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FLUORIDATION OF PUBLIC WATER SUPPLIES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1258: tabled on 20 May 2003

Tabled in the 2002-03 session.

This motion has been signed by 96 Members. It has received 2 amendments.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Amendments to this motion

There have been 2 amendments submitted to this motion.

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Motion text

That this House considers that the only chemicals which should be added to public water are those which are essential for its purification for public consumption; believes that the addition of medicines to public water supplies is a breach of fundamental human rights; and rejects any proposals to amend legislation to permit the addition of fluoride to public water supplies.

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.

Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 June 2003
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Bercow, John
Conservative
Signed on 20 May 2003
Buckingham
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 3 June 2003
Altrincham and Sale West
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 20 May 2003
Canterbury
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 May 2003
South East Cornwall
Burnett, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 May 2003
Torridge and West Devon
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 21 May 2003
East Londonderry
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2003
Blyth Valley
Chope, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 20 May 2003
Christchurch
Clifton-Brown, Mr Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 3 June 2003
Cotswold
Collins, Mr Tim
Conservative
Signed on 10 September 2003
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 30 June 2003
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2003
Islington North
Cotter, Brian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 June 2003
Weston-Super-Mare
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2003
Bolton North East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2003
Coventry South
Djanogly, Mr Jonathan
Conservative
Signed on 20 May 2003
Huntingdon
Donohoe, Mr Brian H.
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2003
Cunninghame South
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2003
Stroud
Duncan, Mr Alan
Conservative
Signed on 21 May 2003
Rutland and Melton
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2003
Sunderland North
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 21 May 2003
Ribble Valley
Flook, Mr Adrian
Conservative
Signed on 23 June 2003
Taunton
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 June 2003
Bath
Garnier, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 21 May 2003
Harborough
George, Mr Bruce
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2003
Walsall South
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 June 2003
Romsey
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 3 June 2003
North Wiltshire
Gummer, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 20 May 2003
Suffolk Coastal
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2003
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 May 2003
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 November 2003
North Devon
Hayes, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 20 May 2003
South Holland and The Deepings
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2003
Vauxhall
Howard, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 8 September 2003
Folkestone and Hythe
Howarth, Mr Gerald
Conservative
Signed on 20 May 2003
Aldershot
Hughes, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 3 June 2003
Doncaster North
Hunter, Mr Andrew
Independent Conservative
Signed on 30 June 2003
Basingstoke
Hurst, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2003
Braintree
Jack, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 20 May 2003
Fylde
Johnson, Mr Boris
Conservative
Signed on 20 May 2003
Henley
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2003
Clwyd South
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 June 2003
Cheltenham
Kirkwood, Sir Archy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 September 2003
Roxburgh and Berwickshire
Knight, Mr Greg
Conservative
Signed on 10 June 2003
East Yorkshire
Lait, Mrs Jacqui
Conservative
Signed on 20 May 2003
Beckenham
Leigh, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 20 May 2003
Gainsborough
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 20 May 2003
New Forest East
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2003
Worsley
Maclean, David
Conservative
Signed on 20 May 2003
Penrith and The Border
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2003
Halifax
Mates, Lt Col Michael
Conservative
Signed on 3 June 2003
East Hampshire
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2003
Calder Valley
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 3 June 2003
Hayes and Harlington
Mitchell, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 20 May 2003
Sutton Coldfield
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 20 May 2003
North East Cambridgeshire
Ottaway, Richard
Conservative
Signed on 3 June 2003
Croydon South
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 11 June 2003
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Randall, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 4 June 2003
Uxbridge
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 September 2003
Argyll and Bute
Robathan, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 21 May 2003
Blaby
Robertson, Mr Laurence
Conservative
Signed on 22 May 2003
Tewkesbury
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 22 May 2003
Strangford
Robinson, Mr Peter
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 7 July 2003
Belfast East
Roe, Mrs Marion
Conservative
Signed on 20 May 2003
Broxbourne
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 21 May 2003
Romford
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2003
Lewisham, Deptford
Shepherd, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 20 May 2003
Aldridge-Brownhills
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2003
West Renfrewshire
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2003
Nottingham South
Simpson, Mr Keith
Conservative
Signed on 21 May 2003
Mid Norfolk
Spelman, Mrs Caroline
Conservative
Signed on 22 May 2003
Meriden
Spicer, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 20 May 2003
West Worcestershire
Swayne, Mr Desmond
Conservative
Signed on 20 May 2003
New Forest West
Swire, Mr Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 20 May 2003
East Devon
Syms, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 20 May 2003
Poole
Thomas, Mr Simon
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 22 May 2003
Ceredigion
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2003
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2003
Stoke-on-Trent North
Waterson, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 20 May 2003
Eastbourne
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 20 May 2003
Upminster
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 June 2003
Northavon
Whittingdale, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 20 May 2003
Maldon and East Chelmsford
Wiggin, Bill
Conservative
Signed on 20 May 2003
Leominster
Williams, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2003
Swansea West
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 21 May 2003
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 20 May 2003
Macclesfield
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 June 2003
North Tayside
Wray, Mr Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2003
Glasgow, Baillieston

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.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

FLUORIDATION OF PUBLIC WATER SUPPLIES (Amendment 1)
leave out from 'House' to end and add 'notes that the criticism of water fluoridation does not raise the issue of safety, as it could not; and therefore commends the recently published report on water fluoridation by the APPG in Primary Care and Public Health.'
Labour, Wirral West
2
signatures
EDM 1258A1: tabled on 10 June 2003
FLUORIDATION OF PUBLIC WATER SUPPLIES (Amendment 2)
leave out from 'House' to end and add 'believes there is still a great deal of concern about the use of fluoride in drinking water; further believes that it has still not been proved that there are no side effects to the use of fluoridated water; and therefore calls on the Government only to follow fluoridation in areas where there is a clear demand for it.'
Labour, Workington
1
signature
EDM 1258A2: tabled on 10 June 2003