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REDUCING CHILDHOOD OBESITY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2006: tabled on 20 April 2006

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 63 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 with concern that around 25 per cent. of young people in the United Kingdom today are already overweight or obese, a level predicted by the International Obesity Task Force as likely to rise to 40 per cent. by 2010; further notes that a study published in the March 2006 edition of the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics and consistent with much other published data, suggests that teenagers who consume calorie-free soft drinks are likely to gain 1lb in weight less every month and be up to a stone lighter after a year than those drinking one can of higher calorie regular soft drink per day; and concludes that discouraging the consumption of high calorie sugar sweetened soft drinks and substituting with calorie-free or low calorie drinks which are attractive to children and meet their need for re-hydration and refreshment will make a massive contribution to the future health of children and reduce childhood obesity.

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 April 2006
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 3 May 2006
Rossendale and Darwen
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 April 2006
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 April 2006
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 May 2006
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Brown, Lyn
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2006
West Ham
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 May 2006
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 25 April 2006
East Londonderry
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2006
Gower
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 26 April 2006
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 4 May 2006
West Lancashire
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2006
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2006
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2006
Keighley
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 4 May 2006
Burton
Devine, Jim
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2006
Livingston
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2006
Hendon
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 10 May 2006
Belfast North
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2006
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 26 April 2006
Foyle
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 10 May 2006
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2006
Sunderland North
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2006
Newport West
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2006
Aberavon
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 April 2006
St Ives
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 June 2006
Romsey
Goodman, Helen
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2006
Bishop Auckland
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 April 2006
Portsmouth South
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 April 2006
Birmingham, Yardley
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 24 April 2006
North Down
Hodgson, Mrs Sharon
Labour
Signed on 4 May 2006
Gateshead East and Washington West
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 3 May 2006
Luton North
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2006
Chorley
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 10 May 2006
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2006
Tamworth
Johnson, Ms Diana R.
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2006
Kingston upon Hull North
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 April 2006
Manchester, Withington
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 24 April 2006
East Worthing and Shoreham
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 2 May 2006
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 3 May 2006
Belfast South
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2006
Crawley
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2006
Cardiff North
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 26 April 2006
Strangford
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 April 2006
Torbay
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2006
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 26 April 2006
Upper Bann
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 24 April 2006
Castle Point
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 July 2006
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2006
North West Leicestershire
Vara, Mr Shailesh
Conservative
Signed on 17 May 2006
North West Cambridgeshire
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2006
Leicester East
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2006
Finchley and Golders Green
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2006
Conwy
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 11 May 2006
Caernarfon
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 May 2006
Ceredigion
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 May 2006
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 2 May 2006
East Antrim

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.