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Vitamin B6

EDM number 519 in 1996-97, proposed by Peter Hain on 12/02/1997.

That this House notes that millions of United Kingdom consumers regularly take higher dose supplements of vitamin B6 both to promote their overall health and well-being and to tackle specific nutritional deficiencies; observes that such products have an excellent safety record and that they are widely believed to be efficacious in a wide range of conditions including, according to the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, helping with the effects of pre-menstrual tension; further notes that the validity of any recent work challenging the safety of higher dose B6 products has been called extensively into question as being based upon fundamentally flawed studies; regrets that the extensive scientific literature supporting the claims of safety of B6 was not considered fully by the Food Advisory Committee prior to its recent discussion on such matters; observes, therefore, that its proposed ban on the sales of higher dose B6 supplements is based upon flawed information, would deny millions of consumers access to safe products of their choice and would adversely affect public health; welcomes the decision of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food to consult further about this proposal before reaching any final decision; and invites him to defend consumers' continuing rights of access to such safe products of their choice.

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

Peter Hain12/02/1997NeathProposed
David Nicholson12/02/1997TauntonSigned
Nicholas Winterton12/02/1997MacclesfieldSigned
David Tredinnick12/02/1997BosworthSigned
Ernie Ross13/02/1997Dundee WestSigned
Ken Livingstone13/02/1997Brent EastSigned
Win Griffiths13/02/1997BridgendSigned
Tony Banks13/02/1997Newham North WestSigned
John Battle13/02/1997Leeds WestSigned
Dennis Turner13/02/1997Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Tom Cox14/02/1997TootingSigned
Ann Winterton14/02/1997CongletonSigned
Peter Hardy17/02/1997WentworthSigned
David Knox17/02/1997Staffordshire MoorlandsSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe17/02/1997LeighSigned
Norman Godman18/02/1997Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Michael Connarty18/02/1997Falkirk EastSigned
Bill Cash18/02/1997StaffordSigned
Eric Illsley18/02/1997Barnsley CentralSigned
Martin Smyth18/02/1997Belfast SouthSigned
Bill Michie18/02/1997Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Michael Clapham19/02/1997Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Jean Corston19/02/1997Bristol EastSigned
Roy Beggs19/02/1997East AntrimSigned
Dafydd Wigley19/02/1997CaernarfonSigned
Eric Clarke20/02/1997MidlothianSigned
Audrey Wise20/02/1997PrestonSigned
Ian Davidson20/02/1997Glasgow, GovanSigned
Richard Burden20/02/1997Birmingham, NorthfieldSigned
Alan Meale20/02/1997MansfieldSigned
Elfyn Llwyd24/02/1997Meirionnydd Nant ConwySigned
Mike Hall24/02/1997Warrington SouthSigned
Jack Thompson27/02/1997WansbeckSigned
Mike Gapes04/03/1997Ilford SouthSigned
David Hinchliffe12/03/1997WakefieldSigned
Martyn Jones18/03/1997Clwyd South WestSigned

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