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MILITARY SONAR AND WHALES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 793: tabled on 28 February 2005

Tabled in the 2004-05 session.

This motion has been signed by 59 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 notes the growing international concern regarding the impact of noise pollution upon the marine environment; further notes the installation of the military active sonar 'Sonar 2087' onto HMS Westminster, and the Royal Navy's plan to install this system on six more Type 23 frigates between 2005 and 2008; is concerned at growing evidence of the potentially harmful impact of powerful sonars on marine life, such as whales and dolphins, including the death or displacement of individuals and populations; and calls on the Government to allow for a full and rigorous public review of the environmental impact of Sonar 2087, including an analysis of the extent of independent environmental scrutiny, before further testing and deployment of Sonar 2087 is allowed to commence.

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.

Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 March 2005
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2005
Gower
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2005
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2005
Northampton South
Colman, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2005
Putney
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 4 April 2005
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2005
Islington North
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2005
Tooting
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2005
Keighley
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 April 2005
Kingston and Surbiton
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2005
Burton
Doughty, Sue
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 2005
Guildford
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2005
Sunderland North
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2005
Newport West
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 April 2005
Bath
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2005
Aberavon
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 February 2005
St Ives
Gill, Parmjit Singh
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 March 2005
Leicester South
Griffiths, Jane
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2005
Reading East
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2005
Bridgend
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 2005
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 March 2005
North Devon
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2005
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 10 March 2005
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 5 April 2005
Luton North
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2005
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2005
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2005
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 March 2005
Cheltenham
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2005
Edinburgh North and Leith
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 1 March 2005
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2005
Halifax
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2005
Wolverhampton South West
Marsden, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 March 2005
Shrewsbury and Atcham
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2005
Hayes and Harlington
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2005
Kingston upon Hull North
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 March 2005
Montgomeryshire
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 7 March 2005
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2005
Portsmouth North
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2005
Loughborough
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2005
Lewisham, Deptford
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 March 2005
Colchester
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2005
Nottingham South
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 4 April 2005
Bolsover
Smith, Llew
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2005
Blaenau Gwent
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 2 March 2005
Castle Point
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 March 2005
Hazel Grove
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2005
North West Leicestershire
Thomas, Mr Simon
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 2 March 2005
Ceredigion
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 March 2005
Richmond Park
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 March 2005
North Cornwall
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2005
Finchley and Golders Green
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 March 2005
Brecon and Radnorshire

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.