Early day motion 1164

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HOMEOPATHY IN INDIA

That this House notes that the Science and Technology Committee's Evidence Check on Homeopathy report failed to take note that, in India, homeopathy can be traced back as early as 1810 and is an integral part of the health system; recognises that the homeopathic hospitals in Calcutta were famous for the treatment of intractable diseases and were successful in controlling epidemics such as cholera; observes that India has over 180 colleges teaching homeopathic medicine and over 300,000 homeopathic practitioners; further notes that homeopathy has gained substantial governmental patronage, has a vast infrastructure and is one of the medical systems recognised by the Government of India; welcomes the fact that in 2002 a new National Policy on Indian Systems of Medicine and Homeopathy led to the establishment in 2003 of a Department of Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani, Yoga and Naturopathy and Homeopathy (AYUSH); and calls on the Government to look at the experiences of other countries when formulating health policy in the UK.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Cohen, Harry Labour Party Leyton and Wanstead 25.03.2010
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 29.03.2010
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 25.03.2010
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 25.03.2010
Simpson, Alan Labour Party Nottingham South 24.03.2010
Tredinnick, David Conservative Party Bosworth 23.03.2010
Vaz, Keith Labour Party Leicester East 29.03.2010
Vis, Rudi Labour Party Finchley and Golders Green 25.03.2010
Wyatt, Derek Labour Party Sittingbourne and Sheppey 25.03.2010