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Ex-Labour MP Frank Field reveals he is dying in statement read to House of Lords

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Ex-Labour MP Frank Field reveals he is dying in statement read to House of Lords

Former Labour MP Frank Field has revealed he is dying, while also announcing his support for legalising assisted dying in the UK.

Lady Meacher read out a statement from Lord Field in the House of Lords, as peers debated a new bill to legalise terminally ill adults seeking assistance to end their lives.

"I have just spent a period in a hospice and I'm not well enough to participate in today's debate. If I had been, I'd have spoken strongly in favour of a second reading," Lord Field's statement read.

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