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Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

EDM number 2074 in 2010-12, proposed by Kelvin Hopkins on 12/07/2011.
Categorised under the topics of Alcoholism and Health services.

That this House notes with concern research carried out at the Medical Research Council's laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, which has concluded that alcohol damages DNA and can cause permanent genetic damage to unborn children; is aware that binge drinking by young women is widespread and that Britain also has one of the highest rates of teenage pregnancy in the developed world with such pregnancies often associated with alcohol consumption; believes therefore that many genetically damaged babies are being born in Britain each year, which is tragic for those children and for their families but also a growing problem for wider society; draws specific attention to comments made by Dr Ketan Patel who led the research that shows foetal alcohol syndrome leads to birth defects and learning difficulties;considers that mild exhortations to pregnant women to drink sensibly are wholly inadequate to address the problem; and calls on the Government to bring forward serious and effective measures to counter these behaviours as a matter of urgency and end this ongoing tragedy.

This motion has been signed by a total of 42 MPs.

Kelvin Hopkins12/07/2011Luton NorthLabourProposed
Bob Russell12/07/2011ColchesterLiberal DemocratSeconded
Valerie Vaz12/07/2011Walsall SouthLabourSeconded
Yvonne Fovargue12/07/2011MakerfieldLabourSeconded
Jonathan Edwards12/07/2011Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSeconded
Robert Halfon12/07/2011HarlowConservativeSeconded
Susan Elan Jones12/07/2011Clwyd SouthLabourSigned
Grahame Morris12/07/2011EasingtonLabourSigned
Ian Mearns12/07/2011GatesheadLabourSigned
Nicholas Dakin12/07/2011ScunthorpeLabourSigned
Paul Blomfield12/07/2011Sheffield CentralLabourSigned
Heidi Alexander12/07/2011Lewisham EastLabourSigned
John Cryer12/07/2011Leyton and WansteadLabourSigned
Tracey Crouch13/07/2011Chatham and AylesfordConservativeSigned
Steve Rotheram13/07/2011Liverpool, WaltonLabourSigned
Tom Blenkinsop13/07/2011Middlesbrough South and East ClevelandLabourSigned
Mike Hancock13/07/2011Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Jim Dobbin13/07/2011Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Martin Caton13/07/2011GowerLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell13/07/2011Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Alan Meale13/07/2011MansfieldLabourSigned
John McDonnell13/07/2011Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Jim Shannon13/07/2011StrangfordDUPSigned
Jeremy Corbyn13/07/2011Islington NorthLabourSigned
Cathy Jamieson14/07/2011Kilmarnock and LoudounLabourSigned
Kevin Barron14/07/2011Rother ValleyLabourSigned
Hywel Williams14/07/2011ArfonPlaid CymruSigned
John Leech14/07/2011Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Durkan18/07/2011FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Peter Bottomley18/07/2011Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Andrew George18/07/2011St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
David Crausby18/07/2011Bolton North EastLabourSigned
David Heyes18/07/2011Ashton-under-LyneLabourSigned
Margaret Ritchie19/07/2011South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Naomi Long19/07/2011Belfast EastAllianceSigned
Nigel Dodds19/07/2011Belfast NorthDUPSigned
John Pugh20/07/2011SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Flynn20/07/2011Newport WestLabourSigned
Lindsay Roy11/08/2011GlenrothesLabourSigned
Rosie Cooper05/09/2011West LancashireLabourSigned
Lady Hermon14/09/2011North DownIndependentSigned
Linda Riordan11/10/2011HalifaxLabourSigned

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