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Gene Technology And The Threat To Humanity

EDM number 2057 in 1992-93, proposed by David Alton on 20/05/1993.

That this House notes that foods containing products of gene technology are on sale without being labelled as such; that in recent experiments scorpion genes have been added to cabbages to kill caterpillars, toxin genes added to potatoes to kill beetles, human genes added to pigs to make them grow faster and to cows to produce human breast milk; further notes that 62,000 designer animals with altered genes were born in the United Kingdom in 1991 alone, that animal cloning is widely available as a breeding technique and that there is evidence that attempts have been made to clone human beings; regards current measures to supervise these developments as out of date and inadequate; and calls on the Government to adopt a comprehensive gene charter regulating all aspects of gene technology, including safety and ethics, and to seek adoption of such a charter by the international community.

This motion has been signed by a total of 36 MPs.

David Alton20/05/1993Liverpool Mossley HillProposed
Frank Field20/05/1993BirkenheadSigned
Harry Greenway20/05/1993Ealing NorthSigned
Tony Banks20/05/1993Newham North WestSigned
Paul Tyler20/05/1993North CornwallSigned
Ann Winterton20/05/1993CongletonSigned
Harry Barnes21/05/1993North East DerbyshireSigned
Jean Corston24/05/1993Bristol EastSigned
Norman Godman24/05/1993Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Derek Enright24/05/1993HemsworthSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie24/05/1993Glasgow, PollokSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe24/05/1993LeighSigned
John Cummings24/05/1993EasingtonSigned
Michael Connarty24/05/1993Falkirk EastSigned
Alan Milburn24/05/1993DarlingtonSigned
Liz Lynne24/05/1993RochdaleSigned
Martin Smyth25/05/1993Belfast SouthSigned
Dennis Turner25/05/1993Wolverhampton South EastSigned
John Battle25/05/1993Leeds WestSigned
Jim Dowd25/05/1993Lewisham WestSigned
Michael Clapham25/05/1993Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Peter Hardy25/05/1993WentworthSigned
Dawn Primarolo25/05/1993Bristol SouthSigned
Bridget Prentice25/05/1993Lewisham EastSigned
Glenda Jackson26/05/1993Hampstead & HighgateSigned
Ian Davidson26/05/1993Glasgow, GovanSigned
Andrew Faulds26/05/1993Warley EastSigned
Win Griffiths26/05/1993BridgendSigned
Mike Hall26/05/1993Warrington SouthSigned
Nicholas Winterton26/05/1993MacclesfieldSigned
John Gunnell08/06/1993Leeds South and MorleySigned
Roger Godsiff16/06/1993Birmingham Small HeathSigned
Jim Wallace18/06/1993Orkney & ShetlandSigned
John Denham23/06/1993Southampton, ItchenSigned
Roy Beggs24/06/1993East AntrimSigned
Nick Harvey01/07/1993North DevonSigned

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