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Mtv And Model Maker

EDM number 2152 in 2007-08, proposed by Richard Younger-Ross on 06/10/2008.
Categorised under the topics of Broadcasting and Health education and preventive medicine.

That this House notes that MTV are considering broadcasting the US show Model Maker, which is to be shown on MTV in the USA, which seeks women `between the ages of 17 and 24, 5'9'' tall and 130 to 190 pounds (9 to 13.5 stones)' who `may be...not thin enough' or `not photogenic' and which according to the Sunday Independent must `lose between 30 and 80 lbs in the hope of becoming a model'; and, further noting the clear pressure on models to achieve a size zero body, which has led to the death of at least two models recently, and further noting that over one million people in the UK suffer from eating disorders, calls on MTV not to buy in the programme unless it is clearly re-edited to promote healthy eating for models and oppose the industry's stick-thin culture.

This motion has been signed by a total of 26 MPs.

Richard Younger-Ross06/10/2008TeignbridgeLiberal DemocratProposed
Harry Cohen06/10/2008Leyton and WansteadLabourSeconded
Jim Devine06/10/2008LivingstonLabourSeconded
George Galloway06/10/2008Bethnal Green and BowRespectSeconded
Lyn Brown06/10/2008West HamLabourSeconded
Bob Russell06/10/2008ColchesterLiberal DemocratSeconded
Paul Holmes07/10/2008ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSigned
Kelvin Hopkins07/10/2008Luton NorthLabourSigned
Lynne Jones07/10/2008Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Ann Cryer07/10/2008KeighleyLabourSigned
Mark Durkan07/10/2008FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
David Taylor07/10/2008North West LeicestershireLabourSigned
Martin Caton08/10/2008GowerLabourSigned
Mike Hancock08/10/2008Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew Dismore08/10/2008HendonLabourSigned
Brian Jenkins08/10/2008TamworthLabourSigned
Nick Harvey09/10/2008North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Roger Williams14/10/2008Brecon and RadnorshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Janet Dean15/10/2008BurtonLabourSigned
Ian McCartney16/10/2008MakerfieldLabourSigned
John Leech16/10/2008Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Jo Swinson21/10/2008East DunbartonshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Simpson22/10/2008Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Michael Jabez Foster22/10/2008Hastings and RyeLabourSigned
Lynne Featherstone29/10/2008Hornsey and Wood GreenLiberal DemocratSigned
Vincent Cable03/11/2008TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned

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