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Retail Price Maintenance On Over The Counter Medicines

EDM number 643 in 1997-98, proposed by Howard Stoate on 14/01/1998.

That this House expresses its concern at the decision of the Office of Fair Trading to commence legal proceedings to end retail price maintenance (RPM) on over the counter (OTC) medicines at a time when the Government is already seeking to review this agreement in the Competition Bill [Lords] currently being considered by the House of Lords; deplores the actions taken by a supermarket chain to attempt to break the present agreement and end protection for independent community pharmacies; further notes that the loss of RPM on OTC medicines could lead to the closure of many independent community pharmacies, an outcome which would seriously undermine the Government's health strategy and increase the burden on GPs; and calls on the Government to ensure that a nation-wide network of community pharmacies remains in place to serve the needs of all the community, in particular the elderly, the infirm and mothers with young children.

This motion has been signed by a total of 193 MPs, 2 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Howard Stoate14/01/1998DartfordLabourProposed
Derek Wyatt14/01/1998Sittingbourne & SheppeyLabourSigned
Desmond Turner14/01/1998Brighton, KemptownLabourSigned
Nigel Beard14/01/1998Bexleyheath & CrayfordLabourSigned
John Gunnell14/01/1998Morley & RothwellLabourSigned
Paul Flynn14/01/1998Newport WestLabourSigned
Clive Efford14/01/1998ElthamLabourSigned
Julia Drown14/01/1998South SwindonLabourSigned
Stephen Pound14/01/1998Ealing NorthLabourSigned
Gwyn Prosser14/01/1998DoverLabourSigned
Jonathan R Shaw14/01/1998Chatham & AylesfordLabourSigned
Ashok Kumar14/01/1998Middlesbrough South & East ClevelandLabourSigned
Paul Clark14/01/1998GillinghamLabourSigned
Harry Barnes15/01/1998North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Andrew Dismore15/01/1998HendonLabourSigned
John Cummings15/01/1998EasingtonLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn15/01/1998Islington NorthLabourSigned
Ivor Caplin15/01/1998HoveLabourSigned
Alice Mahon15/01/1998HalifaxLabourSigned
Barry Jones15/01/1998Alyn & DeesideLabourSigned
Eric Illsley15/01/1998Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Martin Smyth15/01/1998Belfast SouthUUPSigned
Peter Pike15/01/1998BurnleyLabourSigned
Ken Livingstone16/01/1998Brent EastLabourSigned
Phil Woolas19/01/1998Oldham East & SaddleworthLabourSigned
Mark Todd19/01/1998South DerbyshireLabourSigned
Huw Edwards19/01/1998MonmouthLabourSigned
John Cryer19/01/1998HornchurchLabourSigned
Ann Cryer19/01/1998KeighleyLabourSigned
Peter Brand19/01/1998Isle of WightLiberal DemocratSigned
John Marek19/01/1998WrexhamLabourSigned
Jenny Jones19/01/1998Wolverhampton South WestLabourSigned
Angela Smith19/01/1998BasildonLabour Co-operativeSigned
Debra Shipley19/01/1998StourbridgeLabourSigned
David Borrow20/01/1998South RibbleLabourSigned
Harold Best20/01/1998Leeds North WestLabourSigned
Charlotte Atkins20/01/1998Staffordshire MoorlandsLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin20/01/1998Heywood & MiddletonLabour Co-operativeSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe20/01/1998LeighLabourSigned
Robin Corbett20/01/1998Birmingham, ErdingtonLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins20/01/1998Luton NorthLabourSigned
Mike Wood21/01/1998Batley & SpenLabourSigned
Bob Blizzard21/01/1998WaveneyLabourSigned
Janet Dean21/01/1998BurtonLabourSigned
Roger Casale21/01/1998WimbledonLabourSigned
Edward O'Hara21/01/1998Knowsley SouthLabourSigned
John McDonnell21/01/1998Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Lynne Jones21/01/1998Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Jacqui Smith21/01/1998RedditchLabourSigned
Syd Rapson21/01/1998Portsmouth NorthLabourSigned
