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Availability Of Herbal Remedies

EDM number 1672 in 1993-94, proposed by David Nicholson on 27/10/1994.

That this House notes the valuable contribution made to the health of the nation over many centuries by the use of herbal remedies; notes with concern that the implementation on 1st January 1995 of a new European directive could lead to all such herbal products requiring a full product licence, at an average cost of over ú80,000 a licence in the provision of the necessary research data; regrets that such a development would inevitably lead to the disappearance of the overwhelming majority of herbal remedies, which have been used safely and effectively for many years; and urges Her Majesty's Government urgently to review the situation, to consult more widely with those organisations involved in herbal medicine, and to ensure that the form in which this directive is ultimately implemented does not deny millions of consumers the opportunity to benefit from products of their choice whose effectiveness in many cases is beyond doubt.

This motion has been signed by a total of 56 MPs.

David Nicholson27/10/1994TauntonProposed
Peter Hain27/10/1994NeathSeconded
Nicholas Winterton27/10/1994MacclesfieldSeconded
Norman Godman28/10/1994Greenock and Port GlasgowSeconded
Jean Corston31/10/1994Bristol EastSeconded
Jim Marshall31/10/1994Leicester SouthSeconded
Eric Clarke31/10/1994MidlothianSigned
James Wray31/10/1994Glasgow ProvanSigned
Paddy Tipping31/10/1994SherwoodSigned
Tony Banks31/10/1994Newham North WestSigned
John Cummings31/10/1994EasingtonSigned
Michael Connarty31/10/1994Falkirk EastSigned
Alan Meale31/10/1994MansfieldSigned
Liz Lynne31/10/1994RochdaleSigned
Eddie Loyden31/10/1994Liverpool, GarstonSigned
David Knox31/10/1994Staffordshire MoorlandsSigned
Barry Jones31/10/1994Alyn & DeesideSigned
Jimmy Hood31/10/1994ClydesdaleSigned
Bridget Prentice31/10/1994Lewisham EastSigned
Robert Parry31/10/1994Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Paul Tyler01/11/1994North CornwallSigned
Jack Thompson01/11/1994WansbeckSigned
Roy Beggs01/11/1994East AntrimSigned
Janet Anderson01/11/1994Rossendale & DarwenSigned
Tommy Graham01/11/1994Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Christopher Gill01/11/1994LudlowSigned
John Evans01/11/1994St Helens NorthSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe01/11/1994LeighSigned
Keith Bradley01/11/1994Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Andrew Miller01/11/1994Ellesmere Port & NestonSigned
Terry Lewis01/11/1994WorsleySigned
Kevin Hughes01/11/1994Doncaster NorthSigned
Robert Hicks01/11/1994South East CornwallSigned
David Hanson01/11/1994DelynSigned
Jim Dowd01/11/1994Lewisham WestSigned
Matthew Carrington02/11/1994FulhamSigned
Mike Watson02/11/1994Glasgow CentralSigned
Alistair Darling02/11/1994Edinburgh CentralSigned
Bill Etherington02/11/1994Sunderland NorthSigned
Michael Fabricant02/11/1994Staffordshire MidSigned
Mike Hall02/11/1994Warrington SouthSigned
Michael Stephen02/11/1994ShorehamSigned
David Sumberg02/11/1994Bury SouthSigned
John Townend02/11/1994BridlingtonSigned
David Tredinnick02/11/1994BosworthSigned
Edward O'Hara02/11/1994Knowsley SouthSigned
Bill Michie02/11/1994Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Diana Maddock02/11/1994ChristchurchSigned
Andrew MacKinlay02/11/1994ThurrockSigned
Charles Kennedy02/11/1994Ross and Cromarty and SkyeSigned
Andrew Hunter02/11/1994BasingstokeSigned
Terence Higgins02/11/1994WorthingSigned
Peter Hardy02/11/1994WentworthSigned
Alan Simpson02/11/1994Nottingham SouthSigned
Tom Pendry02/11/1994Stalybridge & HydeSigned
Max Madden02/11/1994Bradford WestSigned

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