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AID FOR FISHING

EDM (Early Day Motion) 521: tabled on 03 April 2001

Tabled in the 2000-01 session.

This motion has been signed by 32 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, while deeply concerned at the plight of agriculture, the tourist industry and the countryside generally as a result of foot and mouth, reminds the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food that the fishing industry is also suffering and in financial crisis because of the restriction of fishing opportunities, the reduction of catches, the increase in fuel costs, and the need to restrict effort to preserve stocks in the conservation crisis, so that both the catching and processing sides are in desperate need of help in the form of operating support, de-commissioning investment for re-structuring and an alleviation of the heavy burdens of inspection and landing charges, light dues, waste water charges etc; points out that competing fishing industries in other EU countries have been given substantial temporary aid to help them through the crisis and concludes that Parliament, the nation and MAFF should not allow the needs of fishing to be obscured because Britain needs a vigorous, healthy and powerful fishing industry, not one weakened by the present combination of crisis and neglect and considers that the pathetic 6 million pounds allocated to the English industry is totally inadequate compared to the 27 million pounds in Scotland and the bigger aid packages available to other EU fishermen; and suggests that MAFF should maintain absolute parity of aid and support between Scotland and England and between the UK and other EU fishing industries.

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.

Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 4 April 2001
Leeds North West
Body, Sir Richard
Conservative
Signed on 9 April 2001
Boston and Skegness
Brand, Dr Peter
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 April 2001
Isle of Wight
Campbell, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 5 April 2001
Tynemouth
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 4 April 2001
Blyth Valley
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 4 April 2001
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 6 April 2001
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2001
Keighley
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2001
Leigh
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 24 April 2001
Lagan Valley
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2001
Sunderland North
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 April 2001
St Ives
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 5 April 2001
Greenock and Inverclyde
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 5 April 2001
Chorley
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 April 2001
Hereford
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 4 April 2001
Halifax
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 4 April 2001
Sheffield, Heeley
Quinn, Lawrie
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2001
Scarborough and Whitby
Ross, Mr William
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 4 April 2001
East Londonderry
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 4 April 2001
Nottingham South
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 4 April 2001
Belfast South
Steen, Mr Anthony
Conservative
Signed on 5 April 2001
Totnes
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 April 2001
Truro and St Austell
Townend, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 6 April 2001
East Yorkshire
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 April 2001
North Cornwall
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2001
Finchley and Golders Green

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.