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PHOSPHATE POLLUTION FROM DETERGENTS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 36: tabled on 07 November 1990

Tabled in the 1990-91 session.

This motion has been signed by 238 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

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Motion text

That this House expresses its concern that, in addition to Rutland Water, some 501 rivers, lakes and waterways in England and Wales alone, with more in Scotland and Northern Ireland, have suffered algal blooms at levels which may be toxic, as a result of eutrophication caused by phosphates, some 30 per cent of which is attributable to phosphates in detergents; voices its further concern about the environmental problems of certain commonly-used household detergent compositions, particularly from the use of phosphates and phosphate substitutes, the inadequate biodegradability of other chemicals in detergents and the failure of most manufacturers to provide consumers with full information on the contents and environmental impact of household cleaners; notes that the Government's Environment White Paper did not accept the arguments of the Control of Detergents Pollution Bill, introduced in the last session, to control the use of phosphates, increase the level of biodegradability and introduce comprehensive labelling; further notes that numerous EC countries have imposed restrictions on phosphates in detergents; and urges all honourable Members to encourage the Government to act for consumer and environmental protection.

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.

Archer, Peter
Labour
Signed on 29 January 1991
Warley West
Armstrong, Hilary
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1990
North West Durham
Ashley, Jack
Labour
Signed on 19 November 1990
Stoke-on-Trent South
Ashton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 19 November 1990
Bassetlaw
Atkinson, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 14 November 1990
Bournemouth East
Barnes, Mr Harry
Labour
Signed on 8 November 1990
North East Derbyshire
Barnes, Mrs Rosie
Independent SDP
Signed on 19 November 1990
Greenwich
Barron, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 14 November 1990
Rother Valley
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 15 November 1990
Leeds West
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 January 1991
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Bellingham, Mr Henry
Conservative
Signed on 15 November 1990
North West Norfolk
Bellotti, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 November 1990
Eastbourne
Bendall, Mr Vivian
Conservative
Signed on 14 November 1990
Ilford North
Bennett, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 14 November 1990
Denton and Reddish
Benton, Mr Joe
Signed on 7 June 1991
Benyon, Sir William
Conservative
Signed on 14 November 1990
Milton Keynes
Bermingham, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 15 November 1990
St Helens South
Bevan, David Gilroy
Conservative
Signed on 20 November 1990
Birmingham, Yardley
Bidwell, Sydney
Labour
Signed on 16 November 1990
Ealing, Southall
Blackburn, Dr John
Conservative
Signed on 19 November 1990
Dudley West
Blunkett, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 26 November 1990
Sheffield, Brightside
Boateng, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 10 June 1991
Brent South
Body, Sir Richard
Conservative
Signed on 19 November 1990
Holland with Boston
Bowden, Sir Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1990
Brighton, Kemptown
Bowden, Gerald
Conservative
Signed on 14 November 1990
Dulwich
Boyes, Roland
Labour
Signed on 26 June 1991
Houghton and Washington
Bradley, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 13 November 1990
Manchester, Withington
Braine, Sir Bernard
Conservative
Signed on 15 July 1991
Castle Point
Brown, Ron
Labour
Signed on 5 December 1990
Edinburgh, Leith
Browne, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 26 November 1990
Winchester
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 November 1990
Gordon
Caborn, Mr Richard
Labour
Signed on 14 November 1990
Sheffield Central
Callaghan, James
Labour
Signed on 14 November 1990
Heywood and Middleton
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 July 1991
North East Fife
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 4 June 1991
Blyth Valley
Campbell-Savours, Mr Dale
Labour
Signed on 20 November 1990
Workington
Carlile, Alex
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 November 1990
Montgomery
Carr, Mr Michael
Signed on 16 July 1991
Churchill, Winston
Conservative
Signed on 28 November 1990
Davyhulme
Clark, Dr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 21 October 1991
Rochford
Clarke, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 6 June 1991
