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SURVEY OF SWIFTS BY THE ROYAL SOCIETY FOR THE PROTECTION OF BIRDS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1099: tabled on 16 March 2010

Tabled in the 2009-10 session.

This motion has been signed by 44 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 congratulates the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds on its survey of swifts but is alarmed at the findings which show that swiftnumbers have fallen by 47 per cent. since 1994; is concerned that numbers of other migrant birds such as turtle doves, nightingales and wood warblers are also declining dramatically; notes that the survey of nesting sites at more than 3,400 locations concluded that swifts prefer to nest under the eaves of older housing stock; and calls on the Government to encourage developers, local council planning departments, builders, owners of older houses and churches to ensure that traditional nesting sites for swifts are not lost during renovations, and that efforts are made to provide new nesting sites for swifts.

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, Janet
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2010
Rossendale and Darwen
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2010
Elmet
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 March 2010
Solihull
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2010
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2010
Gower
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2010
Islington North
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 March 2010
Kingston and Surbiton
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2010
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2010
Hendon
Donaldson, Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 22 March 2010
Lagan Valley
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2010
Stroud
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2010
Sunderland North
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 March 2010
St Ives
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 March 2010
North Devon
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2010
Jarrow
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2010
Luton North
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 March 2010
Cheltenham
Howells, Dr Kim
Labour
Signed on 7 April 2010
Pontypridd
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2010
Chorley
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 March 2010
Cheadle
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2010
Hampstead and Highgate
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2010
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2010
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 23 March 2010
Salisbury
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 March 2010
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 23 March 2010
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2010
Blackpool South
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2010
Calder Valley
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 17 March 2010
South Antrim
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Independent
Signed on 6 April 2010
Croydon Central
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 7 April 2010
Huddersfield
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2010
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 23 March 2010
Upper Bann
Taylor, Dr Richard
Independent
Signed on 17 March 2010
Wyre Forest
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2010
Brighton, Kemptown
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 March 2010
Angus
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 March 2010
Cardiff Central
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2010
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.