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GM CONTAMINATION OF ORGANIC PRODUCTS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1599: tabled on 07 February 2006

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 228 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 proposal by the European Commission to revise the EU Organic Regulation and impose on organic products a threshold of 0.9 per cent. for contamination by genetically modified (GM) organisms; further notes the expansion of organic farming in the last decade and its positive contribution to the farming economy and the environment; further notes the wishes of the majority of European consumers to avoid any GM content in food; recognises that most organic certification bodies operate to the practical detection limit of 0.1 per cent.; is concerned that the imposition of a GM threshold for organic food above the detectable level will damage the reputation of organic produce and lead to increasing GM contamination over time; and calls upon the Secretary of State to support non-GM food production and farmer and consumer choice by opposing the use of a 0.9 per cent. threshold as a reference in co-existence measures or in the EU Organic Regulation, ensuring that strict liability rules put the cost of GM contamination on the polluters and not on taxpayers or the non-GM sector, recognising the importance of independent organic certification and the need to protect this system by ensuring that organic means no GMOs, and ensuring that the threshold for all non-GM seed is set at the practical limit of detection.

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 9 February 2006
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Ainsworth, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 14 February 2006
East Surrey
Alexander, Danny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 March 2006
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Ancram, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 15 March 2006
Devizes
Arbuthnot, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 13 March 2006
North East Hampshire
Atkinson, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 14 March 2006
Hexham
Bacon, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 27 March 2006
South Norfolk
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 February 2006
Lewes
Banks, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 10 May 2006
Ochil and South Perthshire
Barker, Gregory
Conservative
Signed on 14 February 2006
Bexhill and Battle
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 March 2006
Edinburgh West
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 28 March 2006
Leeds West
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2006
Aberdeen South
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 March 2006
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Benyon, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 16 March 2006
Newbury
Bercow, John
Conservative
Signed on 18 April 2006
Buckingham
Binley, Mr Brian
Conservative
Signed on 27 March 2006
Northampton South
Blunt, Mr Crispin
Conservative
Signed on 14 March 2006
Reigate
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2006
South Ribble
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 March 2006
Carshalton and Wallington
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 16 March 2006
Canterbury
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 February 2006
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 May 2006
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Browne, Mr Jeremy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 March 2006
Taunton
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2006
Regent's Park and Kensington North
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2006
Elmet
Burns, Mr Simon
Conservative
Signed on 2 May 2006
West Chelmsford
Burrowes, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 18 April 2006
Enfield, Southgate
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 March 2006
Sutton and Cheam
Burt, Alistair
Conservative
Signed on 10 March 2006
North East Bedfordshire
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 June 2006
Solihull
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2006
Gower
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2006
Bury North
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2006
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clappison, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 24 May 2006
Hertsmere
Clarke, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 19 April 2006
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Clegg, Mr Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 March 2006
Sheffield, Hallam
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 13 February 2006
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2006
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2006
Bolton North East
Creagh, Mary
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2006
Wakefield
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 15 February 2006
Keighley
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2006
Coventry South
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 March 2006
Kingston and Surbiton
Davies, David T. C.
Conservative
Signed on 15 March 2006
Monmouth
Davies, Philip
Conservative
Signed on 2 March 2006
Shipley
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2006
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2006
Hendon
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2006
Aberdeen North
Dorries, Nadine
Conservative
Signed on 27 April 2006
Mid Bedfordshire
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2006
Lewisham West
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2006
Stroud
Dunne, Mr Philip
Conservative
Signed on 16 March 2006
Ludlow
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2006
Eltham
Ellwood, Mr Tobias
Conservative
Signed on 7 March 2006
Bournemouth East
Engel, Mrs Natascha
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2006
North East Derbyshire
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2006
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2006
Sunderland North
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 March 2006
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 March 2006
Hornsey and Wood Green
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2006
Newport West
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 June 2006
Bath
Fox, Dr Liam
Conservative
Signed on 1 March 2006
Woodspring
Francois, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 29 March 2006
Rayleigh
Fraser, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 24 October 2006
South West Norfolk
Garnier, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 26 April 2006
Harborough
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 March 2006
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2006
Walthamstow
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 March 2006
Romsey
Gillan, Mrs Cheryl
Conservative
Signed on 14 March 2006
Chesham and Amersham
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2006
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Goodman, Mr Paul
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 2006
Wycombe
Gove, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 25 April 2006
Surrey Heath
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 7 March 2006
North Wiltshire
Green, Damian
Conservative
Signed on 9 October 2006
Ashford
Greenway, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 15 March 2006
Ryedale
Grieve, Mr Dominic
Conservative
Signed on 9 March 2006
Beaconsfield
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2006
Selby
Gummer, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 19 April 2006
Suffolk Coastal
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2006
Bedford
Hammond, Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 10 March 2006
Wimbledon
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 February 2006
Portsmouth South
Harper, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 13 March 2006
Forest of Dean
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 February 2006
North Devon
Heald, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 17 May 2006
North East Hertfordshire
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 May 2006
Somerton and Frome
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 February 2006
Birmingham, Yardley
Henderson, Mr Doug
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2006
Newcastle upon Tyne North
Hendry, Charles
Conservative
Signed on 8 March 2006
Wealden
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2006
Jarrow
Herbert, Mr Nick
Conservative
Signed on 9 October 2006
Arundel and South Downs
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 21 March 2006
North Down
Hillier, Meg
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2006
Hackney South and Shoreditch
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2006
Vauxhall
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 March 2006
Chesterfield
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 18 July 2006
Orpington
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 February 2006
Cheltenham
Howard, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 27 April 2006
Folkestone and Hythe
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2006
Chorley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 March 2006
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Huhne, Chris
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 March 2006
Eastleigh
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2006
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 May 2006
Cheadle
Hurd, Mr Nick
Conservative
Signed on 3 March 2006
Ruislip - Northwood
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2006
Barnsley Central
Jenkin, Mr Bernard
Conservative
Signed on 9 March 2006
North Essex
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2006
Tamworth
Jones, Helen
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2006
Warrington North
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2006
Manchester, Gorton
Kawczynski, Daniel
Conservative
Signed on 30 March 2006
Shrewsbury and Atcham
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 February 2006
Hereford
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 March 2006
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2006
Ealing, Southall
Kirkbride, Julie
Conservative
Signed on 8 May 2006
Bromsgrove
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 April 2006
Richmond Park
Lait, Mrs Jacqui
Conservative
Signed on 7 March 2006
Beckenham
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 April 2006
North Norfolk
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2006
Derby North
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2006
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 February 2006
Manchester, Withington
Leigh, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 9 October 2006
Gainsborough
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 11 October 2006
Brighton, Pavilion
Lidington, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 9 March 2006
Aylesbury
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2006
Manchester Central
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 8 February 2006
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Love, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2006
Edmonton
Mackay, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 8 March 2006
Bracknell
Maclean, David
Conservative
Signed on 24 May 2006
Penrith and The Border
MacNeil, Mr Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 March 2006
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Main, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 18 April 2006
St Albans
Malins, Mr Humfrey
Conservative
Signed on 1 March 2006
Woking
Marshall, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2006
Glasgow East
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2006
Medway
Mates, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 2 March 2006
East Hampshire
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2006
Hayes and Harlington
McGovern, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2006
Dundee West
McKechin, Ann
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2006
Glasgow North
Meacher, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2006
Oldham West and Royton
Milton, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 14 March 2006
Guildford
Mitchell, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 8 March 2006
Sutton Coldfield
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2006
Great Grimsby
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 April 2006
Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2006
Cardiff North
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 October 2006
Leeds North West
Mundell, David
Conservative
Signed on 14 March 2006
Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 16 May 2006
Wansbeck
Murrison, Dr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 15 March 2006
Westbury
Sir Robert Neill,
Signed on 24 October 2006
Newmark, Mr Brooks
Conservative
Signed on 13 March 2006
Braintree
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 March 2006
Winchester
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2006
Nuneaton
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 May 2006
Montgomeryshire
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2006
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Ottaway, Richard
Conservative
Signed on 9 October 2006
Croydon South
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 16 May 2006
Ynys Môn
Paice, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 14 February 2006
South East Cambridgeshire
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 23 March 2006
Croydon Central
Penrose, John
Conservative
Signed on 7 March 2006
Weston-Super-Mare
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 10 March 2006
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 February 2006
Southport
Randall, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 5 June 2006
Uxbridge
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 April 2006
Argyll and Bute
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 May 2006
Moray
Robertson, Mr Laurence
Conservative
Signed on 30 March 2006
Tewkesbury
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 March 2006
North Cornwall
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2006
Lewisham, Deptford
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 2006
Colchester
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 March 2006
Banff and Buchan
Salter, Martin
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2006
Reading West
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 2006
Torbay
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2006
Glasgow Central
Scott, Mr Lee
Conservative
Signed on 27 April 2006
Ilford North
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 6 March 2006
South West Bedfordshire
Short, Clare
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2006
Birmingham, Ladywood
Simpson, Mr Keith
Conservative
Signed on 10 March 2006
Mid Norfolk
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2006
Bolsover
Smith, Geraldine
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2006
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Smith, John
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2006
Vale of Glamorgan
Soames, Hon Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 14 March 2006
Mid Sussex
Soulsby, Sir Peter
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2006
Leicester South
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 27 February 2006
Castle Point
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2006
Eccles
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2006
Edinburgh East
Streeter, Mr Gary
Conservative
Signed on 22 March 2006
South West Devon
Stuart, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 8 March 2006
Beverley and Holderness
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 May 2006
Hazel Grove
Swayne, Mr Desmond
Conservative
Signed on 8 March 2006
New Forest West
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 March 2006
East Dunbartonshire
Syms, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 6 March 2006
Poole
Tami, Mark
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2006
Alyn and Deeside
Taylor, Ms Dari
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2006
Stockton South
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 April 2006
Truro and St Austell
Taylor, Dr Richard
Independent
Signed on 19 April 2006
Wyre Forest
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 June 2006
Brent East
Thornberry, Ms Emily
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2006
Islington South and Finsbury
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2006
Pudsey
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2006
Brighton, Kemptown
Ussher, Kitty
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2006
Burnley
Vaizey, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 17 March 2006
Wantage
Vara, Mr Shailesh
Conservative
Signed on 24 April 2006
North West Cambridgeshire
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 15 February 2006
Finchley and Golders Green
Wallace, Mr Ben
Conservative
Signed on 7 March 2006
Lancaster and Wyre
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2006
Stoke-on-Trent North
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 9 May 2006
North Dorset
Waterson, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 7 March 2006
Eastbourne
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 March 2006
Northavon
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 March 2006
Angus
Whittingdale, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 14 March 2006
Maldon and East Chelmsford
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 14 February 2006
Caernarfon
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 March 2006
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 February 2006
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 April 2006
Bristol West
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 June 2006
Cardiff Central
Wilson, Mr Rob
Conservative
Signed on 9 March 2006
Reading East
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 2 March 2006
East Antrim
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 October 2006
Perth and North Perthshire
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2006
Batley and Spen
Wright, Jeremy
Conservative
Signed on 15 March 2006
Rugby and Kenilworth
Yeo, Mr Tim
Conservative
Signed on 16 March 2006
South Suffolk
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 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.