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SUGARY DRINKS AND HEALTH RISKS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 250: tabled on 06 July 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 28 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 is shocked by Harvard University research showing that sugary drinks are implicated in 184,000 deaths worldwide; is deeply concerned that this figure includes 1,316 people from the UK; notes that added sugars such as those found in fizzy drinks are 11 times more likely to cause Type 2 diabetes than regular sugar; further notes that products high in sugar and fat content have contributed to record child obesity, rotten teeth and diabetes levels; and calls on the Government to expand the Responsibility Deal and set mandatory limits on sugar and fat content, particularly in products that target children.

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.

Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2015
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2015
Blaydon
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 July 2015
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2015
Blyth Valley
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2015
Islington North
Cox, Jo
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2015
Batley and Spen
Docherty, Martin John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 July 2015
West Dunbartonshire
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2015
Newport West
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 July 2015
Glasgow North
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 July 2015
Dundee West
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2015
York Central
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
Belfast South
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 September 2015
Glasgow North East
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 July 2015
Falkirk
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 8 July 2015
South Down
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2015
Liverpool, Walton
Salmond, Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 July 2015
Gordon
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 8 July 2015
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2015
Ealing, Southall
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 7 July 2015
Upper Bann
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 July 2015
Central Ayrshire
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 July 2015
Ceredigion

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.