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HERBAL MEDICINES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 9: tabled on 13 November 2002

Tabled in the 2002-03 session.

This motion has been signed by 85 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 expresses concerns about the continued proposals for a Directive on Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products, which fails to safeguard the future availability in the United Kingdom of safe herbal remedies, which are currently on sale, but exempt from licensing as medicines; notes that the proposed directive unreasonably requires 30 years' continuous medical usage to obtain a licence, unrealistically demands immediate compliance with technical requirements more suited to pharmaceuticals and excludes many safe and popular products; and calls on the Government to make vigorous efforts to secure amendments to the proposal so as to protect consumers' choice and the livelihood of many hundreds of health food retailers.

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.

Barker, Gregory
Conservative
Signed on 14 November 2002
Bexhill and Battle
Baron, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 13 November 2002
Billericay
Beggs, Mr Roy
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 20 November 2002
East Antrim
Bercow, John
Conservative
Signed on 14 November 2002
Buckingham
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 19 November 2002
Canterbury
Burns, Mr Simon
Conservative
Signed on 13 November 2002
West Chelmsford
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 20 November 2002
East Londonderry
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 December 2002
Orkney and Shetland
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 20 November 2002
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Cotter, Brian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 November 2002
Weston-Super-Mare
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 20 November 2002
Lagan Valley
Duncan, Mr Alan
Conservative
Signed on 20 January 2003
Rutland and Melton
Duncan, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 19 November 2002
Galloway and Upper Nithsdale
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2002
Sunderland North
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 19 March 2003
Ribble Valley
Ewing, Annabelle
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 December 2002
Perth
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2002
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Flight, Mr Howard
Conservative
Signed on 20 November 2002
Arundel and South Downs
Flook, Mr Adrian
Conservative
Signed on 19 November 2002
Taunton
Francois, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 18 November 2002
Rayleigh
Garnier, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 20 November 2002
Harborough
Gillan, Mrs Cheryl
Conservative
Signed on 13 November 2002
Chesham and Amersham
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 14 November 2002
North Wiltshire
Grayling, Chris
Conservative
Signed on 18 November 2002
Epsom and Ewell
Greenway, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 15 November 2002
Ryedale
Grieve, Mr Dominic
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 2002
Beaconsfield
Hammond, Mr Philip
Conservative
Signed on 5 December 2002
Runnymede and Weybridge
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 November 2002
Portsmouth South
Heald, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 21 January 2003
North East Hertfordshire
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 20 November 2002
North Down
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 19 November 2002
Orpington
Hunter, Mr Andrew
Independent Conservative
Signed on 18 December 2002
Basingstoke
Hurst, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2002
Braintree
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2002
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2002
Barnsley Central
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2002
Cheltenham
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 18 November 2002
Salisbury
Kirkbride, Julie
Conservative
Signed on 26 November 2002
Bromsgrove
Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Conservative
Signed on 20 November 2002
Epping Forest
Lait, Mrs Jacqui
Conservative
Signed on 19 November 2002
Beckenham
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 14 November 2002
New Forest East
Lidington, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 14 November 2002
Aylesbury
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 13 November 2002
East Worthing and Shoreham
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 14 November 2002
Mid Worcestershire
Mackay, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 18 November 2002
Bracknell
Maclean, David
Conservative
Signed on 13 November 2002
Penrith and The Border
McIntosh, Miss Anne
Conservative
Signed on 12 December 2002
Vale of York
Mercer, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 19 November 2002
Newark
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 5 December 2002
North East Cambridgeshire
Murrison, Dr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 20 November 2002
Westbury
O'Brien, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 14 November 2002
Eddisbury
Osborne, Mr George
Conservative
Signed on 12 December 2002
Tatton
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 November 2002
Southport
Randall, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 18 November 2002
Uxbridge
Robertson, Hugh
Conservative
Signed on 26 November 2002
Faversham and Mid Kent
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 20 November 2002
Strangford
Roe, Mrs Marion
Conservative
Signed on 18 November 2002
Broxbourne
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 14 November 2002
Romford
Ruffley, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 4 December 2002
Bury St Edmunds
Sayeed, Mr Jonathan
Conservative
Signed on 14 November 2002
Mid Bedfordshire
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 24 March 2003
South West Bedfordshire
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2002
Nottingham South
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 19 November 2002
Belfast South
Spelman, Mrs Caroline
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 2002
Meriden
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 19 November 2002
Castle Point
Swayne, Mr Desmond
Conservative
Signed on 28 November 2002
New Forest West
Syms, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 14 November 2002
Poole
Taylor, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 25 November 2002
Esher and Walton
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2002
Pudsey
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2002
Finchley and Golders Green
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 25 November 2002
North Dorset
Waterson, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 20 November 2002
Eastbourne
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 2002
Upminster
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 25 November 2002
Maidstone and The Weald
Wiggin, Bill
Conservative
Signed on 25 November 2002
Leominster
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 14 November 2002
Spelthorne
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 14 November 2002
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 14 November 2002
Macclesfield
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 December 2002
Teignbridge

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.