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Folic Acid And Spina Bifida Pregnancies

EDM number 265 in 1999-00, proposed by Lynne Jones on 13/01/2000.

That this House welcomes the long-awaited publication of the Report by the Committee on Medical Aspects of Food and Nutrition on Folic Acid and the Prevention of Disease; congratulates the Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus on its sustained campaign; recognises that COMA's recommendation of a fortification of 240 microgrammes of folic acid in every 100 grammes of flour would reduce the incidence of spina bifida pregnancies by 41 per cent.; but draws attention to the lengthy delay already experienced; and calls on the Public Health Minister to ensure that the forthcoming consultation period is as short, and the eventual fortification level as high, as is consistent with the health of the population in general, whilst being of maximum benefit to the 50 per cent. of women whose pregnancies are unplanned.

This motion has been signed by a total of 43 MPs.

Lynne Jones18/01/2000Birmingham, Selly OakLabourProposed
Alice Mahon19/01/2000HalifaxLabourSigned
Desmond Turner19/01/2000Brighton, KemptownLabourSigned
Mike Hancock19/01/2000Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Laura Moffatt19/01/2000CrawleyLabourSigned
Win Griffiths19/01/2000BridgendLabourSigned
Bill Etherington24/01/2000Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Rudi Vis24/01/2000Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Ann Cryer25/01/2000KeighleyLabourSigned
Norman Godman25/01/2000Greenock & InverclydeLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd27/01/2000Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
Dafydd Wigley27/01/2000CaernarfonPlaid CymruSigned
Roger Berry27/01/2000KingswoodLabourSigned
Gerry Bermingham27/01/2000St Helens SouthLabourSigned
Irene Adams27/01/2000Paisley NorthLabourSigned
Ian Davidson27/01/2000Glasgow, PollokLabour Co-operativeSigned
Frank Cook27/01/2000Stockton NorthLabourSigned
Alan Meale27/01/2000MansfieldLabourSigned
Lindsay Hoyle27/01/2000ChorleyLabourSigned
Bob Russell27/01/2000ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Ernie Ross27/01/2000Dundee WestLabourSigned
Vincent Cable28/01/2000TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Peter Bottomley28/01/2000Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Peter Brand01/02/2000Isle of WightLiberal DemocratSigned
Jackie Ballard01/02/2000TauntonLiberal DemocratSigned
Kelvin Hopkins02/02/2000Luton NorthLabourSigned
John McDonnell02/02/2000Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Bill Michie03/02/2000Sheffield, HeeleyLabourSigned
Oona King10/02/2000Bethnal Green & BowLabourSigned
Janet Dean10/02/2000BurtonLabourSigned
Lembit 11/02/2000MontgomeryshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Barry Sheerman21/02/2000HuddersfieldLabour Co-operativeSigned
Alan Simpson07/03/2000Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
John Austin08/03/2000Erith & ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Dale Campbell-Savours13/03/2000WorkingtonLabourSigned
Nigel Jones14/03/2000CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Jeff Ennis14/03/2000Barnsley East & MexboroughLabourSigned
Robert Jackson16/03/2000WantageConservativeSigned
Denzil Davies29/03/2000LlanelliLabourSigned
Chris Ruane14/04/2000Vale of ClwydLabourSigned
Russell Brown26/07/2000DumfriesLabourSigned
Tony Clarke27/07/2000Northampton SouthLabourSigned
Diane Abbott27/07/2000Hackney North & Stoke NewingtonLabourSigned

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