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BISPHENOL A AND BABY BOTTLES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 293: tabled on 30 November 2009

Tabled in the 2009-10 session.

This motion has been signed by 66 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House notes that baby bottles made using the chemical Bisphenol A (BPA) are still being sold in the UK despite being withdrawn in Canada and the US; further notes that hundreds of studies and evaluations published in peer-reviewed medical journals have raised consistent and compelling concerns about the potential impact of low level exposure of this chemical; further notes that the Environmental Health Perspectives Journal in March 2009 published a letter from 36 of the world's leading scientific experts on BPA, criticising the European Food Safety Authority for relying predominantly on two outdated studies funded by the chemicals industry and saying that its decisions based on this logic are misguided and will result in continued risk to public health from exposure to BPA; further notes that babies in their first year have not fully developed the ability to clear BPA from their bodies as quickly as adults; welcomes the No More BPA campaign led by Breast Cancer UK and whose call is backed by NCT, formerly the National Childbirth Trust, UNISON, the Women's Environmental Network, the Cancer Prevention and Education Society and CHEM Trust; and urges the Government to introduce regulations to end the use of BPA in baby bottles sold in the UK.

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 January 2010
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2010
Erith and Thamesmead
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2010
Lewes
Barlow, Ms Celia
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2010
Hove
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2010
Dumfries and Galloway
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 February 2010
Sutton and Cheam
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 1 December 2009
East Londonderry
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2009
Gower
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2009
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2009
North Ayrshire and Arran
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2010
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2009
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2009
Keighley
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2010
Coventry South
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2009
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2009
Hendon
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2010
Holborn and St Pancras
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 3 December 2009
Belfast North
Dorries, Nadine
Conservative
Signed on 27 January 2010
Mid Bedfordshire
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2009
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 1 December 2009
Foyle
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2010
Sunderland North
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 2009
Westmorland and Lonsdale
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 December 2009
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2010
Walthamstow
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2010
Romsey
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 March 2010
Falmouth and Camborne
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 December 2009
Portsmouth South
Harris, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2010
Glasgow South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 December 2009
North Devon
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2010
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 December 2009
Birmingham, Yardley
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 December 2009
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2009
Luton North
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2009
Chorley
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2009
Hampstead and Highgate
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2009
Tamworth
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2010
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 December 2009
Manchester, Withington
Main, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 10 December 2009
St Albans
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 2 December 2009
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 1 March 2010
Belfast South
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 February 2010
Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2010
Bristol North West
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 January 2010
Winchester
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Pendle
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2009
Halifax
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2010
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 2 December 2009
Upper Bann
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 January 2010
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 December 2009
East Dunbartonshire
Tredinnick, David
Conservative
Signed on 15 December 2009
Bosworth
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2010
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2009
Conwy
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 December 2009
Ceredigion
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 February 2010
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 February 2010
Cardiff Central
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2010
Batley and Spen

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.