Early day motion 2763

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VITAMIN D

That this House notes and approves the position of the Chief Medical Officers of the UK in highlighting population groups who are at risk of vitamin D deficiency; supports their work in relation to educating and informing medical professionals on the importance of vitamin D in public health for certain population groups; furthersupports their call for more widespread and consistent advice from all health professionals on the use of supplementation to ensure sufficiency; welcomes their reminder that primary care trusts, local health trusts and health boards have a statutory responsibility to make healthy start vitamins available locally to all women and children; further notes the concerns raised by health professionals, the voluntary sector and industry that the Government's Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) will not be reporting on appropriate levels for supplementation for at least another two to three years; and callson the Government to request a more speedy conclusion to SACN's work to enable health professionals to access up-to-date guidance on dosage for all patients, including the at-risk population and to facilitate industry manufacture of appropriate products for the purpose of reducing vitamin D deficiency in the UK.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Campbell, Gregory Democratic Unionist Party Londonderry East 29.02.2012
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 28.02.2012
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 27.02.2012
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 28.02.2012
Dobbin, Jim Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 27.02.2012
Dodds, Nigel Democratic Unionist Party Belfast North 29.02.2012
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 06.03.2012
Hermon, Lady INDEPENDENT North Down 01.03.2012
Jackson, Glenda Labour Party Hampstead and Kilburn 27.02.2012
Lloyd, Tony Labour Party Manchester Central 28.02.2012
McCrea, Dr William Democratic Unionist Party South Antrim 28.02.2012
McDonnell, Alasdair Social Democratic and Labour Party Belfast South 29.02.2012
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 28.02.2012
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 27.02.2012
Pugh, John Liberal Democrats Southport 01.03.2012
Qureshi, Yasmin Labour Party Bolton South East 23.02.2012
Ritchie, Margaret Social Democratic and Labour Party South Down 01.03.2012
Rogerson, Dan Liberal Democrats North Cornwall 29.02.2012
Roy, Lindsay Labour Party Glenrothes 14.03.2012
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 28.02.2012
Simpson, David Democratic Unionist Party Upper Bann 27.02.2012
Stringer, Graham Labour Party Blackley and Broughton 27.02.2012
Weatherley, Mike Conservative Party Hove 13.03.2012
Williams, Stephen Liberal Democrats Bristol West 28.02.2012