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JAPANESE WHALING (No.2)

EDM (Early Day Motion) 697: tabled on 15 April 1991

Tabled in the 1990-91 session.

This motion has been signed by 235 Members. It has received 2 amendments.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

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Motion text

That this House registers its abhorrence at the Japanese slaughter of a further 327 Minke whales in Antarctica for so-called research; is outraged that over 13,000 whales have been slaughtered in just five years of the International Whaling Commission's indefinite ban on commercial whaling; is gravely concerned that Iceland, Norway and Japan have threatened to leave the International Whaling Commission this year; is aware of the strength of public opinion within this country and in Europe against the slaughter of whales; and calls upon her Majesty's Government to press for a permanent and enforceable ban and to initiate complementary legislation within the European Community Common Fisheries Policy which prohibits the killing of whales for commercial, research or fisheries management purposes.

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.

Alton, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 June 1991
Liverpool, Mossley Hill
Anderson, Donald
Labour
Signed on 25 June 1991
Swansea East
Archer, Peter
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Warley West
Ashley, Jack
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Stoke-on-Trent South
Ashton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Bassetlaw
Aspinwall, Jack
Conservative
Signed on 16 April 1991
Wansdyke
Banks, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 16 April 1991
Harrogate
Barnes, Mr Harry
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
North East Derbyshire
Barnes, Mrs Rosie
Independent SDP
Signed on 18 April 1991
Greenwich
Barron, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Rother Valley
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Leeds West
Beaumont-Dark, Sir Anthony
Conservative
Signed on 16 April 1991
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Bellingham, Mr Henry
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 1991
North West Norfolk
Bellotti, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 April 1991
Eastbourne
Benn, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Chesterfield
Bennett, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Denton and Reddish
Benyon, Sir William
Conservative
Signed on 17 April 1991
Milton Keynes
Bermingham, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
St Helens South
Bidwell, Sydney
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Ealing, Southall
Boateng, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Brent South
Bowden, Sir Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 15 April 1991
Brighton, Kemptown
Boyes, Roland
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Houghton and Washington
Bradley, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Manchester, Withington
Braine, Sir Bernard
Conservative
Signed on 29 April 1991
Castle Point
Brown, Ron
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Edinburgh, Leith
Bruce, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 15 April 1991
South Dorset
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 June 1991
Gordon
Burt, Alistair
Conservative
Signed on 10 June 1991
Bury North
Caborn, Mr Richard
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Sheffield Central
Callaghan, James
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Heywood and Middleton
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 April 1991
North East Fife
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Blyth Valley
Campbell-Savours, Mr Dale
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Workington
Canavan, Dennis
Labour
Signed on 6 June 1991
Falkirk West
Carlile, Alex
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 April 1991
Montgomery
Cartwright, John
Independent SDP
Signed on 3 June 1991
Woolwich
Cash, Mr William
Conservative
Signed on 12 June 1991
Stafford
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Tyne Bridge
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Leyton
Colvin, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 23 April 1991
Romsey and Waterside
Corbett, Mr Robin
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Birmingham, Erdington
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Islington North
Couchman, James
Conservative
Signed on 12 June 1991
Gillingham
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Tooting
Critchley, Sir Julian
Conservative
Signed on 11 July 1991
Aldershot
Crowther, Stan
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Rotherham
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Easington
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Leigh
Dalyell, Tam
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Linlithgow
Darling, Mr Alistair
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Edinburgh Central
Davies, Denzil
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Llanelli
Davies, Mr Ron
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Caerphilly
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Day, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 1991
Cheadle
Devlin, Mr Tim
Conservative
Signed on 15 April 1991
Stockton South
Dickens, Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1991
Littleborough and Saddleworth
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Aberdeen South
Dunnachie, Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Glasgow, Pollok
Dykes, Hugh
Conservative
Signed on 3 June 1991
Harrow East
Eadie, Alex
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Midlothian
Eastham, Ken
Labour
Signed on 16 April 1991
Manchester, Blackley
Evans, John
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
St Helens North
Evennett, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 16 April 1991
Erith and Crayford
Ewing, Harry
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Falkirk East
Ewing, Mrs Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 April 1991
Moray
Fatchett, Derek
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Leeds Central
Faulds, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Warley East
