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APPGITA - All Party Parliamentary Group for
Involuntary Tranquilliser Addiction

House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA

Jim Dobbin MP, Former Chair · Earl of Sandwich, Vice Chair
David Crausby MP, Secretary / Treasurer
Email Mick Behan (Parliamentary Researcher to Jim Dobbin MP)

APPGITA WEB SITE

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Message from Jim Dobbin, Former Chair of the APPG on Involuntary Tranquilliser Addiction:

The APPG was set up to raise awareness of Involuntary Tranquilliser Addiction and lobby for support for from health service providers, local authorities and government.

In order to pursue our objectives we need more MPs to become involved with the APPG. I myself became involved in this issue by listening to the story of only one constituent, Rob Wilson from Rochdale who was withdrawing from Ativan (lorazepam). MPs can become involved in an issue if they are lobbied by a constituent. You can lobby your MP in two ways:

  1. Write to your MP at the House of Commons, Westminster, London, SWIA OAA. A list of MPs' contact details / email addresses can be found here.

  2. Attend your MP's constituency surgery. Find out when and where the surgery is from your Town Hall's Information service and attend the surgery.

Involuntary Tranquilliser Addiction is an appropriate subject to bring to the attention of your MP. Your MP should support you in that there is no justification for the present situation. Tell your MP your own personal tranquilliser story and how you want things to change. If necessary make notes for your visit. You can refer your MP to the Early Day Motion and Parliamentary Questions that I have submitted to Parliament and which are available here on this website (see below).

The focus of our campaign at the moment is to lobby the Department of Health for specialised withdrawal services for Involuntary Tranquilliser Addiction to be provided throughout the country. As current or ex-tranquilliser addicts you may be disillusioned with politics and the way the system operates. However it is only through political action by MPs that we will be able to change things for the better. An MP will normally respond on an issue if lobbied by a constituent.

Jim Dobbin MP
Former Chair APPG
October 22, 2008

Aims & Objectives


• See also the APPGITA web site.

Response from Sarah Wollaston MP, Chair Health Select Committee, December 11, 2014.

Response from DH on behalf of David Cameron, November 18, 2014.

Email to Desmond Swayne MP, November 21, 2014.

APPGITA member Eric Ollerenshaw MP's contribution to UK Drugs Policy debate in the House of Commons, October 30, 2014.

Letter from David Cameron reneging on promise to take action on involuntary tranquilliser addiction, October 23, 2014.

Email to Dr Sarah Wollaston MP, Chair, Health Select Committee, October 28, 2014.

Parliamentary Questions on involuntary tranquilliser addiction tabled by Jim Dobbin and Eric Ollerenshaw (31-01-2008 - 31-10-014).

Email to Una O'Brien, Permanent Secretary, DH and Jane Ellison, Public Health Minister, October 10, 2014.

Email to Professor Steve Field about CQCís intention to publish GP practices' benzodiazepine prescribing data, October 8, 2014.

Pulse Ė CQC to publish GP practicesí benzodiazepine prescribing data, October 7, 2014.

Email to Jane Ellison, Public Health Minister, October 3, 2014.

Response from DH on behalf of Jane Ellison, Public Health Minister, October 1, 2014.

Email to Jane Ellison, Public Health Minister, September 22, 2014.

Survey of 152 Local Authorities in England recording numbers treated since April 2013 for Involuntary Tranquilliser Addiction.

Tribute to Jim Dobbin MP Deirdre Boyd, September 10, 2014.

Tribute to Jim Dobbin MP, Oldham Chronicle, September 9, 2014.

Death of Jim Dobbin MP, Chair of APPGITA, September 7, 2014.

The Daily Mail apologises to Baylissa Frederick, May 21, 2014.

Depression and Anxiety Ė the Benzo Connection, AntiDepAware.

Letter from Jim Dobbin MP to Jane Ellison, Public Health Minister, April 4, 2014.

Jane Ellisonís reply to Jim Dobbin MPís letter to David Cameron, March 20, 2014.

Response to letter from the Prime Ministerís Office, February 17, 2014.

Letter from Jim Dobbin MP to David Cameron, January 30, 2014.

The National Scandal of Addiction to Prescribed Tranquillisers, Barry and Sue Haslam, December 20, 2013.

