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GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 15: tabled on 06 November 2007

Tabled in the 2007-08 session.

This motion has been signed by 59 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 understands the public concern caused by the development of genetically modified organisms; believes that consumers have the right to choose non-GM foods and that all foods containing GM material should be clearly labelled as such; further notes that it is scientifically established that the presence of GM can be traced down to, or close to, 0.1 per cent. and believes that this should be the trigger point for GM labelling; and calls on the Government to ban any commercial planting of GM crops until or unless science shows that this would be safe for people and the environment, and until or unless issues of liability and crop segregation are resolved.

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 28 January 2008
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Ancram, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 22 November 2007
Devizes
Baldry, Tony
Conservative
Signed on 13 November 2007
Banbury
Bercow, John
Conservative
Signed on 8 January 2008
Buckingham
Burns, Mr Simon
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 2007
West Chelmsford
Butterfill, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 26 June 2008
Bournemouth West
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 January 2008
Twickenham
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 12 November 2007
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2007
Keighley
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 8 November 2007
Blaenau Gwent
Dunne, Mr Philip
Conservative
Signed on 3 December 2007
Ludlow
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 6 December 2007
Ribble Valley
Fraser, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 28 November 2007
South West Norfolk
Goodwill, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 24 June 2008
Scarborough and Whitby
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 8 November 2007
North Wiltshire
Greenway, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 9 January 2008
Ryedale
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 November 2007
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 December 2007
North Devon
Heald, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 12 May 2008
North East Hertfordshire
Holloway, Mr Adam
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2008
Gravesham
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 November 2007
Chesterfield
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 20 November 2007
Orpington
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 November 2007
Dundee East
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 November 2007
Cheadle
Jackson, Mr Stewart
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 2008
Peterborough
Lancaster, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 13 November 2007
North East Milton Keynes
Letwin, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 21 April 2008
West Dorset
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 7 November 2007
New Forest East
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 7 November 2007
East Worthing and Shoreham
Mackay, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 7 November 2007
Bracknell
John Mason,
Signed on 15 October 2008
Mates, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 15 November 2007
East Hampshire
May, Mrs Theresa
Conservative
Signed on 9 July 2008
Maidenhead
Miller, Mrs Maria
Conservative
Signed on 18 December 2007
Basingstoke
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 26 November 2007
North East Cambridgeshire
Penning, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 14 November 2007
Hemel Hempstead
Penrose, John
Conservative
Signed on 11 November 2008
Weston-Super-Mare
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 November 2007
Southport
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 November 2007
Moray
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 28 November 2007
Romford
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 November 2008
Rochdale
Scott, Mr Lee
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 2007
Ilford North
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 7 January 2008
South West Bedfordshire
Swire, Mr Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 23 October 2008
East Devon
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2007
North West Leicestershire
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2007
Finchley and Golders Green
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 29 November 2007
North Dorset
Waterson, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 21 January 2008
Eastbourne
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 November 2007
Angus
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 November 2007
Brecon and Radnorshire
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 12 November 2007
Macclesfield

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.

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

GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS (Amendment 1)
leave out from `scientifically' to end and add `people's inalienable right not to eat GM food and that no further commercial planting of GM crops should be allowed until and unless there is clear evidence that GM produce is safe and the issue of cross-pollination is overcome.'.
Labour, Stroud
17
signatures
EDM 15A1: tabled on 7 November 2007