30 Apr, 2021

A result …

Two days ago, after watching the APPG discussion, I wrote, “Whether the meeting has moved anything forward I doubt.  We’ll see.”

There was a result.  Given that assisted dying is illegal, Matt Hancock asked for more information on suicides by terminally ill people.  The headline wording in the Dignity in Dying press release is:

“The All Party Parliamentary Group on Choice at the End of Life welcomes a request by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, the Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP, yesterday (27 April 2021) for more data on suicides by terminally ill people and the possible impact of the ban on assisted dying. Mr Hancock’s commitment came in light of new figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) which suggest one in 7 suicides are by people with experience of cancer, neurological, heart or lung disease.”

If anyone is interested in the full release, it’s here.

I’m now moving on.  Nicer things to talk about, I hope.

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