Early day motion 833

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EPILEPSY IN THE UK

That this House is aware that there are more than 500,000 people in the UK who are affected by epilepsy, an illness that can develop in anyone at any age and be difficult to diagnose, with treatment often taking years to successfuly be established; understands that currently only one in five sufferers are being seen by specialists within the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence recommended waiting period; further notes that significant numbers also experience severe problems or delays in accessing other services or treatment to help manage their condition; further notes that many people having this illness often have to claim benefits to cope and remain independent and that claiming periods for accessing such support can often be lengthy and stressful with many assessors having only a limited knowledge of this illness; and calls on the Government to provide better training for benefits assessors dealing with such conditions, provide sufficient investment to deliver quicker access to specialists and ensure full provision for patients in their communities.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Anderson, David Labour Party Blaydon 04.03.2015
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 04.03.2015
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 03.03.2015
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 04.03.2015
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 04.03.2015
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 03.03.2015
Cunningham, Jim Labour Party Coventry South 12.03.2015
Dodds, Nigel Democratic Unionist Party Belfast North 11.03.2015
Donaldson, Jeffrey Democratic Unionist Party Lagan Valley 11.03.2015
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 03.03.2015
Ellman, Louise Labour Party Liverpool Riverside 18.03.2015
Francis, Hywel Labour Party Aberavon 11.03.2015
Galloway, George Respect Bradford West 06.03.2015
Gapes, Mike Labour Party Ilford South 12.03.2015
George, Andrew Liberal Democrats St Ives 09.03.2015
Glindon, Mary Labour Party North Tyneside 04.03.2015
Godsiff, Roger Labour Party Birmingham Hall Green 10.03.2015
Hermon, Lady INDEPENDENT North Down 12.03.2015
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 05.03.2015
Howarth, George Labour Party Knowsley 04.03.2015
Jackson, Glenda Labour Party Hampstead and Kilburn 04.03.2015
Lavery, Ian Labour Party Wansbeck 03.03.2015
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 11.03.2015
Llwyd, Elfyn Plaid Cymru Dwyfor Meirionnydd 05.03.2015
Marsden, Gordon Labour Party Blackpool South 10.03.2015
McCrea, Dr William Democratic Unionist Party South Antrim 04.03.2015
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 12.03.2015
McInnes, Liz Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 04.03.2015
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 03.03.2015
Mearns, Ian Labour Party Gateshead 04.03.2015
Morris, Grahame M Labour Party Easington 03.03.2015
Murphy, Jim Labour Party East Renfrewshire 16.03.2015
Osborne, Sandra Labour Party Ayr Carrick and Cumnock 04.03.2015
Paisley, Ian Jnr Democratic Unionist Party North Antrim 11.03.2015
Qureshi, Yasmin Labour Party Bolton South East 05.03.2015
Ritchie, Margaret Social Democratic and Labour Party South Down 04.03.2015
Roy, Lindsay Labour Party Glenrothes 05.03.2015
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 09.03.2015
Sharma, Virendra Labour Party Ealing Southall 04.03.2015
Sheridan, Jim Labour Party Paisley and Renfrewshire North 03.03.2015
Simpson, David Democratic Unionist Party Upper Bann 09.03.2015
Stringer, Graham Labour Party Blackley and Broughton 16.03.2015
Ward, David Liberal Democrats Bradford East 04.03.2015