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SUSTAINABILITY OF TUNA STOCKS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1706: tabled on 18 June 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 51 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 the importance of conservation of global tuna stocks; supports the decision by Pret a Manger to adjust its menu to help support the sustainability of the world's tuna stocks; welcomes its decision to discontinue the sale of yellowfin tuna altogether and the fact that it has been removed from their sushi boxes; notes that the company has never sold bluefin tuna and only sells skipjack tuna, which is a small, fast-breeding, non-migratory fish and not under threat of over-fishing; further notes that its skipjack tuna is caught by dolphin-friendly nets; further welcomes its decision that all its tuna will be caught by the pole and line method from August 2009; and calls on other sandwich and food companies to follow the example of Pret a Manger and play their part in ensuring the sustainability of tuna stocks.

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.

Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2009
Blaydon
Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2009
Rossendale and Darwen
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2009
Gower
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2009
North Ayrshire and Arran
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2009
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2009
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2009
Keighley
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2009
Glasgow South West
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2009
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2009
Hendon
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2009
Sunderland North
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 26 June 2009
Bethnal Green and Bow
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2009
Walthamstow
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2009
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 23 June 2009
North Wiltshire
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 June 2009
Portsmouth South
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 June 2009
Birmingham, Yardley
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 June 2009
Chesterfield
Howells, Dr Kim
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2009
Pontypridd
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 June 2009
Cheadle
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2009
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2009
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2009
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 June 2009
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 24 June 2009
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
MacNeil, Mr Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 June 2009
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2009
Blackpool South
Martlew, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2009
Carlisle
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2009
Calder Valley
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 13 October 2009
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2009
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2009
Mansfield
Moffat, Anne
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2009
East Lothian
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2009
Crawley
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 29 June 2009
North East Cambridgeshire
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2009
Knowsley South
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2009
Halifax
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2009
Nottingham South
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2009
Manchester, Blackley
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 July 2009
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2009
North West Leicestershire
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 23 June 2009
Caernarfon
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 June 2009
Bristol West
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 July 2009
Cardiff Central

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.