Kevan Jones

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Kevan Jones is the Labour MP for North Durham. He entered Parliament in 2001.

Homeopathy

Kevan Jones was one of 206 MPs to sign the March 2007 Early Day Motion 1240 calling for the positive recognition of NHS homeopathic hospitals[1].

Abortion

In May 2008 in the abortion amendments to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill (now Act), Kevan Jones voted to keep the current time limit of 24 weeks in line with the scientific and medical consensus[2].

Mitochondrial Donation

In February 2015 Kevan Jones voted in favour of allowing mitochondrial donation, which would allow women who carried mitochondrial diseases to give birth to children who would not inherit the disease[3]. An October 2014 briefing report by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), which had been investigating the issue for three years, stated that there was no evidence to show that mitochondrial donation was unsafe[4]. However, some religious groups had said that such procedures should not be allowed[5]. After clearing both Houses mitochondrial donation is now legal, regulated by the HFEA.

Same-Sex Marriage

Kevan Jones voted in favour of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill at both its second reading in February 2013[6] and its third reading in May 2013[7].

On Britain Leaving the EU

Mr Jones spoke in the Commons debate on the Queen's speech, 21st June 2017: https://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/?id=2017-06-21a.37.0#g124.0

References

  1. http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2006-07/1240
  2. http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200607/cmselect/cmsctech/1045/104502.htm
  3. http://www.publicwhip.org.uk/division.php?date=2015-02-03&number=147&mpn=Kevan_Jones
  4. http://www.hfea.gov.uk/docs/2014-10-01_Mitochondrial_donation__an_introductory_briefing_note_-_final.pdf
  5. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-31063500
  6. http://www.publicwhip.org.uk/division.php?date=2013-02-05&number=151&mpn=Kevan_Jones
  7. http://www.publicwhip.org.uk/division.php?date=2013-05-21&number=11&mpn=Kevan_Jones

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