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FOOD SUPPLEMENTS DIRECTIVE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 146: tabled on 03 June 2010

Tabled in the 2010-12 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 the setting of maximum permitted levels for vitamins and minerals in food supplements under the provisions of Article 5 of the Food Supplements Directive remains work in progress on the part of the European Commission; observes that millions of United Kingdom consumers have registered with their Members of Parliament their deep concern about the threat to the continued availability of many safe and popular higher potency supplements; further notes that industry has calculated that a restrictive interpretation of the legislation could lead to the closure of 700 health food stores and the loss of 4,000 jobs in the sector; further notes that the policy of the Conservative Party in the run up to the General Election was firm opposition to this measure and that of the Liberal Democrat Shadow Secretary of State was strong support for the freedom of consumers to choose; and looks to the Ministers of the new Coalition Government to honour the commitments of their parties and ensure that no food supplements are removed from the UK market as a result of this burdensome measure.

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.

Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 21 June 2010
Canterbury
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 29 June 2010
East Londonderry
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2010
Gower
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 3 June 2010
North Ayrshire and Arran
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2010
West Lancashire
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2010
Islington North
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 June 2010
Edinburgh West
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2010
Dagenham and Rainham
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 3 June 2010
Coventry South
Davies, Philip
Conservative
Signed on 3 June 2010
Shipley
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 June 2010
Lagan Valley
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2010
Lewisham West and Penge
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 8 June 2010
Foyle
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2010
Birmingham, Hall Green
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 8 June 2010
North Wiltshire
Gwynne, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2010
Denton and Reddish
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 June 2010
Portsmouth South
Henderson, Gordon
Conservative
Signed on 3 June 2010
Sittingbourne and Sheppey
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Independent
Signed on 12 July 2010
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2010
Luton North
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2010
Hampstead and Kilburn
Kirby, Simon
Conservative
Signed on 3 June 2010
Brighton, Kemptown
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2010
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 June 2010
Manchester, Withington
Lloyd, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 June 2010
Eastbourne
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 23 June 2010
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Mactaggart, Fiona
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2010
Slough
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2010
Blackpool South
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 8 June 2010
South Antrim
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2010
Hayes and Harlington
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2010
Ynys Môn
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2010
Glenrothes
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2010
Bolsover
Stephenson, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 7 June 2010
Pendle
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2010
Blackley and Broughton
Tredinnick, David
Conservative
Signed on 30 June 2010
Bosworth
Weatherley, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 3 June 2010
Hove
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 8 June 2010
Arfon

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.