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FAIR TRADE FOR BRITISH FARMERS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1747: tabled on 25 June 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 47 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 believes in fair trade for farmers, whether based in the UK or overseas; is concerned at reports of dairy farmers being offered as little as 10 pence per litre for their milk in the aftermath of the collapse of Dairy Farmers of Britain; acknowledges the fact that many British farmers from a variety of sectors are forced to accept payment for their produce by powerful buyers including supermarkets at a rate below the cost price; further believes that this unfair trade is a consequence of market failure and an imbalance of power between the producer, the processor and the retailer; and seeks to correct that imbalance by setting up a new, powerful Food Market Regulator with a remit to be proactive to ensure fair trade in the domestic food market to ensure that farmers, growers and consumers get a fair deal.

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 8 July 2009
Blaydon
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 July 2009
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 1 July 2009
East Londonderry
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2009
Blyth Valley
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 July 2009
Orkney and Shetland
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2009
Gower
Cawsey, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2009
Brigg and Goole
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2009
Keighley
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 July 2009
Kingston and Surbiton
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2009
Burton
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2009
Heywood and Middleton
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2009
Stroud
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2009
Sunderland North
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 3 July 2009
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 June 2009
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 July 2009
North Devon
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 July 2009
Birmingham, Yardley
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 June 2009
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2009
Luton North
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 June 2009
Cheadle
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2009
Tamworth
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 July 2009
Manchester, Withington
Mason, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 July 2009
Glasgow East
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 30 June 2009
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 13 October 2009
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2009
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2009
Mansfield
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2009
Bristol North West
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2009
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 July 2009
Southport
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2009
Halifax
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 7 July 2009
Strangford
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2009
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 1 July 2009
Upper Bann
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 July 2009
Hazel Grove
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2009
Leicester East
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2009
Conwy
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 July 2009
Ceredigion
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 July 2009
Cardiff Central
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 30 June 2009
Macclesfield

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.