Medical Treatment (Prevention of Euthanasia) Bill — Second Reading — 28 Jan 2000
The majority of MPs voted to make it illegal to withdraw or withhold medical treatment or sustenance with the intent of hastening or otherwise causing death.
MPs were considering the Medical Treatment (Prevention of Euthanasia) Bill.
Thee motion approved by the majority of MPs in this vote was:
- I beg to move, That the Bill be now read a Second time.
The operative clause of the Bill, clause 1, stated:
- It shall be unlawful for any person responsible for the care of a patient to withdraw or withhold from the patient medical treatment or sustenance if his purpose or one of his purposes in doing so is to hasten or otherwise cause the death of the patient.
In April 2000 BBC reported:
- The Bill ran out of time for debate. It now goes back into the long queue of backbench Bills for debate and stands very little chance of becoming law.
-  Text of the Medical Treatment (Prevention of Euthanasia) Bill on the Parliament.UK website
-  Euthanasia Bill blocked, BBC News, Friday, 14 April, 2000
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