Maria Caulfield MP has revived her Defibrillator (Availability) Bill in a Ten Minute Rule Motion in Parliament.
In the last Parliament Maria Caulfield tried to get the same Bill through Parliament which would make it mandatory for public buildings such as schools, libraries and leisure centres to have defibrillators in case of an emergency. However the Bill did not make it into law due to the General Election.
Having recently got her Prisons (Interference with Wireless Technology) Bill into law, Maria Caulfield has now decided to revive the previously fallen Defibrillator Bill to make a second attempt at putting it into law.
Maria Caulfield MP said “I have come across so many tragic cases where people young and old have died because no defibrillator was available during a cardiac arrest. Quick access to a defibrillator can increase the survival chances of someone who has a cardiac arrest by 80% and every death that is contributed to by the lack of a defibrillator is one too many when this simple and inexpensive piece of equipment can so greatly help to save a life. This is why I am reintroducing my Ten Minute Rule Motion that would ensure defibrillators are in every public building and that funding is in place to enable this.”