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COPENHAGEN CHARTER AND SAFER CHEMICALS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 173A1: tabled on 18 July 2001

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 24 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.The tabling Member has subsequently withdrawn this motion.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This motion has subsequently been withdrawn by the tabling Member.

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Julia Drown on 17 July 2001. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

leave out from 'environment;' to end and add 'notes however that calls under the Copenhagen Charter to test every known chemical would require the sacrifice of millions of laboratory animals in a programme of unprecedented dimensions for substances which have proved safe in decades of use; and therefore favours a test programme focused on those chemicals for which there is a reason to suspect possible adverse effects.'.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.