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Child Obesity

EDM number 622 in 2001-02, proposed by Bob Russell on 08/01/2002.

That this House registers with alarm that a survey has revealed that around a quarter of children under four are classified as overweight; notes that this is an increase of nine per cent. in 10 years; recognises that in the past 20 years children's outdoor play and leisure activities have declined in favour of sedentary indoor ones; believes that the relative poor health and fitness levels of today's young people will result in them getting breathing, mobility and heart problems at an earlier age than previous generations; warns that this will add further pressures on the National Health Service and other services; and calls on the Government to introduce programmes to encourage healthier and fitter lifestyles including a statutory requirement of a minimum of two hours physical education every week within the school curriculum timetable to help combat child obesity.

This motion has been signed by a total of 44 MPs.

Bob Russell08/01/2002ColchesterLiberal DemocratProposed
Martin Smyth09/01/2002Belfast SouthUUPSigned
Jenny Tonge09/01/2002Richmond ParkLiberal DemocratSigned
Mike Hancock09/01/2002Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Kelvin Hopkins09/01/2002Luton NorthLabourSigned
Ian Davidson09/01/2002Glasgow, PollokLabour Co-operativeSigned
Kevin McNamara10/01/2002Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Tom Cox10/01/2002TootingLabourSigned
Harold Best10/01/2002Leeds North WestLabourSigned
Lady Hermon11/01/2002North DownUUPSigned
John Barrett11/01/2002Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
David Drew14/01/2002StroudLabour Co-operativeSigned
Sandra Gidley14/01/2002RomseyLiberal DemocratSigned
Ann Cryer14/01/2002KeighleyLabourSigned
Vincent Cable14/01/2002TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Adam Price15/01/2002Carmarthen East & DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Andrew George15/01/2002St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Anne Begg15/01/2002Aberdeen SouthLabourSigned
Roy Beggs15/01/2002East AntrimUUPSigned
David Tredinnick15/01/2002BosworthConservativeSigned
Paul Truswell16/01/2002PudseyLabourSigned
Simon Thomas16/01/2002CeredigionPlaid CymruSigned
Colin Breed16/01/2002South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Gordon Marsden16/01/2002Blackpool SouthLabourSigned
John McFall16/01/2002DumbartonLabour Co-operativeSigned
Huw Edwards17/01/2002MonmouthLabourSigned
Matthew Green17/01/2002LudlowLiberal DemocratSigned
Win Griffiths17/01/2002BridgendLabourSigned
Paul Tyler17/01/2002North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Rudi Vis18/01/2002Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Lindsay Hoyle21/01/2002ChorleyLabourSigned
Brian Cotter21/01/2002Weston-Super-MareLiberal DemocratSigned
Syd Rapson22/01/2002Portsmouth NorthLabourSigned
David Heath23/01/2002Somerton & FromeLiberal DemocratSigned
Stephen Hepburn23/01/2002JarrowLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn24/01/2002Islington NorthLabourSigned
Brian Jenkins28/01/2002TamworthLabourSigned
Patsy Calton28/01/2002CheadleLiberal DemocratSigned
Julie Morgan30/01/2002Cardiff NorthLabourSigned
Bill Etherington31/01/2002Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
George Galloway01/02/2002Glasgow, KelvinLabourSigned
Nick Harvey06/02/2002North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Simpson07/03/2002Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Tony McWalter11/04/2002Hemel HempsteadLabour Co-operativeSigned

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