Norman Baker MP and the DoH misrepresent involuntary tranquilliser addiction, Sunday Times, December 15, 2013.

Letter from Barry Haslam to Norman Baker MP, Minister for Drugs Policy, October 15, 2013.

Email asking why the NAC review missed papers showing risks associated with benzo use, December 14, 2013.

Letter from a nurse, Shirley Trickett, Journal of the RCGP, 1983.

Letter to the British Association for Psychopharmacology, John Perrott, November 26, 2013.

Letter from Jim Dobbin MP to The Times about Professor Nutt, November 20, 2013.

Question by Jim Dobbin MP, Prime Minister's Questions and Reply, October 23, 2013.

Dr David Healy's talk at the House of Commons, October 9, 2013.

Dr David Healy's talk at the House of Commons, October 9, 2013.

Email to Earl Howe, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Health, October 4, 2013.

Email to ATM round table members and signatories of the consensus statement, September 17, 2013.

Response by email to Nicky Jayesinghe, BMA on behalf of Barry Haslam, September 3, 2013.

Rise in women poisoned by prescription drugs, The Sunday Times, August 25, 2013.

Email from John Perrott to the MHRA about interactions between benzodiazepines and quinolone antibiotics, August 4, 2013.

Email from the MHRA on interactions between benzodiazepines and fluoroquinolone antibiotics, August 1, 2013.

Prescribed Drugs Seminar, Speech by Barry Haslam, Portcullis House, House of Commons, July 9, 2013.

Prescribed Drugs Seminar, Speech by psychologist James Davies, Portcullis House, House of Commons, July 9, 2013.

Select Committee Style Seminar on Addiction to Prescribed Drugs, July 9, 2013.

Email response from Eamonn Maloney, DoH to correspondence from John Perrott, July 5, 2013.

Comments by Jim Dobbin MP endorsed by Professor Ashton on the PHE Commissioning Guide on ATM, June 29, 2013.

PHE Press release on Commissioning Guide on Addiction to Medicine, June 28, 2013.

Parliamentary Questions by Jim Dobbin MP, June 10, 2013.

Update by APPGITA Campaign Co-ordinator, Michael Behan, April 2013.

Letter from Anna Soubry MP, Minister for Public Health, to Jim Dobbin MP, April 22, 2013.

Email from John Perrott to Clare Gerada, Chair of Council of the RCGP, March 27, 2013.

Email from John Perrott to Clare Gerada, Chair of Council of the RCGP, March 23, 2013.

Letter from Jim Dobbin to Anna Soubry, Minister for Public Health, March 21, 2013.

Email from John Perrott to Dr Clare Gerada, Chair of the Council of the RRCGP, March 7, 2013.

Email from John Perrott to Deborah Hart, Director of Communications & Policy, RCP, February 24, 2013.

Involuntary Tranquilliser Addiction, Council of Europe, Jim Dobbin, January 31, 2012.

Addiction to Prescribed Drugs, Professor C Heather Ashton, BMA Meeting, January 22, 2013.

Solutions to the tranquilliser trap, Letters to The Times, Professor Lader, October 6, 2012.

Letter from Jim Dobbin MP to Steve Taylor, National Treatment Agency, September 5, 2012.

Letter from Jim Dobbin MP to Anne Milton MP, Health Minister, August 22, 2012.

Tranquilliser addiction 'dangerous as heroin abuse', The Times, August 23, 2012.

Email from John Perrott to Edward Corbett, Ministerial Correspondence and Public Enquiries, DoH, August 15, 2012.

Email from Edward Corbett, Ministerial Correspondence and Public Enquiries, DoH to John Perrott, August 14, 2012.

APPGITA AGM, July 10, 2012.

Email from John Perrott to Joanne Miles, Ministerial Correspondence and Public Enquiries, DoH, July 2, 2012.

Parliamentary Questions on Involuntary Tranquilliser Addiction Tabled by MPs from 31.01.08 to 26.06.12, June 28, 2012.

Parliamentary Questions by Jim Dobbin, MP, June 26, 2012.

Email from Angela Gillen, Ministerial Correspondence and Public Enquiries, DoH to John Perrott, June 25, 2012.

Minister's mission on medication addiction, Oldham Chronicle, June 19, 2012.

The Earl Sandwich: Oral Question, House of Lords, July 12, 2012.

