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Volume 576: debated on Thursday 27 February 2014


Thursday 27 February 2014


Petition presented to the House but not read on the Floor

Understanding and Funding for People with Eating Disorders

The Petition of residents of the UK,

Declares that the Petitioners believe that the latest figures show hospital admissions for eating disorders have risen by 16% from last year to 2,290; further that more than half of those admitted to hospital were children or teenagers; and further that eating disorders have the highest mortality rates of any mental illness, at around 20%.

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Government to increase understanding and monetary resources available for those with eating disorders.

And the Petitioners remain, etc.—[Presented by Tessa Munt.]