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ACCURACY IN FOOD LABELLING

EDM (Early Day Motion) 445A1: tabled on 01 March 2000

Tabled in the 1999-00 session.

This motion has been signed by 82 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 Mr Stephen O'Brien on 29 February 2000. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

after 'House', insert, 'while recognising the need to improve food labelling, notes with concern that the proposals contained in the honourable Member for Eddisbury's Food Labelling Bill contravenes the rules of the European Union single market, and if passed, would lay the UK government open to challenge the European Court of Justice; believes that just as it is wrong for France to flout EU law by banning British beef, it would be wrong for the UK to flout EU law with respect to food labelling; welcomes the new guidance for trading standards officers to crack down on imported products being sold as 'British'; supports the development by the National Farmers' Union and others of a single British produce kite-mark; and strongly endorses the Government's action to date on labelling and its commitment to make further progress at European Union level to improve food labelling with respect to country of origin and method of production.'.

Original motion text

That this House, noting the Prime Minister's statement in his speech to the National Farmers' Union of Tuesday 1st February, in which he promised to introduce new labelling guidance to make sure foreign goods are not passed off as British simply because they have been processed in Britain, calls on the Prime Minister and Her Majesty's Government to support and give speedy passage to the Food Labelling Bill introduced by the honourable Member for Eddisbury which would put the full force of the law behind clear, simple and honest labelling, address those very concerns on labelling raised in the Prime Minister's speech and provide for a fair deal on labelling for both consumers and farmers.

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.

Blears, Hazel
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2000
Salford
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2000
South Ribble
Bradley, Peter
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2000
The Wrekin
Bradshaw, Mr Ben
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2000
Exeter
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2000
Dumfries
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2000
Regent's Park and Kensington North
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2000
Elmet
Butler, Christine
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2000
Castle Point
Clark, Dr David
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2000
South Shields
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2000
Northampton South
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2000
Falkirk East
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2000
Islington North
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2000
Tooting
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2000
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2000
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2000
Easington
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2000
Leigh
Davies, Geraint
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2000
Croydon Central
Dawson, Mr Hilton
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2000
Lancaster and Wyre
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2000
Hendon
Donohoe, Mr Brian H.
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2000
Cunninghame South
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2000
Stroud
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2000
Monmouth
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2000
Eltham
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2000
Liverpool, Riverside
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2000
Sunderland North
Fitzsimons, Mrs Lorna
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2000
Rochdale
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2000
Ilford South
Gilroy, Linda
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2000
Plymouth, Sutton
Golding, Mrs Llin
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2000
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2000
Bridgend
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2000
Bedford
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2000
Chorley
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2000
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Hurst, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2000
Braintree
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2000
Bolton South East
Jones, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2000
Alyn and Deeside
Jones, Helen
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2000
Warrington North
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2000
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Kemp, Mr Fraser
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2000
Houghton and Washington East
King, Andy
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2000
Rugby and Kenilworth
Ladyman, Dr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2000
South Thanet
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2000
Brighton, Pavilion
Love, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2000
Edmonton
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2000
Halifax
Mallaber, Judy
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2000
Amber Valley
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2000
Blackpool South
Marsden, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2000
Shrewsbury and Atcham
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2000
Kingston upon Hull North
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2000
Hemel Hempstead
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2000
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2000
Cardiff North
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2000
Bristol North West
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2000
Knowsley South
Pickthall, Mr Colin
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2000
West Lancashire
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2000
Burnley
Plaskitt, Mr James
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2000
Warwick and Leamington
Pollard, Mr Kerry
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2000
St Albans
Pound, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2000
Ealing North
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2000
Pendle
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2000
Portsmouth North
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2000
Loughborough
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2000
Kettering
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2000
Huddersfield
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2000
Nottingham South
Angela Smith,
Signed on 1 March 2000
Soley, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2000
Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2000
Eccles
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2000
North West Leicestershire
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2000
Finchley and Golders Green
Watts, Mr Dave
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2000
St Helens North
White, Brian
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2000
North East Milton Keynes
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2000
Conwy
Winterton, Ms Rosie
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2000
Doncaster Central
Wright, Mr Anthony
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2000
Great Yarmouth
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2000
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.