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BIOFUEL TARGETS AND THE UK NATIONAL ACTION PLAN

EDM (Early Day Motion) 828: tabled on 09 February 2010

Tabled in the 2009-10 session.

This motion has been signed by 52 Members. It has received 5 amendments.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Amendments to this motion

There have been 5 amendments submitted to this motion.

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Motion text

That this House has grave concerns over the direction of the UK's current policy on biofuels; notes that there are substantial negative impacts on hunger and on climate change of the current policy of investment in large-scale industrial biofuels; further notes that in 2008 industrial biofuels pushed 30 million people into hunger and put an additional 260 million people at risk of hunger according to figures calculated by ActionAid; calls attention to the fact that biofuels distract from real solutions to climate change; urges the Government to develop legislation, taxation policy and other measures that limit energy demand in the transport sector; supports non-biofuel renewable energy sources in transport, including electric cars using electricity from truly renewable sources; and further urges the Government not to incentivise further increases in the use of biofuels through targets or subsidies in the National Action Plan to be submitted to the EU in June 2010.

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 25 March 2010
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Ainsworth, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 16 March 2010
East Surrey
Atkinson, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 23 March 2010
Hexham
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2010
Kingswood
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 9 March 2010
Altrincham and Sale West
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 March 2010
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2010
Regent's Park and Kensington North
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2010
North Ayrshire and Arran
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2010
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2010
Keighley
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2010
Coventry South
Davis, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 24 March 2010
Haltemprice and Howden
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2010
Holborn and St Pancras
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2010
Lewisham West
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2010
Stroud
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2010
Sunderland North
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2010
Walthamstow
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 March 2010
Romsey
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2010
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2010
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 February 2010
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 February 2010
North Devon
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2010
Luton North
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 March 2010
Cheadle
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2010
Manchester, Gorton
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 March 2010
Hereford
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 10 March 2010
Salisbury
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 March 2010
Richmond Park
Laws, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 March 2010
Yeovil
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2010
Derby North
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2010
Manchester Central
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 29 March 2010
Medway
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 3 March 2010
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2010
Hayes and Harlington
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2010
Cardiff North
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 29 March 2010
Dover
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2010
Nottingham South
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2010
Eccles
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2010
Manchester, Blackley
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2010
Finchley and Golders Green
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 7 April 2010
North Dorset
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 24 March 2010
Caernarfon
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 February 2010
Bristol West
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 6 April 2010
Batley and Spen
Wright, Mr Anthony
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2010
Great Yarmouth
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 March 2010
Teignbridge

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

BIOFUEL TARGETS AND THE UK NATIONAL ACTION PLAN (Amendment 1)
leave out `grave'.
Liberal Democrat, Manchester, Withington
12
signatures
EDM 828A1: tabled on 24 February 2010
BIOFUEL TARGETS AND THE UK NATIONAL ACTION PLAN (Amendment 2)
leave out `substantial'.
Liberal Democrat, Manchester, Withington
11
signatures
EDM 828A2: tabled on 24 February 2010
BIOFUEL TARGETS AND THE UK NATIONAL ACTION PLAN (Amendment 3)
leave out from `ActionAid;' to `; urges' in line 7.
Liberal Democrat, Manchester, Withington
12
signatures
EDM 828A3: tabled on 24 February 2010
BIOFUEL TARGETS AND THE UK NATIONAL ACTION PLAN (Amendment 4)
leave out `not' and insert `only'.
Liberal Democrat, Manchester, Withington
11
signatures
EDM 828A4: tabled on 24 February 2010
BIOFUEL TARGETS AND THE UK NATIONAL ACTION PLAN (Amendment 5)
after `of' insert `sustainable'.
Liberal Democrat, Manchester, Withington
12
signatures
EDM 828A5: tabled on 24 February 2010