Early day motion 1676

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SPINA BIFIDA AND HYDROCEPHALUS AWARENESS WEEK

That this House recognises Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Awareness Week from 22 to 26 October 2018; commends the work of charities like Shine and SBH Scotland which provide specialist advice and support for spina bifida and hydrocephalus; notes that folic acid deficiency has led to life threatening birth defects in over 3,000 children since 1997; further notes that a 1991 study found that taking folic acid supplements before pregnancy reduced the risk of neural tube defects by 72 per cent; further recognises that that a study published earlier in 2018 concluded there is no need for an upper limit on folate and stated that every day in the UK, on average two women have a termination of pregnancy because of a neural tube defect and every week two women give birth to an affected child; and calls on the Government to follow the example of Australia, Canada, the US and 80 other countries across the world and legislate to implement the mandatory fortification of flour with folic acid to prevent neural tube defects including spina bifida, hydrocephalus and anencephaly.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Antoniazzi, Tonia Labour Party Gower 15.10.2018
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 15.10.2018
Cunningham, Jim Labour Party Coventry South 11.10.2018
Davies, David TC Conservative Party Monmouth 15.10.2018
Dodds, Nigel Democratic Unionist Party Belfast North 15.10.2018
Edwards, Jonathan Plaid Cymru Carmarthen East and Dinefwr 11.10.2018
Farrelly, Paul Labour Party Newcastle-under-Lyme 11.10.2018
Farron, Tim Liberal Democrats Westmorland and Lonsdale 15.10.2018
Gaffney, Hugh Labour Party Coatbridge Chryston and Bellshill 11.10.2018
Glindon, Mary Labour Party North Tyneside 11.10.2018
Hill, Mike Labour Party Hartlepool 11.10.2018
Hobhouse, Wera Liberal Democrats Bath 15.10.2018
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 11.10.2018
Lake, Ben Plaid Cymru Ceredigion 15.10.2018
McDonald, Stuart Scottish National Party Cumbernauld Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East 15.10.2018
McNally, John Scottish National Party Falkirk 15.10.2018
Mearns, Ian Labour Party Gateshead 11.10.2018
Monaghan, Carol Scottish National Party Glasgow North West 11.10.2018
Penning, Mike Conservative Party Hemel Hempstead 15.10.2018
Robinson, Gavin Democratic Unionist Party Belfast East 15.10.2018
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 11.10.2018
Simpson, David Democratic Unionist Party Upper Bann 16.10.2018
Skinner, Dennis Labour Party Bolsover 16.10.2018
Smith, Owen Labour Party Pontypridd 10.10.2018
Spellar, John Labour Party Warley 11.10.2018
Stephens, Christopher Scottish National Party Glasgow South West 11.10.2018
Stevens, Jo Labour Party Cardiff Central 11.10.2018
Thewliss, Alison Scottish National Party Glasgow Central 15.10.2018