Petitions — Consumers for Health Choice

– in the House of Commons at 10:17 pm on 28th October 2002.

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Photo of Paul Goodman Paul Goodman Conservative, Wycombe 10:17 pm, 28th October 2002

I would like to present a petition on behalf of 500 or so of my constituents about the European food supplements directive.

The petition

Declares that consumers in the United Kingdom have for many years maintained good health by choosing to take safe vitamin and mineral supplements and herbal remedies; and fears that the European food supplements directive and the proposed European directive on traditional herbal medicinal products would severely restrict the number and range of such products on general retail sale in the future.

The petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons requires that the Secretary of State for Health does all in his power to protect the rights of UK consumers by ensuring that such European legislation does not unnecessarily and unacceptably restrict the availability of natural health products.

And your petitioners duly pray,

To lie upon the Table.