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WHALING

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1157: tabled on 23 March 2010

Tabled in the 2009-10 session.

This motion has been signed by 67 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 that the whaling moratorium was introduced in 1986 in order to combat the fact that many populations of the great whales had been drastically reduced by over-hunting, and that whaling itself, based on the firing of explosive harpoons into large and intelligent animals, was cruel; is concerned by the International Whaling Commission's (IWC) proposal to legitimise the commercial whaling activities of Japan, Norway and Iceland; understands that the proposal seeks to set official IWC quotas for whales that they may hunt, in all the places where they currently hunt them in defiance of the moratorium, including the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary, for the first time in 25 years; believes that such a proposal represents a conservational disaster; further believes that the proposal represents no guarantee of a significant reduction in the number of whales killed in the short term; and calls on the Government to oppose any proposal that condones or endorses commercial whaling if the issue is raised and voted on at the IWC conference in Agadir, Morocco, in June.

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
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 24 March 2010
Worthing West
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 March 2010
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 March 2010
Solihull
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2010
Blyth Valley
Cash, Mr William
Conservative
Signed on 30 March 2010
Stone
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2010
Gower
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 6 April 2010
Barnsley West and Penistone
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2010
Leyton and Wanstead
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 29 March 2010
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2010
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2010
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2010
Easington
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2010
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2010
Hendon
Donaldson, Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 7 April 2010
Lagan Valley
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2010
Stroud
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 March 2010
St Ives
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 24 March 2010
North Wiltshire
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 March 2010
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 March 2010
North Devon
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2010
Jarrow
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 March 2010
Chesterfield
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2010
Lanark and Hamilton East
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2010
Luton North
Howells, Dr Kim
Labour
Signed on 7 April 2010
Pontypridd
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 March 2010
Cheadle
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2010
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2010
Hampstead and Highgate
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2010
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2010
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Knight, Mr Greg
Conservative
Signed on 30 March 2010
East Yorkshire
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 March 2010
Manchester, Withington
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2010
Brighton, Pavilion
Main, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 24 March 2010
St Albans
Mann, John
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2010
Bassetlaw
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2010
Blackpool South
Martlew, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 6 April 2010
Carlisle
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 6 April 2010
Calder Valley
McIsaac, Shona
Labour
Signed on 7 April 2010
Cleethorpes
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2010
Mansfield
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2010
Knowsley South
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2010
Pendle
Purchase, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2010
Wolverhampton North East
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 March 2010
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 March 2010
Torbay
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 7 April 2010
Huddersfield
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2010
Nottingham South
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 April 2010
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Spink, Bob
Independent
Signed on 24 March 2010
Castle Point
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2010
Manchester, Blackley
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 April 2010
Hazel Grove
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 29 March 2010
Leicester East
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2010
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 29 March 2010
Liverpool, West Derby
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 March 2010
Angus
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 29 March 2010
Conwy
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 April 2010
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 March 2010
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 March 2010
Bristol West
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 25 March 2010
Macclesfield

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.