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CHILD OBESITY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 622: tabled on 08 January 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 44 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 registers with alarm that a survey has revealed that around a quarter of children under four are classified as overweight; notes that this is an increase of nine per cent. in 10 years; recognises that in the past 20 years children's outdoor play and leisure activities have declined in favour of sedentary indoor ones; believes that the relative poor health and fitness levels of today's young people will result in them getting breathing, mobility and heart problems at an earlier age than previous generations; warns that this will add further pressures on the National Health Service and other services; and calls on the Government to introduce programmes to encourage healthier and fitter lifestyles including a statutory requirement of a minimum of two hours physical education every week within the school curriculum timetable to help combat child obesity.

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.

Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 January 2002
Twickenham
Calton, Mrs Patsy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 2002
Cheadle
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 24 January 2002
Islington North
Cotter, Brian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 January 2002
Weston-Super-Mare
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2002
Tooting
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2002
Keighley
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2002
Glasgow, Pollok
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2002
Stroud
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2002
Monmouth
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2002
Sunderland North
Galloway, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2002
Glasgow, Kelvin
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 January 2002
St Ives
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 January 2002
Romsey
Green, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 January 2002
Ludlow
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2002
Bridgend
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 January 2002
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 February 2002
North Devon
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 January 2002
Somerton and Frome
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2002
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 11 January 2002
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2002
Luton North
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2002
Chorley
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2002
Tamworth
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2002
Blackpool South
McFall, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2002
Dumbarton
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2002
Kingston upon Hull North
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 11 April 2002
Hemel Hempstead
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2002
Cardiff North
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 15 January 2002
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2002
Portsmouth North
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2002
Nottingham South
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 9 January 2002
Belfast South
Thomas, Mr Simon
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 16 January 2002
Ceredigion
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 January 2002
Richmond Park
Tredinnick, David
Conservative
Signed on 15 January 2002
Bosworth
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2002
Pudsey
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 January 2002
North Cornwall
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2002
Finchley and Golders Green

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.