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IMPORTATION OF WILD BIRDS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 643: tabled on 02 February 2005

Tabled in the 2004-05 session.

This motion has been signed by 57 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 alarmed at evidence which shows that the commercial importation of wild birds is threatening the survival of hundreds of bird species in the wild, with at least 30 per cent. of the 140 parrot species in the Western Hemisphere threatened with extinction; notes that this trade involves unacceptable inhumane methods of capture and transit which result in the premature mortality of a large number of wild birds each years, and that Europe is the largest imported of wild birds, holding 80 per cent. of the global market; recognises that these practices could expose European birds to deadly infectious diseases, such as avian influenza which could harm Europe's multi-million pound poultry industry and that it could also transmit serious diseases to humans, including Salmonella and Clamidia psittaci; congratulates the campaign of bodies like the World Parrot Trust to stop this unacceptable trade; and therefore calls upon the Government to work with other EU Member States to end the commercial importation of wild birds.

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.

Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2005
Leeds North West
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 9 February 2005
Worthing West
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 February 2005
South East Cornwall
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2005
Dumfries
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 2005
Gordon
Campbell, Mrs Anne
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2005
Cambridge
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2005
Gower
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2005
Islington North
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2005
Tooting
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2005
Keighley
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2005
Hendon
Doughty, Sue
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 February 2005
Guildford
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2005
Stroud
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2005
Sunderland North
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2005
Newport West
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 March 2005
Romsey
Gill, Parmjit Singh
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 February 2005
Leicester South
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 February 2005
Portsmouth South
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2005
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 24 February 2005
North Down
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 February 2005
Chesterfield
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2005
Chorley
Hurst, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2005
Braintree
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2005
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2005
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 February 2005
Cheltenham
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 February 2005
Hereford
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2005
Edinburgh North and Leith
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2005
Wolverhampton South West
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2005
Blackpool South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2005
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2005
Mansfield
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2005
Cardiff North
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2005
Ynys Môn
Pickthall, Mr Colin
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2005
West Lancashire
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 4 February 2005
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 February 2005
Southport
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2005
Loughborough
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 February 2005
Strangford
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 21 February 2005
Romford
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2005
Colchester
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2005
Nottingham South
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 4 February 2005
Castle Point
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 February 2005
Hazel Grove
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2005
North West Leicestershire
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 February 2005
Richmond Park
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 February 2005
North Cornwall
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2005
Finchley and Golders Green
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2005
Conwy
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 February 2005
Brecon and Radnorshire
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2005
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.