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The Prime Minister, Rt Hon. David Cameron MP, will meet with a group of epilepsy representatives, including charities, to discuss the condition.
This was announced in response to question put to him by the Member of Parliament for Walsall South, Valarie Vaz MP, at Prime Ministers’ Questions earlier today.
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.
We do not yet know the circumstances of Ivan’s death but we do know that he had severe epilepsy, among other conditions.
Our thoughts are with the family and we hope that they will be given the space to grieve in private.
There are 58,000 children with epilepsy in the UK. Thankfully 70 per cent of these children have their seizures well controlled by medication. However, over 17,000 children have uncontrolled epilepsy and experience seizures that can affect their daily life. They may also have other disabilities and medical conditions.