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GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS AND CONSUMER CHOICE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 462: tabled on 21 January 2004

Tabled in the 2003-04 session.

This motion has been signed by 220 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 believes that whatever the outcome of debates on the risks and the merits of genetically modified crops and foods, consumers must be able to choose whether or not they eat GM crops, and farmers must have confidence that they will be reimbursed for any loss caused by the inadvertent spread of GM crops onto their land; further believes that to achieve this, all future GM crop trials and any other GM planting must be carried out according to rules which prevent conventional and organic crops being contaminated by GM traits; notes the European Commission decision that such rules are the responsibility of national parliaments, and so welcomes the introduction of the Genetically Modified Organisms Bill; and believes that the debates on this Bill should allow Parliament to determine science-based rules for any future planting of genetically modified organisms which will stop contamination and preserve consumer choice.

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.

Atherton, Ms Candy
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2004
Falmouth and Camborne
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2004
Erith and Thamesmead
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 January 2004
Lewes
Baron, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 30 March 2004
Billericay
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2004
Edinburgh West
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2004
Aberdeen South
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 March 2004
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2004
Kingswood
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2004
Leeds North West
Blunt, Mr Crispin
Conservative
Signed on 11 October 2004
Reigate
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2004
South Ribble
Bradley, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2004
Manchester, Withington
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2004
Carshalton and Wallington
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 19 October 2004
Canterbury
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 March 2004
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2004
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 March 2004
Gordon
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2004
Regent's Park and Kensington North
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 10 May 2004
Elmet
Burnett, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 March 2004
Torridge and West Devon
Burns, Mr Simon
Conservative
Signed on 22 July 2004
West Chelmsford
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2004
Sutton and Cheam
Burt, Alistair
Conservative
Signed on 22 July 2004
North East Bedfordshire
Butterfill, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 16 March 2004
Bournemouth West
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 2004
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 4 February 2004
East Londonderry
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 March 2004
North East Fife
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 March 2004
Orkney and Shetland
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2004
Gower
Challen, Colin
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2004
Morley and Rothwell
Chapman, Sir Sydney
Conservative
Signed on 8 July 2004
Chipping Barnet
Chidgey, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 September 2004
Eastleigh
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2004
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clappison, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 21 July 2004
Hertsmere
Clark, Mrs Helen
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2004
Peterborough
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 22 July 2004
Northampton South
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2004
Leyton and Wanstead
Coleman, Mr Iain
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2004
Hammersmith and Fulham
Colman, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2004
Putney
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2004
Falkirk East
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2004
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2004
Islington North
Cotter, Brian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 January 2004
Weston-Super-Mare
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2004
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2004
Tooting
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2004
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2004
Keighley
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2004
Coventry South
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 April 2004
Kingston and Surbiton
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2004
Bristol West
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2004
Burton
Dhanda, Mr Parmjit
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2004
Gloucester
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2004
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2004
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 September 2004
Belfast North
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 8 March 2004
Lagan Valley
Doughty, Sue
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 January 2004
Guildford
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2004
Stroud
Drown, Julia
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2004
South Swindon
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2004
Monmouth
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2004
Sunderland North
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 27 May 2004
Ribble Valley
Ewing, Annabelle
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 March 2004
Perth
Fallon, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 10 March 2004
Sevenoaks
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2004
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2004
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Flight, Mr Howard
Conservative
Signed on 12 July 2004
Arundel and South Downs
Flook, Mr Adrian
Conservative
Signed on 24 February 2004
Taunton
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2004
Newport West
Follett, Barbara
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2004
Stevenage
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 January 2004
Bath
Galloway, Mr George
Independent Labour
Signed on 22 March 2004
Glasgow, Kelvin
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2004
Ilford South
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2004
St Ives
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 July 2004
Romsey
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 19 April 2004
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 15 July 2004
North Wiltshire
Green, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 March 2004
Ludlow
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2004
Bridgend
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2004
Selby
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 7 September 2004
Bedford
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 31 March 2004
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 January 2004
Portsmouth South
Heald, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 22 July 2004
North East Hertfordshire
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 April 2004
Somerton and Frome
Hendry, Charles
Conservative
Signed on 4 March 2004
Wealden
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 3 February 2004
North Down
Hesford, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2004
Wirral West
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 16 September 2004
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 19 April 2004
Vauxhall
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 January 2004
Chesterfield
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 30 March 2004
Orpington
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 January 2004
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Hume, Mr John
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 7 September 2004
Foyle
Hunter, Mr Andrew
Independent Conservative
Signed on 18 March 2004
Basingstoke
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2004
Hampstead and Highgate
Jackson, Helen
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2004
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Jenkin, Mr Bernard
Conservative
Signed on 12 July 2004
North Essex
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2004
Tamworth
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2004
