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DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 183: tabled on 04 June 1992

Tabled in the 1992-93 session.

This motion has been signed by 66 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 with great concern that a Council Directive of the European Commission is being prepared with a view to bringing dietary supplements, vitamins and minerals, under European legislative discipline; notes that in Britain dietary supplements come under food law and may be sold freely, whereas in most Community member states they are classified as medicines unless the dosage is very small, and may be sold only on prescription, through pharmacies, which is a highly restrictive practice, has created a thriving black market in these countries, and would be both unwelcome to British consumers and prohibitive to British trade and industry; further notes that the United Kingdom already has ample laws to prevent the sale of dangerous products; and calls for the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and the Secretary of State for Health to make a statement to the effect that the Government will not permit any clause in the aforesaid Directive which purports that products currently sold as food supplements should be reclassified as medicines, to be enforced in 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-Savours, Mr Dale
Labour
Signed on 4 March 1993
Workington
Cash, Mr William
Conservative
Signed on 22 June 1992
Stafford
Chisholm, Mr Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 9 June 1992
Edinburgh, Leith
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 25 June 1992
Leyton
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 9 June 1992
Falkirk East
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 23 March 1993
Stockton North
Cryer, Bob
Labour
Signed on 10 June 1992
Bradford South
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1992
Easington
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 3 December 1992
Glasgow, Govan
Davies, Mr Ron
Labour
Signed on 10 June 1992
Caerphilly
Faulds, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1992
Warley East
Galloway, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1992
Glasgow, Hillhead
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 9 June 1992
Greenock and Port Glasgow
Graham, Mr Tommy
Labour
Signed on 17 June 1992
Renfrew West and Inverclyde
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 9 June 1992
Bridgend
Hardy, Peter
Labour
Signed on 8 June 1992
Wentworth
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1992
Vauxhall
Home Robertson, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 10 June 1992
East Lothian
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 26 November 1992
Clydesdale
Hoon, Mr Geoff
Labour
Signed on 28 October 1992
Ashfield
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1992
Knowsley North
Howells, Dr Kim
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1992
Pontypridd
Hughes, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 9 June 1992
Harrow West
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 9 June 1992
Hampstead and Highgate
Jones, Mr Ieuan Wyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 16 June 1992
Ynys Môn
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 6 July 1992
Clwyd South West
Lestor, Joan
Labour
Signed on 8 June 1992
Eccles
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 10 June 1992
Worsley
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 19 October 1992
Brent East
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 8 June 1992
Stretford
Loyden, Eddie
Labour
Signed on 9 June 1992
Liverpool, Garston
Lynne, Liz
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 June 1992
Rochdale
Madden, Max
Labour
Signed on 29 June 1992
Bradford West
Mallon, Mr Seamus
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 9 June 1992
Newry and Armagh
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 8 June 1992
Dundee East
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 8 June 1992
Makerfield
McKelvey, William
Labour
Signed on 8 June 1992
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
McMaster, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1992
Paisley South
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 9 June 1992
Mansfield
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 8 June 1992
Great Grimsby
O'Brien, Mr Mike
Labour
Signed on 5 November 1992
North Warwickshire
Parry, Robert
Labour
Signed on 8 June 1992
Liverpool, Riverside
Pickthall, Mr Colin
Labour
Signed on 9 June 1992
West Lancashire
Prentice, Bridget
Labour
Signed on 10 June 1992
Lewisham East
Quin, Joyce
Labour
Signed on 11 June 1992
Gateshead East
Redmond, Martin
Labour
Signed on 10 June 1992
Don Valley
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1993
Coventry North West
Rogers, Mr Allan
Labour
Signed on 11 June 1992
Rhondda
Rooker, Mr Jeff
Labour
Signed on 26 October 1992
Birmingham, Perry Barr
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 8 June 1992
Dundee West
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 11 June 1992
Huddersfield
Smith, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 15 June 1992
Islington South and Finsbury
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 20 October 1992
City of Durham
Taylor, Mr John D.
Conservative
Signed on 17 June 1992
Solihull
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 November 1992
Truro
Taylor, Sir Teddy
Conservative
Signed on 22 June 1992
Southend East
Thompson, Jack
Labour
Signed on 10 June 1992
Wansbeck
Wallace, Mr Jim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 June 1992
Orkney and Shetland
Watson, Mike
Labour
Signed on 9 June 1992
Glasgow Central
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 13 July 1992
Preston

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.