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ASSISTED SUICIDE IN WASHINGTON STATE

That this House notes the results of the Washington State Death With Dignity Act Report, 2013, published on 10 June 2014 which concludes that the number of deaths through physician-assisted suicide has tripled since the first year of implementation and increased by 43 per cent between 2012 and 2013; expresses grave concern that 61 per cent of those who received lethal drugs in Washington in 2013 gave as a reason for seeking assisted suicide being a burden on family, friends or caregivers; recalls that those who introduced the law in Washington assured the public that it would only apply to terminally ill, mentally competent patients; and reiterates its belief that a corresponding change in UK law would endanger the lives of the most vulnerable in society.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Amess, David Conservative Party Southend West 12.06.2014
Binley, Brian Conservative Party Northampton South 19.06.2014
Blackman, Bob Conservative Party Harrow East 23.06.2014
Blunkett, David Labour Party Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough 14.07.2014
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 12.06.2014
Bruce, Fiona Conservative Party Congleton 12.06.2014
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 19.06.2014
Cooper, Rosie Labour Party West Lancashire 16.06.2014
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 12.06.2014
Dodds, Nigel Democratic Unionist Party Belfast North 18.06.2014
Donaldson, Jeffrey Democratic Unionist Party Lagan Valley 12.06.2014
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 12.06.2014
Evans, Jonathan Conservative Party Cardiff North 12.06.2014
Evans, Nigel Conservative Party Ribble Valley 19.06.2014
Flello, Robert Labour Party Stoke-on-Trent South 09.09.2014
Francis, Hywel Labour Party Aberavon 30.06.2014
Glindon, Mary Labour Party North Tyneside 12.06.2014
Halfon, Robert Conservative Party Harlow 18.06.2014
Hepburn, Stephen Labour Party Jarrow 22.07.2014
Jackson, Glenda Labour Party Hampstead and Kilburn 16.06.2014
Leigh, Edward Conservative Party Gainsborough 10.07.2014
McDonnell, Alasdair Social Democratic and Labour Party Belfast South 19.06.2014
McGovern, Jim Labour Party Dundee West 17.06.2014
Parish, Neil Conservative Party Tiverton and Honiton 17.07.2014
Ritchie, Margaret Social Democratic and Labour Party South Down 12.06.2014
Robertson, Laurence Conservative Party Tewkesbury 12.06.2014
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 16.06.2014
Simpson, David Democratic Unionist Party Upper Bann 17.06.2014
Swales, Ian Liberal Democrats Redcar 01.09.2014
Whittaker, Craig Conservative Party Calder Valley 01.07.2014
Williams, Mark Liberal Democrats Ceredigion 16.07.2014
Wilson, Sammy Democratic Unionist Party East Antrim 24.06.2014

Amendment 86A1 - ASSISTED SUICIDE IN WASHINGTON STATE

leave out from '2014' to end and add '; recognises that it is to be expected that numbers of people using the Act will rise in the years following legalisation as citizens become more aware of their rights under the law, that assisted deaths account for just 0.24 per cent of all deaths in Washington, an extremely low proportion of overall deaths, that people who had assisted deaths gave several reasons for their choice, of which 91 per cent reported concerns about loss of autonomy, 89 per cent about loss of ability to participate in activities that make life enjoyable and 79 per cent about loss of dignity as reasons for choosing assisted dying; further notes that over 80 per cent of those who had an assisted death were in receipt of hospice care; and further notes that a safeguarded law, with upfront checks on diagnosis, prognosis, competences and that a patient is making an informed and settled decision, is preferable to turning a blind eye to dying Britons taking matters into their own hands, including travelling abroad to die.'.

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Allen, Graham Labour Party Nottingham North 24.06.2014
Blomfield, Paul Labour Party Sheffield Central 23.06.2014
Blunt, Crispin Conservative Party Reigate 23.06.2014
Crockart, Mike Liberal Democrats Edinburgh West 21.07.2014
Doran, Frank Labour Party Aberdeen North 03.07.2014
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 24.06.2014
Goldsmith, Zac Conservative Party Richmond Park 26.06.2014
Huppert, Julian Liberal Democrats Cambridge 02.07.2014
Lucas, Caroline Green Party Brighton Pavilion 24.06.2014
Ottaway, Richard Conservative Party Croydon South 18.06.2014
Ruddock, Joan Labour Party Lewisham Deptford 26.06.2014
Yeo, Tim Conservative Party South Suffolk 25.06.2014