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ALCOHOL IN PREGNANCY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 245: tabled on 06 July 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 22 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 warning given by Professor Sir Albert Aynsley-Green, President of the British Medical Association (BMA), in his address to the BMA's Annual Conference in June, that women should not drink any alcohol in pregnancy; supports Sir Albert's recommendation that alcoholic drinks containers should be required to include more explicit warnings of the risks to babies, making it clear that there is no safe limit for alcohol consumption in pregnancy; agrees with Sir Albert's comments that Government guidelines are confusing, contradictory and inconsistent; and urges the Government to legislate and make mandatory labels on all drinks containers incorporate wording which warns that alcohol consumed in pregnancy can cause irreversible birth defects.

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There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.