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AVAILABILITY OF VITAMINS AND MINERAL SUPPLEMENTS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 923: tabled on 02 March 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 68 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 that the United Kingdom has a rigorous and effective regime for permitting onto the market under the provisions of the Food Safety Act 1990 only such higher potency vitamin and mineral supplements as are accepted as safe and appropriately labelled by the Food Standards Agency; is deeply concerned that the future availability of such safe and popular supplements is now threatened by the current process through which the European Union is proposing pan-European limits on the potencies of such supplements under the provisions of Article 5 of the Food Supplements Directive; further notes that successive Ministers have pledged to defend the future availability of such supplements but have not yet secured sufficient support from other member states and the European Commission to ensure that the policy objectives of the Government can be achieved; and calls on the Prime Minister personally to intervene with the President of the European Commission to ensure that the right of UK manufacturers to produce, specialist retailers to sell, and informed consumers to choose to buy such safe and popular supplements is not unacceptably curtailed through an unnecessarily restrictive interpretation of the legislation.

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.

Atkinson, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 12 October 2009
Hexham
Baron, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 1 April 2009
Billericay
Blunt, Mr Crispin
Conservative
Signed on 17 March 2009
Reigate
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 3 March 2009
Worthing West
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 10 March 2009
Altrincham and Sale West
Burns, Mr Simon
Conservative
Signed on 10 March 2009
West Chelmsford
Burt, Alistair
Conservative
Signed on 2 April 2009
North East Bedfordshire
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 3 March 2009
East Londonderry
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2009
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2009
Gower
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2009
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Greg
Conservative
Signed on 9 March 2009
Tunbridge Wells
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2009
Islington North
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 11 March 2009
Blaenau Gwent
Davies, David T. C.
Conservative
Signed on 1 April 2009
Monmouth
Davies, Philip
Conservative
Signed on 3 March 2009
Shipley
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2009
Burton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 4 March 2009
Belfast North
Donaldson, Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 4 March 2009
Lagan Valley
Dunne, Mr Philip
Conservative
Signed on 24 June 2009
Ludlow
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 2009
St Ives
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2009
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Gove, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 12 October 2009
Surrey Heath
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 4 March 2009
North Wiltshire
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 March 2009
Birmingham, Yardley
Holloway, Mr Adam
Conservative
Signed on 12 October 2009
Gravesham
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 March 2009
Chesterfield
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2009
Tamworth
Jones, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 11 May 2009
Clwyd West
Kawczynski, Daniel
Conservative
Signed on 12 October 2009
Shrewsbury and Atcham
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 March 2009
Manchester, Withington
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 4 March 2009
East Worthing and Shoreham
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2009
Thurrock
Maclean, David
Conservative
Signed on 11 March 2009
Penrith and The Border
May, Mrs Theresa
Conservative
Signed on 3 June 2009
Maidenhead
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 4 March 2009
South Antrim
Miller, Mrs Maria
Conservative
Signed on 20 April 2009
Basingstoke
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 5 March 2009
North East Cambridgeshire
Neill, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 29 April 2009
Bromley and Chislehurst
Newmark, Mr Brooks
Conservative
Signed on 30 April 2009
Braintree
Ottaway, Richard
Conservative
Signed on 20 April 2009
Croydon South
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 13 March 2009
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Rennie, Willie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 March 2009
Dunfermline and West Fife
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 March 2009
Strangford
Ruffley, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 30 April 2009
Bury St Edmunds
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2009
Glasgow Central
Scott, Mr Lee
Conservative
Signed on 3 March 2009
Ilford North
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2009
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 4 March 2009
Upper Bann
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2009
Bradford West
Soames, Hon Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 10 March 2009
Mid Sussex
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 March 2009
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 April 2009
East Dunbartonshire
Swire, Mr Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 11 March 2009
East Devon
Vaizey, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 30 June 2009
Wantage
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Whittingdale, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 17 March 2009
Maldon and East Chelmsford
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 4 March 2009
Spelthorne
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 2 April 2009
East Antrim
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 3 March 2009
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 3 March 2009
Macclesfield

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.