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Flour Dust And Bakers Asthma

EDM number 1099 in 2017-19, proposed by Ian Mearns on 21/03/2018.
Categorised under the topics of Diseases, Food and Industrial health and safety.

That this House notes with concern that the Workplace Health Expert Committee of the Health and Safety Executive, in its 2017 report, entitled The Risks of Bakery Work, found that exposures to flour are, and remain, frequently higher than the level at which occupational asthma would develop, and that the incidence of the disease is similarly high and unremitting; further notes the finding that the use of a Workplace Exposure Limit for flour dust of 10 mg/m3 appears not to have been effective in reducing either exposure levels or the incidence in occupational asthma in this sector; regrets that much of the regulatory oversight for medium-sized and small bakeries in the UK falls to local authority environmental health departments which have suffered huge cuts under the Government's austerity programme; and therefore calls for additional funding to be made available so that the report's key recommendation that one or more evidence-based intervention studies are developed, implemented and evaluated with the key stakeholders in the sector might be taken forward.

This motion has been signed by a total of 21 MPs.

Ian Mearns21/03/2018GatesheadLabourProposed
Jim Shannon22/03/2018StrangfordDUPSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins22/03/2018Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Jim Cunningham22/03/2018Coventry SouthLabourSeconded
Mary Glindon22/03/2018North TynesideLabourSeconded
Chris Stephens26/03/2018Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySeconded
Marie Rimmer27/03/2018St Helens South and WhistonLabourSigned
Seema Malhotra27/03/2018Feltham and HestonLabourSigned
Ruth George27/03/2018High PeakLabourSigned
Lady Hermon28/03/2018North DownIndependentSigned
Alison Thewliss28/03/2018Glasgow CentralScottish National PartySigned
Lisa Nandy28/03/2018WiganLabourSigned
Teresa Pearce28/03/2018Erith and ThamesmeadLabourSigned
David Linden28/03/2018Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned
Mike Hill28/03/2018HartlepoolLabourSigned
Jo Stevens29/03/2018Cardiff CentralLabourSigned
Gordon Marsden16/04/2018Blackpool SouthLabourSigned
John McNally16/04/2018FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Martin Docherty16/04/2018West DunbartonshireScottish National PartySigned
Lloyd Russell-Moyle23/04/2018Brighton, KemptownLabour/Co-operativeSigned
David Crausby16/05/2018Bolton North EastLabourSigned

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