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PROTECTION FOR SEALS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 678: tabled on 03 February 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 129 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 UK's international obligations to maintain its globally important seal populations at a favourable conservation status; notes that seal populations remain depleted and are threatened by further outbreaks of the phocine distemper virus and remain under increasing threat from climate change, depletion of prey species pollution and deliberate killing; notes with extreme concern scientific reports of a frightening decline in the population of common seals in UK waters; further notes that an estimated 5,000 seals are shot in Scottish waters by the salmon industry; believes that the Conservation of Seals Act 1970 is outdated and in urgent need of review or replacement; and calls on the Government to implement an immediate and comprehensive ban on the deliberate killing of all seals, to replace the Conservation of Seals Act 1970 with legislation for the comprehensive protection of seals in the forthcoming Marine Bill and to liaise with the Scottish Executive to this end.

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.

Ainsworth, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 11 February 2009
East Surrey
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2009
Blaydon
Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2009
Rossendale and Darwen
Atkins, Charlotte
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2009
Staffordshire Moorlands
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2009
Erith and Thamesmead
Banks, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2009
Ochil and South Perthshire
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 March 2009
Edinburgh West
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2009
Leeds West
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2009
City of York
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2009
Kingswood
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2009
South Ribble
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 2 April 2009
Altrincham and Sale West
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 February 2009
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 2009
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2009
Dumfries and Galloway
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2009
Elmet
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2009
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 4 February 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 10 February 2009
North Ayrshire and Arran
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Tyne Bridge
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 10 February 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 4 February 2009
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2009
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2009
Keighley
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2009
Coventry South
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 5 February 2009
Blaenau Gwent
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2009
Burton
Devine, Jim
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2009
Livingston
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2009
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2009
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 4 March 2009
Belfast North
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2009
Aberdeen North
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
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2009
Aberavon
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2009
Ilford South
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2009
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2009
Walthamstow
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 March 2009
Romsey
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 April 2009
Falmouth and Camborne
Griffiths, Nigel
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Edinburgh South
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2009
Midlothian
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 February 2009
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2009
North Devon
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 February 2009
Birmingham, Yardley
Hendrick, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2009
Preston
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2009
Ashton-under-Lyne
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 February 2009
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2009
Luton North
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Knowsley North and Sefton East
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2009
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Barnsley Central
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
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 March 2009
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 February 2009
Richmond Park
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2009
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2009
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 February 2009
Manchester, Withington
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2009
Brighton, Pavilion
Levitt, Tom
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2009
High Peak
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 11 February 2009
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2009
Thurrock
Mallaber, Judy
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2009
Amber Valley
Martlew, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2009
Carlisle
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2009
Calder Valley
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2009
Makerfield
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2009
Hayes and Harlington
McIsaac, Shona
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Cleethorpes
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2009
Mansfield
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2009
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Cardiff North
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 23 February 2009
North East Cambridgeshire
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2009
Sunderland South
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2009
Wansbeck
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2009
Nuneaton
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Palmer, Dr Nick
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2009
Broxtowe
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2009
Hyndburn
Pound, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2009
Ealing North
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Dover
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 2009
Southport
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2009
Loughborough
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2009
Halifax
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 March 2009
Strangford
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 5 February 2009
Romford
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 February 2009
Rochdale
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2009
Glenrothes
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 February 2009
Torbay
Scott, Mr Lee
Conservative
Signed on 4 February 2009
Ilford North
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2009
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2009
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 11 February 2009
Upper Bann
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2009
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2009
Bolsover
Smith, Ms Angela C.
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2009
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Eccles
Stoate, Dr Howard
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2009
Dartford
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 February 2009
Hazel Grove
Taylor, Ms Dari
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2009
Stockton South
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 March 2009
Truro and St Austell
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2009
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2009
Stoke-on-Trent North
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 4 February 2009
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2009
Conwy
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 February 2009
Brecon and Radnorshire
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 March 2009
Cardiff Central
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 February 2009
Perth and North Perthshire
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2009
Batley and Spen
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.