In March 2010, following the publication of the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee's report "Evidence Check 2: Homeopathy", Burgon signed Early Day Motion 908: Science and Technology Committee Report on Homeopathy, which was critical of the report.
In May 2008 in the abortion amendments to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill (now Act), Colin Burgon voted to keep the current time limit of 24 weeks in line with the scientific and medical consensus.
Libel Law Reform
In January 2010, Colin Burgon signed Early Day Motion 423 calling for a reform of the English libel law. The motion noted that human rights activists, scientists, writers and journalists are currently prevented from publishing, and the public prevented from reading, matters of strong public interest due to the chilling effect of the law.