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SEAL IMPORTS FROM COMMERCIAL HUNTS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 643: tabled on 02 February 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 66 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 notes with grave concern the cruelty of Canada's commercial seal hunt and is saddened by the damage the slaughter is doing to Canada's international reputation; further notes evidence in the scientific opinion of the European Food Safety Authority released in December 2007 on the Animal Welfare Aspects of Killing and Skinning Seals that, in practice, effective killing does not always occur, that during Canada's commercial seal hunt, animals suffer, pain and distress and that sealers often do not comply with regulations; further notes that over 1.7 million harp seal pups have been killed since 2003; further notes with grave concern that, given that regulations to curb the suffering of these creatures are inadequate and unenforceable, the proposed EU ban on seal imports would be unwise to exempt seal products obtained from hunts which meet certain criteria for killing seals; and calls on the Government to campaign for an amendment to the proposed EU regulation to ban seal imports totally and to ban the trade in seal products from commercial hunts.

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
Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2009
Rossendale and Darwen
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 February 2009
Lewes
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 February 2009
Carshalton and Wallington
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 2009
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2009
Gower
Cawsey, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 1 April 2009
Brigg and Goole
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2009
North Ayrshire and Arran
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2009
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2009
Bolton North East
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 5 February 2009
Blaenau Gwent
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2009
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2009
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2009
Heywood and Middleton
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2009
Stroud
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2009
Sunderland North
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2009
Newport West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2009
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2009
Walthamstow
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2009
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 February 2009
Portsmouth South
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 February 2009
Somerton and Frome
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 2009
Birmingham, Yardley
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2009
Luton North
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2009
Chorley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 February 2009
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 February 2009
Cheadle
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2009
Hampstead and Highgate
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2009
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2009
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 March 2009
North Norfolk
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 February 2009
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 11 February 2009
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2009
Calder Valley
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2009
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2009
Mansfield
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2009
Knowsley South
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2009
Hyndburn
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2009
Loughborough
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2009
Halifax
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2009
Glenrothes
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2009
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 February 2009
Torbay
Scott, Mr Lee
Conservative
Signed on 3 February 2009
Ilford North
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2009
Nottingham South
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 February 2009
Hazel Grove
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2009
North West Leicestershire
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2009
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2009
Pudsey
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2009
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 February 2009
Angus
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2009
Conwy
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 2009
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 March 2009
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 February 2009
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 March 2009
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 March 2009
Cardiff Central
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2009
Teignbridge

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.