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EDM number 2153 in 2007-08, proposed by Richard Younger-Ross on 06/10/2008.
Categorised under the topic of Health education and preventive medicine.

That this House notes the Model Health Inquiry's Report in March 2007 containing 14 recommendations for the British Fashion Council on ways of improving the conditions of models employed on the catwalks of London Fashion Week in response to public concerns for the health of models following the death of two models; acknowledges the work of the British Fashion Council to introduce a ban on models under 16 years of age at London Fashion Week and to establish the various health and awareness initiatives as recommended by the Model Health Inquiry, but expresses concern about the British Fashion Council's refusal to introduce key recommendations requiring all models working at London Fashion Week to provide medical certification attesting to their good health from doctors with expertise in recognising eating disorders and its failure to ensure that backstage environments are demonstrably drug-free in refusing to introduce random drug testing; believes that there is a real need to change the industry's stick-thin zero-size culture; and calls on the British Fashion Council to reconsider its decision and implement the aforementioned recommendations to ensure the good health of all models.

This motion has been signed by a total of 32 MPs.

Richard Younger-Ross06/10/2008TeignbridgeLiberal DemocratProposed
Ian Gibson06/10/2008Norwich NorthLabourSeconded
Jo Swinson06/10/2008East DunbartonshireLiberal DemocratSeconded
Dai Havard06/10/2008Merthyr Tydfil and RhymneyLabourSeconded
Claire Curtis-Thomas06/10/2008CrosbyLabourSeconded
Charlotte Atkins06/10/2008Staffordshire MoorlandsLabourSeconded
Harry Cohen06/10/2008Leyton and WansteadLabourSigned
Jim Devine06/10/2008LivingstonLabourSigned
George Galloway06/10/2008Bethnal Green and BowRespectSigned
Jim Dobbin06/10/2008Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Michael Connarty06/10/2008Linlithgow and East FalkirkLabourSigned
Tom Brake06/10/2008Carshalton and WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
George Howarth06/10/2008Knowsley North and Sefton EastLabourSigned
Bob Russell06/10/2008ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Kelvin Hopkins07/10/2008Luton NorthLabourSigned
Mark Hunter07/10/2008CheadleLiberal DemocratSigned
Roger Williams07/10/2008Brecon and RadnorshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Ann Cryer07/10/2008KeighleyLabourSigned
Lynne Jones07/10/2008Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Paul Holmes07/10/2008ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSigned
Adrian Sanders07/10/2008TorbayLiberal DemocratSigned
Brian Jenkins08/10/2008TamworthLabourSigned
Martin Caton08/10/2008GowerLabourSigned
Andrew Dismore08/10/2008HendonLabourSigned
Mike Hancock08/10/2008Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Phil Willis08/10/2008Harrogate and KnaresboroughLiberal DemocratSigned
Stephen Williams08/10/2008Bristol WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Dai Davies08/10/2008Blaenau GwentIndependentSigned
Nick Harvey09/10/2008North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Flynn13/10/2008Newport WestLabourSigned
Betty Williams13/10/2008ConwyLabourSigned
John Leech16/10/2008Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned

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