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JAPANESE WHALING

EDM (Early Day Motion) 617: tabled on 19 December 2001

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 79 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 expresses its outrage at the whale hunting carried out by Japanese ships in the Antarctic's Southern Ocean; notes that the Southern Ocean is recognised as a no-go zone for hunters and that whaling is still banned under international law; recognises that the Japanese get round international law by claiming they are carrying out scientific research, even though it is widely known that the whalemeat will be sold for commercial purposes; further notes that the Japanese have been using overseas aid to enlist support from the Caribbean islands to support the legalisation of whaling; and calls on the British Government to do all it can at the forthcoming meeting of the International Whaling Commission to be held in Shiminoseki to highlight the disgraceful manner in which the Japanese are acting in relation to whaling and ensure that whale hunting is not legalised.

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.

Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 January 2002
Edinburgh West
Beard, Mr Nigel
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2001
Bexleyheath and Crayford
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2002
Aberdeen South
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2002
Leeds North West
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 January 2002
South East Cornwall
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2002
Dumfries
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2001
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2002
Gower
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2002
Bury North
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2001
Barnsley West and Penistone
Colman, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2002
Putney
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 24 January 2002
Islington North
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2002
Tooting
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2001
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2002
Keighley
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2001
Hornchurch
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2002
Easington
David, Mr Wayne
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2002
Caerphilly
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2002
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2001
Heywood and Middleton
Doughty, Sue
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 January 2002
Guildford
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2002
Stroud
Drown, Julia
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2002
South Swindon
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2002
Eltham
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2002
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2002
Sunderland North
Galloway, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2002
Glasgow, Kelvin
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 January 2002
St Ives
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 January 2002
Romsey
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2002
Bridgend
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2001
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 January 2002
Portsmouth South
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 11 January 2002
North Down
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 January 2002
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2002
Luton North
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2002
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2002
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2002
Hampstead and Highgate
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2002
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 January 2002
Hereford
Knight, Jim
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2002
South Dorset
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2001
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Lawrence, Mrs Jackie
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2002
Preseli Pembrokeshire
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 24 January 2002
Brighton, Pavilion
Lyons, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2002
Strathkelvin and Bearsden
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2001
Thurrock
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2001
Halifax
Mann, John
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2002
Bassetlaw
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2002
Wolverhampton South West
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2002
Blackpool South
Marsden, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 January 2002
Shrewsbury and Atcham
McKechin, Ann
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2001
Glasgow, Maryhill
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2002
Kingston upon Hull North
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 11 April 2002
Hemel Hempstead
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2002
Blaydon
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2002
Mansfield
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2002
Knowsley South
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2002
Burnley
Pound, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2002
Ealing North
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 15 January 2002
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2001
Portsmouth North
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 January 2002
Colchester
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2001
West Renfrewshire
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2002
Nottingham South
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2001
Bolsover
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 2002
Castle Point
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2002
City of Durham
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2002
North West Leicestershire
Tynan, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2002
Hamilton South
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2002
Finchley and Golders Green
Wray, Mr Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2002
Glasgow, Baillieston
Wright, David
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2002
Telford
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 January 2002
Teignbridge

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.