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ETHICAL TEA PARTNERSHIP

EDM (Early Day Motion) 628: tabled on 01 February 2005

Tabled in the 2004-05 session.

This motion has been signed by 92 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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

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Motion text

That this House congratulates the Ethical Tea Partnership for its work in monitoring the living and working conditions on tea estates in tea-producing countries; notes that two-thirds of the tea sold in the UK comes from Ethical Tea Partnership member companies; welcomes the organisation's aim of ensuring that the tea bought and sold in the UK from the members of the partnership is produced in a socially responsible way; notes its objective of ensuring that 100 per cent. of the tea from its members complies with the relevant legal regulations and union agreements of each tea-producing country; and further congratulates the Ethical Tea Partnership and its member companies for their work in this area.

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.

Beggs, Mr Roy
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 8 February 2005
East Antrim
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2005
Leeds North West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 February 2005
Carshalton and Wallington
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2005
Dumfries
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2005
Regent's Park and Kensington North
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2005
Elmet
Campbell, Mrs Anne
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2005
Cambridge
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2005
Gower
Chidgey, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2005
Eastleigh
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2005
Barnsley West and Penistone
Colman, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2005
Putney
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2005
Falkirk East
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2005
Islington North
Cotter, Brian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 February 2005
Weston-Super-Mare
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2005
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2005
Keighley
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2005
Glasgow, Pollok
Davies, Geraint
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2005
Croydon Central
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2005
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2005
Heywood and Middleton
Doughty, Sue
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2005
Guildford
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2005
Stroud
Eagle, Angela
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2005
Wallasey
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2005
Sunderland North
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2005
Newport West
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2005
Hastings and Rye
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2005
Aberavon
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 February 2005
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2005
Walthamstow
Gill, Parmjit Singh
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 February 2005
Leicester South
Griffiths, Jane
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2005
Reading East
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2005
Bridgend
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2005
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 February 2005
Oxford West and Abingdon
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2005
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 2 February 2005
North Down
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2005
Chesterfield
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2005
Chorley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2005
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2005
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2005
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2005
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2005
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2005
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 February 2005
Cheltenham
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2005
Hereford
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2005
Ealing, Southall
Levitt, Tom
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2005
High Peak
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 2 February 2005
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 3 February 2005
East Worthing and Shoreham
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2005
Wolverhampton South West
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2005
Hayes and Harlington
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2005
Kingston upon Hull North
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2005
Hemel Hempstead
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2005
Mansfield
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2005
Cardiff North
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2005
Bristol North West
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2005
Ynys Môn
Perham, Linda
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2005
Ilford North
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2005
Burnley
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 4 February 2005
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 February 2005
Southport
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2005
Portsmouth North
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2005
Loughborough
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2005
Dundee West
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 February 2005
Colchester
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2005
Glasgow, Govan
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2005
West Renfrewshire
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2005
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2005
Bradford West
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 2 February 2005
Belfast South
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 2 February 2005
Castle Point
Stinchcombe, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2005
Wellingborough
Tami, Mark
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2005
Alyn and Deeside
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2005
North West Leicestershire
Thomas, Mr Simon
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 3 February 2005
Ceredigion
Tredinnick, David
Conservative
Signed on 1 February 2005
Bosworth
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2005
Brighton, Kemptown
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 February 2005
North Cornwall
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2005
Finchley and Golders Green
White, Brian
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2005
North East Milton Keynes
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2005
Conwy
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 February 2005
Brecon and Radnorshire
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 February 2005
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2005
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

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.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

ETHICAL TEA PARTNERSHIP (Amendment 1)
leave out from 'country' to end and add 'but notes that simply abiding by the laws of the countries in which they operate is the very minimum requirement any company should adhere to; and congratulates the Fairtrade Foundation for going further and setting international trading standards which offer sustainable production, community development and long term planning to workers in developing countries'.'
Liberal Democrat, North Devon
6
signatures
EDM 628A1: tabled on 4 February 2005