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SUSTAINABLE WILD BIRD TRADE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2375: tabled on 15 June 2006

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 84 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 recognises that bird-keeping is a hobby which is enjoyed by many people in the UK and can foster wider interests in ornithology and bird conservation; strongly supports the right of bird-keepers to practise their hobby; believes that the sourcing of birds for aviculture must be sustainable; is concerned that the wild bird trade as currently practised is not sustainable, is depleting vulnerable populations of wild birds around the world and is responsible for the deaths of very large numbers of birds in transit; questions unsubstantiated assertions that this trade brings real income to indigenous communities and conservation benefits in wild birds' countries of origin; further questions the view that restrictions on the legal trade in wild birds will lead to an increase in the illegal trade, a view not supported by the experience in the US following the 1992 Wild Bird Conservation Act; and therefore calls on the Government to support a strong bird-keeping tradition in the UK based on captive-breeding and sustainable imports, and to work with other European Union member State governments for a permanent ban on imports of wild birds into the Union unless they can be proven to meet rigorous sustainability criteria on a case by case basis.

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.

Alexander, Danny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 October 2006
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 October 2006
Lewes
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 October 2006
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 16 June 2006
Worthing West
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 October 2006
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2006
Elmet
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 June 2006
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2006
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2006
Gower
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2006
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2006
North Ayrshire and Arran
Clegg, Mr Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 October 2006
Sheffield, Hallam
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2006
Leyton and Wanstead
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2006
Islington North
Creagh, Mary
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2006
Wakefield
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2006
Keighley
Curtis-Thomas, Mrs Claire
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2006
Crosby
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 October 2006
Kingston and Surbiton
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2006
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2006
Hendon
Duddridge, James
Conservative
Signed on 27 June 2006
Rochford and Southend East
Dunne, Mr Philip
Conservative
Signed on 9 October 2006
Ludlow
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2006
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Evennett, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 16 June 2006
Bexleyheath and Crayford
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2006
Hastings and Rye
Gauke, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 9 October 2006
South West Hertfordshire
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2006
Walthamstow
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2006
Norwich North
Gove, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 9 October 2006
Surrey Heath
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 21 June 2006
North Wiltshire
Gummer, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 9 October 2006
Suffolk Coastal
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 November 2006
Oxford West and Abingdon
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 June 2006
Birmingham, Yardley
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 2 November 2006
Ashton-under-Lyne
Holloway, Mr Adam
Conservative
Signed on 9 October 2006
Gravesham
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 October 2006
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2006
Luton North
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 October 2006
Cheltenham
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2006
Knowsley North and Sefton East
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2006
Chorley
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2006
Hampstead and Highgate
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2006
Manchester, Gorton
Kawczynski, Daniel
Conservative
Signed on 20 June 2006
Shrewsbury and Atcham
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 October 2006
Hereford
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 11 October 2006
Salisbury
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 October 2006
North Norfolk
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2006
Derby North
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 October 2006
Manchester, Withington
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 11 October 2006
Brighton, Pavilion
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 20 June 2006
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 20 June 2006
East Worthing and Shoreham
Love, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2006
Edmonton
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2006
Medway
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2006
Hayes and Harlington
Milton, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 9 October 2006
Guildford
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2006
Crawley
Moon, Mrs Madeleine
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2006
Bridgend
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2006
Cardiff North
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 October 2006
Winchester
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2006
Dover
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 October 2006
Argyll and Bute
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2006
Halifax
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 20 June 2006
Romford
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2006
Nottingham South
Southworth, Helen
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2006
Warrington South
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 2006
Castle Point
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 June 2006
Hazel Grove
Syms, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 9 October 2006
Poole
Taylor, Ms Dari
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2006
Stockton South
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2006
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2006
Finchley and Golders Green
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 20 June 2006
Upminster
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 October 2006
Northavon
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2006
Conwy
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 12 October 2006
Congleton
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2006
Sittingbourne and Sheppey
Yeo, Mr Tim
Conservative
Signed on 9 October 2006
South Suffolk
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 June 2006
Teignbridge

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.