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IVORY TRADE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1153: tabled on 26 March 1998

Tabled in the 1997-98 session.

This motion has been signed by 154 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House is concerned that the relaxation of the ivory trade ban, provisionally agreed by CITES in June 1997, will lead to an increase in elephant poaching and ivory smuggling in both Africa and Asia; believes that there are indications that the proposed controlled sale of Botswanan, Zimbabwean and Namibian ivory stockpiles to Japan will lead to levels of poaching not seen since the decade leading up to the 1989 ban on ivory trading, which saw 600,000 elephants slaughtered for their tusks; and call on Her Majesty's Government to continue to use its influence to ensure that the 25th anniversary of the CITES agreement is not celebrated with a resumption of the ivory trade.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Barnes, Mr Harry
Labour
Signed on 2 April 1998
North East Derbyshire
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 1 July 1998
Aberdeen South
Bell, Mr Martin
Independent
Signed on 16 July 1998
Tatton
Body, Sir Richard
Conservative
Signed on 20 April 1998
Boston and Skegness
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 26 March 1998
Worthing West
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 23 April 1998
Altrincham and Sale West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 April 1998
Carshalton and Wallington
Brand, Dr Peter
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 July 1998
Isle of Wight
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 April 1998
South East Cornwall
Brinton, Mrs Helen
Labour
Signed on 7 April 1998
Peterborough
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 30 April 1998
Dumfries
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 July 1998
North East Fife
Campbell-Savours, Mr Dale
Labour
Signed on 2 September 1998
Workington
Canavan, Dennis
Labour
Signed on 20 April 1998
Falkirk West
Cann, Mr Jamie
Labour
Signed on 20 April 1998
Ipswich
Caplin, Mr Ivor
Labour
Signed on 7 April 1998
Hove
Casale, Roger
Labour
Signed on 7 April 1998
Wimbledon
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 10 July 1998
Gower
Chapman, Sir Sydney
Conservative
Signed on 21 April 1998
Chipping Barnet
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 8 April 1998
Bury North
Clark, Dr Lynda
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1998
Edinburgh, Pentlands
Clarke, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 31 March 1998
Midlothian
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 20 April 1998
Cynon Valley
Coaker, Mr Vernon
Labour
Signed on 16 July 1998
Gedling
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 6 April 1998
Leyton and Wanstead
Colvin, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 7 April 1998
Romsey
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 7 April 1998
Stockton North
Cotter, Brian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 April 1998
Weston-Super-Mare
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 20 April 1998
Tooting
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 6 April 1998
Keighley
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 2 April 1998
Hornchurch
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 30 March 1998
Leigh
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 7 April 1998
Coventry South
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 April 1998
Kingston and Surbiton
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 28 April 1998
Bristol West
Davies, Geraint
Labour
Signed on 20 May 1998
Croydon Central
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 24 July 1998
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 2 April 1998
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 7 April 1998
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 20 April 1998
Heywood and Middleton
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 6 April 1998
Stroud
Drown, Julia
Labour
Signed on 6 May 1998
South Swindon
Eagle, Maria
Labour
Signed on 21 October 1998
Liverpool, Garston
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 7 April 1998
Monmouth
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 30 April 1998
Sunderland North
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 April 1998
Southport
Fitzpatrick, Jim
Labour
Signed on 8 April 1998
Poplar and Canning Town
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 31 March 1998
Newport West
Follett, Barbara
Labour
Signed on 20 April 1998
Stevenage
Foster (Worcs.), Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 8 June 1998
Worcester
Foster (Worcs.), Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 7 April 1998
Worcester
Galloway, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 7 July 1998
Glasgow, Kelvin
Gardiner, Barry
Labour
Signed on 20 April 1998
Brent North
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 July 1998
St Ives
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 20 April 1998
Norwich North
Gilroy, Linda
Labour
Signed on 7 April 1998
Plymouth, Sutton
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 30 March 1998
Greenock and Inverclyde
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 8 April 1998
Morley and Rothwell
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 March 1998
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 May 1998
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 May 1998
North Devon
Healey, John
Labour
Signed on 8 July 1998
Wentworth
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 April 1998
Somerton and Frome
Hesford, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1998
Wirral West
Hope, Phil
Labour
Signed on 16 July 1998
Corby
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 7 May 1998
Luton North
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 6 April 1998
Chorley
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 23 April 1998
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 7 April 1998
