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SUPERMARKET OMBUDSMAN AND DAIRY FARMERS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1035: tabled on 08 March 2010

Tabled in the 2009-10 session.

This motion has been signed by 34 Members. It has received 3 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 3 amendments submitted to this motion.

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Motion text

That this House welcomes the announcement of the introduction of a supermarket ombudsman as called for by the Competition Commission report of August 2009; notes that 75 per cent. of UK grocery sales are from supermarkets; further notes that the amount of money that dairy farmers receive for their milk from the supermarkets often does not cover the cost of production; also notes that the price farmers get for a pint of milk has fallen in real terms whilst their costs of producing milk continue to increase, and that England and Wales are losing 10 dairy production holdings a week; believes that this is putting the Welsh dairy industry at risk as well as the viability and sustainability of Wales' rural communities, including the care of the countryside and wildlife; and calls for the supermarket ombudsman to be formed as soon as practicable and for its responsibility to include ensuring a fair price and a fair and level playing field for dairy farmers against the purchasing power and market share of supermarkets.

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.

Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 10 March 2010
East Londonderry
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2010
North Ayrshire and Arran
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2010
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2010
Keighley
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2010
Burton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 17 March 2010
Belfast North
Donaldson, Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 22 March 2010
Lagan Valley
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 10 March 2010
Foyle
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2010
Sunderland North
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2010
Walthamstow
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2010
Jarrow
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 March 2010
Cheadle
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2010
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2010
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 March 2010
Manchester, Withington
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2010
Thurrock
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 10 March 2010
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 22 March 2010
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2010
Hayes and Harlington
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 15 March 2010
South Down
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2010
Knowsley South
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Independent
Signed on 7 April 2010
Croydon Central
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2010
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 10 March 2010
Upper Bann
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2010
Brighton, Kemptown
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 10 March 2010
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2010
Conwy
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 March 2010
Bristol West

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.

SUPERMARKET OMBUDSMAN AND DAIRY FARMERS (Amendment 1)
leave out `August 2009' and insert `April 2008'.
Liberal Democrat, St Ives
4
signatures
EDM 1035A1: tabled on 9 March 2010
SUPERMARKET OMBUDSMAN AND DAIRY FARMERS (Amendment 2)
leave out from `ensuring' to `for' and insert `fair dealing'.
Liberal Democrat, St Ives
3
signatures
EDM 1035A2: tabled on 9 March 2010
SUPERMARKET OMBUDSMAN AND DAIRY FARMERS (Amendment 3)
after `wildlife;', insert `further welcomes the Grocery Market Ombudsman Bill introduced by the hon. Member for Ynys Môn and calls on the Government to use the Bill as the basis for a new supermarket ombudsman; congratulates those parties who were represented in the House on the day of the second reading of this important Bill;'
Liberal Democrat, Brecon and Radnorshire
4
signatures
EDM 1035A3: tabled on 10 March 2010