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IMPACT OF THE FOOD SUPPLEMENTS DIRECTIVE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 336: tabled on 02 December 2009

Tabled in the 2009-10 session.

This motion has been signed by 64 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 after much delay proposals for maximum permitted levels for vitamins and minerals in food supplements under Article 5 of the Food Supplements Directive are expected to be published by the European Commission in early 2010; further notes that despite efforts from the UK Government and Food Standards Agency the levels remain likely to be set in a disproportionately restrictive way and will have a devastating impact on the UK health food industry; welcomes the recent impact assessment carried out by the Health Food Manufacturers' Association and the National Association of Health Stores to quantify the impact that the setting of maximum permitted levels will have on UK businesses; expresses its profound concern that the impact assessment suggests that the setting of maximum permitted levels could potentially lead to the loss of well over £100 million worth of sales, the closure of more than 700 independent retail stores and around 4,000 job losses; fears that smaller specialist manufacturers and retailers will be the hardest hit by this legislation; suggests that this process will restrict the choice to British consumers and leave such consumers exposed to the additional risks of buying products from unregulated overseas suppliers through the internet and mail order; and invites the Government to redouble its efforts in Europe to safeguard the future of the UK health food industry and the continued availability of safe, higher potency food supplements that have been on the UK market for decades.

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.

Barlow, Ms Celia
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2010
Hove
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
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 8 December 2009
East Londonderry
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2009
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2009
Gower
Cawsey, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2009
Brigg and Goole
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2010
Bury North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2009
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2010
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2009
Keighley
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2010
Coventry South
Davies, Philip
Conservative
Signed on 2 December 2009
Shipley
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2009
Burton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 3 December 2009
Belfast North
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2009
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 3 December 2009
Foyle
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 2009
Ribble Valley
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 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
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2010
Bedford
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 December 2009
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 December 2009
North Devon
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 December 2009
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2009
Luton North
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 3 December 2009
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2010
Edinburgh North and Leith
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2009
Blackpool South
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2010
Calder Valley
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 December 2009
South Antrim
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2009
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2009
Mansfield
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2009
Great Grimsby
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2010
Cardiff North
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 2009
North East Cambridgeshire
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2010
Knowsley South
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2009
Nuneaton
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Independent
Signed on 30 March 2010
Croydon Central
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2009
Pendle
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 December 2009
Southport
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2009
Halifax
Short, Clare
Independent Labour
Signed on 26 January 2010
Birmingham, Ladywood
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2010
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 December 2009
Upper Bann
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2009
Bradford West
Streeter, Mr Gary
Conservative
Signed on 24 February 2010
South West Devon
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2010
Pudsey
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 22 February 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
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 3 December 2009
Macclesfield
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2009
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

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.