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SINGLE FARM PAYMENT (No. 2)

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1487: tabled on 16 May 2007

Tabled in the 2006-07 session.

This motion has been signed by 70 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 notes the request made by the Prime Minister to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in May 2006 for the Government to improve its capacity to deliver the Single Farm Payment on time; is therefore deeply concerned that English farmers have now been paid less in single farm payments than they were at this stage last year; recognises that this is causing serious hardship among farmers and is putting them at a competitive disadvantage with counterparts not just in mainland Europe but elsewhere in the UK; notes that nearly one-third of English farming households now live below the low-income threshold; and believes that repeated apologies by the Secretary of State are no substitute for effective action both to ensure that farmers are paid on time and to avert the prospect of UK taxpayers having to pay punitive fines to the EU as a result of his Department's continuing failure.

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.

Ancram, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 21 May 2007
Devizes
Atkinson, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 24 May 2007
Hexham
Bercow, John
Conservative
Signed on 11 June 2007
Buckingham
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 17 May 2007
Worthing West
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 May 2007
South East Cornwall
Burt, Alistair
Conservative
Signed on 4 June 2007
North East Bedfordshire
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 5 June 2007
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2007
Keighley
Davies, Philip
Conservative
Signed on 21 May 2007
Shipley
Dunne, Mr Philip
Conservative
Signed on 11 June 2007
Ludlow
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 2007
Ribble Valley
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 5 June 2007
Lichfield
Fox, Dr Liam
Conservative
Signed on 12 June 2007
Woodspring
Fraser, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 4 June 2007
South West Norfolk
Garnier, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 5 June 2007
Harborough
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 May 2007
St Ives
Gillan, Mrs Cheryl
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 2007
Chesham and Amersham
Gove, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 18 July 2007
Surrey Heath
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 22 May 2007
North Wiltshire
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 May 2007
Portsmouth South
Hands, Mr Greg
Conservative
Signed on 11 June 2007
Hammersmith and Fulham
Heald, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 5 June 2007
North East Hertfordshire
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 May 2007
Birmingham, Yardley
Holloway, Mr Adam
Conservative
Signed on 4 June 2007
Gravesham
Hunt, Mr Jeremy
Conservative
Signed on 4 June 2007
South West Surrey
Jones, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 24 May 2007
Clwyd West
Kawczynski, Daniel
Conservative
Signed on 23 May 2007
Shrewsbury and Atcham
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 23 May 2007
Salisbury
Knight, Mr Greg
Conservative
Signed on 17 May 2007
East Yorkshire
Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 2007
Epping Forest
Lancaster, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 24 October 2007
North East Milton Keynes
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 21 May 2007
New Forest East
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 21 May 2007
East Worthing and Shoreham
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 23 May 2007
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 4 June 2007
Belfast South
McIntosh, Miss Anne
Conservative
Signed on 4 June 2007
Vale of York
Mercer, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 7 June 2007
Newark
Miller, Mrs Maria
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 2007
Basingstoke
Milton, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 4 June 2007
Guildford
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 22 May 2007
North East Cambridgeshire
Mundell, David
Conservative
Signed on 4 June 2007
Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale
Murrison, Dr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 4 June 2007
Westbury
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 25 July 2007
Croydon Central
Penning, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 2007
Hemel Hempstead
Pickles, Mr Eric
Conservative
Signed on 12 June 2007
Brentwood and Ongar
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 17 May 2007
Romford
Scott, Mr Lee
Conservative
Signed on 4 July 2007
Ilford North
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 23 May 2007
South West Bedfordshire
Soames, Hon Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 22 May 2007
Mid Sussex
Spelman, Mrs Caroline
Conservative
Signed on 15 June 2007
Meriden
Stuart, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 7 June 2007
Beverley and Holderness
Tredinnick, David
Conservative
Signed on 4 June 2007
Bosworth
Vaizey, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 4 June 2007
Wantage
Vara, Mr Shailesh
Conservative
Signed on 18 June 2007
North West Cambridgeshire
Wallace, Mr Ben
Conservative
Signed on 5 July 2007
Lancaster and Wyre
Waterson, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 21 May 2007
Eastbourne
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 4 July 2007
Upminster
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 June 2007
Northavon
Whittingdale, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 23 May 2007
Maldon and East Chelmsford
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 21 May 2007
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 18 May 2007
Macclesfield
Wright, Jeremy
Conservative
Signed on 18 June 2007
Rugby and Kenilworth
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2007
Sittingbourne and Sheppey
Yeo, Mr Tim
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 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.

SINGLE FARM PAYMENT (No. 2) (Amendment 1)
leave out from `House' to end and add `notes that some farmers are selling their single farm payment entitlements on the open market, which will result in very substantial sums of public money, paid to prop up the farming industry, being mis-used to enrich speculators.'.
Labour, Newport West
2
signatures
EDM 1487A1: tabled on 17 May 2007