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BUTTERFLIES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1446: tabled on 28 April 2008

Tabled in the 2007-08 session.

This motion has been signed by 44 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 registers its deep concern at the decline in the butterfly population, with numbers reported by the charity Butterfly Conservation to be at their lowest for 25 years, with the small tortoiseshell showing the biggest decline of 81 per cent; congratulates the thousands of volunteers who each year provide information for the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme operated by Butterfly Conservation and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology; welcomes the comments of Sir David Attenborough, President of Butterfly Conservation, who is promoting an appeal to raise funds for the charity's Stop Extinction Appeal; and calls on the Government to promote cross-departmental policies to assist in safeguarding Britain's butterflies.

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.

Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 May 2008
Lewes
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 November 2008
Edinburgh West
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 April 2008
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2008
Elmet
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2008
Blyth Valley
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 May 2008
Orkney and Shetland
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2008
North Ayrshire and Arran
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2008
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2008
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2008
Keighley
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 8 May 2008
Blaenau Gwent
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2008
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2008
Hendon
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2008
Stroud
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2008
Sunderland North
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2008
Newport West
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 7 May 2008
Hastings and Rye
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 April 2008
St Ives
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 April 2008
Portsmouth South
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 April 2008
Birmingham, Yardley
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2008
Luton North
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 30 April 2008
Orpington
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2008
Chorley
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2008
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2008
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 30 April 2008
Salisbury
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2008
Blackpool South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2008
Hayes and Harlington
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2008
Crawley
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2008
Knowsley South
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 14 May 2008
Strangford
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 April 2008
Torbay
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 29 April 2008
Upper Bann
Spink, Bob
UK Independence Party
Signed on 30 April 2008
Castle Point
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 May 2008
East Dunbartonshire
Swire, Mr Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 2008
East Devon
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2008
North West Leicestershire
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 April 2008
Harrogate and Knaresborough

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.