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COMMERCIAL SEAL HUNTS AND THE IMPORTATION OF SEAL PRODUCTS INTO THE UK

EDM (Early Day Motion) 237: tabled on 26 May 2005

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 222 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 with grave concern the killing of 317,672 seals in Canada's cruel commercial hunt in 2005; is appalled by the unacceptable cruelty of the hunt; notes that a team of independent veterinarians who observed the Canadian seal hunt in 2001 found that 42 per cent. of the seals skulls examined were found to have minimal or no fractures, suggesting that these animals were conscious when skinned; is concerned that the current level of killing is unsustainable for the harp seal population; further notes that trade data shows that thousands of seal skins were imported into the UK between 1995 and 2003; further notes that the US banned imports of all seal products in 1972 and that Belgium and Italy currently have initiatives to ban such trade; and calls on the Government to prohibit the import of all seal products into the UK.

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.

Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2005
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Ainsworth, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 23 June 2005
East Surrey
Allen, Mr Graham
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2005
Nottingham North
Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 10 October 2005
Southend West
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2005
Blaydon
Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2005
Rossendale and Darwen
Austin, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2005
Dudley North
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2005
Erith and Thamesmead
Bailey, Mr Adrian
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2005
West Bromwich West
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 June 2005
Lewes
Banks, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2005
Ochil and South Perthshire
Barlow, Ms Celia
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2005
Hove
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 July 2005
Edinburgh West
Bellingham, Mr Henry
Conservative
Signed on 12 October 2005
North West Norfolk
Bercow, John
Conservative
Signed on 10 October 2005
Buckingham
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2005
Kingswood
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2005
Sheffield, Attercliffe
Blackman-Woods, Dr Roberta
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2005
City of Durham
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2005
South Ribble
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 July 2005
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 June 2005
South East Cornwall
Brokenshire, James
Conservative
Signed on 27 February 2006
Hornchurch
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 June 2005
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Brown, Lyn
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2006
West Ham
Brown, Mr Nicholas
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2005
Newcastle upon Tyne East and Wallsend
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2005
Dumfries and Galloway
Browne, Mr Jeremy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 March 2006
Taunton
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 June 2005
Gordon
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2005
Birmingham, Northfield
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2005
Elmet
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 April 2006
Sutton and Cheam
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 October 2005
Solihull
Butler, Ms Dawn
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2005
Brent South
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 29 March 2006
East Londonderry
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2005
Blyth Valley
Challen, Colin
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2005
Morley and Rothwell
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2005
Bury North
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2005
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2006
North Ayrshire and Arran
Clegg, Mr Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 July 2005
Sheffield, Hallam
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Tyne Bridge
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2005
Leyton and Wanstead
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2005
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Stockton North
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
West Lancashire
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2005
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2005
Bolton North East
Creagh, Mary
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2005
Wakefield
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2005
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2006
Easington
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2005
Coventry South
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2006
Kingston and Surbiton
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2005
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2005
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2005
Heywood and Middleton
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2005
Lewisham West
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2005
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 18 July 2005
Foyle
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2006
Liverpool, Riverside
Engel, Mrs Natascha
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2005
North East Derbyshire
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2005
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2005
Sunderland North
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 July 2005
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 July 2005
Hornsey and Wood Green
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2006
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2005
Newport West
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 October 2005
Bath
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2006
Hastings and Rye
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2005
Ilford South
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2005
Norwich North
Gilroy, Linda
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2005
Plymouth, Sutton
Goodman, Helen
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2006
Bishop Auckland
Griffith, Nia
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2006
Llanelli
Gwynne, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2005
Denton and Reddish
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2006
Midlothian
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2005
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 June 2005
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 July 2005
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 July 2005
North Devon
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 April 2006
Somerton and Frome
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 June 2005
Birmingham, Yardley
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2005
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 22 June 2005
North Down
Hesford, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2006
Wirral West
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2005
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hodgson, Mrs Sharon
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2006
Gateshead East and Washington West
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 October 2005
Chesterfield
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2005
Lanark and Hamilton East
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 27 June 2005
Orpington
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 July 2005
Cheltenham
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2005
Chorley
Huhne, Chris
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 March 2006
Eastleigh
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2005
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Mark Hunter,
Signed on 23 January 2006
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2005
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2005
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2005
Hampstead and Highgate
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2005
Tamworth
Johnson, Ms Diana R.
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2005
Kingston upon Hull North
Jones, Mr Kevan
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2006
