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Bill 112 for epilepsy – second reading postponed

7 Mar 2011

We are disappointed to let you know that the second reading of Bill 112, Epilepsy and Related Conditions, did not go ahead in the UK Parliament on Friday 4 March as planned.

This is a set-back, but is not unexpected. This is the point in the process that most ten minute rule bills fail. We hoped that by pressuring the government, they would help make sure the second reading was held.

The bill has, however, been given a new date for a second reading. At the moment this is Friday 20 January 2012.  However, we believe that once bills have been postponed, it's very rare that they become law. 

Thank you

Thank you to all of you who helped the bill get this far, by writing to your MP or to the Prime Minister. I hope you feel it was worth it, because we do.

Every time we raise the issue of epilepsy with the government, we raise the profile of the condition and raise awareness of it. Bringing epilepsy services up to the standard that we deserve is unlikely to happen over-night. But each time we campaign, we bring it a step closer.

Epilepsy Action will continue to lobby the government to support the bill and take up the issues it tries to address. We hope you will help us do this, and we will let you know what you can do when we are clear on the next steps to take.

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