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FOOD STANDARDS AGENCY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 435: tabled on 11 November 1997

Tabled in the 1997-98 session.

This motion has been signed by 69 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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

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Motion text

That this House in the light of concern about misleading food labelling, welcomes the proposed establishment of a Food Standards Agency with a remit to assure public health in all matters of national food policy including the microbiological, chemical and nutritional aspects of food, novel food and processes such as genetic modification, as well as food standards and labelling, and believes that, with a role in developing policy, drafting legislation and public education, and reporting to Parliament via the Department of Health, the Food Standards Agency will help ensure that the consumer is put first in food policy.

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.

Atkins, Charlotte
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1997
Staffordshire Moorlands
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 17 November 1997
Erith and Thamesmead
Barnes, Mr Harry
Labour
Signed on 13 November 1997
North East Derbyshire
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 11 November 1997
Leeds North West
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 11 November 1997
South Ribble
Bradley, Peter
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1997
The Wrekin
Bradshaw, Mr Ben
Labour
Signed on 13 November 1997
Exeter
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1997
Barnsley West and Penistone
Colman, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 11 November 1997
Putney
Corbett, Mr Robin
Labour
Signed on 11 November 1997
Birmingham, Erdington
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 13 November 1997
Tooting
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1997
Hornchurch
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1997
Easington
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1997
Leigh
Davies, Geraint
Labour
Signed on 11 November 1997
Croydon Central
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1998
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 11 November 1997
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 18 November 1997
Heywood and Middleton
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1997
Stroud
Drown, Julia
Labour
Signed on 19 November 1997
South Swindon
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1997
Sunderland North
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 11 November 1997
Newport West
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 13 November 1997
Glasgow, Maryhill
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 11 November 1997
Norwich North
Griffiths, Jane
Labour
Signed on 11 November 1997
Reading East
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 26 November 1997
Morley and Rothwell
Hope, Phil
Labour
Signed on 11 November 1997
Corby
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 11 November 1997
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 2 December 1997
Barnsley Central
Johnson, Miss Melanie
Labour
Signed on 11 November 1997
Welwyn Hatfield
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 13 November 1997
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Kidney, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 13 November 1997
Stafford
Lawrence, Mrs Jackie
Labour
Signed on 11 November 1997
Preseli Pembrokeshire
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 18 November 1997
Brighton, Pavilion
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1997
Brent East
Lock, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 11 November 1997
Wyre Forest
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 14 November 1997
Hayes and Harlington
McIsaac, Shona
Labour
Signed on 11 November 1997
Cleethorpes
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 13 November 1997
Kingston upon Hull North
McNulty, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 11 November 1997
Harrow East
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1997
Hemel Hempstead
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1997
Sheffield, Heeley
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1997
Crawley
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 11 November 1997
Bristol North West
Perham, Linda
Labour
Signed on 11 November 1997
Ilford North
Pollard, Mr Kerry
Labour
Signed on 11 November 1997
St Albans
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 11 November 1997
Pendle
Quinn, Lawrie
Labour
Signed on 11 November 1997
Scarborough and Whitby
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 11 November 1997
Dundee West
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1997
Vale of Clwyd
Savidge, Mr Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1998
Aberdeen North
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 19 November 1997
Kettering
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 13 November 1997
Bolsover
Angela Smith,
Signed on 13 November 1997
Stinchcombe, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 11 November 1997
Wellingborough
Thomas, Mr Gareth
Labour
Signed on 13 November 1997
Harrow West
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 13 November 1997
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 11 November 1997
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 17 November 1997
Stoke-on-Trent North
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 26 March 1998
Preston
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 11 November 1997
Batley and Spen

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

FOOD STANDARDS AGENCY (Amendment 1)
at end add 'supports the principle that rational scientific argument should underpin food safety decisions; believes that consumers have a right of access to safe food products of their choice; regrets the irrational decision of the Committee on Toxicity to recommend restrictions on the retail sale of higher dose vitamin B6 food supplements; and invites the Minister for Food Safety to ask the Committee on Toxicity to look again at this issue, to consult more widely with informed scientific opinion, and to revise its recommendations on safety levels so that they are more appropriate to nutrients rather than poisons.'.
Conservative, Congleton
3
signatures
EDM 435A1: tabled on 14 November 1997