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Sugar Content In Food

EDM number 828 in 2002-03, proposed by David Tredinnick on 05/03/2003.

That this House notes that people in Britain eat on average 16 times more sugar than they did 100 years ago, from 4lb per year to 65lb per year; believes that excess sugar can pose a serious risk to health; expresses concern that sugar is difficult to avoid because it is often hidden in the ingredients in processed food; acknowledges that too much sugar in the blood can cause insulin resistance and can lead to Type II diabetes, which is a huge problem in the UK and is directly linked to diet and lifestyle, as well as heart disease and polycystic ovary syndrome in women; further notes that more than 1.4 million people in the UK are known to have diabetes and that the number is expected to double by 2010; and urges the Government to take steps to bring about a reduction in sugar content in food.

This motion has been signed by a total of 36 MPs.

David Tredinnick05/03/2003BosworthConservativeProposed
Bob Spink06/03/2003Castle PointConservativeSigned
Kelvin Hopkins06/03/2003Luton NorthLabourSigned
David Drew06/03/2003StroudLabour Co-operativeSigned
Ian Gibson06/03/2003Norwich NorthLabourSigned
Win Griffiths06/03/2003BridgendLabourSigned
Lynne Jones07/03/2003Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Nicholas Winterton07/03/2003MacclesfieldConservativeSigned
Simon Thomas10/03/2003CeredigionPlaid CymruSigned
Betty Williams10/03/2003ConwyLabourSigned
Michael Weir10/03/2003AngusScottish National PartySigned
Harry Barnes10/03/2003North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Syd Rapson10/03/2003Portsmouth NorthLabourSigned
Lady Hermon11/03/2003North DownUUPSigned
Eric Illsley11/03/2003Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Denis Murphy11/03/2003WansbeckLabourSigned
Martin Caton11/03/2003GowerLabourSigned
Robert Wareing11/03/2003Liverpool, West DerbyLabourSigned
Martin Smyth12/03/2003Belfast SouthUUPSigned
Rudi Vis12/03/2003Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Andrew Dismore12/03/2003HendonLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn12/03/2003Islington NorthLabourSigned
Harry Cohen12/03/2003Leyton & WansteadLabourSigned
Andrew Rosindell13/03/2003RomfordConservativeSigned
Kevin McNamara13/03/2003Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Michael Clapham13/03/2003Barnsley West & PenistoneLabourSigned
Lindsay Hoyle14/03/2003ChorleyLabourSigned
John Austin14/03/2003Erith & ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Rob Marris18/03/2003Wolverhampton South WestLabourSigned
Alan Simpson20/03/2003Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Colin Pickthall21/03/2003West LancashireLabourSigned
Patrick Hall08/04/2003BedfordLabourSigned
Adrian Bailey06/05/2003West Bromwich WestLabour Co-operativeSigned
John McDonnell08/05/2003Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Mark Oaten19/05/2003WinchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Alex Salmond09/06/2003Banff & BuchanScottish National PartySigned

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