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ORGANIC FOOD

EDM (Early Day Motion) 846A1: tabled on 22 July 1999

Tabled in the 1998-99 session.

This motion has been signed by 3 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

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

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Mrs Helen Brinton on 20 July 1999. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

leave out from 'objectives' to end and add 'regrets that slaughterhouses which specialise in supplying organic meats humanely reared and slaughtered are threatened with closure because of the higher costs imposed upon them in the United Kingdom but not in the rest of European Union.'.

Original motion text

That this House notes that a recent survey found 73 per cent. of the British public to be in favour of protection for organic foods; further notes that organic farming meets all agriculture policy objectives; welcomes Government expansion of the remit of the Advisory Committee on Releases to the Environment to look at indirect and cumulative effects of genetically modified crops as well as the direct effects; and calls on the Government to develop a programme of support and long-term investment for organic farming, to introduce statutory measures to further protect the status of organic foods and to defend this policy in world trade discussions.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.