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AID FOR ARABLE FARMERS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 242: tabled on 16 October 2001

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 87 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 is concerned by the continuing decline in British arable farmers' incomes, which have fallen by 61 per cent. over the last year alone; recognises the strength of the pound has been a key underlying cause of this decline, with output prices depressed and the sterling value of support payments falling by 20 per cent. over the past five years, compared with a 15 per cent. increase in euro payments; notes how the pressure on arable farmers has been exacerbated by the effects of severe flooding, which reduced this year's harvest by some 25 to 30 per cent.; further notes that the flow of funds for investment has now almost completely dried up on Britain's arable farms; and urges the Government to apply immediately for the package of agrimonetary compensation worth approximately ú57 million, available under EU rules only until 31st October, to partially offset the adverse effects of these currency movements.

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 25 October 2001
Edinburgh West
Beggs, Mr Roy
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 17 October 2001
East Antrim
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2001
South Ribble
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 October 2001
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 October 2001
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 October 2001
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 October 2001
Gordon
Burnside, David
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 18 October 2001
South Antrim
Cameron, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 30 October 2001
Witney
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 November 2001
North East Fife
Clappison, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 29 October 2001
Hertsmere
Clark, Mrs Helen
Labour
Signed on 2 November 2001
Peterborough
Djanogly, Mr Jonathan
Conservative
Signed on 17 October 2001
Huntingdon
Duncan, Mr Alan
Conservative
Signed on 29 October 2001
Rutland and Melton
Duncan, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 24 October 2001
Galloway and Upper Nithsdale
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 29 October 2001
Ribble Valley
Ewing, Annabelle
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 October 2001
Perth
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 29 October 2001
Lichfield
Flight, Mr Howard
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 2001
Arundel and South Downs
Flook, Mr Adrian
Conservative
Signed on 24 October 2001
Taunton
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 October 2001
Bath
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 November 2001
Romsey
Gillan, Mrs Cheryl
Conservative
Signed on 29 October 2001
Chesham and Amersham
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 29 October 2001
North Wiltshire
Grayling, Chris
Conservative
Signed on 1 November 2001
Epsom and Ewell
Green, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 October 2001
Ludlow
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2001
Selby
Gummer, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 23 October 2001
Suffolk Coastal
Hawkins, Mr Nick
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 2001
Surrey Heath
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 October 2001
Somerton and Frome
Hendry, Charles
Conservative
Signed on 29 October 2001
Wealden
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 29 October 2001
Orpington
Hurst, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2001
Braintree
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 October 2001
Cheltenham
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 October 2001
Hereford
Kirkwood, Sir Archy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 October 2001
Roxburgh and Berwickshire
Knight, Mr Greg
Conservative
Signed on 1 November 2001
East Yorkshire
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 October 2001
North Norfolk
Lansley, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 16 October 2001
South Cambridgeshire
Laws, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 October 2001
Yeovil
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 29 October 2001
New Forest East
Liddell-Grainger, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 29 October 2001
Bridgwater
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 29 October 2001
East Worthing and Shoreham
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 2001
Mid Worcestershire
Maples, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 30 October 2001
Stratford-on-Avon
Marsden, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2001
Shrewsbury and Atcham
Mates, Lt Col Michael
Conservative
Signed on 24 October 2001
East Hampshire
McIntosh, Miss Anne
Conservative
Signed on 1 November 2001
Vale of York
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 October 2001
Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 2001
North East Cambridgeshire
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 October 2001
Winchester
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 February 2002
Montgomeryshire
Ottaway, Richard
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 2001
Croydon South
Paterson, Mr Owen
Conservative
Signed on 29 October 2001
North Shropshire
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 October 2001
Southport
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 October 2001
Argyll and Bute
Rendel, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 October 2001
Newbury
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 October 2001
Moray
Robertson, Hugh
Conservative
Signed on 16 October 2001
Faversham and Mid Kent
Robertson, Mr Laurence
Conservative
Signed on 29 October 2001
Tewkesbury
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 29 October 2001
Romford
Ruffley, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 2001
Bury St Edmunds
Sayeed, Mr Jonathan
Conservative
Signed on 29 October 2001
Mid Bedfordshire
Simpson, Mr Keith
Conservative
Signed on 30 October 2001
Mid Norfolk
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 October 2001
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Spelman, Mrs Caroline
Conservative
Signed on 29 October 2001
Meriden
Spicer, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 29 October 2001
West Worcestershire
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 October 2001
Hazel Grove
Swayne, Mr Desmond
Conservative
Signed on 29 October 2001
New Forest West
Swire, Mr Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 29 October 2001
East Devon
Thomas, Mr Simon
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 23 October 2001
Ceredigion
Turner, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 30 October 2001
Isle of Wight
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 October 2001
North Cornwall
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 29 October 2001
Upminster
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 October 2001
Northavon
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 October 2001
Angus
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 5 November 2001
Maidstone and The Weald
Wiggin, Bill
Conservative
Signed on 8 November 2001
Leominster
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 October 2001
Brecon and Radnorshire
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 October 2001
North Tayside
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2001
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.