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BREASTFEEDING IN PUBLIC PLACES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1046: tabled on 16 November 2005

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 187 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 recognises the benefits of breastfeeding for babies and welcomes the provisions of the recently introduced Breastfeeding etc. Bill which propose to address some of society's attitudes to breastfeeding; notes that research shows that breast milk is the ideal first food for most babies; regrets that the UK has one of the lowest breastfeeding rates in Europe, with just one in five babies receiving breastmilk by the time they are six months old, although the World Health Organisation recommends that babies need nothing other than breastmilk for the first six months of life; is deeply concerned that many mothers report having been harassed for breastfeeding in public, while others have stopped breastfeeding early or chosen not to breastfeed as they have anticipated embarrassment or difficulties in feeding their babies whilst in public; supports UNICEF's call for legislation to protect breastfeeding mothers' rights to feed their babies in public areas and the Baby Friendly Initiative; appreciates that social attitudes are slowly changing but that there is a long way to go; and calls for greater understanding and positive attitudes to ensure that breastfeeding is a normal part of everyday life.

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 29 November 2005
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Allen, Mr Graham
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2005
Nottingham North
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2005
Blaydon
Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2005
Rossendale and Darwen
Atkins, Charlotte
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2005
Staffordshire Moorlands
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2005
Erith and Thamesmead
Barlow, Ms Celia
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2006
Hove
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2005
Edinburgh West
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2005
City of York
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 December 2005
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2005
Bootle
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2005
Kingswood
Blackman-Woods, Dr Roberta
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2006
City of Durham
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2005
South Ribble
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 6 December 2005
Altrincham and Sale West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 December 2005
Carshalton and Wallington
Brown, Lyn
Labour
Signed on 24 January 2006
West Ham
Brown, Mr Nicholas
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2006
Newcastle upon Tyne East and Wallsend
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2005
Birmingham, Northfield
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 November 2005
Sutton and Cheam
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 May 2006
Solihull
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 December 2005
Twickenham
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2005
Gower
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2005
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clappison, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 6 December 2005
Hertsmere
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2006
North Ayrshire and Arran
Clegg, Mr Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 March 2006
Sheffield, Hallam
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 15 February 2006
Tyne Bridge
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 2005
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2005
West Lancashire
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2005
Islington North
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2005
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Crabb, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 7 February 2006
Preseli Pembrokeshire
Creagh, Mary
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2005
Wakefield
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2005
Keighley
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2006
Coventry South
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 November 2005
Kingston and Surbiton
Devine, Jim
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2005
Livingston
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2005
Hendon
Dorrell, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 20 April 2006
Charnwood
Dorries, Nadine
Conservative
Signed on 15 December 2005
Mid Bedfordshire
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2005
Liverpool, Riverside
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2005
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2005
Sunderland North
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 December 2005
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 December 2005
Hornsey and Wood Green
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2006
Birkenhead
Flello, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2006
Stoke-on-Trent South
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2005
Newport West
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 December 2005
Bath
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2006
Aberavon
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 24 November 2005
Bethnal Green and Bow
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2005
Ilford South
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 November 2005
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2005
Walthamstow
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 November 2005
Falmouth and Camborne
Goodman, Helen
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2006
Bishop Auckland
Griffith, Nia
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2005
Llanelli
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2006
Selby
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2005
Bedford
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 November 2005
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 November 2005
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 November 2005
North Devon
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 December 2005
Somerton and Frome
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 November 2005
Birmingham, Yardley
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 29 November 2005
North Down
Hesford, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2005
Wirral West
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2006
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hodgson, Mrs Sharon
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2006
Gateshead East and Washington West
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 November 2005
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2005
Luton North
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 26 January 2006
Orpington
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 November 2005
Cheltenham
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 December 2005
Cambridge
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 December 2005
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Huhne, Chris
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 March 2006
Eastleigh
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 November 2005
Cheadle
Hurd, Mr Nick
Conservative
Signed on 9 January 2006
Ruislip - Northwood
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2005
Bolton South East
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2005
Hampstead and Highgate
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2005
Tamworth
Johnson, Ms Diana R.
