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UK parliament debates epilepsy

29 Jan 2013

uk parliament logoA parliamentary debate took place last night in the House of Commons. It was secured by Kate Hoey MP who came along to the launch of A Critical Time last week.

Kate Hoey MP opened the debate which focused on a wide range of issues affecting people with epilepsy. She highlighted the findings of Epilepsy Action’s new report, A Critical Time, which shows wide variations in the availability of healthcare services.

Other MPs joined the debate including Laura Sandys, Valerie Vaz, Bob Stewart and Jim Shannon. Along with Kate Hoey they highlighted issues such as benefits entitlement, epilepsy related death and education.

Norman Lamb MP, Minister of State at the Department of Health, responded to the points raised during the debate on behalf of the Department of Health.

The debate focused on government support for people with epilepsy and started around 7pm.

You can read more information about the debate, read a transcript of it and watch a video, here

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