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CANNABIS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 953: tabled on 22 February 2007

Tabled in the 2006-07 session.

This motion has been signed by 116 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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 recognises that cannabis, particularly in its modern forms, is stronger than it was in the past; notes that it can be a deeply damaging drug particularly to young and vulnerable people; acknowledges the link between cannabis and certain types of mental illness; further notes that the majority of Class A drug addicts began by experimenting with cannabis; and calls upon the Government to acknowledge its dangers and also to transfer cannabis from Class C to Class B.

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.

Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 26 February 2007
Southend West
Ancram, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 28 February 2007
Devizes
Atkinson, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 26 February 2007
Hexham
Baron, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 20 June 2007
Billericay
Benyon, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 27 June 2007
Newbury
Binley, Mr Brian
Conservative
Signed on 19 March 2007
Northampton South
Bone, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 19 March 2007
Wellingborough
Boswell, Mr Tim
Conservative
Signed on 20 June 2007
Daventry
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 26 February 2007
Worthing West
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 25 April 2007
Altrincham and Sale West
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 10 July 2007
Canterbury
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 February 2007
South East Cornwall
Brokenshire, James
Conservative
Signed on 25 June 2007
Hornchurch
Burt, Alistair
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 2007
North East Bedfordshire
Butterfill, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 21 June 2007
Bournemouth West
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 March 2007
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 27 February 2007
East Londonderry
Chope, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 26 February 2007
Christchurch
Clappison, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 25 June 2007
Hertsmere
Clarke, Mr Kenneth
Conservative
Signed on 27 February 2007
Rushcliffe
Crabb, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 20 June 2007
Preseli Pembrokeshire
Curry, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 25 June 2007
Skipton and Ripon
Davies, Philip
Conservative
Signed on 25 June 2007
Shipley
Djanogly, Mr Jonathan
Conservative
Signed on 21 June 2007
Huntingdon
Dorrell, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 12 July 2007
Charnwood
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2007
Stroud
Dunne, Mr Philip
Conservative
Signed on 25 July 2007
Ludlow
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 5 March 2007
Lichfield
Fallon, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 20 June 2007
Sevenoaks
Field, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 26 June 2007
Cities of London and Westminster
Francois, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 26 June 2007
Rayleigh
Fraser, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 18 July 2007
South West Norfolk
Garnier, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 1 March 2007
Harborough
Gillan, Mrs Cheryl
Conservative
Signed on 27 February 2007
Chesham and Amersham
Goodwill, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 27 February 2007
Scarborough and Whitby
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 21 June 2007
North Wiltshire
Green, Damian
Conservative
Signed on 28 June 2007
Ashford
Greening, Justine
Conservative
Signed on 25 June 2007
Putney
Greenway, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 27 February 2007
Ryedale
Grieve, Mr Dominic
Conservative
Signed on 3 July 2007
Beaconsfield
Harper, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 3 July 2007
Forest of Dean
Heald, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 19 March 2007
North East Hertfordshire
Hendry, Charles
Conservative
Signed on 5 July 2007
Wealden
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2007
Vauxhall
Holloway, Mr Adam
Conservative
Signed on 6 March 2007
Gravesham
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 1 March 2007
Orpington
Howarth, Mr Gerald
Conservative
Signed on 10 July 2007
Aldershot
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2007
Chorley
Jenkin, Mr Bernard
Conservative
Signed on 10 July 2007
North Essex
Jones, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 6 March 2007
Clwyd West
Kawczynski, Daniel
Conservative
Signed on 12 July 2007
Shrewsbury and Atcham
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 27 February 2007
Salisbury
Kirkbride, Julie
Conservative
Signed on 9 July 2007
Bromsgrove
Knight, Mr Greg
Conservative
Signed on 18 July 2007
East Yorkshire
Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Conservative
Signed on 7 March 2007
Epping Forest
Lait, Mrs Jacqui
Conservative
Signed on 10 July 2007
Beckenham
Lancaster, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 4 July 2007
North East Milton Keynes
Lansley, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 11 July 2007
South Cambridgeshire
Leigh, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 26 March 2007
Gainsborough
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 1 March 2007
New Forest East
Lidington, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 9 July 2007
Aylesbury
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 10 July 2007
East Worthing and Shoreham
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 4 July 2007
Mid Worcestershire
Maclean, David
Conservative
Signed on 9 July 2007
Penrith and The Border
Main, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 4 July 2007
St Albans
Mates, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 9 July 2007
East Hampshire
May, Mrs Theresa
Conservative
Signed on 4 July 2007
Maidenhead
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 26 February 2007
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 28 February 2007
Belfast South
McIntosh, Miss Anne
Conservative
Signed on 17 July 2007
Vale of York
Mercer, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 6 March 2007
Newark
Miller, Mrs Maria
Conservative
Signed on 9 July 2007
Basingstoke
Milton, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 9 July 2007
Guildford
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 28 February 2007
North East Cambridgeshire
Mundell, David
Conservative
Signed on 14 March 2007
Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale
Murrison, Dr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 5 March 2007
Westbury
Neill, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 2 March 2007
Bromley and Chislehurst
O'Brien, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 5 July 2007
Eddisbury
Paice, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 28 February 2007
South East Cambridgeshire
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 10 July 2007
Croydon Central
Penning, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 12 July 2007
Hemel Hempstead
Pickles, Mr Eric
Conservative
Signed on 19 March 2007
Brentwood and Ongar
Pritchard, Mark
Conservative
Signed on 26 February 2007
The Wrekin
Robertson, Mr Laurence
Conservative
Signed on 4 July 2007
Tewkesbury
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 2 March 2007
Romford
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 April 2007
Rochdale
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 February 2007
Colchester
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 5 March 2007
South West Bedfordshire
Simpson, Mr Keith
Conservative
Signed on 4 July 2007
Mid Norfolk
Spelman, Mrs Caroline
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 2007
Meriden
Spicer, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 10 July 2007
West Worcestershire
Stanley, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 23 March 2007
Tonbridge and Malling
Streeter, Mr Gary
Conservative
Signed on 9 July 2007
South West Devon
Swayne, Mr Desmond
Conservative
Signed on 4 July 2007
New Forest West
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2007
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 4 July 2007
Esher and Walton
Vara, Mr Shailesh
Conservative
Signed on 18 July 2007
North West Cambridgeshire
Viggers, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 28 February 2007
Gosport
Walker, Mr Charles
Conservative
Signed on 4 July 2007
Broxbourne
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 5 March 2007
North Dorset
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 1 March 2007
Upminster
Whittingdale, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 4 July 2007
Maldon and East Chelmsford
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 8 October 2007
Maidstone and The Weald
Wiggin, Bill
Conservative
Signed on 16 April 2007
Leominster
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 28 February 2007
Spelthorne
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 14 March 2007
East Antrim
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 26 February 2007
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 9 July 2007
Macclesfield
Wright, Jeremy
Conservative
Signed on 8 March 2007
Rugby and Kenilworth
Yeo, Mr Tim
Conservative
Signed on 12 July 2007
South Suffolk

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.

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

CANNABIS (Amendment 1)
leave out from `recognises' to end and add `that there is no evidence that the downgrading of cannabis has led to increased use or harm; and believes that the effective way to protect vulnerable people and reduce dangers is to collapse the present illegal irresponsible criminal trade in cannabis by replacing it with a regulated, licensed system that can be policed and controlled.'.
Labour, Newport West
5
signatures
EDM 953A1: tabled on 26 February 2007