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ORGANIC FOOD AND FARMING TARGETS BILL

EDM (Early Day Motion) 902: tabled on 19 October 1999

Tabled in the 1998-99 session.

This motion has been signed by 135 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 supports the Organic Food and Farming Targets Bill, which would require the drawing up of policies to ensure that, by 2010, at least 30 per cent. of UK farmland will be organic and that at least 20 per cent. of the food consumed in the UK will be organic; notes that such an increase in organic farming will provide innumberable benefits for consumers, farmers, the environment, and animal welfare; further notes that demand for organic production is increasing by at least 40 per cent. each year, but that 70 per cent. of the food consumed in the UK is imported; and notes approvingly the inclusion in the Bill of the clauses concerning the need to implement measures to ensure all sections of society have access to affordable organic food and that the market demand is met by the new UK production.

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.

Beggs, Mr Roy
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 28 October 1999
East Antrim
Benn, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 19 October 1999
Chesterfield
Bermingham, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 2 November 1999
St Helens South
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 19 October 1999
Leeds North West
Body, Sir Richard
Conservative
Signed on 19 October 1999
Boston and Skegness
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 9 November 1999
South Ribble
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 19 October 1999
Worthing West
Bradley, Peter
Labour
Signed on 3 November 1999
The Wrekin
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 October 1999
Carshalton and Wallington
Brand, Dr Peter
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 November 1999
Isle of Wight
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 October 1999
South East Cornwall
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 21 October 1999
Dumfries
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 19 October 1999
Elmet
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 November 1999
Sutton and Cheam
Butler, Christine
Labour
Signed on 20 October 1999
Castle Point
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 October 1999
Twickenham
Canavan, Dennis
Independent
Signed on 9 November 1999
Falkirk West
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 19 October 1999
Gower
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 20 October 1999
Bury North
Chidgey, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 October 1999
Eastleigh
Chisholm, Mr Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 21 October 1999
Edinburgh North and Leith
Clarke, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 2 November 1999
Midlothian
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 19 October 1999
Leyton and Wanstead
Colvin, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 27 October 1999
Romsey
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 19 October 1999
Falkirk East
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 19 October 1999
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 1 November 1999
Islington North
Cotter, Brian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 November 1999
Weston-Super-Mare
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 1 November 1999
Tooting
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 1 November 1999
Keighley
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 20 October 1999
Leigh
Dafis, Cynog
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 19 October 1999
Ceredigion
Darvill, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 19 October 1999
Upminster
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 October 1999
Kingston and Surbiton
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 21 October 1999
Bristol West
Davies, Denzil
Labour
Signed on 8 November 1999
Llanelli
Davies, Mr Ron
Labour
Signed on 19 October 1999
Caerphilly
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 9 November 1999
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dawson, Mr Hilton
Labour
Signed on 19 October 1999
Lancaster and Wyre
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 9 November 1999
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 19 October 1999
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 20 October 1999
Heywood and Middleton
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 19 October 1999
Stroud
Drown, Julia
Labour
Signed on 19 October 1999
South Swindon
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 20 October 1999
Monmouth
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 28 October 1999
Eltham
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 29 October 1999
Sunderland North
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 November 1999
Southport
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 November 1999
Bath
Foster (Worcs.), Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 21 October 1999
Worcester
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 October 1999
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 19 October 1999
Walthamstow
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 20 October 1999
Greenock and Inverclyde
Gorrie, Mr Donald
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 October 1999
Edinburgh West
Grant, Bernie
Labour
Signed on 8 November 1999
Tottenham
Griffiths, Jane
Labour
Signed on 19 October 1999
Reading East
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 19 October 1999
Bridgend
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 8 November 1999
Morley and Rothwell
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 October 1999
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 October 1999
North Devon
Henderson, Mr Doug
Labour
Signed on 19 October 1999
Newcastle upon Tyne North
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 21 October 1999
Luton North
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 25 October 1999
Orpington
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 10 November 1999
Chorley
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 28 October 1999
Barnsley Central
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 19 October 1999
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 19 October 1999
Clwyd South
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 October 1999
Cheltenham
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 October 1999
Hereford
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 19 October 1999
Ealing, Southall
Kingham, Ms Tess
Labour
Signed on 8 November 1999
Gloucester
Ladyman, Dr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 10 November 1999
South Thanet
Lawrence, Mrs Jackie
Labour
Signed on 5 November 1999
Preseli Pembrokeshire
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 19 October 1999
Brighton, Pavilion
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 8 November 1999
Worsley
Linton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 4 November 1999
Battersea
Livsey, Mr Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 October 1999
Brecon and Radnorshire
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 19 October 1999
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 19 October 1999
Halifax
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 21 October 1999
Blackpool South
Marsden, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 19 October 1999
Shrewsbury and Atcham
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 27 October 1999
Hayes and Harlington
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 19 October 1999
Kingston upon Hull North
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 2 November 1999
Mansfield
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 20 October 1999
Sheffield, Heeley
Michie, Mrs Ray
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 October 1999
Argyll and Bute
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 19 October 1999
Great Grimsby
Morgan, Mr Alasdair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 October 1999
Galloway and Upper Nithsdale
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 November 1999
Winchester
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 3 November 1999
Nuneaton
Organ, Diana
Labour
Signed on 19 October 1999
Forest of Dean
Pollard, Mr Kerry
Labour
Signed on 27 October 1999
St Albans
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 26 October 1999
Pendle
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 19 October 1999
Dover
Randall, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 19 October 1999
Uxbridge
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 4 November 1999
Portsmouth North
Rendel, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 October 1999
Newbury
Robathan, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 19 October 1999
Blaby
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 25 October 1999
Vale of Clwyd
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 October 1999
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 November 1999
Torbay
Sedgemore, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 9 November 1999
Hackney South and Shoreditch
Shipley, Ms Debra
Labour
Signed on 8 November 1999
Stourbridge
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 19 October 1999
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 5 November 1999
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 5 November 1999
Bolsover
Stewart, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 10 November 1999
Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber
Stinchcombe, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 9 November 1999
Wellingborough
Stoate, Dr Howard
Labour
Signed on 9 November 1999
Dartford
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 October 1999
Hazel Grove
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 19 October 1999
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Mr John D.
Conservative
Signed on 8 November 1999
Solihull
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 November 1999
Truro and St Austell
Taylor, Sir Teddy
Conservative
Signed on 19 October 1999
Rochford and Southend East
Thomas, Gareth
Labour
Signed on 4 November 1999
Clwyd West
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 3 November 1999
Pudsey
Turner, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 4 November 1999
Wigan
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 October 1999
North Cornwall
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 19 October 1999
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 25 October 1999
Stoke-on-Trent North
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 19 October 1999
Liverpool, West Derby
Wigley, Mr Dafydd
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 21 October 1999
Caernarfon
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 19 October 1999
Conwy
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 October 1999
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 19 October 1999
Batley and Spen
Worthington, Tony
Labour
Signed on 9 November 1999
Clydebank and Milngavie
Wray, Mr Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 19 October 1999
Glasgow, Baillieston
Wright, Dr Tony
Labour
Signed on 19 October 1999
Cannock Chase
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 19 October 1999
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.