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Water Fluoridation (No. 2)

EDM number 606 in 1989-90, proposed by Ivan Lawrence on 23/02/1990.

That this House, concerned at the further evidence emerging 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.

This motion has been signed by a total of 38 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Ivan Lawrence23/02/1990BurtonProposed
James Wray23/02/1990Glasgow ProvanSeconded
Dudley Smith23/02/1990Warwick & LeamingtonSeconded
Geraint Howells23/02/1990Ceredigion and Pembroke NorthSeconded
Richard Body23/02/1990Holland with BostonSeconded
Alan Williams23/02/1990Swansea WestSeconded
Win Griffiths23/02/1990BridgendSigned
Keith Vaz23/02/1990Leicester EastSigned
Dennis Turner23/02/1990Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Malcolm Thornton23/02/1990CrosbySigned
Teddy Taylor23/02/1990Southend EastSigned
David Blunkett23/02/1990Sheffield, BrightsideSigned
Tony Benn23/02/1990ChesterfieldSigned
Peter Griffiths23/02/1990Portsmouth NorthSigned
Harry Greenway23/02/1990Ealing NorthSigned
Nicholas Fairbairn23/02/1990Perth and KinrossSigned
Ian Paisley23/02/1990North AntrimSigned
Michael Morris23/02/1990Northampton SouthSigned
Tony Marlow23/02/1990Northampton NorthSigned
Martyn Jones23/02/1990Clwyd South WestSigned
Andrew Hunter23/02/1990BasingstokeSigned
James Spicer23/02/1990West DorsetSigned
William Powell23/02/1990CorbySigned
Raymond Powell23/02/1990OgmoreSigned
James Pawsey23/02/1990Rugby & KenilworthSigned
James Callaghan23/02/1990Heywood & MiddletonSigned
John Ward26/02/1990PooleSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie27/02/1990Glasgow, PollokSigned
Ann Winterton27/02/1990CongletonSigned
Harry Barnes01/03/1990North East DerbyshireSigned
David Young01/03/1990Bolton South EastSigned
Audrey Wise05/03/1990PrestonSigned
Kim Howells20/03/1990PontypriddSigned
Roland Boyes22/03/1990Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Ralph Howell27/03/1990North NorfolkSigned
Andrew Faulds27/03/1990Warley EastSigned
Gwilym Jones04/04/1990Cardiff NorthSigned
Neil HamiltonUnknownWithdrawn

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