Food Supplements Directive — 25 Jan 2005 at 18:48

Mr Charles Hendry MP, Wealden voted in the minority (Aye).

I beg to move,

That this House regrets the passing of the Food Supplements Regulations (England) 2003; mandates the Government to use the UK Presidency to renegotiate the Food Supplements Directive with the European Union; and indicates a willingness to repeal the regulations if the renegotiation does not reach a satisfactory compromise to protect the interests of consumers and manufacturers in the United Kingdom.

I beg to move, To leave out from "House" to the end of the Question, and to add instead thereof:

"congratulates the Government on successfully negotiating a final text of the Directive that works in the interests of UK consumers and industry by ensuring that products are safe, properly labelled, and can be freely traded across EU member states; notes that UK legislation gives maximum flexibility that ensures that as many products as possible can continue to be marketed after the Directive comes into effect on 1st August, and that all of the vitamins and most of the minerals currently on sale in the UK will still be available; agrees with the Government's assessment that re-opening discussion on the Directive at this point runs the risk of making its effects more restrictive and is thus against UK interests; and welcomes the Government's continued commitment to working with the industry on assessing the safety of individual food supplements, and to facilitating negotiations with the European Food Standards Agency."

Question put accordingly, That the original words stand part of the Question:-

The House divided: Ayes 189, Noes 283.

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Party Summary

Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.

What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.

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PartyMajority (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con0 132 (+2 tell)082.7%
DUP0 4057.1%
Ind0 1050.0%
Lab282 (+2 tell) 7171.6%
LDem0 34061.8%
PC0 3075.0%
SNP0 4080.0%
UUP0 3060.0%
Total:282 188173.3%

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NameConstituencyPartyVote
Miss Diane AbbottHackney North and Stoke NewingtonLabaye
Mr Tony ColmanPutneyLabaye
Mr Jeremy CorbynIslington NorthLabaye
Mr Denzil DaviesLlanelliLabaye
Mr Frank FieldBirkenheadLabaye
Ms Kate HoeyVauxhallLabaye
Mr Dennis SkinnerBolsoverLabaye
Mr David TaylorNorth West LeicestershireLabboth

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