Barnsley Central
Jones, Ms Jenny
Labour
Signed on 30 April 1998
Wolverhampton South West
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 30 March 1998
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1998
Clwyd South
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 April 1998
Cheltenham
Keen, Ann
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1998
Brentford and Isleworth
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 April 1998
Ross, Skye and Inverness West
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 30 March 1998
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Lawrence, Mrs Jackie
Labour
Signed on 29 April 1998
Preseli Pembrokeshire
Leigh, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 8 April 1998
Gainsborough
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 20 April 1998
Brighton, Pavilion
Leslie, Mr Christopher
Labour
Signed on 29 July 1998
Shipley
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 7 April 1998
Worsley
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 21 April 1998
Brent East
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 28 April 1998
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 7 April 1998
East Worthing and Shoreham
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 8 April 1998
Halifax
Marsden, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 8 April 1998
Shrewsbury and Atcham
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 4 November 1998
Hayes and Harlington
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 22 April 1998
South Down
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 27 April 1998
Kingston upon Hull North
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 20 April 1998
Blaydon
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 31 March 1998
Sheffield, Heeley
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 8 April 1998
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 20 April 1998
Great Grimsby
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 July 1998
Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 20 April 1998
Sunderland South
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 1 April 1998
Knowsley South
O'Neill, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 8 April 1998
Ochil
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 7 April 1998
Nuneaton
Organ, Diana
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Forest of Dean
Paisley, The Reverend Ian
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 20 April 1998
North Antrim
Palmer, Dr Nick
Labour
Signed on 21 April 1998
Broxtowe
Pickthall, Mr Colin
Labour
Signed on 2 April 1998
West Lancashire
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 5 May 1998
Burnley
Pollard, Mr Kerry
Labour
Signed on 1 June 1998
St Albans
Prior, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 19 October 1998
North Norfolk
Randall, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 8 April 1998
Uxbridge
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 5 May 1998
Loughborough
Robinson, Mr Peter
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 20 April 1998
Belfast East
Rogers, Mr Allan
Labour
Signed on 27 April 1998
Rhondda
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 7 April 1998
Vale of Clwyd
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 March 1998
Colchester
Russell, Christine
Labour
Signed on 7 July 1998
City of Chester
Salter, Martin
Labour
Signed on 7 April 1998
Reading West
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 April 1998
Torbay
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 1 April 1998
Kettering
Sedgemore, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 6 April 1998
Hackney South and Shoreditch
Shaw, Jonathan
Labour
Signed on 7 April 1998
Chatham and Aylesford
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 31 March 1998
Bolsover
Angela Smith,
Signed on 7 April 1998
Smith, Geraldine
Labour
Signed on 8 April 1998
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Smith, Jacqui
Labour
Signed on 15 July 1998
Redditch
Snape, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 24 July 1998
West Bromwich East
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 31 March 1998
City of Durham
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 24 April 1998
Eccles
Stinchcombe, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 30 March 1998
Wellingborough
Stoate, Dr Howard
Labour
Signed on 6 April 1998
Dartford
Stuart, Ms Gisela
Labour
Signed on 30 June 1998
Birmingham, Edgbaston
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 April 1998
Hazel Grove
Taylor, Sir Teddy
Conservative
Signed on 8 April 1998
Rochford and Southend East
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 6 April 1998
South Derbyshire
Touhig, Mr Don
Labour
Signed on 2 April 1998
Islwyn
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1998
Pudsey
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 13 May 1998
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 24 April 1998
Finchley and Golders Green
Wallace, Mr Jim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 April 1998
Orkney and Shetland
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 8 April 1998
Stoke-on-Trent North
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 30 March 1998
Liverpool, West Derby
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 June 1998
Northavon
White, Brian
Labour
Signed on 31 March 1998
North East Milton Keynes
Wilkinson, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 6 April 1998
Ruislip - Northwood
Williams, Dr Alan
Labour
Signed on 20 April 1998
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 6 April 1998
Conwy
Wills, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1998
North Swindon
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 13 July 1998
Preston
Wray, Mr Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 7 April 1998
Glasgow, Baillieston
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 21 April 1998
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.