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BIOTECHNOLOGY IN THE UK

EDM (Early Day Motion) 795: tabled on 03 March 1992

Tabled in the 1991-92 session.

This motion has been signed by 55 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 calls on the Secretary of State for the Environment to note the opinions expressed by the United States Government on the proposed regulation of biotechnology in the United Kingdom, which point out that while both countries believe that effective regulations play a vital role in ensuring health and environmental safety, the proposed United Kingdom regulations have major deficiencies which will affect international trade, are far removed from the risk-based approach founded on sound scientific principles adopted by other countries, will lead to considerable erosion of the primacy the United Kingdom now enjoys in certain areas of biotechnology, will eliminate or severely restrict the potential of United Kingdom institutions to bring products to market and will force the termination of Britain's healthy biotechnology industry, or its relocation outside the United Kingdom, without any corresponding improvement in health or environmental safety; and therefore urges the Secretary of State for the Environment to revise the regulations substantially in order to sustain the research and industrial base of the United Kingdom and its international competitive position.

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.

Campbell-Savours, Mr Dale
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1992
Workington
Canavan, Dennis
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1992
Falkirk West
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1992
Stockton North
Couchman, James
Conservative
Signed on 11 March 1992
Gillingham
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1992
Leigh
Dalyell, Tam
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1992
Linlithgow
Day, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 11 March 1992
Cheadle
Devlin, Mr Tim
Conservative
Signed on 4 March 1992
Stockton South
Eastham, Ken
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1992
Manchester, Blackley
Faulds, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1992
Warley East
Favell, Anthony
Conservative
Signed on 3 March 1992
Stockport
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 March 1992
Southport
Foot, Michael
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1992
Blaenau Gwent
Forsythe, Clifford
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 5 March 1992
South Antrim
Garrett, Edward
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1992
Wallsend
Graham, Mr Tommy
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1992
Renfrew West and Inverclyde
Grocott, Mr Bruce
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1992
The Wrekin
Hain, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1992
Neath
Hardy, Peter
Labour
Signed on 4 March 1992
Wentworth
Haynes, Frank
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1992
Ashfield
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1992
Vauxhall
Howells, Dr Kim
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1992
Pontypridd
Hoyle, Doug
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1992
Warrington North
Hughes, Roy
Labour
Signed on 9 March 1992
Newport East
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1992
Clwyd South West
Knox, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 4 March 1992
Staffordshire Moorlands
Lambie, David
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1992
Cunninghame South
Leadbitter, Ted
Labour
Signed on 4 March 1992
Hartlepool
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1992
Worsley
Loyden, Eddie
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1992
Liverpool, Garston
Marek, Dr John
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1992
Wrexham
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1992
Makerfield
McKay, Allen
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1992
Barnsley West and Penistone
Mills, Iain
Conservative
Signed on 3 March 1992
Meriden
Morris, Alf
Labour
Signed on 9 March 1992
Manchester, Wythenshawe
Murphy, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1992
Torfaen
Oakes, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1992
Halton
Page, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 9 March 1992
South West Hertfordshire
Pendry, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 9 March 1992
Stalybridge and Hyde
Rogers, Mr Allan
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1992
Rhondda
Ross, Mr William
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 12 March 1992
East Londonderry
Rowlands, Mr Ted
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1992
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Smith, Sir Cyril
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 March 1992
Rochdale
Smith, John
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1992
Vale of Glamorgan
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 5 March 1992
South Belfast
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1992
Wolverhampton South East
Vaughan, Sir Gerard
Conservative
Signed on 3 March 1992
Reading East
Wardell, Gareth
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1992
Gower
Woodcock, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 10 March 1992
Ellesmere Port and Neston

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.