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VITAMIN B6

EDM (Early Day Motion) 209: tabled on 07 July 1997

Tabled in the 1997-98 session.

This motion has been signed by 112 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 higher dose supplements of vitamin B6 both to promote their overall health and wellbeing and to tackle specific nutritional deficiencies; observes that such products have an excellent safety record and that they are widely believed to be efficacious in a wide range of conditions including, according to the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, helping with the effects of pre-menstrual tension; further notes that the validity of any recent work challenging the safety of higher dose B6 products has been called extensively into question as being based upon fundamentally flawed studies; regrets that the extensive scientific literature supporting the claims of safety of B6 was not considered fully by the Food Advisory Committee prior to its previous discussions on such matters; observes that any proposed ban on the sales of higher dose B6 supplements, if based upon flawed information, would deny millions of consumers access to safe products of their choice and would adversely affect public health; urges the Minister of State for Food Safety to consult further about this proposal before reaching any final decision; and invites him to defend consumers' continuing rights of access to such safe products of their choice.

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.

Barnes, Mr Harry
Labour
Signed on 15 July 1997
North East Derbyshire
Beggs, Mr Roy
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 8 July 1997
East Antrim
Blunt, Mr Crispin
Conservative
Signed on 18 July 1997
Reigate
Body, Sir Richard
Conservative
Signed on 27 October 1997
Boston and Skegness
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 July 1997
Carshalton and Wallington
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 27 October 1997
Canterbury
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 July 1997
Gordon
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 24 July 1997
Elmet
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 July 1997
Twickenham
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 December 1997
North East Fife
Cann, Mr Jamie
Labour
Signed on 27 October 1997
Ipswich
Cash, Mr William
Conservative
Signed on 27 October 1997
Stone
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 24 July 1997
Bury North
Chisholm, Mr Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 2 June 1998
Edinburgh North and Leith
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 16 July 1997
Barnsley West and Penistone
Coleman, Mr Iain
Labour
Signed on 6 February 1998
Hammersmith and Fulham
Colvin, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 9 July 1997
Romsey
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 15 July 1997
Stockton North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 15 July 1997
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 27 October 1997
Keighley
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 8 July 1997
Leigh
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 30 July 1997
Coventry South
Cunningham, Ms Roseanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 July 1997
Perth
Dafis, Cynog
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 12 November 1997
Ceredigion
Dawson, Mr Hilton
Labour
Signed on 31 July 1997
Lancaster and Wyre
Day, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 30 July 1997
Cheadle
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1997
Heywood and Middleton
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 3 November 1997
Lagan Valley
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 16 July 1997
Monmouth
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 10 July 1997
Sunderland North
Fallon, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 31 July 1997
Sevenoaks
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 November 1997
Southport
Flight, Mr Howard
Conservative
Signed on 23 July 1997
Arundel and South Downs
Forsythe, Clifford
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 27 October 1997
South Antrim
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 July 1997
Bath
George, Mr Bruce
Labour
Signed on 15 July 1997
Walsall South
Gill, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 29 July 1997
Ludlow
Graham, Mr Tommy
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1997
West Renfrewshire
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 22 July 1997
North Wiltshire
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 30 July 1997
Morley and Rothwell
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 31 July 1997
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 July 1997
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 July 1997
North Devon
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1997
Clydesdale
Jackson, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 19 November 1997
Wantage
Johnson, Miss Melanie
Labour
Signed on 27 October 1997
Welwyn Hatfield
Jones, Mr Ieuan Wyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 28 July 1997
Ynys Môn
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 July 1997
Cheltenham
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 7 May 1998
Feltham and Heston
Keen, Ann
Labour
Signed on 20 November 1997
Brentford and Isleworth
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 July 1997
Ross, Skye and Inverness West
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 16 July 1997
Ealing, Southall
Letwin, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 24 July 1997
West Dorset
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 31 July 1997
Worsley
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 21 July 1997
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 29 October 1997
Mid Worcestershire
Mactaggart, Fiona
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1997
Slough
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 16 July 1997
Halifax
Malins, Mr Humfrey
Conservative
Signed on 21 July 1997
Woking
Mates, Lt Col Michael
Conservative
Signed on 18 July 1997
East Hampshire
McCartney, Mr Robert
United Kingdom Unionist
Signed on 21 July 1997
North Down
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1997
Hemel Hempstead
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 30 October 1997
Sheffield, Heeley
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 31 July 1997
Great Grimsby
Morgan, Mr Alasdair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 July 1997
Galloway and Upper Nithsdale
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 28 July 1997
Wansbeck
Norman, Mr Archie
Conservative
Signed on 22 July 1997
Tunbridge Wells
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 July 1997
Winchester
Pollard, Mr Kerry
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1997
St Albans
Prior, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 22 July 1997
North Norfolk
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1997
Portsmouth North
Rendel, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 October 1997
Newbury
Rogers, Mr Allan
Labour
Signed on 29 July 1997
Rhondda
Ross, Mr William
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 29 July 1997
East Londonderry
Ruffley, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 31 July 1997
Bury St Edmunds
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 October 1997
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 November 1997
Torbay
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 24 July 1997
Kettering
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 23 July 1997
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 24 July 1997
Bradford West
Smith, Jacqui
Labour
Signed on 27 October 1997
Redditch
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 9 July 1997
Belfast South
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1997
City of Durham
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1997
Eccles
Stinchcombe, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 29 July 1997
Wellingborough
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 23 July 1998
Manchester, Blackley
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 July 1997
Hazel Grove
Sutcliffe, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1997
Bradford South
Swayne, Mr Desmond
Conservative
Signed on 15 July 1997
New Forest West
Swinney, Mr John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 July 1997
North Tayside
Syms, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 31 July 1997
Poole
Taylor, Sir Teddy
Conservative
Signed on 17 July 1997
Rochford and Southend East
Tipping, Paddy
Labour
Signed on 24 July 1997
Sherwood
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 July 1997
Richmond Park
Townend, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 27 October 1997
East Yorkshire
Tredinnick, David
Conservative
Signed on 7 July 1997
Bosworth
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 29 July 1997
Wolverhampton South East
Wallace, Mr Jim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 July 1997
Orkney and Shetland
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 22 July 1997
Stoke-on-Trent North
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 January 1998
Northavon
Wigley, Mr Dafydd
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 21 July 1997
Caernarfon
Wilkinson, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 27 October 1997
Ruislip - Northwood
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 July 1997
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 14 July 1997
Preston
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1997
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

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.