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SUPPORT FOR FAMILY MEALTIMES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1583: tabled on 10 March 2011

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 17 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 recognises the need for families to be able to eat together more often; notes the health, learning and social benefits that family mealtimes can bring, including the early findings of the Economic and Social Research Council Understanding Society study pointing to the importance of family meals for children; further notes recent research that shows the difficulties that families have eating together; congratulates the recent Power Down for Dinner campaign launched to encourage mealtimes spent as a family and a decrease in mealtimes spent using technology and television; and urges a more family-friendly House and encourages individual hon. Members to allow for more time to be spent with their families at mealtimes.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.