Early day motion 1124

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CANCER RESEARCH UK

That this House is aware that in the UK every year around 325,000 people are diagnosed with cancer and more than 157,000 die of the disease; notes that the charity, Cancer Research UK spent £332 million last year alone across Britain, funding over 4,000 doctors, nurses and scientists employed working on more than 200 different types of cancers, efforts which have helped with others double patient survival rates in recent times; is alarmed to learn that despite this magnificent contribution towards finding a cure whilst aiding the delivery of care to sufferers, the charity receives no government funding for its work, it instead being totally reliant upon the overwhelming generosity of the public towards its financial needs; and urges the Government to reconsider its position on this not least by giving serious consideration to the recent report published by the Office of Health Economics which has established that substantial benefits both for UK medical research and the wider economy are derived from acts of genuine collaboration between charitable and Government funders.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Anderson, David Labour Party Blaydon 28.02.2013
Blomfield, Paul Labour Party Sheffield Central 06.03.2013
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 01.03.2013
Campbell, Gregory Democratic Unionist Party Londonderry East 04.03.2013
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 27.02.2013
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 05.03.2013
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 28.02.2013
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 27.02.2013
Dobbin, Jim Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 27.02.2013
Dodds, Nigel Democratic Unionist Party Belfast North 07.03.2013
Donaldson, Jeffrey Democratic Unionist Party Lagan Valley 28.02.2013
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 27.02.2013
Francis, Hywel Labour Party Aberavon 05.03.2013
Galloway, George Respect Bradford West 11.03.2013
Glindon, Mary Labour Party North Tyneside 04.03.2013
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 04.03.2013
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 04.03.2013
Howarth, George Labour Party Knowsley 06.03.2013
Lavery, Ian Labour Party Wansbeck 27.02.2013
Long, Naomi Alliance Party Belfast East 07.03.2013
McDonnell, Alasdair Social Democratic and Labour Party Belfast South 12.03.2013
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 27.02.2013
Mearns, Ian Labour Party Gateshead 11.03.2013
Murphy, Paul Labour Party Torfaen 06.03.2013
Qureshi, Yasmin Labour Party Bolton South East 18.03.2013
Ritchie, Margaret Social Democratic and Labour Party South Down 04.03.2013
Roy, Lindsay Labour Party Glenrothes 21.03.2013
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 28.02.2013
Sheridan, Jim Labour Party Paisley and Renfrewshire North 27.02.2013
Simpson, David Democratic Unionist Party Upper Bann 06.03.2013
Skinner, Dennis Labour Party Bolsover 28.02.2013
Woodward, Shaun Labour Party St Helens South and Whiston 12.03.2013