Jim Dobbin MP announces European benzodiazepine enquiry, June 14, 2012.

Email from Joanne Miles, Ministerial Correspondence and Public Enquiries, DoH to John Perrott, June 12, 2012.

Survey of PCTs in England Recording Provision of Services for Involuntary Tranquilliser Addiction by John Perrott, June 1, 2012.

Letter from Jim Dobbin MP to Iain Duncan Smith MP, DWP, May 28, 2012.

Correspondence between APPGITA and Anne Milton MP regarding the Roundtable Meetings, May 17, 2012.

Comments on the latest draft of the DoH consensus statement, Professor C Heather Ashton, May 15, 2012.

Email from John Perrott to Earl Howe, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Health, May 15, 2012.

Email from John Perrott to Earl Howe, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Health, May 13, 2012.

Email from Josh Jarrett to Mark Edgington, Senior Policy Advisor, DoH, May 11, 2012.

Email from Mary Heaton, Ministerial Correspondence and Public Enquiries, DoH to Barry Haslam, May 1, 2012.

Letter from Professor C Heather Ashton to Anne Milton MP, Public Health Minister, April 24, 2012.

Email from Barry Haslam to Anne Milton MP, Public Health Minister, April 10, 2012.

Email from Josh Jarrett to Mark Edgington, Dept of Health, April 6, 2012.

Letter from Anne Milton MP, Public Health Minister to Jim Dobbin MP, Chair APPGITA, March 29, 2012.

Parliamentary Questions by the Earl of Sandwich, March 15, 2012.

Letter from Jim Dobbin MP to Chris Heffer, DoH, March 13, 2012.

Letter from Jim Dobbin MP to Anne Milton MP, Public Health Minister, March 5, 2012.

Email from John Perrott to Mark Edgington, Senior Policy Advisor, DoH, March 2, 2012.

Earl of Sandwich Debate, House of Lords, February 29, 2012.

Email from John Perrott to Edward Corbett, February 2, 2012.

Email from Edward Corbett, Customer Services, DoH to John Perrott, February 2, 2012.

Parliamentary Questions by the Earl of Sandwich, January 26, 2012.

Email from John Perrott to Dr June Raine, Director, MHRA, January 24, 2012.

Parliamentary Questions by Eric Ollerenshaw MP, January 23, 2012.

Parliamentary Questions by Jim Dobbin MP, January 19, 2012.

Solicitor reinstated after tribunal accepts sleeping tablets appeal, The Independent, January 16, 2012.

Press Release: MHRA failing to protect public, January 16, 2012.

Email from John Perrott to Bilal Ghafoor, Customer Services DoH, January 16, 2012.

Email from Bilal Ghafoor, Customer Services, DoH to John Perrott, January 5, 2012.

Are sleeping pills mother's NEW little helper? Daily Mail, January 2, 2012.

Doctors sued for creating 'Valium addicts', The Independent, December 29, 2011.

It's time we realised these drugs are a threat to society, The Independent, December 29, 2011.

Letter from Dr June Raine, MHRAto John Perrott, December 16, 2011.

The Bridge Project, Bradford - Speech by Professor C Heather Ashton, December 2011.

APPGITA Meeting with Anne Milton MP, Public Health Minister, December 13, 2011.

Parliamentary Question from Eric Ollerenshaw MP, December 12, 2011.

Email from John Perrott to Earl Howe, Under Secretary of State, DoH, December 11, 2011.

Email from John Perrott to Dr June Raine, MHRA, December 4, 2011.

Parliamentary Debate, Earl of Sandwich, November 30, 2011.

Letter from Jim Dobbin MP to Andrew Lansley, Secretary of State for Health, November 8, 2011.

Benzo Nation, British Medical Association, October 22, 2011.

Email from Mary Heaton, Customer Services, DoH to John Perrott, October 27, 2011.

Letter from Jim Dobbin, MP to Professor John Strang, King's College London, October 17, 2011.

Parliamentary Debate, Earl of Sandwich, October 11, 2011.

Email from John Perrott to Anne Milton MP, Public Health Minister, October 10, 2011.

Letter from Josh Jarrett to Anne Milton MP, Public Health Minister, October 8, 2011.

Letter from Professor John Strang, King's College London to Jim Dobbin, MP, October 6, 2011

Letter from Tim Morgan, Customer Services, DoH to Joshua Jarrett, September 26, 2011.

