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Access to Homeopathic Medicines

Volume 548: debated on Tuesday 17 July 2012

Homeopathic medicines deliver a health care option to many people, including in my constituency. For many of them, the issue relates to freedom and personal choice.

The petition I present is from people in my constituency who are concerned that section 10 of the consolidated Human Medicines Regulations 2012 should remain unchanged. I believe the Government are not willing at this stage to agree a change, but a marker needs to be put down. A small but well co-ordinated group with an anti-homeopathy agenda must be resisted by MPs and by Government. Choice on access to homeopathic medicines is paramount, and it must be retained and enshrined by Government. The petition requests that the status quo continue.

The petition states:

The Humble Petition of the citizens of the UK.

Declares that the Petitioners are concerned about proposed changes to the Medicines Act that may restrict access to homeopathic medicine.

Wherefore your Petitioners request that the House of Commons urges the Government to ensure that any changes to the Medicine Act allow greater freedom to homeopathic practitioners to dispense remedies.

And your Petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray, &c.