Monklands West
Clay, Bob
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1990
Sunderland North
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 7 November 1990
Tyne Bridge
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 7 November 1990
Leyton
Coombs, Mr Simon
Conservative
Signed on 13 November 1990
Swindon
Corbett, Mr Robin
Labour
Signed on 14 November 1990
Birmingham, Erdington
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 7 June 1991
Islington North
Cormack, Sir Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 19 November 1990
South Staffordshire
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 14 November 1990
Tooting
Cran, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 15 November 1990
Beverley
Crowther, Stan
Labour
Signed on 14 November 1990
Rotherham
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 13 November 1990
Easington
Dalyell, Tam
Labour
Signed on 4 June 1991
Linlithgow
Darling, Mr Alistair
Labour
Signed on 3 June 1991
Edinburgh Central
Davies, Denzil
Labour
Signed on 27 November 1990
Llanelli
Davies, Mr Ron
Labour
Signed on 14 November 1990
Caerphilly
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1990
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Devlin, Mr Tim
Conservative
Signed on 9 July 1991
Stockton South
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 15 November 1990
Aberdeen South
Dover, Den
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1990
Chorley
Duffy, Sir Patrick
Labour
Signed on 3 June 1991
Sheffield, Attercliffe
Dunnachie, Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1990
Glasgow, Pollok
Dunwoody, Mrs Gwyneth
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1991
Crewe and Nantwich
Eadie, Alex
Labour
Signed on 14 November 1990
Midlothian
Eastham, Ken
Labour
Signed on 20 November 1990
Manchester, Blackley
Edwards, Mr Huw
Signed on 15 July 1991
Evans, John
Labour
Signed on 8 November 1990
St Helens North
Evennett, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 9 July 1991
Erith and Crayford
Ewing, Harry
Labour
Signed on 4 June 1991
Falkirk East
Farr, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 19 November 1990
Harborough
Fatchett, Derek
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1990
Leeds Central
Faulds, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 14 November 1990
Warley East
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 November 1990
Southport
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 14 November 1990
Birkenhead
Flannery, Martin
Labour
Signed on 22 November 1990
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Fookes, Dame Janet
Conservative
Signed on 20 November 1990
Plymouth, Drake
Foot, Michael
Labour
Signed on 19 November 1990
Blaenau Gwent
Fox, Sir Marcus
Conservative
Signed on 21 October 1991
Shipley
French, Douglas
Conservative
Signed on 19 November 1990
Gloucester
Fry, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 26 November 1990
Wellingborough
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 15 November 1990
Glasgow, Maryhill
Galbraith, Mr Sam
Labour
Signed on 11 June 1991
Strathkelvin and Bearsden
Galloway, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 5 December 1990
Glasgow, Hillhead
Garrett, Edward
Labour
Signed on 22 November 1990
Wallsend
Gilbert, Dr John
Labour
Signed on 15 November 1990
Dudley East
Glyn, Sir Alan
Conservative
Signed on 13 November 1990
Windsor and Maidenhead
Golding, Mrs Llin
Labour
Signed on 15 November 1990
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Graham, Mr Tommy
Labour
Signed on 14 November 1990
Renfrew West and Inverclyde
Greenway, Harry
Conservative
Signed on 21 October 1991
Ealing North
Griffiths, Sir Eldon
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1990
Bury St Edmunds
Griffiths, Nigel
Labour
Signed on 6 June 1991
Edinburgh South
Griffiths, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 14 November 1990
Portsmouth North
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 14 November 1990
Bridgend
Grocott, Mr Bruce
Labour
Signed on 20 November 1990
The Wrekin
Hain, Mr Peter
Signed on 17 October 1991
Hannam, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 21 October 1991
Exeter
Hardy, Peter
Labour
Signed on 8 November 1990
Wentworth
Hargreaves, Kenneth
Conservative
Signed on 10 July 1991
Hyndburn
Harman, Ms Harriet
Labour
Signed on 10 June 1991
Peckham
Heal, Sylvia
Labour
Signed on 22 November 1990
Mid Staffordshire
Henderson, Mr Doug
Labour
Signed on 19 November 1990
Newcastle upon Tyne North
Hicks, Sir Robert
Conservative
Signed on 17 October 1991
South East Cornwall
Hinchliffe, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 14 November 1990
Wakefield
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 14 November 1990
Vauxhall
