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WATER FLUORIDATION

EDM (Early Day Motion) 92: tabled on 06 November 1991

Tabled in the 1991-92 session.

This motion has been signed by 49 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

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Motion text

That this House, concerned at the further evidence which has emerged since the passage of the Water Fluoridation Act 1985, from a former principal dental officer for Auckland, that improvements in children's teeth are not closely related to water fluoridation, from a United States study of 84 geographical areas that fluoridation does not reduce tooth decay, from dentists, of discolouration of children's teeth occurring where water is fluoridated to permitted limits, of public fears of the consequences of the Camelford-type fluoride spillage, of the obvious reluctance of water undertakers to risk legal action for accidents without a copper-bottomed Government indemnity, and, aware also of the continuing widespread doubts amongst the public about the long-term safety of fluoride when the total amount ingested and the medical condition and the needs of the individual consumer are unknown, in addition to the serious infringement of individual rights involved in mass medication and the fact that no other country in the European Community, save the Republic of Ireland, artificially fluoridated its drinking water, now calls upon Her Majesty's Government to stop all further addition of this highly toxic chemical to the public drinking water supply in any area of the United Kingdom.

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.

Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1991
Blyth Valley
Carr, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 December 1991
Ribble Valley
Cash, Mr William
Conservative
Signed on 13 January 1992
Stafford
Colvin, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 27 November 1991
Romsey and Waterside
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 11 November 1991
Stockton North
Dunnachie, Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 26 November 1991
Glasgow, Pollok
Fairbairn, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 27 November 1991
Perth and Kinross
Faulds, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 7 November 1991
Warley East
Forsythe, Clifford
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 19 December 1991
South Antrim
Greenway, Harry
Conservative
Signed on 15 November 1991
Ealing North
Griffiths, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 13 November 1991
Portsmouth North
Howell, Sir Ralph
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 1992
North Norfolk
Howells, Geraint
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 November 1991
Ceredigion and Pembroke North
Howells, Dr Kim
Labour
Signed on 23 January 1992
Pontypridd
Hunter, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 27 November 1991
Basingstoke
Irving, Sir Charles
Conservative
Signed on 12 November 1991
Cheltenham
Janman, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 27 November 1991
Thurrock
Jones, Gwilym
Conservative
Signed on 13 January 1992
Cardiff North
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1991
Clwyd South West
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 7 November 1991
Worsley
Maginnis, Mr Ken
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 19 December 1991
Fermanagh and South Tyrone
Marlow, Tony
Conservative
Signed on 2 December 1991
Northampton North
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 14 November 1991
Mid Ulster
McKelvey, William
Labour
Signed on 11 November 1991
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Morris, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 26 November 1991
Northampton South
Mudd, David
Conservative
Signed on 12 November 1991
Falmouth and Camborne
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 5 February 1992
Knowsley South
Powell, Sir Raymond
Labour
Signed on 5 December 1991
Ogmore
Rost, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 26 November 1991
Erewash
Smith, Sir Dudley
Conservative
Signed on 3 December 1991
Warwick and Leamington
Summerson, Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 13 November 1991
Walthamstow
Thornton, Sir Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 26 November 1991
Crosby
Trimble, Mr David
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 19 December 1991
Upper Bann
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 27 November 1991
Wolverhampton South East
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 13 November 1991
Leicester East
Ward, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 26 November 1991
Poole
Warren, Sir Kenneth
Conservative
Signed on 25 November 1991
Hastings and Rye
Williams, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 7 November 1991
Swansea West
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 13 November 1991
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 8 November 1991
Macclesfield
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 17 February 1992
Preston
Wray, Mr Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 6 November 1991
Glasgow, Provan
Young, David
Labour
Signed on 26 November 1991
Bolton South East

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

WATER FLUORIDATION (Amendment 1)
at end add 'as a matter of urgency since those widespread doubts are being ignored
Labour, Sheffield, Heeley
1
signature
EDM 92A1: tabled on 23 January 1992