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40th anniversary of the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes

EDM (Early Day Motion) 92: tabled on 24 May 2021

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 26 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House recognises that 2021 marks the 40th anniversary of the 1981 International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes; believes that the Code exists to protect all babies, regardless of how they are fed; notes the Code regulates the marketing of breastmilk substitutes which includes infant formulas, follow-on formulas and any other food or drink, together with feeding bottles and teats, intended for babies and young children, sets standards for the labelling and quality of products and for how the law should be implemented and monitored within countries, and aims to ensure that choices are made based on full, impartial information, rather than misleading, inaccurate or biased marketing claims; believes that in this 40th year of the Code it would be appropriate for the UK to finally implement the Code in full; and calls on the Secretary of State for Health to make a statement to set out a plan of action for so doing.

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.

Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 May 2021
Glasgow North
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 May 2021
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 May 2021
Edinburgh South West
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 May 2021
Glasgow South West
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 7 June 2021
Arfon
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 7 June 2021
Brighton, Pavilion
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2021
Hayes and Harlington
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 June 2021
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 7 June 2021
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Hanna, Claire
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 8 June 2021
Belfast South
Antoniazzi, Tonia
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2021
Gower
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 June 2021
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 14 June 2021
Ceredigion
McDonald, Stuart C
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 June 2021
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 June 2021
East Renfrewshire
Thomson, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 June 2021
Gordon
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 June 2021
Lanark and Hamilton East
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 July 2021
Argyll and Bute
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 July 2021
Ochil and South Perthshire
Qaisar-Javed, Anum
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 September 2021
Airdrie and Shotts

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.