Email from Josh Jarrett to Anne Milton, Public Health Minister, September 23, 2011.

Letter from Debbie Abrahams, MP to Barry Haslam, September 23, 2011.

Email from Dr June Raine, MHRA to John Perrott, September 23, 2011.

Amy Winehouse 'had taken sedative', Sunday Express, September 11, 2011.

Email from Mary Heaton, Customer Services, DoH to John Perrott, September 8, 2011.

Email from John Perrott to Dr June Raine, MHRA, September 7, 2011.

Minutes of a Meeting with Anne Milton, Public Health Minister, September 6, 2011.

Email from Jim Dobbin, MP to Anne Milton, Public Health Minister, September 5, 2011.

Email from Jim Dobbin, MP to Anne Milton, Public Health Minister, September 5, 2011.

Email from Jim Dobbin, MP to Anne Milton, Public Health Minister, September 5, 2011.

Letter from Anne Milton MP, Health Minister to Debbie Abrahams, MP, August 25, 2011.

Letter from Debbie Abrahams, MP to Barry Haslam, August 23, 2011.

Email from Mary Heaton, Customer Services, DoH to John Perrott, August 23, 2011.

Message from Jim Dobbin MP to APPGITA Supporters, August 21, 2011.

Email from John Perrott to Mary Heaton, Customer Services, DoH, August 16, 2011.

Tranquilliser addicts need help, BBC NW Tonight (Video Clip), August 15, 2011.

Tranquilliser addicts need help: Labour MP Jim Dobbin, BBC North West Tonight, August 15, 2011.

Bury's Kevin Dewhurst talks of 'zombie' tranquilliser effects, BBC News Manchester, August 15, 2010.

Letter from Christine Downes-Grainger to Dr Clare Gerada, Chair of RCGP, August, 13, 2011.

Example of a complaint to the GMC about a doctor ignoring the BNF guidelines on benzos.

Email from John Perrott to the General Medical Council, August 10, 2011.

Letter from Andrew Lansley, Secretary of State for Health to Jim Dobbin, MP, August 8, 2011.

Letter from Josh Jarrett to PM David Cameron MP, August 6, 2011.

Email from Josh Jarrett to Niall Dickinson, Chief Executive, GMC, August 5, 2011.

Email from Millie Kieve of APRIL to Dr Iona Heath, President RCGP, August 4, 2011.

Email (2) from John Perrott to Andrew Lansley MP Secretary of State for Health, August 4, 2011.

Barry Haslam on BBC Radio 4's You and Yours, August 4, 2011 (17.29 minutes in).

Email from Melanie Davis, Mind in Camden to Anne Milton MP, Public Health Minister, August 4, 2011

Email from John Perrott to Andrew Lansley MP Secretary of State for Health, August, 4 2011.

Email from John Perrott to Professor Sir Alasdair Breckenridge, MHRA, August 3, 2011.

Email from Josh Jarrett to Anne Milton MP, Public Health Minister, August 2, 2011.

Email from Melanie Davis, Mind in Camden to Dr Iona Heath, President RCGP, August 2, 2011.

Email from Jim Dobbin MP to Dr Iona Heath, President RCGP, August 2, 2011.

Response to Dr Heath, President of the RCGP, Professor C H Ashton, August 2, 2011.

Is your doctor turning you into a drug addict? Daily Mail, August 2, 2011.

Further Correspondence concerning Dr Gerada, August 1, 2011.

Dr Gerada's uninformed comments about benzo addiction and withdrawal, John Perrott, July 31, 2011.

Letter from Debbie Abrahams MP (Oldham) to Anne Milton, Public Health Minister, July 28, 2011.

Email from John Perrott to Dr Iona Heath, President of the RCGP, July 28, 2011.

Life addicted to prescription drugs, BBC News, July 27, 2011.

Prescribed Addiction, BBC Radio 4 Face the Facts (including transcript), July 27, 2011.

Tranx Radio Programme Poster, BBC Radio 4 Face the Facts, July 27, 2011.

Professor who wrote Coalition health policy was paid by drugs firm, The Independent, July 26, 2011.

Iatrogenesis and Our Benzodiazepine Secret, Addiction Today, July 20, 2011.

Addiction to OTC and Prescribed Medicines: Up a Primrose Path, Addiction Today, July 20, 2011.

