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AVAILABILITY OF VITAMINS AND MINERAL SUPPLEMENTS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 301: tabled on 01 December 2009

Tabled in the 2009-10 session.

This motion has been signed by 45 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.

Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 December 2009
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 December 2009
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Burns, Mr Simon
Conservative
Signed on 2 February 2010
West Chelmsford
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 2 December 2009
East Londonderry
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2009
Gower
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2010
Bury North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2010
Bolton North East
Davies, Philip
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 2009
Shipley
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 3 December 2009
Belfast North
Donaldson, Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 3 December 2009
Lagan Valley
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2009
Stroud
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 December 2009
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2009
Walthamstow
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2010
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 2 December 2009
North Wiltshire
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 December 2009
Portsmouth South
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 December 2009
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2009
Luton North
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2009
Chorley
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 February 2010
Cheadle
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2009
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2009
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2009
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 2009
Manchester, Withington
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 3 December 2009
East Worthing and Shoreham
Maclean, David
Conservative
Signed on 14 December 2009
Penrith and The Border
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2009
Mansfield
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 2009
North East Cambridgeshire
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Independent
Signed on 30 March 2010
Croydon Central
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 December 2009
Southport
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2009
Halifax
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 2 February 2010
Romford
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2010
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 2 December 2009
Upper Bann
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2009
Bradford West
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 January 2010
Hazel Grove
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 2 December 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.