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HERBAL REMEDIES - A NATIONAL SOLUTION

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1516: tabled on 26 June 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 119 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 commends efforts to develop a new regulatory framework for herbal remedies which promotes public protection through improved safety and manufacturing standards whilst ensuring that consumers continue to have access to a wide range of popular herbal products; regrets that the European Directive on Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products leaves outside its scope several categories of product including any safe product brought to market over the last 30 years, any safe mixture of two or more herbal ingredients which does not have a 30 year tradition of use in that particular combination, any safe product which is a combination of herbs with nutrients such as vitamins and minerals, and any safe new product which has been on the market outside Europe for many years but not in Europe, so leading to the loss of many products and preventing all new product development in this sector; urges that progress of the Directive be delayed to permit a more meaningful debate about the appropriate regulation of herbal remedies and that it be substantially amended to reduce its adverse impact on industry and consumers; and suggests that if the Directive proceeds in anything like its current form, than the Secretary of State should bring forward parallel proposals for a national regulatory solution along the lines of that proposed by the Health Food Manufacturers' Association to provide a secure home for safe and popular products that would otherwise be outside the Directive's scope.

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.

Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 3 July 2002
Leeds West
Beggs, Mr Roy
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 3 July 2002
East Antrim
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 July 2002
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2002
Leeds North West
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2002
South Ribble
Bradley, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2002
Manchester, Withington
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 October 2002
Carshalton and Wallington
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 July 2002
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 3 July 2002
Birmingham, Northfield
Burnett, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 July 2002
Torridge and West Devon
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 June 2002
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 July 2002
East Londonderry
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 July 2002
North East Fife
Challen, Colin
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2002
Morley and Rothwell
Chapman, Sir Sydney
Conservative
Signed on 4 July 2002
Chipping Barnet
Clark, Mrs Helen
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2002
Peterborough
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2002
Northampton South
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 3 July 2002
Cynon Valley
Coleman, Mr Iain
Labour
Signed on 24 September 2002
Hammersmith and Fulham
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2002
Falkirk East
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2002
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2002
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2002
Keighley
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2002
Bristol West
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2002
Burton
Dhanda, Mr Parmjit
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2002
Gloucester
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2002
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2002
Heywood and Middleton
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 16 July 2002
Lagan Valley
Donohoe, Mr Brian H.
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2002
Cunninghame South
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2002
Stroud
Eagle, Angela
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2002
Wallasey
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2002
Monmouth
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2002
Sunderland North
Ewing, Annabelle
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 July 2002
Perth
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 8 July 2002
Lichfield
Flook, Mr Adrian
Conservative
Signed on 22 July 2002
Taunton
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2002
Newport West
Follett, Barbara
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2002
Stevenage
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 October 2002
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2002
Walthamstow
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2002
Norwich North
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 22 July 2002
North Wiltshire
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2002
Bridgend
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 July 2002
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 July 2002
North Devon
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 3 July 2002
North Down
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2002
Vauxhall
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2002
Luton North
Howarth, Alan
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2002
Newport East
Hurst, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2002
Braintree
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2002
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2002
Tamworth
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 July 2002
Cheltenham
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 September 2002
Hereford
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 24 September 2002
Ealing, Southall
King, Andy
Labour
Signed on 24 September 2002
Rugby and Kenilworth
Kirkbride, Julie
Conservative
Signed on 19 July 2002
Bromsgrove
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2002
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2002
Edinburgh North and Leith
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 10 July 2002
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
MacDougall, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 24 September 2002
Central Fife
Mackay, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 27 June 2002
Bracknell
Mactaggart, Fiona
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2002
Slough
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2002
Halifax
Marsden, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 July 2002
Shrewsbury and Atcham
Mates, Lt Col Michael
Conservative
Signed on 26 June 2002
East Hampshire
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2002
Hayes and Harlington
McFall, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2002
Dumbarton
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2002
Kingston upon Hull North
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2002
Hemel Hempstead
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 26 June 2002
Great Grimsby
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2002
Cardiff North
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2002
Wansbeck
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 3 July 2002
Knowsley South
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 22 July 2002
Burnley
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 17 July 2002
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 24 September 2002
Dover
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 July 2002
Southport
Quin, Joyce
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2002
Gateshead East and Washington West
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2002
Glasgow, Anniesland
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 8 July 2002
Strangford
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 26 June 2002
Romford
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 June 2002
Colchester
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 July 2002
Banff and Buchan
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 July 2002
Torbay
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2002
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2002
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2002
Bolsover
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 26 June 2002
Belfast South
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 27 June 2002
Castle Point
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 26 June 2002
City of Durham
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 June 2002
Hazel Grove
Swayne, Mr Desmond
Conservative
Signed on 26 June 2002
New Forest West
Swire, Mr Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 4 July 2002
East Devon
Taylor, Mr John D.
Conservative
Signed on 15 July 2002
Solihull
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 July 2002
Truro and St Austell
Thomas, Mr Simon
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 2 July 2002
Ceredigion
Tipping, Paddy
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2002
Sherwood
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2002
South Derbyshire
Tredinnick, David
Conservative
Signed on 26 June 2002
Bosworth
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2002
Pudsey
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 June 2002
North Cornwall
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2002
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2002
Stoke-on-Trent North
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 18 July 2002
North Dorset
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 2 July 2002
Upminster
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 July 2002
Angus
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 22 July 2002
Maidstone and The Weald
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2002
Conwy
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 September 2002
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 2 July 2002
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 26 June 2002
Macclesfield

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.