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ILLEGAL LOGGING (No. 2)

EDM (Early Day Motion) 323: tabled on 16 December 2008

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 48 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 welcomes the recent publication of the Environmental Investigation Agency's Buyer Beware report into UK sales of wood sourced from illegally logged trees; is deeply concerned that the current system of industry self-regulation is not effective in preventing the use of such wood in new and existing UK building developments; regrets that consumers often lack adequate information to make truly informed choices when purchasing timber products; praises those retailers and suppliers who ensure that they can trace the origins of their timber products; calls on all retailers and suppliers to ensure that their timber products are sourced from legal and sustainable sources; calls on the Government to make it an offence knowingly to sell or distribute timber products derived from illegal logging; further calls on the Government to take the lead in securing concerted efforts within the European Union to regulate the importation of illegally-sourced timber products, as has happened in the United States; and further calls on the Government to promote its own public procurement policy for timber products to other industries as industry best practice.

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.

Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 17 December 2008
Worthing West
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 January 2009
North East Fife
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2008
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2009
Keighley
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 January 2009
Kingston and Surbiton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2008
Hendon
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2008
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 17 December 2008
Foyle
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2009
Sunderland North
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2008
Walthamstow
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 2008
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 2008
Oxford West and Abingdon
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 2008
Birmingham, Yardley
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 2008
Chesterfield
Howells, Dr Kim
Labour
Signed on 5 May 2009
Pontypridd
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2009
Chorley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 April 2009
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Huhne, Chris
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2009
Eastleigh
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 2008
Cheadle
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2008
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Levitt, Tom
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2009
High Peak
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 14 January 2009
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2009
Calder Valley
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2008
Hayes and Harlington
McGovern, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2009
Dundee West
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2009
Mansfield
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2009
Southport
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 January 2009
Rochdale
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 2008
Torbay
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2008
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2009
Bradford West
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 January 2009
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 2008
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2008
North West Leicestershire
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2009
Conwy
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 18 December 2008
Caernarfon
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2009
Ceredigion
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 2008
Bristol West
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 March 2009
Cardiff Central

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.