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FOOD SUPPLEMENTS DIRECTIVE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 82: tabled on 17 May 2005

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 70 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 welcomes the recent scathing opinion of the Advocate General of the European Court of Justice who concluded in the case brought by the Health Food Manufacturers Association and the National Association of Health Stores, with the support of Consumers for Health Choice, that the Food Supplements Directive infringes the principle of proportionality, because basic principles of Community law, such as the requirements of legal protection of legal certainty and of sound administration have not been properly taken into account and that it is invalid; notes that the final ruling of the Court is due in July just as the United Kingdom takes the Presidency of the European Union, and that the legislation may need to be rewritten by the Commission; observes that this creates an opportunity to ensure the text of the revised legislation provides an exception to permit Member States to allow onto their national markets products which otherwise lie outside the Directive's restrictive terms; regrets that despite all the concern demonstrated over many years the policy of the Food Standards Agency remains to wait and see what the Commission intends to do; and calls for a pro-active strategy involving ministerial level contact with the Commissioner immediately to be implemented so the Commission is left in no doubt that the disproportionate, burdensome and unnecessary aspects of this legislation should not apply to the United Kingdom's national market.

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.

Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2005
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Alexander, Danny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 October 2005
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 June 2005
Edinburgh West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 June 2005
Carshalton and Wallington
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 May 2005
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 24 May 2005
East Londonderry
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2005
Gower
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2005
Barnsley West and Penistone
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 20 October 2005
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2005
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2005
Keighley
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 June 2005
Kingston and Surbiton
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2005
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 19 May 2005
Hendon
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 23 May 2005
Belfast North
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 24 May 2005
Lagan Valley
Donohoe, Mr Brian H.
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2005
Central Ayrshire
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2005
Stroud
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2005
Newcastle-under-Lyme
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 June 2005
St Ives
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2005
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2005
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 May 2005
Portsmouth South
Hands, Mr Greg
Conservative
Signed on 30 June 2005
Hammersmith and Fulham
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 June 2005
North Devon
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 June 2005
Birmingham, Yardley
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 7 June 2005
North Down
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 May 2005
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2005
Luton North
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 June 2005
Dundee East
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 June 2005
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2005
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2005
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2005
Tamworth
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 July 2005
Richmond Park
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2005
Edinburgh North and Leith
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2005
Manchester Central
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 25 May 2005
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
MacNeil, Mr Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 October 2005
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2005
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2005
Mansfield
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2005
Knowsley South
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 June 2005
Montgomeryshire
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2005
Ynys Môn
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 May 2005
Southport
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 October 2005
Moray
Ruffley, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 13 July 2005
Bury St Edmunds
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 May 2005
Colchester
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 October 2005
Banff and Buchan
Short, Clare
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2005
Birmingham, Ladywood
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2005
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2005
Bradford West
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 May 2005
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 October 2005
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 19 May 2005
North West Leicestershire
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 October 2005
Brent East
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 23 May 2005
North Dorset
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 June 2005
Northavon
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 May 2005
Angus
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2005
Conwy
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 May 2005
Brecon and Radnorshire
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 14 October 2005
East Antrim
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 June 2005
Perth and North Perthshire
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 June 2005
Teignbridge

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.