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FOOD SUPPLEMENTS DIRECTIVE AND CONSUMER CHOICE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1817: tabled on 15 March 2006

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 96 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 the continuing concern about the potential impact of the Food Supplements Directive upon consumer choice in vitamin and mineral supplements; further notes that Ministers have accepted the recommendation of the Board of the Food Standards Agency that their approach to the interpretation of the key provisions of this legislation should be to work in Europe for maximum permitted levels for nutrients in supplements to be set on the basis of safety, whilst securing an enduring flexibility to permit onto the United Kingdom market safe and popular products which lie outside the otherwise restrictive provisions of this legislation; understands that the European Commission will shortly be consulting about the setting of such maximum permitted levels for nutrients under the provisions of Article 5 of the Food Supplements Directive; urges the Government immediately to adopt and implement a co-ordinated strategy for the achievement of their stated objectives for this process; and invites Ministers to keep this House fully informed of the progress that they are making in securing the support of the European Commission and other member states for the principle that consumers should not be denied access to safe supplements 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.

Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2006
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Ainsworth, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 15 March 2006
East Surrey
Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 27 March 2006
Southend West
Bellingham, Mr Henry
Conservative
Signed on 15 March 2006
North West Norfolk
Bone, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 15 March 2006
Wellingborough
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 16 March 2006
Worthing West
Brokenshire, James
Conservative
Signed on 23 May 2006
Hornchurch
Burns, Mr Simon
Conservative
Signed on 21 March 2006
West Chelmsford
Burt, Alistair
Conservative
Signed on 18 April 2006
North East Bedfordshire
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 March 2006
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 March 2006
East Londonderry
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2006
Gower
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 16 March 2006
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2006
West Lancashire
Davies, Philip
Conservative
Signed on 15 March 2006
Shipley
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2006
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2006
Hendon
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 21 March 2006
Belfast North
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2006
Stroud
Duddridge, James
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 2006
Rochford and Southend East
Duncan, Mr Alan
Conservative
Signed on 3 July 2006
Rutland and Melton
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 16 March 2006
Ribble Valley
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 15 March 2006
Lichfield
Fraser, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 2006
South West Norfolk
Gillan, Mrs Cheryl
Conservative
Signed on 27 March 2006
Chesham and Amersham
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2006
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Gove, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 15 March 2006
Surrey Heath
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 23 March 2006
North Wiltshire
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 March 2006
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 March 2006
North Devon
Heald, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 21 March 2006
North East Hertfordshire
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 April 2006
Birmingham, Yardley
Hendry, Charles
Conservative
Signed on 15 June 2006
Wealden
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 21 March 2006
North Down
Holloway, Mr Adam
Conservative
Signed on 21 March 2006
Gravesham
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 March 2006
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2006
Luton North
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 22 March 2006
Orpington
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2006
Chorley
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 March 2006
Cheadle
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2006
Bolton South East
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2006
Hampstead and Highgate
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 28 March 2006
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2006
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Conservative
Signed on 15 March 2006
Epping Forest
Lancaster, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 15 March 2006
North East Milton Keynes
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2006
Edinburgh North and Leith
Letwin, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 20 June 2006
West Dorset
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 27 March 2006
New Forest East
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 21 March 2006
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Main, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 16 March 2006
St Albans
Malins, Mr Humfrey
Conservative
Signed on 15 March 2006
Woking
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2006
Mansfield
Mercer, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 24 April 2006
Newark
Milton, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 27 March 2006
Guildford
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 16 March 2006
North East Cambridgeshire
Mundell, David
Conservative
Signed on 30 March 2006
Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale
Murrison, Dr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 15 March 2006
Westbury
Newmark, Mr Brooks
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 2006
Braintree
Paice, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 15 March 2006
South East Cambridgeshire
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 30 March 2006
Croydon Central
Prisk, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 2006
Hertford and Stortford
Pritchard, Mark
Conservative
Signed on 29 March 2006
The Wrekin
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 March 2006
Southport
Randall, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 17 March 2006
Uxbridge
Ruffley, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 15 March 2006
Bury St Edmunds
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 March 2006
Torbay
Scott, Mr Lee
Conservative
Signed on 21 March 2006
Ilford North
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 2006
South West Bedfordshire
Shapps, Grant
Conservative
Signed on 15 March 2006
Welwyn Hatfield
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2006
Nottingham South
Simpson, Mr Keith
Conservative
Signed on 15 March 2006
Mid Norfolk
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 15 March 2006
Castle Point
Stuart, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 2006
Beverley and Holderness
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 March 2006
Hazel Grove
Swire, Mr Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 25 May 2006
East Devon
Syms, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 15 March 2006
Poole
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 June 2006
Brent East
Viggers, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 14 June 2006
Gosport
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2006
Finchley and Golders Green
Wallace, Mr Ben
Conservative
Signed on 5 June 2006
Lancaster and Wyre
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 9 October 2006
North Dorset
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 23 March 2006
Upminster
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 March 2006
Angus
Wiggin, Bill
Conservative
Signed on 13 July 2006
Leominster
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 March 2006
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 27 April 2006
Spelthorne
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 27 March 2006
East Antrim
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 16 March 2006
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 16 March 2006
Macclesfield

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.