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ILLEGAL SLAUGHTER OF SONGBIRDS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1646: tabled on 17 July 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 53 Members. It has received 2 amendments.

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

Amendments to this motion

There have been 2 amendments submitted to this motion.

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Motion text

That this House notes with concern the number of British songbirds being killed illegally in Cyprus after migrating for the winter months; further notes the alarming news that up to 800,000 birds, which amounts to almost half the breeding population of thrushes in Britain, are believed to have been killed in a single day; recognises that the birds are prized as a delicacy in Cypriot restaurants and that Cypriot laws allow the shooting of songbirds on Wednesdays and Sundays from November to February; objects to the illegal trapping and shooting of songbirds; and calls on the Government to work with the Cypriot authorities and the RSPB to stop the illegal slaughter of British songbirds.

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.

Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2002
Gower
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2002
Bury North
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2002
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2002
Northampton South
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 22 July 2002
Leyton and Wanstead
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2002
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2002
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2002
Keighley
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2002
Coventry South
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2002
Glasgow, Pollok
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2002
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2002
Burton
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 22 July 2002
Heywood and Middleton
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2002
Stroud
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2002
Monmouth
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2002
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2002
Sunderland North
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2002
Newport West
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2002
Bridgend
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 July 2002
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 July 2002
North Devon
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 July 2002
Cheltenham
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2002
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2002
Worsley
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 24 July 2002
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 21 October 2002
East Worthing and Shoreham
Mann, John
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2002
Bassetlaw
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2002
Wolverhampton South West
Marsden, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 July 2002
Shrewsbury and Atcham
Martlew, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2002
Carlisle
McDonagh, Siobhain
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2002
Mitcham and Morden
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2002
Hayes and Harlington
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2002
Kingston upon Hull North
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2002
Mansfield
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2002
Hyndburn
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 22 July 2002
Romford
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 July 2002
Colchester
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2002
Glasgow, Govan
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 22 July 2002
Nottingham South
Smith, Geraldine
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2002
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Smith, John
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2002
Vale of Glamorgan
Tipping, Paddy
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2002
Sherwood
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 July 2002
Richmond Park
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2002
Finchley and Golders Green
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2002
Conwy

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.

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

ILLEGAL SLAUGHTER OF SONGBIRDS (Amendment 1)
leave out 'British'.
Plaid Cymru, Ceredigion
11
signatures
EDM 1646A1: tabled on 18 July 2002
ILLEGAL SLAUGHTER OF SONGBIRDS (Amendment 2)
leave out 'British.'
Plaid Cymru, Ceredigion
9
signatures
EDM 1646A2: tabled on 18 July 2002