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2006
Kingston upon Hull North
Jones, Mr Kevan
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2006
North Durham
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2005
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Kawczynski, Daniel
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 2006
Shrewsbury and Atcham
Keeble, Ms Sally
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2006
Northampton North
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 April 2006
Hereford
Khan, Mr Sadiq
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2006
Tooting
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 March 2006
North Norfolk
Lancaster, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 2006
North East Milton Keynes
Laws, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 November 2005
Yeovil
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2005
Derby North
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2005
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 November 2005
Manchester, Withington
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2006
Brighton, Pavilion
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2005
Manchester Central
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 8 December 2005
Mid Worcestershire
Mackay, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 2005
Bracknell
MacNeil, Mr Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 November 2005
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Malik, Mr Shahid
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2006
Dewsbury
Mallaber, Judy
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2005
Amber Valley
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2005
Wolverhampton South West
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2005
Medway
Mates, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 12 July 2006
East Hampshire
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2005
Calder Valley
McCarthy, Kerry
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2005
Bristol East
McCarthy-Fry, Sarah
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2005
Portsmouth North
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 7 December 2005
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2005
Hayes and Harlington
McKechin, Ann
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2006
Glasgow North
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2005
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2005
Crawley
Moon, Mrs Madeleine
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2006
Bridgend
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 February 2006
Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Morden, Jessica
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2006
Newport East
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2006
Sunderland South
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2005
Wansbeck
Murphy, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2006
Torfaen
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2005
Bristol North West
Newmark, Mr Brooks
Conservative
Signed on 5 December 2005
Braintree
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2005
Winchester
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2006
Nuneaton
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 December 2005
Montgomeryshire
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2006
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 22 November 2005
Croydon Central
Penning, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 19 April 2006
Hemel Hempstead
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2005
Hyndburn
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 November 2005
Southport
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 January 2006
Argyll and Bute
Willie Rennie,
Signed on 18 May 2006
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2005
Halifax
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2006
Coventry North West
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 17 November 2005
Strangford
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 February 2006
North Cornwall
Rooney, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2005
Bradford North
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2005
Vale of Clwyd
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2005
Lewisham, Deptford
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 December 2005
Colchester
Salter, Martin
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2006
Reading West
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 December 2005
Torbay
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2005
Glasgow Central
Scott, Mr Lee
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 2005
Ilford North
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 30 November 2005
South West Bedfordshire
Shapps, Grant
Conservative
Signed on 19 December 2005
Welwyn Hatfield
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2005
Nottingham South
Smith, John
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2006
Vale of Glamorgan
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 December 2005
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Soulsby, Sir Peter
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2006
Leicester South
Southworth, Helen
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2005
Warrington South
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 16 November 2005
Castle Point
Starkey, Dr Phyllis
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2005
Milton Keynes South West
Streeter, Mr Gary
Conservative
Signed on 15 December 2005
South West Devon
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2006
Manchester, Blackley
Taylor, Ms Dari
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2006
Stockton South
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2005
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2006
Truro and St Austell
Taylor, Dr Richard
Independent
Signed on 18 April 2006
Wyre Forest
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 April 2006
Brent East
Thornberry, Ms Emily
Labour
Signed on 16 February 2006
Islington South and Finsbury
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2005
South Derbyshire
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2005
Hemsworth
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2005
Brighton, Kemptown
Ussher, Kitty
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2005
Burnley
Vaizey, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 30 November 2005
Wantage
Vara, Mr Shailesh
Conservative
Signed on 9 October 2006
North West Cambridgeshire
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2005
Finchley and Golders Green
Walker, Mr Charles
Conservative
Signed on 6 July 2006
Broxbourne
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2006
Stoke-on-Trent North
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2006
Liverpool, West Derby
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 February 2006
Northavon
Williams, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2005
Swansea West
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2005
Conwy
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2005
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 November 2005
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 November 2005
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 July 2006
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 November 2005
Cardiff Central
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2006
Batley and Spen
Wright, Mr Anthony
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2005
Great Yarmouth
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2006
Sittingbourne and Sheppey
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 November 2005
Teignbridge

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.