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OLDER PEOPLE'S FOOD CHARTER

EDM (Early Day Motion) 617: tabled on 28 January 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 57 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 endorses article 25(1) of the UN Declaration of Human Rights and recognises access to sufficient, affordable, safe and nutritious food as a human right; acknowledges the growing evidence that older people's access to food is more easily compromised than other sectors of society; is aware of the growing risk of malnutrition in an increasingly ageing population due to a wide range of factors, including lack of transport, bad weather, fuel poverty, bereavement, social exclusion, medication, illness or carer illness; strongly supports voluntary sector efforts to engage older people in planning the content of an Older People's Food Charter; welcomes the launch of a UK Older People's Food Summit with the participation of older people, leading food retailers, the NHS, local government, regulators and others; encourages older people and carers to have their say in preparing the Food Charter; and calls upon the Government to consider older people's food access issues in the formulation of policy.

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.

Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2009
Erith and Thamesmead
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2009
Elmet
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2009
Gower
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2009
Barnsley West and Penistone
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2009
Leyton and Wanstead
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2009
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2009
Keighley
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2009
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2009
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2009
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 3 March 2009
Belfast North
Donaldson, Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 3 November 2009
Lagan Valley
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2009
Sunderland North
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 2 February 2009
Ribble Valley
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2009
Newport West
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2009
Aberavon
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2009
Romsey
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2009
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 January 2009
North Devon
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2009
Luton North
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2009
Chorley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 February 2009
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2009
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 February 2009
Cheadle
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2009
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2009
Birmingham, Selly Oak
MacNeil, Mr Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 January 2009
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2009
Calder Valley
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2009
Makerfield
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 4 February 2009
South Antrim
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2009
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2009
Mansfield
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 February 2009
Leeds North West
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2009
Knowsley South
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2009
Pendle
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2009
Halifax
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 March 2009
Strangford
Scott, Mr Lee
Conservative
Signed on 3 February 2009
Ilford North
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2009
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2009
Bradford West
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 February 2009
Hazel Grove
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2009
Conwy
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 2009
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 2009
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 January 2009
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 February 2009
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 October 2009
Cardiff Central
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2009
Teignbridge

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.