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Vitamin B6 - Consultation Exercise

EDM number 1578 in 1997-98, proposed by David Tredinnick on 21/07/1998.

That this House notes that the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food undertook a consultation exercise to seek comments on his proposals severely to restrict the retail sale of vitamin B6 supplements; further notes that the consultation period ended on 26th June but that as of 20th July officials at the Ministry confirm that they have not as yet even finished summarising the responses received to that exercise and are not yet in a position to make recommendations to Ministers; views with profound concern the allegations in the Independent newspaper of 20th July to the effect that notwithstanding this unfinished consultation exercise the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food has already obtained the agreement of the Prime Minister to proceed with the proposed restrictions regardless of the findings of the consultation process; believes that this would make a sham of the Ministry's pretence to consult and undermines the principle of accountability to Parliament and its select committees by ignoring the recent report of the Agriculture Committee which rejected outright the Minister's proposals; invites the Prime Minister to make an urgent statement to the House clarifying the position and making it clear that no final decision will be taken until the responses to the consultation process have been duly summarised and officials have made recommendations in the usual manner; and reiterates the view of the overwhelming majority of informed opinion that there are no credible reports of adverse effects from vitamin B6 supplementation at levels of under 200 mg per day.

This motion has been signed by a total of 53 MPs.

David Tredinnick21/07/1998BosworthConservativeProposed
Alan Simpson21/07/1998Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Teddy Taylor21/07/1998Rochford & Southend EastConservativeSigned
Bob Russell22/07/1998ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Martin Smyth22/07/1998Belfast SouthUUPSigned
Christopher Gill22/07/1998LudlowConservativeSigned
John Austin22/07/1998Erith & ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Ronnie Fearn23/07/1998SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
Nicholas Winterton23/07/1998MacclesfieldConservativeSigned
Paul Tyler23/07/1998North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Desmond Swayne23/07/1998New Forest WestConservativeSigned
Andrew Stunell23/07/1998Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Anthony Steen23/07/1998TotnesConservativeSigned
Roy Beggs23/07/1998East AntrimUUPSigned
Mike Hancock23/07/1998Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
James Gray23/07/1998North WiltshireConservativeSigned
Michael Fabricant23/07/1998LichfieldConservativeSigned
Frank Cook23/07/1998Stockton NorthLabourSigned
Vincent Cable23/07/1998TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Alasdair Morgan23/07/1998Galloway & Upper NithsdaleScottish National PartySigned
David Maclean23/07/1998Penrith & The BorderConservativeSigned
Geoffrey Johnson Smith23/07/1998WealdenConservativeSigned
Marsha Singh23/07/1998Bradford WestLabourSigned
Audrey Wise24/07/1998PrestonLabourSigned
Margaret Ewing24/07/1998MorayScottish National PartySigned
Harry Cohen24/07/1998Leyton & WansteadLabourSigned
Alice Mahon24/07/1998HalifaxLabourSigned
David Prior24/07/1998North NorfolkConservativeSigned
Graham Brady24/07/1998Altrincham & Sale WestConservativeSigned
John Horam27/07/1998OrpingtonConservativeSigned
Austin Mitchell27/07/1998Great GrimsbyLabourSigned
Ian Gibson27/07/1998Norwich NorthLabourSigned
Jackie Ballard27/07/1998TauntonLiberal DemocratSigned
Crispin Blunt27/07/1998ReigateConservativeSigned
David Taylor27/07/1998North West LeicestershireLabour Co-operativeSigned
Robert Walter27/07/1998North DorsetConservativeSigned
Ann Winterton27/07/1998CongletonConservativeSigned
David Chaytor28/07/1998Bury NorthLabourSigned
Derek Wyatt28/07/1998Sittingbourne & SheppeyLabourSigned
Jim Wallace28/07/1998Orkney & ShetlandLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Beith28/07/1998Berwick-upon-TweedLiberal DemocratSigned
Ann Cryer28/07/1998KeighleyLabourSigned
Kevin McNamara28/07/1998Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Raymond Powell28/07/1998OgmoreLabourSigned
Alex Salmond29/07/1998Banff & BuchanScottish National PartySigned
Phil Sawford29/07/1998KetteringLabourSigned
David Amess29/07/1998Southend WestConservativeSigned
Harry Barnes29/07/1998North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Andrew Hunter30/07/1998BasingstokeConservativeSigned
Bill Olner31/07/1998NuneatonLabourSigned
Bill Rammell02/09/1998HarlowLabourSigned
Michael Colvin02/09/1998RomseyConservativeSigned
Dominic Grieve02/09/1998BeaconsfieldConservativeSigned

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