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Vending Machines In The House Of Commons

EDM number 944 in 2013-14, proposed by Jeremy Corbyn on 14/01/2014.
Categorised under the topics of Food and House of Commons.

That this House notes the introduction of a number of newly-installed vending machines on the Parliamentary Estate packed with crisps, fizzy drinks and confectionery; questions the thinking behind the installation of these additional machines within an institution which purports to care about the health of the nation via the work of many hon. and right hon. Members devoted to health-related issues via All-Party Parliamentary Groups, Early Day Motions and other parliamentary means; further notes the fact that 2014 commenced with National Obesity Week; and calls on the House of Commons Commission to reconsider the content of those machines with a view to ensuring that they be altered to include fruit and a number of health beverages and snacks so that all who work in Parliament will have easy access to nutritious items rather than those significantly more detrimental to our health and wellbeing and thus that of the NHS.

This motion has been signed by a total of 19 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Jeremy Corbyn14/01/2014Islington NorthLabourProposed
Jim Shannon14/01/2014StrangfordDUPSeconded
Elfyn Llwyd15/01/2014Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSeconded
Ronnie Campbell15/01/2014Blyth ValleyLabourSeconded
Martin Caton15/01/2014GowerLabourSeconded
Peter Bottomley15/01/2014Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
David Ward15/01/2014Bradford EastLiberal DemocratSigned
Bob Russell15/01/2014ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Mike Hancock17/01/2014Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Valerie Vaz17/01/2014Walsall SouthLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins20/01/2014Luton NorthLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin20/01/2014Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Sandra Osborne21/01/2014Ayr, Carrick and CumnockLabourSigned
Roger Godsiff21/01/2014Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Lady Hermon21/01/2014North DownIndependentSigned
Naomi Long22/01/2014Belfast EastAllianceSigned
John McDonnell22/01/2014Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Barry Sheerman23/01/2014HuddersfieldLabourSigned
George Galloway05/02/2014Bradford WestRespectSigned

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