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MARINE BILL (No. 3)

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1141: tabled on 10 March 2008

Tabled in the 2007-08 session.

This motion has been signed by 73 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 believes that technological advances and national commitments have led to an intensification of economic activity in the seas with the potential to cause irreparable damage to marine ecosystems; deplores the fact that at present less than 0.001 per cent. of the UK's sea area is fully protected by law for nature conservation; is mindful that the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution's Turning the Tide report concluded in 2004 that at least 30 per cent. of UK waters should be no-take reserves in order to deliver the kind of recovery needed to restore ecosystems and thereby make fish populations sustainable; welcomes the proposal to introduce a Marine Bill; but calls on the Government to ensure that it places a duty on the Secretary of State to establish an ecologically coherent network of highly protected marine reserves covering at least 30 per cent. of UK seas out to 200 nautical miles.

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 19 March 2008
Devizes
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2008
City of York
Bercow, John
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 2008
Buckingham
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 June 2008
Carshalton and Wallington
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 March 2008
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Browne, Mr Jeremy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 April 2008
Taunton
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2008
Elmet
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 2008
Twickenham
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2008
Gower
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2008
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2008
North Ayrshire and Arran
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2008
Leyton and Wanstead
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2008
Islington North
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2008
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2008
Keighley
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 12 March 2008
Blaenau Gwent
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2008
Burton
Devine, Jim
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Livingston
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2008
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 11 March 2008
Foyle
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2008
Eltham
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2008
Sunderland North
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 13 March 2008
Ribble Valley
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2008
Newport West
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 April 2008
Bath
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 1 April 2008
Norwich North
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 2 April 2008
North Wiltshire
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 March 2008
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 March 2008
North Devon
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 March 2008
Birmingham, Yardley
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 21 April 2008
North Down
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 March 2008
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2008
Luton North
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 April 2008
Cheltenham
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 March 2008
Cheadle
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2008
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2008
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2008
Tamworth
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 March 2008
Hereford
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 2008
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 11 March 2008
Salisbury
Kilfoyle, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2008
Liverpool, Walton
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 March 2008
Manchester, Withington
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2008
Brighton, Pavilion
Levitt, Tom
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
High Peak
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 22 April 2008
Medway
Martlew, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2008
Carlisle
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2008
Calder Valley
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 12 March 2008
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2008
Hayes and Harlington
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 31 March 2008
South Down
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 October 2008
Leeds North West
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 March 2008
Southport
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 2 April 2008
Loughborough
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2008
Nottingham South
Soulsby, Sir Peter
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2008
Leicester South
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 12 March 2008
Castle Point
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 March 2008
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 27 March 2008
Esher and Walton
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 June 2008
Truro and St Austell
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2008
Finchley and Golders Green
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2008
Conwy
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 March 2008
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 March 2008
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 March 2008
Bristol West
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 October 2008
Teignbridge

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.