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Continued Threat To The Availability Of Herbal Remedies

EDM number 133 in 1994-95, proposed by Peter Hain on 25/11/1994.

That this House regrets that the recent announcements by the Minister on the continued availability of herbal products are not sufficient to satisfy the concerns of Right honourable and honourable Members or herbal practitioners; notes that in a Written Answer to the honourable Member for Neath on 22nd November, Official Report, column 86, the Minister acknowledged that his attempts to safeguard the future availability of herbal remedies could not be relied upon because his defence that herbal products are not industrially produced, and thus fall outside the scope of the European directives, could be challenged in British and European courts which, he said, are independent bodies whose decisions cannot be fully predicted; believes that herbalists should expect a more robust and permanent protection from Her Majesty's Government; urges the Minister to return to the European Commission to seek further guarantee or a new European Directive the purpose of which is to guarantee the continued availability of herbal products throughout the European Community; further regrets that the Minister has failed to clarify whether his temporary protection applies only to the production of herbal remedies or also to their supply, and that he has left unclear the position of products supplied directly to herbalists for use in their preparations rather than to the public; and believes that the Minister should refrain from laying the Medicines for Human Use (Marketing Authorisations, Pharmacovigilance and Related Matters) Regulations until these matters are satisfactorily resolved.

This motion has been signed by a total of 85 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Peter Hain25/11/1994NeathProposed
Nicholas Winterton25/11/1994MacclesfieldSeconded
Tom Cox28/11/1994TootingSeconded
Alan Meale28/11/1994MansfieldSeconded
Jean Corston28/11/1994Bristol EastSeconded
John Evans28/11/1994St Helens NorthSigned
Ann Winterton28/11/1994CongletonSigned
Dafydd Wigley28/11/1994CaernarfonSigned
Hugh Bayley28/11/1994York, City ofSigned
Harry Barnes28/11/1994North East DerbyshireSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie28/11/1994Glasgow, PollokSigned
Jim Cunningham28/11/1994Coventry South EastSigned
John Cummings28/11/1994EasingtonSigned
Eric Clarke28/11/1994MidlothianSigned
Alex Carlile28/11/1994MontgomerySigned
Frank Cook28/11/1994Stockton NorthSigned
Bill Michie28/11/1994Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Liz Lynne28/11/1994RochdaleSigned
Elfyn Llwyd28/11/1994Meirionnydd Nant ConwySigned
Lynne Jones28/11/1994Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Colin Pickthall28/11/1994West LancashireSigned
Ian Davidson29/11/1994Glasgow, GovanSigned
Tony Banks29/11/1994Newham North WestSigned
Clive Betts29/11/1994Sheffield, AttercliffeSigned
David Steel29/11/1994Tweeddale, Ettrick and LauderdaleSigned
Gerry Steinberg29/11/1994Durham, City ofSigned
Michael Stephen29/11/1994ShorehamSigned
Gerry Sutcliffe29/11/1994Bradford SouthSigned
Paddy Tipping29/11/1994SherwoodSigned
Mike Watson29/11/1994Glasgow CentralSigned
Audrey Wise29/11/1994PrestonSigned
Roy Hughes29/11/1994Newport EastSigned
Michael Connarty29/11/1994Falkirk EastSigned
Michael Clapham29/11/1994Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Ronnie Campbell29/11/1994Blyth ValleySigned
Keith Bradley29/11/1994Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Ken Livingstone29/11/1994Brent EastSigned
Ieuan Wyn Jones29/11/1994Ynys MSigned
Barry Jones29/11/1994Alyn & DeesideSigned
John Heppell29/11/1994Nottingham EastSigned
Martin Smyth29/11/1994Belfast SouthSigned
Dennis Skinner29/11/1994BolsoverSigned
Peter Pike30/11/1994BurnleySigned
Jim Wallace30/11/1994Orkney & ShetlandSigned
David Alton30/11/1994Liverpool Mossley HillSigned
Nick Ainger30/11/1994PembrokeSigned
Malcolm Chisholm30/11/1994Edinburgh LeithSigned
Richard Burden30/11/1994Birmingham, NorthfieldSigned
Eddie Loyden30/11/1994Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Edward O'Hara30/11/1994Knowsley SouthSigned
Greg Pope30/11/1994HyndburnSigned
Bridget Prentice30/11/1994Lewisham EastSigned
Helen Liddell30/11/1994Monklands EastSigned
Alan Simpson01/12/1994Nottingham SouthSigned
Nick Harvey01/12/1994North DevonSigned
Keith Hill01/12/1994StreathamSigned
John Hutton01/12/1994Barrow & FurnessSigned
Andrew Miller01/12/1994Ellesmere Port & NestonSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe01/12/1994LeighSigned
Jim Dowd01/12/1994Lewisham WestSigned
Norman Godman01/12/1994Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Andrew MacKinlay02/12/1994ThurrockSigned
Malcolm Bruce05/12/1994GordonSigned
John Denham05/12/1994Southampton, ItchenSigned
Win Griffiths05/12/1994BridgendSigned
Menzies Campbell06/12/1994Fife North EastSigned
Eric Illsley06/12/1994Barnsley CentralSigned
Peter Hardy06/12/1994WentworthSigned
Joan Ruddock07/12/1994Lewisham, DeptfordSigned
John Gunnell07/12/1994Leeds South and MorleySigned
Joe Benton07/12/1994BootleSigned
Allan Rogers08/12/1994RhonddaSigned
Anne Campbell08/12/1994CambridgeSigned
Tommy Graham08/12/1994Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Mike Hall08/12/1994Warrington SouthSigned
Neil Gerrard09/12/1994WalthamstowSigned
Don Foster09/12/1994BathSigned
Martyn Jones13/12/1994Clwyd South WestSigned
Harry Cohen15/12/1994LeytonSigned
Bill Etherington15/12/1994Sunderland NorthSigned
Joan Walley15/12/1994Stoke-on-Trent NorthSigned
Geoffrey Robinson10/01/1995Coventry North WestSigned
Eddie McGrady10/01/1995South DownSigned
Roland Boyes19/01/1995Houghton and WashingtonSigned
David NicholsonUnknownWithdrawn

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