Home Robertson, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 14 November 1990
East Lothian
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 4 July 1991
Clydesdale
Howells, Dr Kim
Labour
Signed on 14 November 1990
Pontypridd
Hoyle, Doug
Labour
Signed on 11 December 1990
Warrington North
Hughes, Roy
Labour
Signed on 14 November 1990
Newport East
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 November 1990
Southwark and Bermondsey
Hunt, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 13 November 1990
Ravensbourne
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1991
Barnsley Central
Irving, Sir Charles
Conservative
Signed on 13 November 1990
Cheltenham
Janner, Greville
Labour
Signed on 14 November 1990
Leicester West
Jessel, Toby
Conservative
Signed on 14 November 1990
Twickenham
Johnston, Sir Russell
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 July 1991
Inverness, Nairn and Lochaber
Jones, Mr Ieuan Wyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 19 November 1990
Ynys Môn
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 13 November 1990
Clwyd South West
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 July 1991
Ross, Cromarty and Skye
Kilfedder, Sir James
Ulster Popular Unionist Party
Signed on 15 November 1990
North Down
Knowles, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 13 November 1990
Nottingham East
Knox, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 12 November 1990
Staffordshire Moorlands
Lamond, James
Labour
Signed on 14 November 1990
Oldham Central and Royton
Latham, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 7 November 1990
Rutland and Melton
Leadbitter, Ted
Labour
Signed on 8 November 1990
Hartlepool
Leighton, Ron
Labour
Signed on 14 November 1990
Newham North East
Lester, Sir James
Conservative
Signed on 15 July 1991
Broxtowe
Lestor, Joan
Labour
Signed on 29 November 1990
Eccles
Livsey, Mr Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 January 1991
Brecon and Radnor
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 28 November 1990
Stretford
Lofthouse, Sir Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 6 June 1991
Pontefract and Castleford
Lord, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 11 July 1991
Central Suffolk
MacDonald, Dr Calum
Labour
Signed on 14 November 1990
Western Isles
Madden, Max
Labour
Signed on 14 November 1990
Bradford West
Marek, Dr John
Labour
Signed on 14 November 1990
Wrexham
Marland, Paul
Conservative
Signed on 20 November 1990
West Gloucestershire
Martin, Mr Michael J.
Labour
Signed on 4 December 1990
Glasgow, Springburn
Martlew, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 22 November 1990
Carlisle
Mates, Lt Col Michael
Conservative
Signed on 4 December 1990
East Hampshire
Maxton, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 4 June 1991
Glasgow, Cathcart
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 20 November 1990
Dundee East
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1991
Makerfield
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 19 November 1990
Mid Ulster
McKay, Allen
Labour
Signed on 13 November 1990
Barnsley West and Penistone
McKelvey, William
Labour
Signed on 22 November 1990
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
McLeish, Mr Henry
Labour
Signed on 12 June 1991
Central Fife
McMaster, Gordon
Signed on 3 June 1991
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 19 November 1990
Blaydon
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 13 November 1990
Mansfield
Meyer, Sir Anthony
Conservative
Signed on 13 November 1990
Clwyd North West
Michie, Mrs Ray
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 November 1990
Argyll and Bute
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 3 June 1991
Great Grimsby
Mitchell, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 26 November 1990
North West Hampshire
Morley, Mr Elliot
Labour
Signed on 4 June 1991
Glanford and Scunthorpe
Morris, Alf
Labour
Signed on 19 November 1990
Manchester, Wythenshawe
Morrison, Sir Charles
Conservative
Signed on 16 November 1990
Devizes
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 14 November 1990
North East Cambridgeshire
Mowlam, Dr Mo
Labour
Signed on 27 November 1990
Redcar
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1991
Sunderland South
Murphy, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 15 November 1990
Torfaen
O'Brien, Sir Bill
Labour
Signed on 15 November 1990
Normanton
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 15 November 1990
Knowsley South
Page, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 14 November 1990
South West Hertfordshire
Powell, Sir Raymond
Labour
Signed on 15 November 1990
Ogmore
Powell, William
Conservative
Signed on 19 November 1990
Corby
Quin, Joyce
Labour
Signed on 15 November 1990
Gateshead East
Radice, Mr Giles
Labour
