§ Lord Joffe
My Lords, I beg to introduce a Bill to enable a competent adult who is suffering unbearably as a result of a terminal illness to receive medical assistance to die at his own considered and persistent request; and to make provision for a person suffering from a terminal illness to receive pain relief medication. I beg to move that this Bill be now read a first time.
§ Moved, That the Bill be now read a first time.—(Lord Joffe.)
§ On Question, Bill read a first time, and ordered to be printed.