Following many letters and petitions he has received from constituents
throughout the Lichfield constituency, Michael Fabricant today voted in
favour of the Parliamentary Motion: 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 have been appalled that the Government has enthusiastically supported
the Brussels directive to stop the sale of certain food supplements and
vitamins when no health hazard has been suggested" says Michael
Fabricant. "Shops like Holland and Barratt in Lichfield have been
prevented from selling useful vitamins to pregnant mums and others
because of Tony Blair’s nanny state attitude towards this. I am
disappointed that this cross-party motion supported by Conservatives,
Plaid Cymru and some Northern Ireland MPs was opposed by Labour MPs.
Don’t any of them take vitamins?" Michael asks.