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Heinz Deli Mayo Television Advertisement

EDM number 1889 in 2007-08, proposed by Diane Abbott on 25/06/2008.
Categorised under the topics of Broadcasting, Equality and Media.

That this House notes that the manufacturer Heinz has withdrawn its television advertisement, which features two men kissing, on the basis of 200 complaints that it might be embarrassing for parents with children to watch; further notes that millions of children watch depictions of same-sex relationships in soap operas every day; further notes that the advertisement was not intended to be a realistic depiction of a same-sex relationship, and that the advertisement was intended to be humorous; believes that Heinz's decision was ill-considered and likely to offend millions of gay, lesbian and transgender people; and calls on Heinz to reconsider its decision.

This motion has been signed by a total of 34 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Diane Abbott25/06/2008Hackney North and Stoke NewingtonLabourProposed
Alan Simpson25/06/2008Nottingham SouthLabourSeconded
Karen Buck25/06/2008Regent's Park and Kensington NorthLabourSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn25/06/2008Islington NorthLabourSeconded
Ian Gibson25/06/2008Norwich NorthLabourSeconded
Greg Pope26/06/2008HyndburnLabourSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins26/06/2008Luton NorthLabourSigned
Eric Illsley26/06/2008Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Lynne Jones26/06/2008Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Paul Holmes30/06/2008ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSigned
Glenda Jackson30/06/2008Hampstead and HighgateLabourSigned
Mike Hancock30/06/2008Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Chris McCafferty01/07/2008Calder ValleyLabourSigned
John McDonnell01/07/2008Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Martin Caton01/07/2008GowerLabourSigned
Jim Devine01/07/2008LivingstonLabourSigned
Stephen Williams02/07/2008Bristol WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Linda Riordan02/07/2008HalifaxLabourSigned
Rudi Vis02/07/2008Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
Mark Oaten03/07/2008WinchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Harry Cohen03/07/2008Leyton and WansteadLabourSigned
Andrew Dismore07/07/2008HendonLabourSigned
John Leech09/07/2008Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Roger Berry14/07/2008KingswoodLabourSigned
Keith Vaz15/07/2008Leicester EastLabourSigned
Sarah Teather16/07/2008Brent EastLiberal DemocratSigned
Desmond Turner16/07/2008Brighton, KemptownLabourSigned
Mark Williams17/07/2008CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
Simon Hughes21/07/2008North Southwark and BermondseyLiberal DemocratSigned
Tony Lloyd22/07/2008Manchester CentralLabourSigned
Jo Swinson22/07/2008East DunbartonshireLiberal DemocratSigned
John Battle15/10/2008Leeds WestLabourSigned
John Austin16/10/2008Erith and ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Chris BryantUnknownWithdrawn

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