ALL PARTY PARLIAMENTARY GROUP ON CANCER CARE

Ian attended the All Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer Care event to highlight the inequality of cancer care that exists in the UK.

Ian said:

“I went to the event to hear firsthand the affect cancer and its treatment is having on families in Edinburgh South and the UK.  It is an issue close to me and I immediately signed EDM 281 to make sure the Tory/Lib Dem government do not neglect the families dealing with cancer everyday and that the postcode lottery on cancer treatment is abolished”

Following the event Ian Murray MP joined the All Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer Care to make sure the voices of the families affected by cancer in Edinburgh South are heard at the highest level.

TEXT OF EDM281

“That this House encourages the Government to implement the recommendations made by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer (APPGC) in the report of its inquiry into cancer inequalities; welcomes the re-establishment of the APPGC; calls on members of both Houses to join the APPGC so it can maintain a high profile in Parliament for cancer reform and continue to highlight the fundamental issues affecting cancer patients and their families and carers; and further calls on the Government to address the unacceptable inequality which still exists in cancer care and outcomes in the UK.

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