Tony Nicklinson's wife has welcomed the willingness of newly-appointed health minister Anna Soubry to "stick her neck out" on the issue of assisted suicide law, but said reforms that restricted the measure to the terminally ill would not be enough.
Tony Nicklinson, who suffered from locked-in syndrome, died a week after losing his legal bid to end his life when he chose with the help of a doctor. He was 58 at the time of his death.
"Everyone goes on about assisted suicide for the terminally ill but that is just not far enough for us," Jane Nicklinson told Sky News. "Tony's rights should be taken into account, and others like Tony, as much as those who are dying".
"We're pleased that she has come forward and said this. It does open the debate even more, having an MP who's willing to stick her neck out and actually support assisted suicide. But we would like it to be a step further," Mrs. Nicklinson added.
More top news
John Jenkins carried out a secret mission before the Normandy landings in June 1944.
Under the plans, existing woodland would also be expanded.
The total represents a 7% increase compared with the previous 12 months, research commissioned by the RAC Foundation found.