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Child Obesity And Cycling

EDM number 1091 in 2003-04, proposed by Anne Campbell on 29/04/2004.

That this House recognises that the greatest threat to child health is obesity; agrees that encouraging sport and an active lifestyle in children is essential to preventing obesity in childhood and later life; while welcoming moves to encourage the use of cycle helmets, is persuaded that making it a criminal offence for children to cycle without wearing a helmet will discourage children from cycling and have a detrimental effect on child obesity; agrees that this health risk is far greater than the risks of head injury posed by cycling; and calls on the Government, not to criminalise young cyclists, but to encourage cycling and make it safer by improving cycle lanes and facilities around the country and promoting the potential benefits of wearing a helmet.

This motion has been signed by a total of 18 MPs.

Anne Campbell29/04/2004CambridgeLabourProposed
Patsy Calton29/04/2004CheadleLiberal DemocratSigned
Valerie Davey29/04/2004Bristol WestLabourSigned
Patrick Hall29/04/2004BedfordLabourSigned
Jane Griffiths06/05/2004Reading EastLabourSigned
Lynne Jones10/05/2004Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Nigel Jones12/05/2004CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Edward Leigh12/05/2004GainsboroughConservativeSigned
Rudi Vis12/05/2004Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
John Pugh13/05/2004SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
Jeff Ennis13/05/2004Barnsley East & MexboroughLabourSigned
Simon Hughes13/05/2004North Southwark & BermondseyLiberal DemocratSigned
Andy Reed13/05/2004LoughboroughLabour Co-operativeSigned
Julie Morgan20/05/2004Cardiff NorthLabourSigned
Wayne David20/05/2004CaerphillyLabourSigned
Bill Etherington20/05/2004Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Brian Jenkins25/10/2004TamworthLabourSigned
Tony McWalter27/10/2004Hemel HempsteadLabour Co-operativeSigned

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