Clwyd South
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 2004
Cheltenham
Kaufman, Mr Gerald
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2004
Manchester, Gorton
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 2004
Hereford
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 29 March 2004
Ealing, Southall
King, Andy
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2004
Rugby and Kenilworth
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 March 2004
North Norfolk
Laws, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 July 2004
Yeovil
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2004
Edinburgh North and Leith
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2004
Brighton, Pavilion
Lidington, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 7 September 2004
Aylesbury
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2004
Manchester Central
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 2 February 2004
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 9 September 2004
East Worthing and Shoreham
Mackay, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 12 July 2004
Bracknell
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 29 March 2004
Thurrock
Maclean, David
Conservative
Signed on 19 April 2004
Penrith and The Border
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2004
Halifax
Mallaber, Judy
Labour
Signed on 11 October 2004
Amber Valley
Mann, John
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2004
Bassetlaw
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2004
Blackpool South
Marsden, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 2004
Shrewsbury and Atcham
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2004
Medway
Mates, Lt Col Michael
Conservative
Signed on 12 March 2004
East Hampshire
May, Mrs Theresa
Conservative
Signed on 16 March 2004
Maidenhead
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2004
Calder Valley
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 1 April 2004
Hayes and Harlington
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 19 April 2004
South Down
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2004
Kingston upon Hull North
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2004
Blaydon
Meacher, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 19 April 2004
Oldham West and Royton
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2004
Mansfield
Mercer, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 30 March 2004
Newark
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2004
Crawley
Mole, Chris
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2004
Ipswich
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2004
Cardiff North
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 2 February 2004
North East Cambridgeshire
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 February 2004
Winchester
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 6 May 2004
Nuneaton
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 March 2004
Montgomeryshire
Organ, Diana
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2004
Forest of Dean
Ottaway, Richard
Conservative
Signed on 6 May 2004
Croydon South
Perham, Linda
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2004
Ilford North
Plaskitt, Mr James
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2004
Warwick and Leamington
Pollard, Mr Kerry
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2004
St Albans
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2004
Pendle
Prisk, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 15 July 2004
Hertford and Stortford
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2004
Dover
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2004
Southport
Randall, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 22 January 2004
Uxbridge
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 July 2004
Argyll and Bute
Rendel, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 March 2004
Newbury
Robertson, Mr Laurence
Conservative
Signed on 13 September 2004
Tewkesbury
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 22 July 2004
Coventry North West
Roe, Mrs Marion
Conservative
Signed on 8 March 2004
Broxbourne
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 10 November 2004
Romford
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2004
Lewisham, Deptford
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 2004
Colchester
Russell, Christine
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2004
City of Chester
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 July 2004
Banff and Buchan
Salter, Martin
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2004
Reading West
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 March 2004
Torbay
Savidge, Mr Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2004
Aberdeen North
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2004
Kettering
Sedgemore, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2004
Hackney South and Shoreditch
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 9 February 2004
South West Bedfordshire
Shephard, Mrs Gillian
Conservative
Signed on 8 July 2004
South West Norfolk
Shepherd, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 28 October 2004
Aldridge-Brownhills
Shipley, Ms Debra
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2004
Stourbridge
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2004
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2004
Bradford West
Smith, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2004
Islington South and Finsbury
Smith, Geraldine
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2004
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 May 2004
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 1 April 2004
Belfast South
Soames, Hon Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 8 July 2004
Mid Sussex
Spicer, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 7 July 2004
West Worcestershire
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 27 January 2004
Castle Point
Stevenson, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2004
Stoke-on-Trent South
Stinchcombe, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2004
Wellingborough
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 19 April 2004
Edinburgh East and Musselburgh
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2004
Manchester, Blackley
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 February 2004
Hazel Grove
Swayne, Mr Desmond
Conservative
Signed on 25 March 2004
New Forest West
Syms, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 19 July 2004
Poole
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2004
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Mr John D.
Conservative
Signed on 19 April 2004
Solihull
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 May 2004
Truro and St Austell
Taylor, Sir Teddy
Conservative
Signed on 19 April 2004
Rochford and Southend East
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 April 2004
Brent East
Thomas, Mr Simon
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 21 January 2004
Ceredigion
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 March 2004
Richmond Park
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2004
Hemsworth
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2004
Pudsey
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 7 September 2004
Brighton, Kemptown
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2004
North Cornwall
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2004
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2004
Stoke-on-Trent North
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 6 February 2004
North Dorset
Waterson, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 24 March 2004
Eastbourne
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 12 July 2004
Upminster
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 January 2004
Northavon
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 January 2004
Angus
White, Brian
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2004
North East Milton Keynes
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 22 June 2004
Maidstone and The Weald
Wilkinson, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 10 March 2004
Ruislip - Northwood
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2004
Conwy
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 4 February 2004
Caernarfon
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 April 2004
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 March 2004
North Tayside
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2004
Batley and Spen
Wright, Mr Anthony
Labour
Signed on 22 July 2004
Great Yarmouth
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2004
Sittingbourne and Sheppey
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 March 2004
Teignbridge

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.