Benzo Reports 2011: Conflict of Interests, Addiction Today, July 20, 2011.

Radio date-change for Barry, Oldham Chronicle, July 19, 2011.

Email from John Perrott to Dr June Raine, MHRA, July 16, 2011.

Email from Dr June Raine, MHRA to John Perrott, July 13, 2011.

Email from Jim Dobbin to Rt Hon Andrew Lansley MP, Secretary of State for Health, July 11, 2011.

Letter from Anne Milton, Public Health Minister to Debbie Abrahams MP (Oldham), July 5, 2011.

Barry to broadcast to the nation, Oldham Chronicle, July 5, 2011.

Addiction to benzodiazepines and codeine: supporting safer use, Drug Safety Update, MHRA, July 2011.

Email from John Perrott to Dr June Raine, MHRA, July 5, 2011.

DoH Prescription Cost Analysis, England, 2010/11, June 29, 2011.

Minutes of AGM on Involuntary Tranquilliser Addiction, June 28, 2011.

Parliamentary Question, Jim Dobbin MP, June 28, 2011.

Briefing for the APPGITA Meeting, June 28, 2011.

Drugs: Prescribed Drug Addiction and Withdrawal, PQ, Earl of Sandwich, June 23, 2011.

Drug addiction and withdrawal, Earl of Sandwich, ePolitix, June 23, 2011.

Centre for Policy Studies Article on Prescribed Benzo Addiction, June 14, 2011.

Benzo prescribing scandal: cover up or chronic complacency, Kathy Gyngell, CPS, June 13, 2011.

No action by RCGP, John Perrott, June 9, 2011.

Email from John Perrott to Simon Ashmore, RCGP, June 9, 2011.

Email from John Perrott to the Head of the FoI Team, DoH, June 9, 2011.

Email from Deepa Shah, FoI Team, DoH to John Perrott, June 8, 2011.

Comments on the NTA/NAC reports, Professor C Heather Ashton, June 8, 2011.

Email from John Perrott to Dr June Raine, MHRA, June 6, 2011.

Letter from Dr June Raine, MHRA to John Perrott, June 2, 2011.

Reports by the NAC and NTA, May 11, 2011.

The changing use of prescribed benzodiazepines and z-drugs..., National Addiction Centre, May 2011.

Addiction to Medicines Report, NHS National Treatment Agency, May 2011.

Email from Mary Heaton, Customer Services, DoH to Stephanie Holliday, May 11, 2011.

Email from John Perrott to Dr June Raine, Vigilance & Risk Management of Medicines, MHRA, May 7, 2011.

Email from John Perrott to Dr June Raine, Vigilance & Risk Management of Medicines, MHRA, May 6, 2011.

Letter from John Perrott to Devyani Fowler, Wyeth, May 5, 2011.

Letter from Carolyn Preston, Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman to John Perrott, May 3, 2011.

Email from Dr June Raine, MHRA to John Perrott, April 21, 2011.

Email from Mary Heaton, Customer Services, DoH to Barry Haslam, April 11, 2011.

Email from John Perrott to Dr June Raine, MHRA, and Anne Milton, MP, DoH, April 7, 2011.

Letter from Tracy Sutton, Customer Services, DoH to John Perrott, April 4, 2011.

Email from John Perrott to Mary Heaton, Customer Services, DoH, April 3, 2011.

Email from Deepa Shah, Freedom of Information Team, DoH to John Perrott April 1, 2011.

Email from John Perrott to the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman, April 1, 2011.

Email from Mary Heaton, Customer Services, Dept of Health to John Perrott, March 31, 2011.

Email from Anne Milton MP to Jim Dobbin, MP, and the Earl of Sandwich, March 29, 2011.

Report of Meeting with the Royal College of General Practitioners, March 28, 2011.

Misery of the tranquilliser addicts forced to go cold turkey by GPs, Daily Mail, March 22, 2011.

Email from Jennifer Stone to Anne Milton, Minister for Public Health, March 20, 2011.

Email from John Perrott to Joanne Littlefair, Customer Services, DoH, March 19, 2011.

Email from John Perrott to Anne Milton, Minister for Public Health, March 16, 2011.

Letter from Joanne Littlefair, Customer Services, DoH to Jennifer Stone, March, 14 2011.

