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CETACEAN BYCATCH AND THE WESTERN MORNING NEWS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 831: tabled on 07 February 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 31 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 congratulates the Western Morning News for highlighting the increasing numbers of dead dolphins and porpoises being washed up on the west country shoreline; notes that marine wildlife and fishing experts believe this to be a consequence of the activities of giant factory ships and pair trawlers that hoover up the seas bounty, capturing dolphins and other sea cetaceans that are unable to escape; further notes that the Cornish drift net fleet has honourably swallowed the bitter pill of a ban on its activities following claims of a much smaller share of cetacean by catch; and calls on Her Majesty's Government to seek an EU wide solution resulting in a ban on all pelagic fisheries which threaten the dolphin and other cetaceans with possible extinction from around our shores.

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 12 February 2002
Gower
Chidgey, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 February 2002
Eastleigh
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2002
Islington North
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2002
Hendon
Doughty, Sue
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 February 2002
Guildford
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2002
Sunderland North
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2002
Newport West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 February 2002
St Ives
Green, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 February 2002
Ludlow
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2002
Bridgend
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 February 2002
North Devon
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2002
Chorley
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2002
Hampstead and Highgate
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2002
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 February 2002
Cheltenham
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 28 February 2002
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2002
Blackpool South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2002
Hayes and Harlington
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2002
Knowsley South
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2002
Nottingham South
Swire, Mr Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 12 February 2002
East Devon
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 February 2002
Truro and St Austell
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 February 2002
North Cornwall
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2002
Finchley and Golders Green
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 February 2002
Teignbridge

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.