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WHALING

EDM (Early Day Motion) 95: tabled on 03 December 2008

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 118 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 recognises the important role played by the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in protecting whales and in marine conservation; further recognises the importance of continuing with that protection and maintaining the international moratorium on commercial whaling; urges members of the IWC to resist the sustained efforts of pro-whaling countries to undermine the international moratorium; fears that continuing to hold the IWC's Small Working Group meetings behind closed doors could lead to a compromise decision which would undermine the moratorium and legitimise some form of commercial whaling; calls upon the Government to campaign for the negotiations and discussions within the IWC to be fully transparent; and further calls on Government departments to work together and pro-actively lobby more countries to join the IWC to support the international moratorium.

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 23 April 2009
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 3 December 2008
Southend West
Ancram, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 2008
Devizes
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2009
Blaydon
Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2009
Rossendale and Darwen
Atkins, Charlotte
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2009
Staffordshire Moorlands
Bailey, Mr Adrian
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2009
West Bromwich West
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 February 2009
Lewes
Baldry, Tony
Conservative
Signed on 4 December 2008
Banbury
Barker, Gregory
Conservative
Signed on 2 February 2009
Bexhill and Battle
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2009
Edinburgh West
Binley, Mr Brian
Conservative
Signed on 5 March 2009
Northampton South
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2009
South Ribble
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 3 December 2008
Worthing West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2009
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 December 2008
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 December 2008
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Burns, Mr Simon
Conservative
Signed on 4 December 2008
West Chelmsford
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 October 2009
Orkney and Shetland
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2008
Gower
Cawsey, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2008
Brigg and Goole
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2008
Leyton and Wanstead
Conway, Derek
Independent Conservative
Signed on 8 December 2008
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2008
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2008
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2008
Keighley
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 10 December 2008
Blaenau Gwent
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2008
Burton
Devine, Jim
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2008
Livingston
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2008
Hendon
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 11 December 2008
Belfast North
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2009
Lewisham West
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2008
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 9 December 2008
Foyle
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2009
Eltham
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2008
Sunderland North
Evennett, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 2008
Bexleyheath and Crayford
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 15 October 2009
Lichfield
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2008
Newport West
Fraser, Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 28 October 2009
South West Norfolk
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 December 2008
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2008
Walthamstow
Goodwill, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 2 February 2009
Scarborough and Whitby
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 8 December 2008
North Wiltshire
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2009
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 December 2008
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 December 2008
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 December 2008
North Devon
Heald, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 26 January 2009
North East Hertfordshire
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 December 2008
Somerton and Frome
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2008
Ashton-under-Lyne
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 December 2008
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2009
Luton North
Howells, Dr Kim
Labour
Signed on 5 May 2009
Pontypridd
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2008
Chorley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 2008
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Huhne, Chris
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 2009
Eastleigh
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2008
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 December 2008
Cheadle
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2008
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2008
Hampstead and Highgate
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2008
Tamworth
Jones, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 8 December 2008
Clwyd West
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2008
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2009
Richmond Park
Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Conservative
Signed on 21 October 2009
Epping Forest
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 December 2008
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 8 December 2008
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 4 December 2008
East Worthing and Shoreham
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 8 December 2008
Mid Worcestershire
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2008
Thurrock
Maclean, David
Conservative
Signed on 8 December 2008
Penrith and The Border
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2008
Blackpool South
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2009
Calder Valley
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2008
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2008
Mansfield
Miller, Mrs Maria
Conservative
Signed on 12 October 2009
Basingstoke
Mundell, David
Conservative
Signed on 28 October 2009
Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 March 2009
Winchester
Ottaway, Richard
Conservative
Signed on 12 October 2009
Croydon South
Penning, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 2008
Hemel Hempstead
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2009
Hyndburn
Pritchard, Mark
Conservative
Signed on 2 February 2009
The Wrekin
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 December 2008
Southport
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2009
Loughborough
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 December 2008
North Cornwall
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 13 January 2009
Romford
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 January 2009
Rochdale
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2009
Glenrothes
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 December 2008
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 December 2008
Torbay
Scott, Mr Lee
Conservative
Signed on 8 December 2008
Ilford North
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 10 December 2008
Upper Bann
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2008
Bolsover
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 2008
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Soames, Hon Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 10 December 2008
Mid Sussex
Spink, Bob
Independent
Signed on 8 December 2008
Castle Point
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2008
Eccles
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2008
Manchester, Blackley
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 2008
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 December 2008
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, Ms Dari
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2008
Stockton South
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2008
North West Leicestershire
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2008
Pudsey
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2008
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2008
Finchley and Golders Green
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 4 December 2008
Upminster
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2008
Conwy
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 December 2008
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 December 2008
Bristol West

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.