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Nutritional Supplements

EDM number 879 in 1998-99, proposed by Brian Cotter on 26/07/1999.

That this House welcomes the recent concessions made by Her Majesty's Government concerning the Medicines Control Agency's role in the classification of nutritional supplements; commends the move to ensure that the MCA is required to prove its case for re-classification of a product, rather than placing the burden of proof on the individual or company involved in the manufacture of complementary medicines; observes that although the review is a step in the right direction, the concessions do not go far enough towards restoring the rights of the consumer in buying herbal remedies; and calls for a further reduction in the influence of the Medicines Control agency in the availability of safe complementary remedies and vitamin and mineral supplements.

This motion has been signed by a total of 32 MPs.

Brian Cotter26/07/1999Weston-Super-MareLiberal DemocratProposed
Simon Hughes26/07/1999North Southwark & BermondseyLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Tyler27/07/1999North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Flynn27/07/1999Newport WestLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn27/07/1999Islington NorthLabourSigned
Tom Brake27/07/1999Carshalton & WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Nick Harvey27/07/1999North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Martin Smyth27/07/1999Belfast SouthUUPSigned
Alan Simpson27/07/1999Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Bob Russell27/07/1999ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Denis Murphy19/10/1999WansbeckLabourSigned
Audrey Wise20/10/1999PrestonLabourSigned
Jenny Tonge20/10/1999Richmond ParkLiberal DemocratSigned
Roy Beggs20/10/1999East AntrimUUPSigned
Jackie Ballard20/10/1999TauntonLiberal DemocratSigned
Ronnie Fearn20/10/1999SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
Edward Davey20/10/1999Kingston & SurbitonLiberal DemocratSigned
Christine Butler20/10/1999Castle PointLabourSigned
Alan Hurst20/10/1999BraintreeLabourSigned
Peter Luff21/10/1999Mid WorcestershireConservativeSigned
John Austin21/10/1999Erith & ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Andrew Stunell21/10/1999Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Dafydd Wigley21/10/1999CaernarfonPlaid CymruSigned
Elfyn Llwyd25/10/1999Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
Gordon Prentice26/10/1999PendleLabourSigned
Adrian Sanders26/10/1999TorbayLiberal DemocratSigned
Alice Mahon27/10/1999HalifaxLabourSigned
John McDonnell27/10/1999Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
David Drew27/10/1999StroudLabour Co-operativeSigned
Nigel Jones28/10/1999CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Win Griffiths02/11/1999BridgendLabourSigned
Andrew George09/11/1999St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned

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