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PROPOSAL TO BAN SEAL IMPORTS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 478: tabled on 15 January 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 147 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 that an historic opportunity to introduce an EU-wide ban on the import of and the trade in all seal products is currently within reach, as the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers examine draft EU legislation to that effect in the coming months; notes that the Government's position is to support a complete EU-wide ban with no loopholes; further notes that 84 per cent. of the public wants to see an end to the trade in all seal products; and calls on the Government to do all in its power, and in particular encourage our 78 MEPs to support this approach, to ensure that a complete EU ban comes into force as soon as possible.

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
Ainger, Nick
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2009
Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire
Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 3 February 2009
Southend West
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2009
Blaydon
Atkins, Charlotte
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2009
Staffordshire Moorlands
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2009
Erith and Thamesmead
Bacon, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 10 February 2009
South Norfolk
Banks, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2009
Ochil and South Perthshire
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 March 2009
Edinburgh West
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2009
Leeds West
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2009
Kingswood
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2009
Sheffield, Attercliffe
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 19 January 2009
Worthing West
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2009
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2009
Elmet
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2009
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2009
Gower
Cawsey, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 1 April 2009
Brigg and Goole
Challen, Colin
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2009
Morley and Rothwell
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2009
Bury North
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2009
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2009
North Ayrshire and Arran
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Tyne Bridge
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2009
Cynon Valley
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2009
Leyton and Wanstead
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2009
Islington North
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2009
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2009
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2009
Keighley
Curtis-Thomas, Mrs Claire
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2009
Crosby
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 2 February 2009
Blaenau Gwent
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2009
Burton
Devine, Jim
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2009
Livingston
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2009
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2009
Heywood and Middleton
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2009
Aberdeen North
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2009
Lewisham West
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2009
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 21 January 2009
Foyle
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2009
Sunderland North
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 21 January 2009
Ribble Valley
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2009
Aberavon
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2009
Ilford South
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 2009
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2009
Walthamstow
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2009
Romsey
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2009
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Griffiths, Nigel
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Edinburgh South
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Leeds North East
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2009
North Devon
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 March 2009
Somerton and Frome
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2009
Birmingham, Yardley
Hendrick, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2009
Preston
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2009
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2009
Lanark and Hamilton East
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2009
Luton North
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2009
Knowsley North and Sefton East
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2009
Chorley
Huhne, Chris
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 2009
Eastleigh
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2009
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 January 2009
Cheadle
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2009
Bolton South East
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2009
Hampstead and Highgate
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2009
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Clwyd South
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2009
Derby North
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 January 2009
Manchester, Withington
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2009
Brighton, Pavilion
Levitt, Tom
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2009
High Peak
Linton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2009
Battersea
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 10 March 2009
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2009
Thurrock
Mallaber, Judy
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2009
Amber Valley
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2009
Blackpool South
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2009
Medway
Mates, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 22 April 2009
East Hampshire
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2009
Calder Valley
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2009
Makerfield
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 21 January 2009
South Antrim
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2009
Hayes and Harlington
McIsaac, Shona
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2009
Cleethorpes
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2009
Mansfield
Michael, Alun
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2009
Cardiff South and Penarth
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2009
Great Grimsby
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2009
Crawley
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
Cardiff North
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2009
Sunderland South
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2009
Bristol North West
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2009
Knowsley South
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2009
Nuneaton
Palmer, Dr Nick
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2009
Broxtowe
Pound, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2009
Ealing North
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 20 April 2009
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2009
Dover
Purchase, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2009
Wolverhampton North East
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2009
Loughborough
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
Halifax
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2009
Glasgow North West
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2009
Coventry North West
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 March 2009
Strangford
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 27 February 2009
Romford
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 January 2009
Rochdale
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2009
Colchester
Ryan, Joan
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2009
Enfield North
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2009
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 21 January 2009
Upper Bann
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2009
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2009
Bolsover
Smith, Ms Angela C.
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2009
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Smith, Geraldine
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2009
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Spink, Bob
Independent
Signed on 19 January 2009
Castle Point
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2009
Eccles
Stoate, Dr Howard
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2009
Dartford
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2009
Manchester, Blackley
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 2009
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 2009
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, Ms Dari
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2009
Stockton South
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2009
North West Leicestershire
Tipping, Paddy
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2009
Sherwood
Touhig, Mr Don
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2009
Islwyn
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2009
Pudsey
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2009
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2009
Stoke-on-Trent North
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 15 January 2009
Liverpool, West Derby
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 January 2009
Angus
Whittingdale, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 17 March 2009
Maldon and East Chelmsford
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2009
Conwy
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 2009
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 February 2009
Brecon and Radnorshire
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 2009
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2009
Batley and Spen
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2009
Teignbridge