• House of Commons Debate on Funding for Research for Brain Tumours


    In Westminster Hall on 18th April 2016, the House of Commons debated the motion That this House has considered e-petition 105560 relating to funding for research into brain tumours. The e-petition, which you can see here along with a video of the debate, called on government to Fund more research into brain tumours, the biggest cancer killer of under-40s and was the first e-petition ever to sustain enough support in the form of signatures to trigger a Parliamentary debate.

    You can read the exchanges from the debate in the Parliamentary record, Hansard, here. It is clear that the debate was the centre of intense interest from members of Parliament, chair Sir Edward Leigh opening the proceedings by saying:

    There are still people trying to get into this most important debate, and I am happy to allow everybody to come in and for people to stand at the back if they need to.

    Before I call Helen Jones to move the motion, I should say that 30 colleagues have put their names in to speak..

    You can see full documentation for the petition and the debate here.

    Congratulations to everyone in the movement to win funding and research into Brain Tumours for coming together so magnificently, creating an all-time Parliamentary first, and bringing the unfolding tragedy of brain tumours to the very heart of the British government.