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FRENCH BAN ON BRITISH BEEF

EDM (Early Day Motion) 174: tabled on 08 December 1999

Tabled in the 1999-00 session.

This motion has been signed by 45 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 unreservedly condemns the decision by the French Cabinet to continue the ban on British beef which is the safest beef in the world; notes that it is a purely political decision and follows the French scientists' decision not to support the continuation of the ban following the British Government's clarifications and assurances on the safety and traceability of British beef; congratulates the Prime Minister and the Minister of Agriculture on their determined efforts to end the ban which was imposed in 1996 under the last Tory administration following the BSE crisis; and calls on the Government urgently to press the European Commission to deliver an ultimatum to the French Government to lift the ban or face expeditious court action.

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.

Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 15 December 1999
Barnsley West and Penistone
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 14 December 1999
Tooting
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 14 December 1999
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 13 December 1999
Keighley
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 14 December 1999
Coventry South
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 9 December 1999
Heywood and Middleton
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 8 December 1999
Stroud
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 8 December 1999
Monmouth
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 13 December 1999
Sunderland North
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 15 December 1999
Hastings and Rye
Foster (Worcs.), Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 15 December 1999
Worcester
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 9 December 1999
Norwich North
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 14 December 1999
Greenock and Inverclyde
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2000
Bridgend
Henderson, Mr Ivan
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2000
Harwich
Home Robertson, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 9 December 1999
East Lothian
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 14 December 1999
Chorley
Hurst, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 8 December 1999
Braintree
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 9 December 1999
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2000
Barnsley Central
King, Andy
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2000
Rugby and Kenilworth
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 9 December 1999
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
McCartney, Mr Robert
United Kingdom Unionist
Signed on 10 January 2000
North Down
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 9 December 1999
Kingston upon Hull North
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2000
Mansfield
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 14 December 1999
Sheffield, Heeley
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 8 December 1999
Great Grimsby
Plaskitt, Mr James
Labour
Signed on 9 December 1999
Warwick and Leamington
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 8 December 1999
Loughborough
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2000
Kettering
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 13 December 1999
Bolsover
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 9 December 1999
Belfast South
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 16 December 1999
City of Durham
Taylor, Mr John D.
Conservative
Signed on 20 January 2000
Solihull
Thompson, Mr William
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 13 January 2000
West Tyrone
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 15 December 1999
South Derbyshire
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 20 December 1999
Finchley and Golders Green
White, Brian
Labour
Signed on 21 December 1999
North East Milton Keynes
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 14 December 1999
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.