More help urged for prescription drug addicts, Oldham Chronicle, March 10, 2011.

Minutes from the APPGITA Meeting, March, 9 2011.

Letter from Anne Milton, Minister for Public Health to Eric Ollerenshaw, March 9, 2011.

Prime Minister's Questions, Jim Dobbin MP, House of Commons, March 9, 2011.

Letter from John Perrott to Anne Milton, Minister for Public Health, March 9, 2011.

Email from John Perrott to Anne Milton, Minister for Public Health, March 8, 2011.

Email from Sue Jones, Central Complaints Manager, MHRA to John Perrott, March 8, 2011.

Letter from Lynwen Paddy, Complaints Manager, DoH to John Perrott,, March 3, 2011.

Email from Mary Heaton, Customer Service Centre, DoH to John Perrott, March 1, 2011.

Briefing for MPs, John Perrott, February 28, 2011.

Email from John Perrott to Sue Jones, Central Complaints Manager, DoH, February 23, 2011.

MHRA Director requests Meeting with John Perrott, February 22, 2011 (Email).

John Perrott's Meeting with the Royal College of General Practitioners, Lancaster, March 28, 2011 (Agenda).

Letter from Anne Milton MP, Minister for Public Health to Jennifer Stone, February 21, 2011.

Email From John Perrott to Anne Milton MP, Minister for Public Health, February 17, 2011.

Letter from John Perrott to Sue Jones, Central Complaints Manager, DoH, February 17, 2011.

Press Release regarding Ativan / lorazepam licensing, February 14, 2011.

MIND Blog - Personal Story, February 13, 2011.

MIND Blog - Political, February 13, 2011.

Email from John Perrott to Dr Linda Harris, Substance Misuse Unit, RCGP, February 11, 2011.

Email from John Perrott to the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman, February, 7 2011.

Letter from Eric Ollerenshaw, MP to Anne Milton, MP, Minister for Public Health, February 4, 2011.

Letter from Sue Jones, Central Complaints Manager, DoH to Mr John Perrott, February 4, 2011.

Email from Mary Baker to Jim Dobbin MP, APPGITA, January 31, 2011.

Letter from the Department of Health to Mr John Perrott January 28, 2011.

Letter from John Perrott to The Complaints Manager, DoH (Additional Information), January 27, 2011.

Email from Bilal Ghafoor, Customer Services, DoH to John Perrott, January 25, 2011.

Letter from John Perrott to Mrs Sue Jones, Central Complaints Officer, MHRA, January 11, 2011.

Email from John Perrott to the Department of Health, January 7, 2010.

Email from John Perrott to Bilal Ghafoor, Customer Services, DoH, December 30, 2010.

Press Release to Health Editors from John Perrott, December 29, 2010.

Email from Anne Milton, Public Health Minister to Jim Dobbin, December 22, 2010.

Email from Bilal Ghafoor, Customer Services Centre, DoH to John Perrott, December 22, 2010.

Parliamentary Questions, December 21, 2010.

Letter from Professor Sir John Savill, Chief Executive, MRCto Jim Dobbin MP, December 16, 2010.

Email from Michael Behan to Anne Milton MP, December 13, 2010.

Email from John Perrott to Richard Goldfinch, MHRA, December 9, 2010.

Email from John Perrott to Dr June Raine, MHRA, December 9, 2010.

Letter from Dr June Raine, MHRA to John Perrott, December 8, 2010.

Check on benzodiazepine use must be done, say MPs, Independent on Sunday, December 5, 2010.

Parliamentary Questions: Benzodiazepine drug licences, Eric Ollershaw MP, December 3, 2010.

Email from John Perrott to Andrew Lansley, Secretary of State for Health, December 1, 2010.

Letter from John Perrott to Eric Ollerenshaw MP, December 1, 2010.

Letter from John Perrott to Bilal Ghafoor, Customer Services, Department of Health, November 30, 2010.

Letter from Bilal Ghafoor, Customer Services, Department of Health to John Perrott, November 22, 2010.

Brain Damage from Benzodiazepines: The Troubling Facts, Risks, and History of Minor Tranquilizers, Psychology Today, Christopher Lane PhD, November 18, 2010.

Letter from Andrew Lansley, Secretary of State for Health to Ms Heather Carberry, November 15, 2010.

