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Size Zero Models

Volume 508: debated on Tuesday 6 April 2010

The second petition states:

The Petition of the students of Coloma Convent High School and the people of Croydon,

Declares that size zero models set an unhealthy and unrealistic example to young girls, and influence the incidence of eating disorders such as bulimia and anorexia.

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Government to introduce industry guidelines for the responsible employment of healthy models and guidelines for the media to ensure the responsible portrayal of women.

And the Petitioners remain, etc.