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COPENHAGEN CHARTER AND SAFER CHEMICALS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 173A2: tabled on 24 April 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 58 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 Julia Drown on 17 July 2001. This is amendment number 2.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

leave out from 'and urges the Government to support regulations' to end and add 'and for consumers to have a right to know which chemicals are in products they buy; notes that the Charter is backed by over 70 consumer and environmental groups across Europe; and urges the Government to support regulations based on the Charter and introduce these regulations in a way which avoids a resulting increase in the number of animal experiments, through investment in the development of alternative, non-animal tests and regulating chemicals using validated alternative techniques wherever possible.'.

Original motion text

That this House is concerned at the potential impact of some industrial chemicals on human health and the environment; supports the Copenhagen Charter which calls for a safety assessment of all chemicals to ensure that their use is safe beyond reasonable doubt; calls for the substitution of less safe chemicals with safer alternatives wherever practical and for the phasing out of chemicals that accumulate in human bodies or the environment, and for consumers to have a right to know which chemicals are in products they buy; and urges the Government to support regulations based on the Charter which is backed by over 70 consumer and environmental groups across Europe.

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.

Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 24 September 2002
Elmet
Chapman, Sir Sydney
Conservative
Signed on 24 April 2002
Chipping Barnet
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2002
Leyton and Wanstead
Colman, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2002
Putney
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2002
Keighley
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2002
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2002
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2002
Heywood and Middleton
Doughty, Sue
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 April 2002
Guildford
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2002
Stroud
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 7 May 2002
Sunderland North
Flook, Mr Adrian
Conservative
Signed on 29 October 2002
Taunton
Follett, Barbara
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2002
Stevenage
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2002
Aberavon
Griffiths, Jane
Labour
Signed on 24 September 2002
Reading East
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2002
Bridgend
Hinchliffe, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2002
Wakefield
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 April 2002
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2002
Luton North
Hunter, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 24 September 2002
Basingstoke
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2002
Hampstead and Highgate
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2002
Tamworth
Jones, Mr Kevan
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2002
North Durham
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2002
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2002
Ealing, Southall
King, Ms Oona
Labour
Signed on 15 May 2002
Bethnal Green and Bow
Knight, Jim
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2002
South Dorset
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2002
Edinburgh North and Leith
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2002
Brighton, Pavilion
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2002
Worsley
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 24 April 2002
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2002
Halifax
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2002
Wolverhampton South West
McKechin, Ann
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2002
Glasgow, Maryhill
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2002
Great Grimsby
Mountford, Kali
Labour
Signed on 24 September 2002
Colne Valley
Plaskitt, Mr James
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2002
Warwick and Leamington
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 24 April 2002
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2002
Portsmouth North
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2002
Glasgow, Anniesland
Sayeed, Mr Jonathan
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 2002
Mid Bedfordshire
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2002
West Renfrewshire
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2002
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2002
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2002
Bolsover
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2002
City of Durham
Stoate, Dr Howard
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2002
Dartford
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 24 September 2002
Hemsworth
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 September 2002
Northavon
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 21 June 2002
Maidstone and The Weald
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2002
Conwy
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2002
Batley and Spen

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.