Pharmaceutical Scandal Sheds Disturbing New Light on Benzos, Psychology Today, November 12, 2010.

Email from John Perrott to the Medical Research Council, November 12, 2010.

Email from Dr Vernon Coleman to the Editor, Independent on Sunday, November 9, 2010.

Drugs linked to brain damage 30 years ago, Independent on Sunday, November 7, 2010.

Earl of Sandwich: Benzodiazepines a Priority? Independent on Sunday, November 7, 2010.

Email from John Perrott to Dr June Raine, MHRA, November 3, 2010.

Email from Dr June Raine, MHRA to John Perrott, November 3, 2010.

Email from Ray Nimmo to Nic Dakin MP (and reply), October 31, 2010.

Benzodiazepines and Brain Damage, MRC Files, 1980 - 82 (Freedom of Information disclosure, October 2010).

Letter from Jim Dobbin MP to Sir John Savill, Chief Executive, Medical Research Council, October 21, 2010.

Letter from John Perrrott to Earl Howe, DoH, October 20, 2010.

Doctors ignored drugs warnings, Oldham Chronicle, October 18, 2010.

Earl of Sandwich appeals on behalf of Valium victims, Dorset Echo, October 17, 2010.

Benzodiazepines Debate, Earl of Sandwich, House of Lords, October 6, 2010 (Video Clip, BBC News).

Benzodiazepines Debate, Earl of Sandwich, House of Lords, October 6, 2010 (Transcript).

Letter from Jim Dobbin MP to Anne Milton MP, Health Minister, October 1, 2010.

Benzodiazepine Brain Damage, MRC File / Prof. Malcolm Lader, January 1982 (FoI disclosure, October 2010).

Email from Dr June Raine, MHRA to John Perrott, September 24, 2010.

Letter from John Perrott to Head of Freedom of Information Team, DoH, September 14, 2010.

Letter from John Perrott to Jacky Buchan, Department of Health, September 12, 2010.

Email from Jacky Buchan, Department of Health to John Perrott, September 9, 2010.

Letter from John Perrott to Dr June Raine, September 3, 2010.

Letter from John Perrott to Jacky Buchan, DoH, September 2, 2010.

Email from Jacky Buchan, DoH to John Perrott, 31 August, 31, 2010.

Letter from Jim Dobbin MP to Equality and Human Rights Commission, August 22, 2010.

Letter from John Perrott to Eric Ollerenshaw MP, August 19, 2010.

Letter from John Perrott to Dora East, Department of Health, July 28, 2010.

Letter from Dr June Raine, MHRA to John Perrrott, July 15, 2010.

Letter from The Earl of Sandwich to Anne Milton MP, Health Minister, July 9, 2010

Letter from Jim Dobbin MP to Anne Milton MP, Health Minister, July 6, 2010.

Ministers declare war on Britain's tranquilliser crisis, The Independent on Sunday, July 4, 2010.

Letter from Jim Dobbin MP to Prime Minister David Cameron, June 24, 2010.

Parliamentary Questions, The Earl of Sandwich, June 17, 2010.

Prime Minister's Questions, Jim Dobbin MP, House of Commons, June 16, 2010.

Letter from Jim Dobbin MP to Edwina Hart AM, Welsh Assembly Health Minister, June 15, 2010.

Second Letter from John Perrrott to Dr June Raine, MHRA, June 9, 2010.

Tranquilliser Research Project in Wales, June 8, 2010.

Notice for Members and Supporters of the APPGITA, June 7, 2010.

Letter from Dr June Raine, MHRA to John Perrrott, June 3, 2010.

Letter from Dora East (DoH) to John Perrott, May 28, 2010.

Third Letter from John Perrott to Dora East, Dept of Health, May 20, 2010.

Second Letter from John Perrott to Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, May 20, 2010.

Letter from John Perrrott to Dr June Raine, MHRA, April 26, 2010.

Letter from Earl Howe to John Perrott, April 22, 2010.

Letter from Baroness Thornton to Jim Dobbin, April 16, 2010.

Letter from Dora East, Dept of Health to John Perrott, April 15, 2010.

Correspondence between Barry Haslam and Phil Woolas (Labour Candidate), April 2010

Letter from Gillian Merron MP to Jim Dobbin MP, April 7, 2010.

