Robert Marshall-Andrews

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Robert Marshall-Andrews was the Labour MP for Medway until standing down in 2010.

He is an Honorary Associate of the National Secular Society[1], and a Distinguished Supporter of the British Humanist Association[2].

MMR Vaccine

Robert Marshall-Andrews signed the February 2009 Early Day Motion 754: MMR Vaccine and the Media supporting the use of the MMR vaccine. The motion expressed disappointment with the reporting of the vaccine by Jeni Barnett on her LBC radio show in January 2009, and expressed the hope that future reporting of the issue of MMR would be less sensationalist and more evidence-based.[3]

Homeopathy

Robert Marshall-Andrews was one of 206 MPs to sign the March 2007 Early Day Motion 1240 calling for the positive recognition of NHS homeopathic hospitals[4].

In March 2010, following the publication of the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee's report "Evidence Check 2: Homeopathy", Marshall-Andrews signed Early Day Motion 908: Science and Technology Committee Report on Homeopathy, which was critical of the report[5].

Charles Darwin

Robert Marshall-Andrews was one of 79 MPs who signed Early Day Motion 377 noting the achievements of Charles Darwin, and calling for Darwin's birthday to be designated a public holiday to honour "one of the fathers of modern science and one of Britain's greatest, if not the greatest, scientific minds."

References

  1. http://www.secularism.org.uk/robertmarshall-andrewsqc.html
  2. http://www.humanism.org.uk/about/people/distinguished-supporters
  3. http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2008-09/754
  4. http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2006-07/1240
  5. http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2009-10/908

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