Gisela Stuart22/01/1998Birmingham, EdgbastonLabourSigned
Dominic Grieve22/01/1998BeaconsfieldConservativeSigned
Donald Gorrie22/01/1998Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Ian Gibson22/01/1998Norwich NorthLabourSigned
Bill Etherington22/01/1998Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Laura Moffatt22/01/1998CrawleyLabourSigned
Piara S Khabra22/01/1998Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
John Austin23/01/1998Erith & ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Tony Benn23/01/1998ChesterfieldLabourSigned
Gerry Steinberg26/01/1998Durham, City ofLabourSigned
Derek Foster26/01/1998Bishop AucklandLabourSigned
Frank Cook26/01/1998Stockton NorthLabourSigned
Peter Bradley26/01/1998Wrekin, TheLabourSigned
Austin Mitchell26/01/1998Great GrimsbyLabourSigned
Bob Russell26/01/1998ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Stephen Hesford27/01/1998Wirral WestLabourSigned
Marsha Singh27/01/1998Bradford WestLabourSigned
William Ross27/01/1998East LondonderryUUPSigned
Bill Michie28/01/1998Sheffield, HeeleyLabourSigned
Valerie Davey28/01/1998Bristol WestLabourSigned
Audrey Wise29/01/1998PrestonLabourSigned
Dafydd Wigley29/01/1998CaernarfonPlaid CymruSigned
Ann Clwyd29/01/1998Cynon ValleyLabourSigned
Andy King29/01/1998Rugby & KenilworthLabourSigned
Julie Morgan30/01/1998Cardiff NorthLabourSigned
Chris Pond30/01/1998GraveshamLabourSigned
Andrew Love30/01/1998EdmontonLabour Co-operativeSigned
Harry Cohen02/02/1998Leyton & WansteadLabourSigned
Rudi Vis02/02/1998Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Ian Stewart03/02/1998EcclesLabourSigned
Diane Abbott03/02/1998Hackney North & Stoke NewingtonLabourSigned
Joan Humble03/02/1998Blackpool North & FleetwoodLabourSigned
Jim Marshall04/02/1998Leicester SouthLabourSigned
Colin Burgon04/02/1998ElmetLabourSigned
Betty Williams05/02/1998ConwyLabourSigned
Norman Godman05/02/1998Greenock & InverclydeLabourSigned
Ian Cawsey05/02/1998Brigg & GooleLabourSigned
Martin O'Neill05/02/1998OchilLabourSigned
Bill Olner05/02/1998NuneatonLabourSigned
Tony McWalter05/02/1998Hemel HempsteadLabour Co-operativeSigned
David Lepper05/02/1998Brighton, PavilionLabour Co-operativeSigned
Ann Keen05/02/1998Brentford & IsleworthLabourSigned
Andrew Miller06/02/1998Ellesmere Port & NestonLabourSigned
John McAllion09/02/1998Dundee EastLabourSigned
Jane Griffiths10/02/1998Reading EastLabourSigned
Malcolm Bruce10/02/1998GordonLiberal DemocratSigned
Lindsay Hoyle10/02/1998ChorleyLabourSigned
Ivan Henderson10/02/1998HarwichLabourSigned
Michael Mates11/02/1998East HampshireConservativeSigned
Diana Organ11/02/1998Forest of DeanLabourSigned
Robert Marshall-Andrews12/02/1998MedwayLabourSigned
David Drew12/02/1998StroudLabour Co-operativeSigned
Gareth Thomas13/02/1998Clwyd WestLabourSigned
Neil Gerrard16/02/1998WalthamstowLabourSigned
Alan Whitehead17/02/1998Southampton, TestLabourSigned
Bill Rammell18/02/1998HarlowLabourSigned
Russell Brown18/02/1998DumfriesLabourSigned
Paul Truswell19/02/1998PudseyLabourSigned
Louise Ellman19/02/1998Liverpool, RiversideLabour Co-operativeSigned
Ian Davidson19/02/1998Glasgow, PollokLabour Co-operativeSigned
Gordon Prentice19/02/1998PendleLabourSigned
Michael Clapham23/02/1998Barnsley West & PenistoneLabourSigned
Dave Watts23/02/1998St Helens NorthLabourSigned
Barry Sheerman24/02/1998HuddersfieldLabour Co-operativeSigned
Paul Goggins24/02/1998Wythenshawe & Sale EastLabourSigned
Jackie Ballard24/02/1998TauntonLiberal DemocratSigned
David Taylor25/02/1998North West LeicestershireLabour Co-operativeSigned
Linda Gilroy25/02/1998Plymouth, SuttonLabour Co-operativeSigned
Brian H Donohoe25/02/1998Cunninghame SouthLabourSigned
Phil Hope25/02/1998CorbyLabour Co-operativeSigned
Joe Benton26/02/1998BootleLabourSigned
Candy Atherton26/02/1998Falmouth & CamborneLabourSigned