Letter from Jim Dobbin MP to Gillian Merron MP, Dept. of Health, April 6, 2010.

Letter from Ben Wallace MP (Lancaster & Wyre) to John Perrott, April 1, 2010.

Letter from Gillian Merron MP to Earl Howe, March 22, 2010.

Letter from Jim Dobbin MP to Gillian Merron MP, Dept. of Health, March 18, 2010.

Letter from Gillian Merron MP to Jim Dobbin MP, March 3, 2010.

Letter from Jim Dobbin MP to Alan Johnson MP, Home Office, February 8, 2010.

Letter from Jim Dobbin MP to Gillian Merron MP, Dept. of Health, February 2, 2010.

Letter from Jim Dobbin MP to Alan Johnson MP, Home Office, January 18, 2010.

Letter from Lord Sandwich to Gillian Merron MP, December 17, 2009.

Letter from Jim Dobbin MP to Mike O'Brien MP, Dept. of Health, November 26, 2009.

Omand Review of the ACMD, Jim Dobbin MP, November 9, 2009.

Health: Side Effects of Medication, The Earl of Sandwich, House of Lords (Hansard), November 3, 2009.

Early Day Motion 2164: Withdrawal from Prescription Drugs, Jim Dobbin, October 27, 2009.

Letter from Jim Dobbin MP to A Grosskurth, Dept. of Health, October 21, 2009.

Barry Haslam Interview (video), Channel M Manchester, October 15, 2009.

Letter from Jim Dobbin MP to Dr Iddon MP re Evidence Session 06/2008, Dept. of Health, October 6, 2009.

Letter from Jim Dobbin MP to Gillian Merron, October 20, 2009.

Michael Jackson, Press Release, Jim Dobbin MP, August 25, 2009.

Withdrawal Services Campaign Support, Jim Dobbin, July 28, 2009.

Home Office reply to Jim Dobbin, MP re Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs, July 27, 2009.

Parliamentary Question: Tranquillisers, Jim Dobbin, July 20, 2009.

Submission to Equalities and Human Rights Commission, July 20, 2009.

Parliamentary Question: Tranquillisers, Jim Dobbin, July 16, 2009.

Letter from Jim Dobbin MP to Jim Knight MP (Work & Pensions), July 9, 2009.

Letter from Jim Dobbin MP to Phil Hope MP (Cares Services), July 1, 2009.

Letter from DoH Re Ministerial Visit to Oldham Benzo Withdrawal Clinic, June 15, 2009.

Parliamentary Questions posed by Jim Dobbin, 2008-2009.

Involuntary Tranquilliser Addiction, Michael Behan, Addiction Today, May 12, 2009.

Letter from Jim Dobbin MP to Trevor Phillips, EHRC, May 12, 2009.

Letter from Jim Dobbin MP to Tony McNulty MP (Work & Pensions), April 21, 2009.

Involuntary Tranquilliser Addiction and the Welfare Reform Bill, March 10, 2009.

APPG for Involuntary Tranquilliser Addiction, Newsletter 4, February 24, 2009.

Letter from Jim Dobbin MP to Tony McNulty MP (Work & Pensions), February 23, 2009.

Early Day Motion 787: Comments of Professor David Nutt, Jim Dobbin, February 11, 2009.

APPG for Involuntary Tranquilliser Addiction, Alternative Report, January 22, 2009.

Letter from Jim Dobbin MP to The Rt Hon James Purnell, DWP, December 11, 2008.

APPG for Involuntary Tranquilliser Addiction, Newsletter 3, October 24, 2008.

Letter from Jim Dobbin to Ann Keen, Health Services Minister, October 14, 2008.

Benzodiazepine Questions asked by Dawn Primarolo MP in Opposition.

APPG for Involuntary Tranquilliser Addiction, Newsletter 2, March 25, 2008.

Letter from the Office of Nick Clegg MP to Barry Haslam, February 29, 2008.

APPG Manifesto on Involuntary Tranquilliser Addiction, February 12, 2008.

APPG for Involuntary Tranquilliser Addiction, Newsletter 1, January 22, 2008.

APPGITA - Email from Ray Nimmo to Elliot Morley MP, October 15, 2006.

Early Day Motion, No. 99, November 6, 2007, Involuntary Tranquilliser Addiction.

Early Day Motion, Launched November 18, 2002.



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