Early day motion 1305

NEWBORN SCREENING FOR DUCHENNE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY

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Total number of signatures: 34

Anderson, David Bottomley, Peter Campbell, Gregory Caton, Martin
Clark, Katy Cooper, Rosie Corbyn, Jeremy Crausby, David
Dobbin, Jim Dodds, Nigel Durkan, Mark Edwards, Jonathan
Francis, Hywel Glindon, Mary Hancock, Mike Hermon, Lady
Hood, Jim Hopkins, Kelvin Jackson, Glenda Lavery, Ian
Lewis, Julian Long, Naomi McCrea, Dr William McDonnell, John
McGovern, Jim Meale, Alan Mearns, Ian Morris, Grahame M
Osborne, Sandra Ritchie, Margaret Roy, Lindsay Shannon, Jim
Watson, Tom Weir, Mike

That this House welcomes the report of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Muscular Dystrophy on newborn screening for Duchenne muscular dystrophy; acknowledges the support provided by the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign in drawing attention to these important issues; notes that with potential treatments for the condition in or entering clinical trial, planning must begin now for a newborn screening programme; further notes the significant advances in genetic medicine that have taken place in recent years; and calls on the National Screening Committee to reflect these advances by updating its appraisal criteria for newborn screening programmes.