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WHALING AND THE `TELL JAPAN WE'LL KEEP THE BAN' CAMPAIGN

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1490: tabled on 16 May 2007

Tabled in the 2006-07 session.

This motion has been signed by 102 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 supports the `Tell Japan We'll Keep The Ban' campaign led by the Environmental Investigation Agency; welcomes the campaign to keep the international moratorium on commercial whaling and the efforts to convince six Caribbean countries (Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia and St Vincent and The Grenadines) to change their present positions through a television advertising campaign in those countries; notes that in 2005-06 Japan, Norway and Iceland caught 1,921 Minke, Sei, Bryde's, Fin and Sperm whales under special `scientific' permit or under objection to the moratorium; further notes that Japan, Norway and Iceland intended to catch 2,500 whales in the 2006-07 period; recognises the need to protect whales; further recognises the importance of ensuring that at the May 2007 International Whaling Commission meeting in Anchorage there are a majority of countries present and voting in support of maintaining the international moratorium; and therefore urges the Government to continue to lobby members of the International Whaling Commission to resist attempts by the pro-whaling group of countries, led by Japan, to gain a majority in favour of a resumption of commercial whaling.

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
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2007
Blaydon
Banks, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2007
Ochil and South Perthshire
Blunt, Mr Crispin
Conservative
Signed on 3 July 2007
Reigate
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 17 May 2007
Worthing West
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 May 2007
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 May 2007
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 May 2007
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 23 May 2007
East Londonderry
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2007
Gower
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2007
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2007
Keighley
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 May 2007
Kingston and Surbiton
Devine, Jim
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2007
Livingston
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2007
Hendon
Djanogly, Mr Jonathan
Conservative
Signed on 4 June 2007
Huntingdon
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 13 June 2007
Belfast North
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2007
Lewisham West
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2007
Stroud
Duddridge, James
Conservative
Signed on 23 May 2007
Rochford and Southend East
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2007
Sunderland North
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 22 May 2007
Lichfield
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2007
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2007
Newport West
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2007
Hastings and Rye
Fraser, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 4 June 2007
South West Norfolk
Gillan, Mrs Cheryl
Conservative
Signed on 22 May 2007
Chesham and Amersham
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 22 May 2007
North Wiltshire
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2007
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 May 2007
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 June 2007
North Devon
Heald, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 4 June 2007
North East Hertfordshire
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 May 2007
Birmingham, Yardley
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 23 May 2007
North Down
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2007
Ashton-under-Lyne
Holloway, Mr Adam
Conservative
Signed on 22 May 2007
Gravesham
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 May 2007
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2007
Luton North
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 24 May 2007
Orpington
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 May 2007
Cheltenham
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2007
Chorley
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 May 2007
Cheadle
Jackson, Mr Stewart
Conservative
Signed on 17 May 2007
Peterborough
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2007
Tamworth
Jones, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 22 May 2007
Clwyd West
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2007
Birmingham, Selly Oak
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 4 June 2007
Epping Forest
Lancaster, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 24 October 2007
North East Milton Keynes
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 June 2007
Manchester, Withington
Letwin, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 19 October 2007
West Dorset
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 17 May 2007
New Forest East
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 22 May 2007
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 21 May 2007
East Worthing and Shoreham
Mackay, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 17 May 2007
Bracknell
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2007
Wolverhampton South West
Martlew, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2007
Carlisle
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 23 May 2007
South Antrim
Miller, Mrs Maria
Conservative
Signed on 24 May 2007
Basingstoke
Milton, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 23 May 2007
Guildford
Moffat, Anne
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2007
East Lothian
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2007
Crawley
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 22 May 2007
North East Cambridgeshire
Mundell, David
Conservative
Signed on 22 May 2007
Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale
Murrison, Dr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 21 May 2007
Westbury
Neill, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 26 July 2007
Bromley and Chislehurst
O'Brien, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 2007
Eddisbury
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2007
Knowsley South
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 June 2007
Winchester
Penning, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 2007
Hemel Hempstead
Pickles, Mr Eric
Conservative
Signed on 12 June 2007
Brentwood and Ongar
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 June 2007
Southport
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 May 2007
North Cornwall
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 May 2007
Colchester
Salter, Martin
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2007
Reading West
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 May 2007
Torbay
Scott, Mr Lee
Conservative
Signed on 22 May 2007
Ilford North
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 22 May 2007
South West Bedfordshire
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2007
Nottingham South
Spelman, Mrs Caroline
Conservative
Signed on 15 June 2007
Meriden
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 May 2007
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2007
North West Leicestershire
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2007
Pudsey
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2007
Finchley and Golders Green
Waterson, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 21 May 2007
Eastbourne
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 5 June 2007
Upminster
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 May 2007
Angus
Whittingdale, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 23 May 2007
Maldon and East Chelmsford
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2007
Conwy
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 22 May 2007
Caernarfon
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 May 2007
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 June 2007
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 May 2007
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 June 2007
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2007
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.