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Proposed Ban On Herbal Remedy Kava Kava

EDM number 818 in 2002-03, proposed by David Tredinnick on 04/03/2003.

That this House observes the evidence stating the Government's case on which it is proposing to ban the sale of the popular herbal remedy Kava Kava; notes that the eminent toxicologist Professor Waller of the University of Illinois has published a comprehensive review which concludes that the evidence available does not support the assertion that Kava Kava poses a risk to public health; further notes that the evidence of Professor Waller directly contradicts much of the evidence on which the MCA's proposed ban is based; recalls the Government proposal to ban high dose vitamin B6 in 1997 which was based on flawed evidence and subsequently withdrawn; and calls on the Government to publish its conclusions as to whether or not it accepts the findings in the Illinois study, and if not why not, before the Fifth Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation reconvenes.

This motion has been signed by a total of 21 MPs.

David Tredinnick04/03/2003BosworthConservativeProposed
Bob Spink05/03/2003Castle PointConservativeSigned
Harry Cohen05/03/2003Leyton & WansteadLabourSigned
Tony Colman05/03/2003PutneyLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins06/03/2003Luton NorthLabourSigned
John Redwood07/03/2003WokinghamConservativeSigned
David Amess07/03/2003Southend WestConservativeSigned
Nicholas Winterton07/03/2003MacclesfieldConservativeSigned
Michael Weir10/03/2003AngusScottish National PartySigned
Harry Barnes10/03/2003North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Kate Hoey10/03/2003VauxhallLabourSigned
Adam Price11/03/2003Carmarthen East & DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Martin Smyth12/03/2003Belfast SouthUUPSigned
Austin Mitchell12/03/2003Great GrimsbyLabourSigned
Bill Etherington12/03/2003Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Jane Griffiths12/03/2003Reading EastLabourSigned
Rudi Vis12/03/2003Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Hywel Williams12/03/2003CaernarfonPlaid CymruSigned
Rob Marris18/03/2003Wolverhampton South WestLabourSigned
Alan Simpson20/03/2003Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Alex Salmond09/06/2003Banff & BuchanScottish National PartySigned

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