHS; and further calls for the consideration of a national gluten-free prescribing scheme for England and renewed efforts to improve recognition of coeliac disease by primary care health services.

This motion has been signed by a total of 20 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Kevan Jones29/03/2017North DurhamLabourProposed
Jim Shannon30/03/2017StrangfordDUPSeconded
Rachael Maskell30/03/2017York CentralLabour/Co-operativeSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins30/03/2017Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Chris Stephens30/03/2017Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySeconded
Graham Stringer18/04/2017Blackley and BroughtonLabourSeconded
Ian Lucas18/04/2017WrexhamLabourSigned
George Kerevan18/04/2017East LothianScottish National PartySigned
Ian Mearns18/04/2017GatesheadLabourSigned
Louise Ellman18/04/2017Liverpool, RiversideLabourSigned
Jess Phillips18/04/2017Birmingham, YardleyLabourSigned
Paul Monaghan18/04/2017Caithness, Sutherland and Easter RossScottish National PartySigned
Alan Meale18/04/2017MansfieldLabourSigned
Stephen Hepburn18/04/2017JarrowLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell19/04/2017Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Jim Cunningham19/04/2017Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Lady Hermon19/04/2017North DownIndependentSigned
Jo Stevens20/04/2017Cardiff CentralLabourSigned
Alex Cunningham26/04/2017Stockton NorthLabourSigned
John Nicolson26/04/2017East DunbartonshireScottish National PartySigned

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