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Folic Acid And Spina Bifida Pregnancies

EDM number 395 in 2001-02, proposed by HELEN CLARK on 09/11/2001.

That this House regrets that, almost two years after the publication of the Report by the Committee on Medical Aspects of Food and Nutrition recommending the mandatory fortification of flour with folic acid, no progress has been made towards implementing this policy; recognises that this measure would reduce the incidence of spina bifida pregnancies by 41 per cent., and would be most effective in protecting the health of the most deprived mothers and children in the United Kingdom, which has amongst the highest rates of spina bifida pregnancies in the world; congratulates the Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus on its sustained campaign and regrets that for the past year Department of Health Ministers have made no replies to correspondence from ASBAH on this subject; notes that the Department's deadline for consultation responses was more than a year ago; and urges an early announcement of its intentions.

This motion has been signed by a total of 38 MPs.

Helen Clark09/11/2001PeterboroughLabourProposed
Lindsay Hoyle12/11/2001ChorleyLabourSigned
Mike Hancock12/11/2001Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Ian Gibson12/11/2001Norwich NorthLabourSigned
Bob Russell13/11/2001ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Martin Smyth13/11/2001Belfast SouthUUPSigned
Lynne Jones13/11/2001Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Nigel Jones13/11/2001CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Alice Mahon13/11/2001HalifaxLabourSigned
Kevin McNamara13/11/2001Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Win Griffiths13/11/2001BridgendLabourSigned
Peter Bottomley13/11/2001Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Ashok Kumar14/11/2001Middlesbrough South & East ClevelandLabourSigned
Edward O'Hara14/11/2001Knowsley SouthLabourSigned
Russell Brown14/11/2001DumfriesLabourSigned
Richard Burden14/11/2001Birmingham, NorthfieldLabourSigned
Harry Barnes15/11/2001North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin15/11/2001Heywood & MiddletonLabour Co-operativeSigned
John Cummings15/11/2001EasingtonLabourSigned
Michael Clapham15/11/2001Barnsley West & PenistoneLabourSigned
Alan Simpson15/11/2001Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn15/11/2001Islington NorthLabourSigned
Robert Wareing16/11/2001Liverpool, West DerbyLabourSigned
Laura Moffatt20/11/2001CrawleyLabourSigned
Ann Cryer20/11/2001KeighleyLabourSigned
Bill Etherington20/11/2001Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Jenny Tonge20/11/2001Richmond ParkLiberal DemocratSigned
Betty Williams20/11/2001ConwyLabourSigned
Janet Dean21/11/2001BurtonLabourSigned
John Barrett29/11/2001Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Rudi Vis30/11/2001Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
John Austin06/12/2001Erith & ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Lady Hermon10/12/2001North DownUUPSigned
Alistair Carmichael13/12/2001Orkney & ShetlandLiberal DemocratSigned
John McDonnell17/12/2001Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Mohammad Sarwar22/01/2002Glasgow, GovanLabourSigned
Andrew Hunter12/02/2002BasingstokeConservativeSigned
Tony Clarke13/02/2002Northampton SouthLabourSigned

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