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On 10th March 2010, following the publication of the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee's report "Evidence Check 2: Homeopathy", Browne signed Early Day Motion 908: Science and Technology Committee Report on Homeopathy, which was critical of the report. However, by 18th March he had removed his signature from the Motion.
Jeremy Browne signed the February 2009 Early Day Motion 754: MMR Vaccine and the Media supporting the use of the MMR vaccine. The motion expressed disappointment with the reporting of the vaccine by Jeni Barnett on her LBC radio show in January 2009, and expressed the hope that future reporting of the issue of MMR would be less sensationalist and more evidence-based.
In 2006, MPs were asked three questions by the Rough Guide's Mark Ellingham on how seriously they took climate change as politicians and as responsible, active citizens. Jeremy Browne replied:
- "1: Very important (which is why the Liberal Democrats have been taking it so seriously for many decades now).
- 2: Adopt limits and targets for carbon emissions; increase recycling; switch the emphasis of taxation away from work and towards pollution; use the moral authority derived from showing leadership to push other nations to reduce their emissions.
- 3: The normal things: I recycle; I went on holiday in Britain this summer (although I am not promising never to go abroad again); I live within walking distance of the centre of the town; I nearly always travel to London by train rather than by car; I turn off lights when I leave the room; I turn the heating down to a very low level when I am away."
Jeremy Browne was one of 79 MPs who signed Early Day Motion 377 noting the achievements of Charles Darwin, and calling for Darwin's birthday to be designated a public holiday to honour "one of the fathers of modern science and one of Britain's greatest, if not the greatest, scientific minds."
Libel Law Reform
In February 2010, Jeremy Browne 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.
- ↑ http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2006-07/1240
- ↑ http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2009-10/908
- ↑ http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2008-09/754
- ↑ http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/climate-change-what-mps-think--a-to-c-424376.html
- ↑ http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2009-10/423
- http://www.tauntonlibdems.org.uk/ (also available at http://www.jeremybrowne.org.uk/)
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