Humanist UK comment on assisted dying debate: MPs stress need for assisted dying inquiry

Today’s assisted dying debate in Parliament saw a cross-party group of MPs emphasise the need for a public inquiry on assisted dying. This included Lucy Allan, a member of the Health & Social Care Committee, and Matt Hancock, former health secretary.

Humanists UK Assisted Dying Campaigner Nathan Stilwell said:

‘We are grateful for today’s Westminster Hall debate for helping bring to light the sheer number of people across the country who want and who support a compassionate assisted dying law. Support for assisted dying cuts across the traditional divides of political identity, religion, class, and culture.

‘Today’s discussion has shown the urgent need for an inquiry into assisted dying that can move forward the debate. An inquiry would allow parliamentarians to examine the evidence, both here and around the world, and choose the appropriate safeguards and mechanisms for England and Wales. It would put us in a position as a country to have an informed debate and finally fix our broken laws on assisted dying.’’