Stories about debate
A debate about epilepsy took place yesterday in the House of Commons. Raising a huge array of issues on behalf of people living with the condition, many hope it will begin the process of improving care, support and awareness of the condition.
Last night there was a short debate in the Houses of Parliament on epilepsy and neurology.
It took place in the Main Chamber of the House of Lords, allowing Lords, Ladies and Peers to discuss improving health and social care services for people with epilepsy.
The debate was proposed, and was be opened, by Epilepsy Action’s President Baroness Ford of Cunninghame.
Epilepsy Action’s President, Baroness Ford of Cunninghame, put forward a Question for Short Debate in the main chamber of the UK House of Lords on Tuesday. The subject of the debate was epilepsy services.
Members of Parliament will be raising awareness of epilepsy on Tuesday (12 October) with a debate in Westminster Hall.
The debate will be on epilepsy services in the NHS. It will be started by Paul Maynard MP (Blackpool North and Cleveleys). Paul has epilepsy and was recently chosen by Epilepsy Action to be one of our vice-presidents.
Paul will do an opening speech and other MPs will intervene and make short speeches. So far, 10 MPs have said they want to speak.