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IVORY TRADE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1401: tabled on 23 April 2008

Tabled in the 2007-08 session.

This motion has been signed by 168 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 is dismayed that 20,000 elephants a year are still being slaughtered to supply the illegal ivory trade; notes with concern that China remains the major destination for illicit ivory; further notes that Chinese citizens have been convicted of illegally trading ivory in 22 of the 37 African elephant range states; is aware that China may request to buy ivory stockpiles at the forthcoming Standing Committee meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in July; recognises the commendable progress China has made in recent years to improve illegal wildlife trade enforcement; is concerned, however, that ivory market controls in China remain insufficient to prevent continued illegal trade in ivory; is further concerned that any sale of stockpiled ivory to China may provide a smokescreen for further illegal ivory to be laundered into the system creating an incentive for more elephant poaching; welcomes the Government's role as a European Union representative on the CITES Standing Committee; and calls upon the Government to use that position to bring together EU partners in opposition to any attempt by China to buy ivory stockpiles.

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.

Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 6 October 2008
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Ainger, Nick
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2008
Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire
Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2008
Rossendale and Darwen
Atkins, Charlotte
Labour
Signed on 22 July 2008
Staffordshire Moorlands
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2008
Erith and Thamesmead
Bailey, Mr Adrian
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2008
West Bromwich West
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 November 2008
Edinburgh West
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 3 June 2008
Leeds West
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 6 October 2008
City of York
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2008
Aberdeen South
Bellingham, Mr Henry
Conservative
Signed on 25 November 2008
North West Norfolk
Blackman-Woods, Dr Roberta
Labour
Signed on 22 July 2008
City of Durham
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 30 June 2008
Altrincham and Sale West
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 April 2008
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 June 2008
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2008
Dumfries and Galloway
Browne, Mr Jeremy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 July 2008
Taunton
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2008
Regent's Park and Kensington North
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2008
Elmet
Burns, Mr Simon
Conservative
Signed on 26 June 2008
West Chelmsford
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 April 2008
Twickenham
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 April 2008
Orkney and Shetland
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2008
Gower
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 2 June 2008
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2008
North Ayrshire and Arran
Clarke, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 26 June 2008
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2008
Cynon Valley
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2008
Leyton and Wanstead
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2008
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2008
Islington North
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2008
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2008
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2008
Keighley
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 2 July 2008
Blaenau Gwent
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2008
Burton
Devine, Jim
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2008
Livingston
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2008
Hendon
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 30 April 2008
Belfast North
Dorrell, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 6 October 2008
Charnwood
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2008
Lewisham West
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2008
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 29 April 2008
Foyle
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2008
Eltham
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2008
Sunderland North
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 October 2008
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 June 2008
Hornsey and Wood Green
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2008
Newport West
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 May 2008
Bath
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 7 May 2008
Hastings and Rye
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2008
Aberavon
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2008
Ilford South
Garnier, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 4 June 2008
Harborough
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 April 2008
St Ives
George, Mr Bruce
Labour
Signed on 2 June 2008
Walsall South
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2008
Walthamstow
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2008
Norwich North
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 June 2008
Falmouth and Camborne
Griffiths, Nigel
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2008
Edinburgh South
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2008
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 April 2008
Portsmouth South
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 July 2008
Birmingham, Yardley
Henderson, Mr Doug
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2008
Newcastle upon Tyne North
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 7 July 2008
North Down
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 15 May 2008
Ashton-under-Lyne
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 April 2008
Chesterfield
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2008
Lanark and Hamilton East
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2008
Luton North
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 2008
Orpington
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 July 2008
Cheltenham
Howard, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 30 June 2008
Folkestone and Hythe
Huhne, Chris
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 October 2008
Eastleigh
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 April 2008
Cheadle
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2008
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2008
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2008
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2008
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 July 2008
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Kilfoyle, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2008
Liverpool, Walton
Kirkbride, Julie
Conservative
Signed on 24 June 2008
Bromsgrove
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 October 2008
Richmond Park
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2008
Derby North
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2008
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 April 2008
Manchester, Withington
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2008
Brighton, Pavilion
Levitt, Tom
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2008
High Peak
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 24 April 2008
East Worthing and Shoreham
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2008
Thurrock
Maclean, David
Conservative
Signed on 30 April 2008
Penrith and The Border
MacNeil, Mr Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 April 2008
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Main, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 22 May 2008
St Albans
John Mason,
Signed on 28 October 2008
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 7 May 2008
Calder Valley
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 3 June 2008
Makerfield
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 29 April 2008
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 6 May 2008
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2008
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2008
Mansfield
Moffat, Anne
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2008
East Lothian
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 July 2008
Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 2 June 2008
Cardiff North
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 26 June 2008
North East Cambridgeshire
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2008
Wansbeck
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2008
Bristol North West
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2008
Knowsley South
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 May 2008
Winchester
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 3 June 2008
Nuneaton
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 6 October 2008
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 26 June 2008
Hyndburn
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2008
Dover
Purchase, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2008
Wolverhampton North East
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2008
Loughborough
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 July 2008
Argyll and Bute
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2008
Halifax
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 29 April 2008
Strangford
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 July 2008
North Cornwall
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2008
Vale of Clwyd
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 June 2008
Colchester
Ryan, Joan
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2008
Enfield North
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 April 2008
Torbay
Scott, Mr Lee
Conservative
Signed on 28 April 2008
Ilford North
Sharma, Virendra
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2008
Ealing, Southall
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2008
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 29 April 2008
Upper Bann
Smith, Ms Angela C.
Labour
Signed on 3 June 2008
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Soames, Hon Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 30 June 2008
Mid Sussex
Southworth, Helen
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2008
Warrington South
Spicer, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 26 June 2008
West Worcestershire
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2008
Eccles
Stoate, Dr Howard
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2008
Dartford
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2008
Edinburgh East
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 2 June 2008
Manchester, Blackley
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 April 2008
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 May 2008
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2008
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 1 July 2008
Esher and Walton
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 July 2008
Truro and St Austell
Taylor, Dr Richard
Independent
Signed on 20 May 2008
Wyre Forest
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 July 2008
Brent East
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 May 2008
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Tipping, Paddy
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2008
Sherwood
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 3 July 2008
South Derbyshire
Tredinnick, David
Conservative
Signed on 22 May 2008
Bosworth
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2008
Pudsey
Viggers, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 1 July 2008
Gosport
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2008
Finchley and Golders Green
Wallace, Mr Ben
Conservative
Signed on 13 October 2008
Lancaster and Wyre
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 8 July 2008
Liverpool, West Derby
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 April 2008
Angus
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 17 June 2008
Maidstone and The Weald
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2008
Conwy
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 May 2008
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 May 2008
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 April 2008
Bristol West
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 June 2008
Cardiff Central
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 1 July 2008
Congleton
Wright, Mr Anthony
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2008
Great Yarmouth
Wright, Dr Tony
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2008
Cannock Chase
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 October 2008
Teignbridge

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

IVORY TRADE (Amendment 1)
leave out from `poaching;' to `any' in line 13 and insert `and calls upon the Government to use all possible means to oppose.'.
UK Independence Party, Castle Point
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EDM 1401A1: tabled on 28 April 2008