HC Deb 10 February 2004 vol 417 c1384 7.17 pm
Hugh Bayley (City of York) (Lab)

I rise to speak on behalf of those of my constituents who suffer from respiratory diseases that require them to breathe oxygen artificially. They are greatly concerned that, although oxygen for use at home is provided by the national health service, portable or ambulatory oxygen is not, and can only be provided privately.

Those constituents have asked me to present a petition, which is signed by Mr. Tony Wilson, of Clifton, York, and by hundreds of other constituents. It reads as follows: To the House of Commons The Petition of members and supporters of Breathe Easy York declares that all people in Britain living with respiratory disease should get a comprehensive lung health service from the national health service. The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons press for the NHS to provide ambulatory oxygen and pulmonary rehabilitation services for those who need them. And your Petitioners remain, etc.

To lie upon the Table.

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