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Young Cancer Patient Travel Fund

EDM number 1754 in 2017-19, proposed by Robert Halfon on 25/10/2018.

That this House recognises the immense cost of travel for families driving to specialist hospitals for cancer treatment for their child; notes with concern that research carried out by children's cancer charity, CLIC Sargent, found that thousands of families of children and young people with cancer across the UK are currently facing an average 60-mile round trip to get their child to life-saving treatment; further notes that the cost of these journeys can mount up to £180 a month when treatment is at its most intense; understands that these extortionate costs are plunging thousands of families into debt; and urges the Government to set up a Young Patient Travel Fund to assist struggling families with these unavoidable expenses.

This motion has been signed by a total of 4 MPs.

Robert Halfon25/10/2018HarlowConservativeProposed
Paul Farrelly05/11/2018Newcastle-under-LymeLabourSeconded
Ruth George05/11/2018High PeakLabourSeconded
Caroline Lucas12/11/2018Brighton, PavilionGreenSeconded

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