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DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 520: tabled on 12 February 1997

Tabled in the 1996-97 session.

This motion has been signed by 45 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes that millions of United Kingdom consumers regularly take vitamin, mineral and other dietary supplements either to promote their overall health and well-being, or to tackle specific nutritional deficiencies; welcomes the contribution to public health and to reducing demands upon the National Health Service which such supplementation has made and reiterates its view that consumers should continue to have access to dietary supplements of their choice provided there is no safety risk; notes that such a safety-based approach remains the basis of British Government policy and believes that such access should be available to all European consumers within the Single Market; looks forward to the publication in the near future of a European Commission consultation document which could ultimately give rise to a new draft directive on dietary supplements; fears that other member governments of the European Union may use that opportunity once again to argue for a ban on the sale of safe higher dose supplements currently available in the United Kingdom; and urges Her Majesty's Government and consumers of dietary supplements in other European countries to press now for a European Union-wide policy that supplements should be available to consumers provided there is no known safety risk.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 March 1997
North East Fife
Cash, Mr William
Conservative
Signed on 18 February 1997
Stafford
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1997
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clarke, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 20 February 1997
Midlothian
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 18 February 1997
Falkirk East
Corston, Jean
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1997
Bristol East
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 14 February 1997
Tooting
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 17 February 1997
Leigh
Dafis, Cynog
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 19 March 1997
Ceredigion and Pembroke North
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 20 February 1997
Glasgow, Govan
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 4 March 1997
Ilford South
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 18 February 1997
Greenock and Port Glasgow
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 13 February 1997
Bridgend
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1997
Morley and Leeds South
Hall, Mr Mike
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1997
Warrington South
Hardy, Peter
Labour
Signed on 17 February 1997
Wentworth
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 February 1997
North Devon
Hinchliffe, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1997
Wakefield
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 March 1997
Southwark and Bermondsey
Hunter, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 1997
Basingstoke
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 18 February 1997
Barnsley Central
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 18 March 1997
Clwyd South West
Knox, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 17 February 1997
Staffordshire Moorlands
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 13 February 1997
Brent East
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 18 February 1997
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 13 February 1997
Halifax
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 20 February 1997
Mansfield
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 18 February 1997
Sheffield, Heeley
Nicholson, David
Conservative
Signed on 12 February 1997
Taunton
Pawsey, James
Conservative
Signed on 17 March 1997
Rugby and Kenilworth
Pearson, Ian
Labour
Signed on 18 March 1997
Dudley West
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 18 February 1997
South Belfast
Tredinnick, David
Conservative
Signed on 12 February 1997
Bosworth
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 13 February 1997
Wolverhampton South East
Wigley, Mr Dafydd
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 19 February 1997
Caernarfon
Wilkinson, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 6 March 1997
Ruislip - Northwood
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 14 February 1997
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 12 February 1997
Macclesfield
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 20 February 1997
Preston

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.