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 April 1991
Southport
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Birkenhead
Finsberg, Sir Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 3 June 1991
Hampstead and Highgate
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Flannery, Martin
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Newport West
Fookes, Dame Janet
Conservative
Signed on 16 April 1991
Plymouth, Drake
Foulkes, George
Labour
Signed on 6 June 1991
Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley
Fox, Sir Marcus
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1991
Shipley
Fraser, John
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Norwood
Fry, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 3 June 1991
Wellingborough
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Glasgow, Maryhill
Galbraith, Mr Sam
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Strathkelvin and Bearsden
Gale, Mr Roger
Conservative
Signed on 22 April 1991
North Thanet
Galloway, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Glasgow, Hillhead
Garrett, John
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Norwich South
Garrett, Edward
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Wallsend
Gilbert, Dr John
Labour
Signed on 30 April 1991
Dudley East
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Greenock and Port Glasgow
Golding, Mrs Llin
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Gordon, Mildred
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Bow and Poplar
Graham, Mr Tommy
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Renfrew West and Inverclyde
Grant, Bernie
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Tottenham
Greenway, Harry
Conservative
Signed on 15 April 1991
Ealing North
Griffiths, Sir Eldon
Conservative
Signed on 29 April 1991
Bury St Edmunds
Griffiths, Nigel
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Edinburgh South
Griffiths, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 15 April 1991
Portsmouth North
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Bridgend
Grist, Ian
Conservative
Signed on 15 April 1991
Cardiff Central
Grocott, Mr Bruce
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
The Wrekin
Hardy, Peter
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Wentworth
Harman, Ms Harriet
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Peckham
Haselhurst, Sir Alan
Conservative
Signed on 5 June 1991
Saffron Walden
Haynes, Frank
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Ashfield
Heal, Sylvia
Labour
Signed on 13 May 1991
Mid Staffordshire
Hicks, Sir Robert
Conservative
Signed on 18 April 1991
South East Cornwall
Hinchliffe, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Wakefield
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Vauxhall
Hogg, Norman
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Cumbernauld and Kilsyth
Home Robertson, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
East Lothian
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 28 June 1991
Clydesdale
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Knowsley North
Howell, Sir Ralph
Conservative
Signed on 20 June 1991
North Norfolk
Howells, Geraint
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 June 1991
Ceredigion and Pembroke North
Howells, Dr Kim
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Pontypridd
Hoyle, Doug
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Warrington North
Hughes, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 15 April 1991
Harrow West
Hughes, Roy
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Newport East
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 April 1991
Southwark and Bermondsey
Hunt, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 10 June 1991
Ravensbourne
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Barnsley Central
Ingram, Mr Adam
Labour
Signed on 17 April 1991
East Kilbride
Janner, Greville
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Leicester West
Jessel, Toby
Conservative
Signed on 25 July 1991
Twickenham
Johnston, Sir Russell
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 April 1991
Inverness, Nairn and Lochaber
Jones, Mr Ieuan Wyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 22 April 1991
Ynys Môn
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Clwyd South West
Knox, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 15 April 1991
Staffordshire Moorlands
Lambie, David
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Cunninghame South
Latham, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 18 April 1991
Rutland and Melton
Leighton, Ron
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Newham North East
Lestor, Joan
Labour
Signed on 22 April 1991
Eccles
Litherland, Robert
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Manchester Central
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Brent East
Livsey, Mr Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 June 1991
Brecon and Radnor
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Stretford
Lofthouse, Sir Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 16 April 1991
Pontefract and Castleford
MacDonald, Dr Calum
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Western Isles
Madden, Max
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Bradford West
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Halifax
Marek, Dr John
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Wrexham
Marland, Paul
Conservative
Signed on 11 June 1991
West Gloucestershire
Martin, Mr Michael J.
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Glasgow, Springburn
Martlew, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Carlisle
Mates, Lt Col Michael
Conservative
Signed on 4 June 1991
East Hampshire
Maxton, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Glasgow, Cathcart
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 16 April 1991
Dundee East
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Makerfield
McFall, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Dumbarton
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 2 May 1991
South Down
McKay, Allen
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Barnsley West and Penistone
McKelvey, William