Jim Cunningham26/02/1998Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Vernon Coaker26/02/1998GedlingLabourSigned
Tom Levitt26/02/1998High PeakLabourSigned
Jackie Lawrence26/02/1998Preseli PembrokeshireLabourSigned
Stephen Ladyman26/02/1998South ThanetLabourSigned
Nigel Jones26/02/1998CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Kerry Pollard27/02/1998St AlbansLabourSigned
Tom Cox27/02/1998TootingLabourSigned
Joan Walley02/03/1998Stoke-on-Trent NorthLabourSigned
Roger Godsiff02/03/1998Birmingham, Sparkbrook & Small HeathLabourSigned
Keith Darvill02/03/1998UpminsterLabourSigned
Sandra Osborne02/03/1998AyrLabourSigned
Chris Mullin02/03/1998Sunderland SouthLabourSigned
Terry Lewis02/03/1998WorsleyLabourSigned
Ernie Ross03/03/1998Dundee WestLabourSigned
Peter Snape03/03/1998West Bromwich EastLabourSigned
Eileen Gordon04/03/1998RomfordLabourSigned
Bill O'Brien04/03/1998NormantonLabourSigned
Kevin McNamara04/03/1998Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Stephen McCabe05/03/1998Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Richard Livsey05/03/1998Brecon & RadnorshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Martyn Jones05/03/1998Clwyd SouthLabourSigned
Phyllis Starkey05/03/1998Milton Keynes South WestLabourSigned
Phil Sawford05/03/1998KetteringLabourSigned
Mohammad Sarwar05/03/1998Glasgow, GovanLabourSigned
George Stevenson06/03/1998Stoke-on-Trent SouthLabourSigned
Brian White09/03/1998North East Milton KeynesLabourSigned
Rosie Winterton09/03/1998Doncaster CentralLabourSigned
Jim Fitzpatrick10/03/1998Poplar & Canning TownLabourSigned
Andrew George12/03/1998St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Stephen Twigg12/03/1998Enfield, SouthgateLabourSigned
David Chaytor16/03/1998Bury NorthLabourSigned
Ivan Lewis18/03/1998Bury SouthLabourSigned
Robert McCartney20/03/1998North DownUKUPSigned
Gerry Bermingham26/03/1998St Helens SouthLabourSigned
Jimmy Wray27/03/1998Glasgow, BailliestonLabourSigned
Ronnie Fearn31/03/1998SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
Linda Perham01/04/1998Ilford NorthLabourSigned
Mark Oaten01/04/1998WinchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Christine Russell02/04/1998Chester, City ofLabourSigned
Helen Jones06/04/1998Warrington NorthLabourSigned
Martin Salter07/04/1998Reading WestLabourSigned
Malcolm Chisholm07/04/1998Edinburgh North & LeithLabourSigned
Adrian Sanders08/04/1998TorbayLiberal DemocratSigned
Cecil Walker08/04/1998Belfast NorthUUPSigned
Colin Breed20/04/1998South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Peter Robinson20/04/1998Belfast EastDUPSigned
Humfrey Malins21/04/1998WokingConservativeSigned
Margaret Ewing21/04/1998MorayScottish National PartySigned
David Chidgey22/04/1998EastleighLiberal DemocratSigned
Vincent Cable23/04/1998TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Martin Caton23/04/1998GowerLabourSigned
Allan Rogers27/04/1998RhonddaLabourSigned
Jeffrey M Donaldson28/04/1998Lagan ValleyUUPSigned
Dale Campbell-Savours29/04/1998WorkingtonLabourSigned
Ieuan Wyn Jones30/04/1998Ynys MPlaid CymruSigned
John D Taylor07/05/1998StrangfordUUPSigned
Robert Wareing11/05/1998Liverpool, West DerbyLabourSigned
David Trimble11/05/1998Upper BannUUPSigned
Roy Beggs11/05/1998East AntrimUUPSigned
Clifford Forsythe11/05/1998South AntrimUUPSigned
Ken Maginnis11/05/1998Fermanagh & South TyroneUUPSigned
Fabian Hamilton20/05/1998Leeds North EastLabourSigned
Alan Beith20/05/1998Berwick-upon-TweedLiberal DemocratSigned
Rhodri Morgan05/06/1998Cardiff WestLabourSigned
Robert Smith09/06/1998West Aberdeenshire & KincardineLiberal DemocratSigned
Bruce George23/07/1998Walsall SouthLabourSigned
Doug Naysmith30/07/1998Bristol North WestLabour Co-operativeSigned
Gillian Merron02/09/1998LincolnLabourSigned
Patricia HewittUnknownWithdrawn
Kate HoeyUnknownWithdrawn

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