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CONGENITAL DIAPHRAGMATIC HERNIA

That this House recognises that the birth defect congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH), which is as common as cystic fibrosis but much less known, can affect any unborn child, requiring additional antenatal care plus intensive care and treatment of the affected newborn; regrets that only 50 per cent of babies diagnosed with CDH survive, whilst those who do survive endure ongoing medical problems ranging from asthma and feeding problems to chronic lung and digestive problems, development delays and oxygen dependency; acknowledges that there is no known cause or prevention for the condition and that treatment remains medically challenging and costly; congratulates CDH UK for the work it does to raise awareness of the condition and support families facing diagnosis; and calls on the Government to provide funding to progress research into the causes of CDH, with a view to identifying developing prevention strategies and better treatment of the condition, which could save lives and potentially reduce costs to the NHS in the long term and to work with the devolved administrations to develop expertise and share knowledge on the condition throughout the UK.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 09.05.2013
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 15.05.2013
Clark, Katy Labour Party North Ayrshire and Arran 20.05.2013
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 10.05.2013
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 21.05.2013
Davies, David TC Conservative Party Monmouth 17.06.2013
Dobbin, Jim Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 13.05.2013
Dodds, Nigel Democratic Unionist Party Belfast North 03.07.2013
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 13.05.2013
George, Andrew Liberal Democrats St Ives 15.05.2013
Glindon, Mary Labour Party North Tyneside 14.05.2013
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 20.05.2013
Hermon, Lady INDEPENDENT North Down 15.05.2013
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 09.05.2013
Howarth, George Labour Party Knowsley 13.05.2013
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 08.05.2013
Llwyd, Elfyn Plaid Cymru Dwyfor Meirionnydd 15.05.2013
Long, Naomi Alliance Party Belfast East 08.05.2013
McCrea, Dr William Democratic Unionist Party South Antrim 09.05.2013
McDonnell, Alasdair Social Democratic and Labour Party Belfast South 11.09.2013
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 09.05.2013
Ritchie, Margaret Social Democratic and Labour Party South Down 08.05.2013
Russell, Bob Liberal Democrats Colchester 15.05.2013
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 13.05.2013
Simpson, David Democratic Unionist Party Upper Bann 14.05.2013