North Durham
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2005
Clwyd South
Keeley, Ms Barbara
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2006
Worsley
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2005
Feltham and Heston
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 January 2006
Hereford
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2005
Ealing, Southall
Khan, Mr Sadiq
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2006
Tooting
Kirkbride, Julie
Conservative
Signed on 21 June 2005
Bromsgrove
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 July 2005
Richmond Park
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 July 2005
North Norfolk
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2005
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 June 2005
Manchester, Withington
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2005
Manchester Central
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 7 July 2005
East Worthing and Shoreham
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 2006
Mid Worcestershire
MacDougall, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2005
Glenrothes
Malik, Mr Shahid
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2005
Dewsbury
Mallaber, Judy
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2005
Amber Valley
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2005
Wolverhampton South West
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2006
Blackpool South
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2005
Medway
Mates, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 21 July 2005
East Hampshire
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2005
Calder Valley
McCarthy, Kerry
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2005
Bristol East
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 29 March 2006
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 14 July 2006
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2005
Hayes and Harlington
McGovern, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2005
Dundee West
McIsaac, Shona
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2005
Cleethorpes
McKechin, Ann
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2006
Glasgow North
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2005
Mansfield
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2005
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Milton, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 22 November 2005
Guildford
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2005
Great Grimsby
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2005
Crawley
Moon, Mrs Madeleine
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2006
Bridgend
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 April 2006
Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Morden, Jessica
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2006
Newport East
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2005
Cardiff North
Morley, Mr Elliot
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2006
Scunthorpe
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2006
Leeds East
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 July 2005
Leeds North West
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2006
Wansbeck
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 2 November 2005
Bristol North West
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2005
Knowsley South
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 July 2006
Winchester
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2005
Nuneaton
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 June 2006
Montgomeryshire
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2006
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 16 May 2006
Ynys Môn
Paisley, The Reverend Ian
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 5 June 2006
North Antrim
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 27 June 2005
Croydon Central
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2005
Hyndburn
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 8 June 2005
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Pritchard, Mark
Conservative
Signed on 21 October 2005
The Wrekin
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2006
Dover
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 June 2005
Southport
Randall, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 2 March 2006
Uxbridge
Reed, Mr Jamie
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2006
Copeland
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 April 2006
Argyll and Bute
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2005
Halifax
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2005
Coventry North West
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 19 January 2006
Romford
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 May 2006
Rochdale
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 4 May 2006
Vale of Clwyd
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 24 January 2006
Lewisham, Deptford
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 June 2005
Colchester
Salter, Martin
Labour
Signed on 24 January 2006
Reading West
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 June 2005
Torbay
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2005
Glasgow Central
Scott, Mr Lee
Conservative
Signed on 27 March 2006
Ilford North
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2005
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 25 May 2006
Upper Bann
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2005
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2005
Bolsover
Smith, John
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2006
Vale of Glamorgan
Snelgrove, Anne
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2005
South Swindon
Soulsby, Sir Peter
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2005
Leicester South
Southworth, Helen
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2005
Warrington South
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 17 January 2006
Castle Point
Stoate, Dr Howard
Labour
Signed on 10 May 2006
Dartford
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2006
Edinburgh East
Stuart, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 2006
Beverley and Holderness
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 June 2005
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 January 2006
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2005
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 July 2006
Truro and St Austell
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 May 2006
Brent East
Tipping, Paddy
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2005
Sherwood
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2005
Pudsey
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2005
Brighton, Kemptown
Turner, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2005
Wigan
Ussher, Kitty
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Burnley
Vaizey, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 2006
Wantage
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2005
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2005
Stoke-on-Trent North
Waltho, Lynda
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2005
Stourbridge
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 7 February 2006
Upminster
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 June 2006
Northavon
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 June 2005
Angus
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 20 October 2005
Maidstone and The Weald
Williams, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2005
Swansea West
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2005
Conwy
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 June 2005
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 June 2005
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 July 2005
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 June 2005
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 2006
Cardiff Central
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 7 July 2005
East Antrim
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2005
Batley and Spen
Wright, David
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2006
Telford
Wright, Mr Iain
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2005
Hartlepool
Wright, Dr Tony
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2005
Cannock Chase
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2005
Sittingbourne and Sheppey
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 February 2006
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.