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Body Piercing

EDM number 497 in 2000-01, proposed by David Chaytor on 28/03/2001.

That this House congratulates Bury and Rochdale Health Authority and the environmental health departments of Bury and Rochdale councils on their survey of general practitioners into the problems associated with body piercing; notes the survey's findings that local authorities outside London lack specific powers to regulate body piercing businesses, that there is no recognised qualification for body piercing practitioners and that many of them are completely untrained, that there is a high incidence of post-operative infection and other side-effects, and that further concerns exist about the piercing of minors and the lack of information and guidance available to enable the public to make an informed choice about the procedure; and therefore calls on the Government to initiate an urgent review of the problem, including an informed debate on whether there should be a minimum age of consent for body piercing as already exists for tattooing, to consider the publications of national guidelines for members of the public and practitioners and to bring forward legislation to give local authorities outside London specific powers to regulate body piercing businesses with the aim of ensuring that the procedure is carried out safely and hygienically and that possible health risks are minimised.

This motion has been signed by a total of 45 MPs.

David Chaytor28/03/2001Bury NorthLabourProposed
David Clark28/03/2001South ShieldsLabourSigned
Lorna Fitzsimons28/03/2001RochdaleLabourSigned
Phil Woolas28/03/2001Oldham East & SaddleworthLabourSigned
John Gunnell29/03/2001Morley & RothwellLabourSigned
Andrew George29/03/2001St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Lynne Jones29/03/2001Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Martin Smyth29/03/2001Belfast SouthUUPSigned
Bob Russell29/03/2001ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Rudi Vis29/03/2001Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Colin Breed30/03/2001South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Kevin McNamara02/04/2001Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Robert Wareing02/04/2001Liverpool, West DerbyLabourSigned
Ann Cryer02/04/2001KeighleyLabourSigned
Frank Cook02/04/2001Stockton NorthLabourSigned
Michael Connarty02/04/2001Falkirk EastLabourSigned
Vincent Cable02/04/2001TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Jenny Tonge03/04/2001Richmond ParkLiberal DemocratSigned
Candy Atherton03/04/2001Falmouth & CamborneLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin03/04/2001Heywood & MiddletonLabour Co-operativeSigned
John Cummings03/04/2001EasingtonLabourSigned
Bill Michie03/04/2001Sheffield, HeeleyLabourSigned
Barry Jones03/04/2001Alyn & DeesideLabourSigned
Brian Iddon03/04/2001Bolton South EastLabourSigned
Alan Simpson03/04/2001Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Liz Blackman04/04/2001ErewashLabourSigned
Harold Best04/04/2001Leeds North WestLabourSigned
Harry Barnes04/04/2001North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Mike Hancock04/04/2001Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Ian Davidson04/04/2001Glasgow, PollokLabour Co-operativeSigned
Ronnie Campbell04/04/2001Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Edward O'Hara04/04/2001Knowsley SouthLabourSigned
Laura Moffatt04/04/2001CrawleyLabourSigned
Alice Mahon04/04/2001HalifaxLabourSigned
Nigel Jones04/04/2001CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Dari Taylor05/04/2001Stockton SouthLabourSigned
Eileen Gordon05/04/2001RomfordLabourSigned
Eric Clarke05/04/2001MidlothianLabourSigned
Eric Illsley05/04/2001Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Doug Naysmith23/04/2001Bristol North WestLabour Co-operativeSigned
Betty Williams23/04/2001ConwyLabourSigned
Gerry Steinberg26/04/2001Durham, City ofLabourSigned
Russell Brown01/05/2001DumfriesLabourSigned
John Austin02/05/2001Erith & ThamesmeadLabourSigned
David Drew03/05/2001StroudLabour Co-operativeSigned

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