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TRADITIONAL HERBAL MEDICINAL PRODUCTS DIRECTIVE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 279: tabled on 04 December 2002

Tabled in the 2002-03 session.

This motion has been signed by 220 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 notes that the Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive is currently being considered by the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers; observes that despite amendments passed by the Parliament the Directive would require dossiers to be submitted to the Medicines Control Agency for registration purposes and that the pharmaceutical standard testing required in producing those dossiers would impose costs of tens of thousands of pounds per product on manufacturers; further observes that in many cases the commercial value of specialist products being distributed through specialist retailers is such that producing such dossiers is prohibitively expensive; regrets that even as amended the Directive would not allow onto the market any overseas product which had not been on the European market for 10 years even if it were demonstrably safe and had been used for centuries; further oberves that the Council of Ministers is unlikely to accept all the amendments passed by the Parliament and that the finalised Directive will, therefore, lead to the loss of many existing popular herbal remedies and will undermine consumer protection as products continue to be available from overseas by mail-order with no quality or hygiene controls or in the United Kingdom at high cost from unlicensed and unregulated herbal practitioners; and urges the Secretary of State for Health to renegotiate the main provisions of this flawed Directive so that it does not put out of business specialist manufacturers and retailers or deny consumers access to herbal remedies of their choice.

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.

Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2002
Erith and Thamesmead
Bacon, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 12 May 2003
South Norfolk
Bailey, Mr Adrian
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2003
West Bromwich West
Barker, Gregory
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2003
Bexhill and Battle
Barnes, Mr Harry
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2002
North East Derbyshire
Baron, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2003
Billericay
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 2002
Edinburgh West
Bellingham, Mr Henry
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2003
North West Norfolk
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2003
Bootle
Bercow, John
Conservative
Signed on 28 January 2003
Buckingham
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2002
Leeds North West
Blunt, Mr Crispin
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2003
Reigate
Boswell, Mr Tim
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2003
Daventry
Bottomley, Virginia
Conservative
Signed on 28 April 2003
South West Surrey
Bradley, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2002
Manchester, Withington
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2003
Altrincham and Sale West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 January 2003
Carshalton and Wallington
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 5 February 2003
Canterbury
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 2002
South East Cornwall
Brennan, Kevin
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2003
Cardiff West
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 January 2003
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2003
Regent's Park and Kensington North
Burnett, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 January 2003
Torridge and West Devon
Burns, Mr Simon
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2003
West Chelmsford
Burnside, David
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 11 December 2002
South Antrim
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 December 2002
Twickenham
Calton, Mrs Patsy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 2002
Cheadle
Cameron, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 18 December 2002
Witney
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 27 February 2003
East Londonderry
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 2002
North East Fife
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2002
Blyth Valley
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 December 2002
Orkney and Shetland
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2002
Gower
Challen, Colin
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2002
Morley and Rothwell
Chapman, Sir Sydney
Conservative
Signed on 24 February 2003
Chipping Barnet
Chidgey, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 June 2003
Eastleigh
Chope, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 17 December 2002
Christchurch
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2002
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clappison, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2003
Hertsmere
Clark, Mrs Helen
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2002
Peterborough
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2002
Leyton and Wanstead
Coleman, Mr Iain
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2003
Hammersmith and Fulham
Colman, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2002
Putney
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2002
Falkirk East
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 25 February 2003
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2003
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2002
Islington North
Cotter, Brian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 2002
Weston-Super-Mare
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2002
Keighley
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2002
Coventry South
Davies, Denzil
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2002
Llanelli
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2002
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2003
Burton
Dhanda, Mr Parmjit
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2003
Gloucester
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2003
Hendon
Djanogly, Mr Jonathan
Conservative
Signed on 18 December 2002
Huntingdon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2002
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 5 February 2003
Belfast North
Donohoe, Mr Brian H.
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2002
Cunninghame South
Doughty, Sue
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 2002
Guildford
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2002
Stroud
Duncan, Mr Alan
Conservative
Signed on 20 January 2003
Rutland and Melton
Duncan, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 7 March 2003
Galloway and Upper Nithsdale
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2003
Ribble Valley
Ewing, Annabelle
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 December 2002
Perth
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2003
Lichfield
Fallon, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2003
Sevenoaks
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2002
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2003
Birkenhead
Field, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 4 December 2002
Cities of London and Westminster
Flook, Mr Adrian
Conservative
Signed on 12 December 2002
Taunton
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2002
Newport West
Fox, Dr Liam
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2003
Woodspring
Francois, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2003
Rayleigh
Garnier, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 12 December 2002
Harborough
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 February 2003
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2002
Walthamstow
Gillan, Mrs Cheryl
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2003
Chesham and Amersham
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2002
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Goodman, Mr Paul
Conservative
Signed on 18 December 2002
Wycombe
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 12 December 2002
North Wiltshire
Grayling, Chris
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2003
Epsom and Ewell
Greenway, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 20 January 2003
Ryedale
Grieve, Mr Dominic
Conservative
Signed on 11 April 2003
Beaconsfield
Hammond, Mr Philip
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2003
Runnymede and Weybridge
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 December 2002
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2002
North Devon
Heald, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 10 September 2003
North East Hertfordshire
Hendry, Charles
Conservative
Signed on 19 December 2002
Wealden
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 9 December 2002
North Down
Hoban, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2003
Fareham
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2002
Vauxhall
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2002
Luton North
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 12 December 2002
Orpington
Howard, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2003
Folkestone and Hythe
Howarth, Mr Gerald
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2003
Aldershot
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2002
Chorley
Hunter, Mr Andrew
Independent Conservative
Signed on 14 January 2003
Basingstoke
Hurst, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2003
Braintree
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2002
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2002
Hampstead and Highgate
Jackson, Helen
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2002
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Jackson, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 19 December 2002
Wantage
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2002
Tamworth
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2003
Clwyd South
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 January 2003
Cheltenham
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 December 2002
Hereford
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2003
Salisbury
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2002
Ealing, Southall
King, Andy
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2003
Rugby and Kenilworth
Kirkbride, Julie
Conservative
Signed on 4 December 2002
Bromsgrove
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2002
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Conservative
Signed on 20 January 2003
Epping Forest
Lait, Mrs Jacqui
Conservative
Signed on 20 January 2003
Beckenham
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 January 2003
North Norfolk
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2002
Edinburgh North and Leith
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2003
New Forest East
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2002
Worsley
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 12 December 2002
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2003
East Worthing and Shoreham
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2003
Mid Worcestershire
Lyons, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2003
Strathkelvin and Bearsden
Mackay, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 5 December 2002
Bracknell
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2002
Thurrock
Maclean, David
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2003
Penrith and The Border
Mahmood, Mr Khalid
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2003
Birmingham, Perry Barr
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2002
Halifax
Malins, Mr Humfrey
Conservative
Signed on 19 May 2003
Woking
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2002
Blackpool South
Mates, Lt Col Michael
Conservative
Signed on 18 December 2002
East Hampshire
May, Mrs Theresa
Conservative
Signed on 23 January 2003
Maidenhead
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2002
Calder Valley
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2002
Hayes and Harlington
McIntosh, Miss Anne
Conservative
Signed on 3 March 2003
Vale of York
McLoughlin, Mr Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2003
West Derbyshire
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2002
Kingston upon Hull North
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2003
Hemel Hempstead
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2002
Blaydon
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2002
Mansfield
Mercer, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 7 January 2003
Newark
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2002
Great Grimsby
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 February 2003
Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2003
Cardiff North
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2003
North East Cambridgeshire
Norman, Mr Archie
Conservative
Signed on 20 January 2003
Tunbridge Wells
O'Brien, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2003
Eddisbury
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2002
Nuneaton
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 January 2003
Montgomeryshire
Osborne, Mr George
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2003
Tatton
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2003
Ynys Môn
Plaskitt, Mr James
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2003
Warwick and Leamington
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 19 December 2002
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Prisk, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2003
Hertford and Stortford
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2002
Dover
Randall, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 7 January 2003
Uxbridge
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 March 2003
Argyll and Bute
Rendel, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 January 2003
Newbury
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 March 2003
Moray
Robertson, Hugh
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2003
Faversham and Mid Kent
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2003
Glasgow, Anniesland
Robertson, Mr Laurence
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2003
Tewkesbury
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 December 2002
Strangford
Robinson, Mr Peter
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 24 February 2003
Belfast East
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2003
Romford
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2003
Lewisham, Deptford
Ruffley, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 20 January 2003
Bury St Edmunds
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 May 2003
Colchester
Russell, Christine
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2002
City of Chester
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2002
Kettering
Sayeed, Mr Jonathan
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2003
Mid Bedfordshire
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2003
South West Bedfordshire
Shephard, Mrs Gillian
Conservative
Signed on 3 February 2003
South West Norfolk
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2002
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2002
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2002
Bolsover
Smith, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2003
Islington South and Finsbury
Smith, Geraldine
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2003
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Smith, John
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2003
Vale of Glamorgan
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 5 December 2002
Belfast South
Spelman, Mrs Caroline
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2003
Meriden
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2002
City of Durham
Stevenson, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2003
Stoke-on-Trent South
Stewart, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2002
Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber
Stinchcombe, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2002
Wellingborough
Streeter, Mr Gary
Conservative
Signed on 7 January 2003
South West Devon
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2002
Hazel Grove
Swayne, Mr Desmond
Conservative
Signed on 12 December 2002
New Forest West
Swire, Mr Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2003
East Devon
Tami, Mark
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2003
Alyn and Deeside
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2002
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Mr John D.
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2003
Solihull
Taylor, Sir Teddy
Conservative
Signed on 12 December 2002
Rochford and Southend East
Thomas, Mr Simon
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 10 December 2002
Ceredigion
Tipping, Paddy
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2002
Sherwood
Tredinnick, David
Conservative
Signed on 27 January 2003
Bosworth
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 11 April 2003
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2002
Finchley and Golders Green
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 12 December 2002
North Dorset
Waterson, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2003
Eastbourne
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2003
Upminster
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 2003
Northavon
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 December 2002
Angus
White, Brian
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2003
North East Milton Keynes
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 19 December 2002
Maidstone and The Weald
Wiggin, Bill
Conservative
Signed on 7 March 2003
Leominster
Wilkinson, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 12 December 2002
Ruislip - Northwood
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2002
Conwy
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 December 2002
Brecon and Radnorshire
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 5 December 2002
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 4 December 2002
Macclesfield
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2003
Batley and Spen
Young, Sir George
Conservative
Signed on 15 January 2003
North West Hampshire
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 December 2002
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.