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BREASTFEEDING IN THE PALACE OF WESTMINSTER

EDM (Early Day Motion) 520A1: tabled on 05 December 2001

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 75 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 Angela Watkinson on 04 December 2001. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

leave out from 'privacy' and add 'if mothers wish; believes however that mothers are the best judges of where to feed their babies and that no honourable Members should be prevented from taking part in Commons business; and therefore believes there should be no barriers to discourage honourable Members and members of the public from breastfeeding in the House of Commons.'.

Original motion text

That this House supports measures for encouraging breastfeeding, recognises the benefits to the health of nursing mothers and their babies; believes that improved facilities should be available in the Palace of Westminster to enable breastfeeding to take place in comfort and privacy; deplores, however plans to allow breastfeeding in the Chamber and committee rooms of the House of Commons, which are not suitable environment for nursing babies; and opposes such plans as totally unnecessary given the close proximity of alternative facilities.

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.

Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2001
Kingswood
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2001
Leeds North West
Bradley, Peter
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2001
The Wrekin
Brennan, Kevin
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2001
Cardiff West
Calton, Mrs Patsy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 December 2001
Cheadle
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 December 2001
Orkney and Shetland
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2001
Gower
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2001
Bury North
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2001
Cynon Valley
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2002
Leyton and Wanstead
Colman, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2001
Putney
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2001
Falkirk East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2001
Keighley
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2001
Bristol West
David, Mr Wayne
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2001
Caerphilly
Dawson, Mr Hilton
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2001
Lancaster and Wyre
Dhanda, Mr Parmjit
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2002
Gloucester
Doughty, Sue
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 December 2001
Guildford
Drown, Julia
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2001
South Swindon
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2001
Monmouth
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2002
Sunderland North
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2001
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2001
Newport West
Follett, Barbara
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2001
Stevenage
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2001
Aberavon
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 December 2001
St Ives
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2001
Norwich North
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 December 2001
Romsey
Green, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 2001
Ludlow
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2001
Bedford
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 December 2001
North Devon
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2001
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Hesford, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2001
Wirral West
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 December 2001
Chesterfield
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2001
Hampstead and Highgate
Jones, Mr Jon Owen
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2001
Cardiff Central
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 December 2001
Cheltenham
Kidney, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2001
Stafford
Knight, Jim
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2001
South Dorset
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2001
Brighton, Pavilion
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2001
Halifax
Mann, John
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2001
Bassetlaw
McKechin, Ann
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2001
Glasgow, Maryhill
Munn, Meg
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2001
Sheffield, Heeley
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2001
Bristol North West
Palmer, Dr Nick
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2001
Broxtowe
Perham, Linda
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2001
Ilford North
Purnell, James
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2001
Stalybridge and Hyde
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2001
Portsmouth North
Rendel, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 December 2001
Newbury
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 December 2001
Moray
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2001
Dundee West
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2001
Vale of Clwyd
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2001
Lewisham, Deptford
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 December 2001
Banff and Buchan
Salter, Martin
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2001
Reading West
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2001
Kettering
Stewart, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2001
Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 December 2001
Truro and St Austell
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2001
South Derbyshire
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 December 2001
Richmond Park
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2001
Pudsey
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2001
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2001
Stoke-on-Trent North
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2001
Conwy
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2001
Batley and Spen
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2001
Sittingbourne and Sheppey
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 December 2001
Teignbridge

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.