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Supplement to the House of Commons Votes and Proceedings
8 December 2006

SUPPLEMENT TO THE VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

PETITION FROM MEMBERS OF THE ALZHEIMER'S SOCIETY AND RESIDENTS OF BRIGHTON AND HOVE

5th December 2006

To the House of Commons.

The Petition of members of the Alzheimer's Society and residents of Brighton and Hove,

Declares that that they are outraged by the decision of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) to restrict NHS prescriptions for Alzheimer's drugs. These treatments are shown to provide real benefits for thousands of people at all stages of Alzheimer's disease and cost just 2.50 per person per day.

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Secretary of State for Health to ensure that doctors continue to be able to prescribe Alzheimer drug treatments to patients who can benefit from them.

And the Petitioners remain, etc.

The House received a similar Petition on 6th December from the Alzheimer's Society.


SUPPLEMENT TO THE VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

PETITION FROM DR BELLE HUMPHREY, PARENT, AND OTHERS OF LIKE DISPOSITION

6th December 2006

To the Honourable the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Parliament assembled.

The Humble Petition of Dr Belle Humphrey, parent, and others of like disposition,

Sheweth

The Petitioners are parents of terminally ill children from rare hereditary and otherwise terminal (if not detected asymptomatic) Leukodystrophies; or family and friends of said children.

Wherefore your Petitioners pray that your Honourable House shall urge the Department of Health to introduce Universal Newborn Screening for Leukodystrophies and other like hereditary diseases.

And your Petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray, &c.



 
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