Don Foster MP

Don Foster MP - 96/268 - Bath's #1 Supporter

Don Foster signs EDM 1831: NICE REVIEW OF CANCER DRUGS FOR THE TREATMENT OF CHRONIC MYELOID LEUKAEMIA

August 17, 2023 by admin in News

Don Foster signed EDM 1831 that states:

That this House is alarmed that the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) announced in its recent Appraisal Consultation document reviewing the use of the drugs Dasatinib, Nilotinib and high dose Imatinib for patients suffering from resistant chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) that NICE had decided not to recommend NHS prescription of these life-saving cancer drugs for the treatment of this condition; is aware that currently more than 700 people in the UK discoverannuallythey have CML, and that currently more than 3,000 people are living with it; notes recent clinical evidence has established that patients benefiting from these drugs who show continued positive response from their use are likely to establish a normal average life expectancy the same as that experienced by most of the nation’s population; and calls on the Government to act immediately to ensure chronic leukaemia sufferers acquire these drugs to deal with their health condition.

Don Foster signs EDM 1460: ARMS TRADE TREATY

August 17, 2023 by admin in News

Don Foster signed EDM 1460 that states:

That this House supports international efforts to agree a legally-binding Arms Trade Treaty at the UN in 2012; notes that the irresponsible and poorly-regulated trade in arms fuels conflict and serious human rights abuses in regions across the world and undermines development; recognises that the UK has been instrumental in driving the Arms Trade Treaty process forward; further notes that the two Preparatory Committees in February and July 2011 will be crucial moments for influencing the drafting of the treaty text; and calls on the Government to do all within its power to build international support for a strong treaty with comprehensive scope, broad parameters and robust implementation mechanisms.

Don Foster signs EDM 1954: FREE RANGE KIDS CAMPAIGN

August 17, 2023 by admin in News

Don Foster signed EDM 1954 that states:

That this House welcomes the launch of the Sustrans Free Range Kids campaign; calls on the Government to reverse the decline in the proportion of children walking and cycling to school; acknowledges the barriers which prevent children from being able to walk, cycle and play outside as a result of safety concerns; and urges Ministers across transport, health, environment and education briefs to work in a joined-up way to inspire, encourage and support local authorities to invest consistently and coherently over the next 10 years to create safe and pleasant environments for walking and cycling which will not only benefit the health of children but alsothe environment and communities.