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SLIMMING PILLS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 89: tabled on 07 December 1998

Tabled in the 1998-99 session.

This motion has been signed by 43 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 congratulates BBC Scotland on their programme, Slim Chance, in the Frontline Scotland series to be broadcast on Tuesday 8th December; welcomes their expose of the slimming pill industry in Scotland; calls on the Departments of Health in England, Wales and Scotland to take urgent action to ensure that members of the public are fully protected from any possible dangers, medical, financial or otherwise; and calls on the General Medical Council to take any action it deems appropriate against those who may be acting unethically.

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.

Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 10 December 1998
Dumfries
Chisholm, Mr Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 8 December 1998
Edinburgh North and Leith
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 9 December 1998
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 7 December 1998
Cynon Valley
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 7 December 1998
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 7 December 1998
Keighley
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 10 December 1998
Hornchurch
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 8 December 1998
Leigh
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 14 December 1998
Hendon
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 10 December 1998
Sunderland North
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1998
Newport West
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 8 December 1998
Glasgow, Maryhill
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 8 December 1998
Norwich North
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 8 December 1998
Greenock and Inverclyde
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 8 December 1998
Chorley
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 9 December 1998
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 8 December 1998
Barnsley Central
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 10 December 1998
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Keen, Ann
Labour
Signed on 7 December 1998
Brentford and Isleworth
King, Ms Oona
Labour
Signed on 16 December 1998
Bethnal Green and Bow
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 8 December 1998
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 5 May 1999
Brent East
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 15 December 1998
Dundee East
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 7 December 1998
Calder Valley
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1999
Hayes and Harlington
McKenna, Rosemary
Labour
Signed on 7 December 1998
Cumbernauld and Kilsyth
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 9 December 1998
Sheffield, Heeley
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 10 December 1998
Pendle
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 9 December 1998
Nottingham South
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 9 December 1998
Bolsover
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 10 December 1998
Pudsey
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 15 December 1998
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 14 December 1998
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 12 January 1999
Conwy
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 15 December 1998
Preston
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 9 December 1998
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.

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

SLIMMING PILLS (Amendment 1)
at end add 'and calls on the Government to introduce licensing arrangements for slimming clinics.'.
Liberal Democrat, Isle of Wight
6
signatures
EDM 89A1: tabled on 8 December 1998