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MORATORIUM ON GENETICALLY-MODIFIED CROPS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 311: tabled on 11 February 1999

Tabled in the 1998-99 session.

This motion has been signed by 42 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 believes that decisions on genetically-modified crops should be based on the best scientific advice available; notes with approval that DETR and MAFF have initiated a large number of studies into the impact of genetically-modified crops on the environment; calls upon the Government to implement the advice given to it by its statutory wildlife advisor, English Nature, and introduce forthwith a moratorium on the commercial planting of genetically-modified crops until such time as all relevant studies have been received and analysed and likewise the result of field trials of genetically-modified crops have been fully assessed; and congratulated the Independent on Sunday on its campaign to achieve this.

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.

Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 February 1999
Twickenham
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 16 April 1999
Gower
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 16 February 1999
Bury North
Chisholm, Mr Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 16 February 1999
Edinburgh North and Leith
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 26 February 1999
Islington North
Cotter, Brian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 February 1999
Weston-Super-Mare
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 8 March 1999
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 1 March 1999
Keighley
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 8 March 1999
Hornchurch
Dafis, Cynog
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 11 February 1999
Ceredigion
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 March 1999
Kingston and Surbiton
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1999
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 25 February 1999
Lagan Valley
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 11 February 1999
Stroud
Drown, Julia
Labour
Signed on 4 March 1999
South Swindon
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 14 April 1999
Monmouth
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1999
Sunderland North
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 March 1999
St Ives
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 11 February 1999
North Wiltshire
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 February 1999
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 March 1999
North Devon
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 16 February 1999
Luton North
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 25 February 1999
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1999
Hayes and Harlington
Randall, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 16 February 1999
Uxbridge
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 February 1999
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 February 1999
Torbay
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 11 February 1999
Nottingham South
Smith, Llew
Labour
Signed on 22 February 1999
Blaenau Gwent
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 March 1999
Hazel Grove
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 16 February 1999
North West Leicestershire
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 February 1999
Richmond Park
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 February 1999
North Cornwall
Wallace, Mr Jim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 February 1999
Orkney and Shetland
Wigley, Mr Dafydd
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 24 March 1999
Caernarfon
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 15 February 1999
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.