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
McMaster, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 17 April 1991
Paisley South
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Blaydon
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Mansfield
Michael, Alun
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Cardiff South and Penarth
Mills, Iain
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1991
Meriden
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Great Grimsby
Moonie, Dr Lewis
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Kirkcaldy
Morgan, Mr Rhodri
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Cardiff West
Morley, Mr Elliot
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Glanford and Scunthorpe
Morris, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 11 June 1991
Northampton South
Morrison, Sir Charles
Conservative
Signed on 10 June 1991
Devizes
Mowlam, Dr Mo
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Redcar
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Sunderland South
Murphy, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Torfaen
Nicholson, Emma
Conservative
Signed on 15 April 1991
Torridge and West Devon
O'Brien, Sir Bill
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Normanton
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 18 April 1991
Knowsley South
Oakes, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 16 April 1991
Halton
Parry, Robert
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Liverpool, Riverside
Peacock, Mrs Elizabeth
Conservative
Signed on 3 June 1991
Batley and Spen
Pendry, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Stalybridge and Hyde
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Burnley
Primarolo, Dawn
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Bristol South
Radice, Mr Giles
Labour
Signed on 10 June 1991
North Durham
Redmond, Martin
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Don Valley
Rees, Merlyn
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Morley and Leeds South
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 6 June 1991
Coventry North West
Robinson, Mr Peter
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 24 June 1991
East Belfast
Rogers, Mr Allan
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Rhondda
Rooker, Mr Jeff
Labour
Signed on 7 May 1991
Birmingham, Perry Barr
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Dundee West
Rossi, Sir Hugh
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1991
Hornsey and Wood Green
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Lewisham, Deptford
Sedgemore, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Hackney South and Shoreditch
Shaw, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 10 June 1991
Dover
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Huddersfield
Short, Clare
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Birmingham, Ladywood
Smith, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Oxford East
Smith, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Islington South and Finsbury
Smith, John
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Vale of Glamorgan
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 16 April 1991
South Belfast
Snape, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
West Bromwich East
Soley, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Hammersmith
Spearing, Nigel
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Newham South
Spicer, Sir James
Conservative
Signed on 4 June 1991
West Dorset
Stanbrook, Ivor
Conservative
Signed on 16 April 1991
Orpington
Steel, Sir David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 June 1991
Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
City of Durham
Stott, Roger
Labour
Signed on 23 July 1991
Wigan
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Edinburgh East
Taylor, Mr John D.
Conservative
Signed on 17 April 1991
Solihull
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 April 1991
Truro
Thompson, Jack
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Wansbeck
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Wolverhampton South East
Vaughan, Sir Gerard
Conservative
Signed on 18 April 1991
Reading East
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Leicester East
Walker, Sir Cecil
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 22 April 1991
North Belfast
Wallace, Mr Jim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 April 1991
Orkney and Shetland
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Stoke-on-Trent North
Ward, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 16 April 1991
Poole
Wardell, Gareth
Labour
Signed on 4 June 1991
Gower
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Liverpool, West Derby
Watson, Mike
Labour
Signed on 16 April 1991
Glasgow Central
Watts, John
Conservative
Signed on 10 June 1991
Slough
Wells, Mr Bowen
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 1991
Hertford and Stortford
Welsh, Michael
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Doncaster North
Wigley, Mr Dafydd
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 4 June 1991
Caernarfon
Williams, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Swansea West
Williams, Dr Alan
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Carmarthen
Wilson, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Cunninghame North
Winnick, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Walsall North
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Preston
Wray, Mr Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 16 April 1991
Glasgow, Provan

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

JAPANESE WHALING (No.2) (Amendment 1)
leave out from 'ban' to end and add 'in this session of Parliament'.
Labour, Bolsover
10
signatures
EDM 697A1: tabled on 16 April 1991
JAPANESE WHALING (No.2) (Amendment 2)
at end add 'in the meantime, as the conservation of the whale species has failed to engender any concern from a nation besotted by the Nikkei Index, calls for a world boycott of Japanese goods, motor cars, motor cycles, televisions, radios, etc., until Japan has declared that it will adhere to the international ban on commercial whaling.'.
Labour, Coventry North East
2
signatures
EDM 697A2: tabled on 16 April 1991