Immediately following the publication of the report, on the 23rd February 2010 an Early Day Motion was created in the UK parliament by David Tredinnick MP and was critical of the Science and Technology Committee’s findings. It was signed by 70 Members of Parliament across all political parties.
It called for Homeopathy to remain funded by the NHS and for it to remain in the hands of local NHS practitioners who understood their local communities.
It had the following criticisms of the report:
- Tracy Brown, the Managing Director of Sense About Science
- Journalist Dr Ben Goldacre
- Primary Care Trusts that commission homeopathy,
- Doctors who use it in a primary care setting,
- Other relevant organisations, such as the Society of Homeopaths,
- Countries such as France and Germany, where provision of homeopathy is far more widespread than in the UK,
- India, where it is part of the health service
The Early Day Motion can be found here, including all MPs who signed the motion: