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STATE OF BRITISH MOTHS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1999: tabled on 20 April 2006

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 119 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 welcomes the Butterfly Conservation publication, The State of British Moths, which demonstrates that moths are an important part of our ecosystem, providing pollination for plants and food for bats and birds, with 50 billion moths being required to feed the blue tit population of Great Britain and Ireland alone; notes that moths also act as indicators of the impact of pollution, pesticide use, light and water pollution, habitat loss and global warming on local habitats; further notes that of the approximately 2,500 species of moths currently recognised in the UK, 71 widespread moths are now recognised as endangered or vulnerable, mirroring parallel declines found in common bird species and bearing in mind the 62 species of moths which have become extinct throughout the UK in the 20th century; and calls upon the Government to ensure that steps are taken in partnership with local and regional government and environmental protection agencies to reverse the declines highlighted by the report and that funding is found both to support concerted action for threatened moths within the UK Biodiversity Action Plan and to ensure continuation of Rothamsted Research's long running data collection of the moth population in 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.

Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2006
Blaydon
Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 3 May 2006
Rossendale and Darwen
Banks, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2006
Ochil and South Perthshire
Barlow, Ms Celia
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2006
Hove
Bercow, John
Conservative
Signed on 20 April 2006
Buckingham
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 April 2006
Carshalton and Wallington
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 May 2006
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Brown, Lyn
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2006
West Ham
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 April 2006
Gordon
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 20 April 2006
East Londonderry
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2006
Blyth Valley
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 April 2006
Orkney and Shetland
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2006
Gower
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2006
North Ayrshire and Arran
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2006
Leyton and Wanstead
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 26 April 2006
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 4 May 2006
West Lancashire
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2006
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2006
Bolton North East
Creagh, Mary
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2006
Wakefield
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2006
Keighley
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 4 May 2006
Burton
Devine, Jim
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2006
Livingston
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2006
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2006
Heywood and Middleton
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2006
Aberdeen North
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2006
Stroud
Dunwoody, Mrs Gwyneth
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2006
Crewe and Nantwich
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 10 May 2006
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2006
Sunderland North
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 24 April 2006
Ribble Valley
Flello, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2006
Stoke-on-Trent South
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2006
Newport West
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 July 2006
Bath
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 April 2006
St Ives
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2006
Norwich North
Goodman, Helen
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2006
Bishop Auckland
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 2006
North Wiltshire
Griffith, Nia
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2006
Llanelli
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 April 2006
Birmingham, Yardley
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2006
Jarrow
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 April 2006
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 3 May 2006
Luton North
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2006
Chorley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 July 2006
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2006
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2006
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 10 May 2006
Barnsley Central
James, Mrs Siân C.
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2006
Swansea East
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2006
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2006
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Keeley, Ms Barbara
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2006
Worsley
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 24 April 2006
Salisbury
Khan, Mr Sadiq
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2006
Tooting
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 June 2006
Richmond Park
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 April 2006
Manchester, Withington
Lucas, Ian
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2006
Wrexham
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2006
Wolverhampton South West
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2006
Medway
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2006
Calder Valley
McCarthy, Kerry
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2006
Bristol East
McCarthy-Fry, Sarah
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2006
Portsmouth North
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 20 April 2006
South Antrim
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2006
Hayes and Harlington
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 20 April 2006
South Down
Meacher, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2006
Oldham West and Royton
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2006
Mansfield
Moffat, Anne
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2006
East Lothian
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2006
Crawley
Morden, Jessica
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2006
Newport East
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2006
Cardiff North
Morley, Mr Elliot
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2006
Scunthorpe
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2006
Bristol North West
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 April 2006
Montgomeryshire
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 16 May 2006
Ynys Môn
Paisley, Reverend Ian
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 20 April 2006
North Antrim
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2006
Pendle
Randall, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 24 April 2006
Uxbridge
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2006
Halifax
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 20 April 2006
Strangford
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 23 May 2006
Romford
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2006
Vale of Clwyd
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 April 2006
Colchester
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2006
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 20 April 2006
Upper Bann
Spellar, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2006
Warley
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 24 April 2006
Castle Point
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2006
Edinburgh East
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2006
Manchester, Blackley
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 May 2006
Hazel Grove
Tami, Mark
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2006
Alyn and Deeside
Taylor, Ms Dari
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2006
Stockton South
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2006
North West Leicestershire
Thornberry, Ms Emily
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2006
Islington South and Finsbury
Tipping, Paddy
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2006
Sherwood
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2006
South Derbyshire
Ussher, Kitty
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2006
Burnley
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2006
Leicester East
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2006
Finchley and Golders Green
Walker, Mr Charles
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 2006
Broxbourne
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2006
Stoke-on-Trent North
Williams, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2006
Swansea West
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2006
Conwy
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 May 2006
Ceredigion
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 April 2006
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 June 2006
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 April 2006
Cardiff Central
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 26 April 2006
East Antrim
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 25 April 2006
Congleton
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 May 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.