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Assisted Dying (No. 2) Bill

Part of Prayers – in the House of Commons at 10:44 am on 11th September 2015.

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Photo of Simon Hoare Simon Hoare Conservative, North Dorset 10:44 am, 11th September 2015

It is actually worse than my hon. Friend suggests. Given the very low number of GPs who have indicated that they would seek a licence, it is more than likely that both doctors seeking to make the certification would not know the patient and therefore would not be able to tell whether they were more or less depressed or to assess their rate of degeneration. That is the fundamental weakness of the Bill.