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EDM (Early Day Motion) 609A1: tabled on 06 February 2003

Tabled in the 2002-03 session.

This motion has been signed by 4 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

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

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by John Battle on 29 January 2003. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

leave out from 'world' to end and add 'and calls on the Government to withdraw entirely from the CAP and adapt more appropriate systems of national controls, agricultural subsidies and international trade and aid.

Original motion text

That this House believes that the Common Agricultural Policy in its current form, fails small farmers, the countryside, the environment and consumers, and damages the poorest people in the developing world; notes the proposals put forward by European Commissioner Franz Fischler for the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy; believes that proposals to increase spending on the environment and rural development, redistribute support to the smallest farmers and tackle the problem of trade distorting subsidies, need to be strengthened greatly; welcomes UK pressure for Common Agricultural Policy reform to date; and urges the Government to press for greater reform at the forthcoming rounds of negotiations at the European Committee on Agriculture.

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.

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support.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.