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ORGANIC FOOD

EDM (Early Day Motion) 846: tabled on 20 July 1999

Tabled in the 1998-99 session.

This motion has been signed by 62 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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

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Motion text

That this House notes that a recent survey found 73 per cent. of the British public to be in favour of protection for organic foods; further notes that organic farming meets all agriculture policy objectives; welcomes Government expansion of the remit of the Advisory Committee on Releases to the Environment to look at indirect and cumulative effects of genetically modified crops as well as the direct effects; and calls on the Government to develop a programme of support and long-term investment for organic farming, to introduce statutory measures to further protect the status of organic foods and to defend this policy in world trade discussions.

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.

Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 July 1999
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 October 1999
South East Cornwall
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 July 1999
Twickenham
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 22 July 1999
Gower
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 26 July 1999
Bury North
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 22 July 1999
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clarke, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 20 October 1999
Midlothian
Colvin, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 26 October 1999
Romsey
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 27 July 1999
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 21 October 1999
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 26 July 1999
Keighley
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 22 July 1999
Leigh
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 July 1999
Kingston and Surbiton
Davies, Denzil
Labour
Signed on 8 November 1999
Llanelli
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 22 July 1999
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 27 July 1999
Heywood and Middleton
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 20 July 1999
Stroud
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 20 October 1999
Monmouth
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 23 July 1999
Sunderland North
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 July 1999
Southport
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 27 July 1999
Newport West
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 27 July 1999
Hastings and Rye
Foster (Worcs.), Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 19 October 1999
Worcester
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 26 July 1999
Greenock and Inverclyde
Griffiths, Jane
Labour
Signed on 22 July 1999
Reading East
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 27 July 1999
Bridgend
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 26 July 1999
Morley and Rothwell
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 July 1999
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 July 1999
North Devon
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 22 July 1999
Luton North
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 23 July 1999
Chorley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 July 1999
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 July 1999
Cheltenham
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 July 1999
Hereford
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 October 1999
Ross, Skye and Inverness West
King, Ms Oona
Labour
Signed on 27 July 1999
Bethnal Green and Bow
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1999
Brighton, Pavilion
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1999
Halifax
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1999
Hayes and Harlington
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 22 July 1999
Kingston upon Hull North
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 20 July 1999
Blaydon
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1999
Sheffield, Heeley
Rendel, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 October 1999
Newbury
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 27 July 1999
Lewisham, Deptford
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 July 1999
Colchester
Savidge, Mr Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 20 July 1999
Aberdeen North
Sedgemore, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 20 July 1999
Hackney South and Shoreditch
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 22 July 1999
Nottingham South
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 26 July 1999
North West Leicestershire
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 October 1999
Richmond Park
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 3 November 1999
Pudsey
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 July 1999
North Cornwall
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 23 July 1999
Finchley and Golders Green
Wigley, Mr Dafydd
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 21 October 1999
Caernarfon
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 26 July 1999
Preston
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1999
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

ORGANIC FOOD (Amendment 1)
leave out from 'objectives' to end and add 'regrets that slaughterhouses which specialise in supplying organic meats humanely reared and slaughtered are threatened with closure because of the higher costs imposed upon them in the United Kingdom but not in the rest of European Union.'.
Conservative, Boston and Skegness
3
signatures
EDM 846A1: tabled on 22 July 1999