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PROTECTING THE ALBATROSS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1354: tabled on 11 January 2006

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 68 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 commends Bird Life International and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds for their campaign, Save the Albatross, a noble enterprise designed to protect this most rare and graceful gliding giant of the skies around the United Kingdom Overseas Territories of South Georgia and the British Antarctic Territory from the huge threat of long lined fishing hooks, that are responsible for one albatross death every five minutes; notes the project's sustained endeavour in drawing attention to the bird's sad plight, educating fishermen to use alternative fishing practices, and encouraging governments and organisations to enforce these practices when necessary; further notes the importance of tackling pirate fishing, whose unregulated existence is responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of albatrosses every year; urges governments worldwide to take heed of the plight of the albatross; and hopes that this traditional bringer of good omens for sailors will be allowed to prosper in British overseas territories and not meet the fate of its ancestor in Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.

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.

Banks, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2006
Ochil and South Perthshire
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 May 2006
Edinburgh West
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 12 January 2006
Worthing West
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 January 2006
South East Cornwall
Brown, Lyn
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2006
West Ham
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 January 2006
East Londonderry
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2006
Gower
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2006
Leyton and Wanstead
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 2006
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2006
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2006
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2006
Keighley
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2006
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2006
Hendon
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 17 January 2006
Belfast North
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2006
Lewisham West
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2006
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2006
Sunderland North
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2006
Ribble Valley
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2006
Newport West
Garnier, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 15 March 2006
Harborough
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2006
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 2006
North Wiltshire
Hammond, Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 31 January 2006
Wimbledon
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 January 2006
Portsmouth South
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 January 2006
Birmingham, Yardley
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 17 January 2006
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2006
Luton North
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2006
Chorley
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2006
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2006
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 24 January 2006
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2006
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 12 January 2006
Salisbury
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2006
Brighton, Pavilion
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 17 January 2006
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 19 January 2006
Mid Worcestershire
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2006
Wolverhampton South West
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2006
Blackpool South
Martlew, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2006
Carlisle
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2006
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2006
Mansfield
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2006
Crawley
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 2006
North East Cambridgeshire
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2006
Ynys Môn
Penning, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2006
Hemel Hempstead
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2006
Southport
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2006
Lewisham, Deptford
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 January 2006
Colchester
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2006
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 24 January 2006
Upper Bann
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2006
Castle Point
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2006
Manchester, Blackley
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2006
Hazel Grove
Thornberry, Ms Emily
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2006
Islington South and Finsbury
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2006
Finchley and Golders Green
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2006
Conwy
Wilson, Mr Rob
Conservative
Signed on 20 January 2006
Reading East
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 17 January 2006
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 17 January 2006
Macclesfield
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2006
Batley and Spen
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 February 2006
Teignbridge

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.