The British Medical Association has issued a statement saying it is still opposed to euthanasia in response to news that another MP, Ann Winterton, intends to introduce a private member's 'prevention of euthanasia' bill. Dr Michael Wilks, chair of the BMA's ethics committee, said doctors believed that oral nutrition and water should always be offered, but not every patient could benefit and the BMA would oppose 'any legislation that directed doctors to continue treatment beyond the point where it would benefit the patient'. The two moves follow a row in the press last week prompted by an NHS consultant who claimed some doctors were committing 'involuntary euthanasia' on elderly patients by withdrawing artificial feeding.