Signed on 6 June 1991
North Durham
Raffan, Keith
Conservative
Signed on 28 November 1990
Delyn
Rathbone, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 19 November 1990
Lewes
Redmond, Martin
Labour
Signed on 20 November 1990
Don Valley
Rees, Merlyn
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1990
Morley and Leeds South
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 20 November 1990
Coventry North West
Rogers, Mr Allan
Labour
Signed on 3 June 1991
Rhondda
Rooker, Mr Jeff
Labour
Signed on 3 June 1991
Birmingham, Perry Barr
Rooney, Mr Terry
Signed on 3 June 1991
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 11 June 1991
Dundee West
Rost, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 13 November 1990
Erewash
Rowe, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 13 November 1990
Mid Kent
Rowlands, Mr Ted
Labour
Signed on 10 June 1991
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 November 1990
Banff and Buchan
Sedgemore, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 15 November 1990
Hackney South and Shoreditch
Shelton, Sir William
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1990
Streatham
Shepherd, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 16 November 1990
Aldridge-Brownhills
Shersby, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 16 November 1990
Uxbridge
Short, Clare
Labour
Signed on 14 November 1990
Birmingham, Ladywood
Smith, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 20 November 1990
Oxford East
Smith, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 13 December 1990
Islington South and Finsbury
Smith, Sir Cyril
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 July 1991
Rochdale
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 22 November 1990
South Belfast
Snape, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 19 November 1990
West Bromwich East
Soley, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 22 November 1990
Hammersmith
Spearing, Nigel
Labour
Signed on 4 June 1991
Newham South
Steel, Sir David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 November 1990
Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 14 November 1990
City of Durham
Stott, Roger
Labour
Signed on 6 June 1991
Wigan
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 26 November 1990
Edinburgh East
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 November 1990
Truro
Temple-Morris, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 15 November 1990
Leominster
Thomas, Dafydd Elis
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 3 December 1990
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Thompson, Jack
Labour
Signed on 14 November 1990
Wansbeck
Thompson, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 23 July 1991
Norwich North
Thorne, Sir Neil
Conservative
Signed on 13 November 1990
Ilford South
Thornton, Sir Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1990
Crosby
Tracey, Richard
Conservative
Signed on 16 November 1990
Surbiton
Tredinnick, David
Conservative
Signed on 22 November 1990
Bosworth
Vaughan, Sir Gerard
Conservative
Signed on 14 November 1990
Reading East
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1990
Leicester East
Wallace, Mr Jim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 November 1990
Orkney and Shetland
Walters, Sir Dennis
Conservative
Signed on 30 November 1990
Westbury
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 15 November 1990
Liverpool, West Derby
Warren, Sir Kenneth
Conservative
Signed on 19 November 1990
Hastings and Rye
Watson, Mike
Labour
Signed on 20 November 1990
Glasgow Central
Wells, Mr Bowen
Conservative
Signed on 15 November 1990
Hertford and Stortford
Welsh, Michael
Labour
Signed on 14 November 1990
Doncaster North
Wigley, Mr Dafydd
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 19 November 1990
Caernarfon
Wilkinson, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 14 November 1990
Ruislip - Northwood
Williams, Dr Alan
Labour
Signed on 16 November 1990
Carmarthen
Wilson, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 15 November 1990
Cunninghame North
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 22 April 1991
Preston
Wolfson, Mark
Conservative
Signed on 14 November 1990
Sevenoaks
Woodcock, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 25 July 1991
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Worthington, Tony
Labour
Signed on 15 November 1990
Clydebank and Milngavie
Wray, Mr Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 13 November 1990
Glasgow, Provan
Young, David
Labour
Signed on 20 November 1990
Bolton South East

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

PHOSPHATE POLLUTION FROM DETERGENTS (Amendment 1)
after 'act', insert 'urgently'.
Labour, Coventry South East
31
signatures
EDM 36A1: tabled on 8 November 1990