House of Commons
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COMMERCIAL WHALING BAN
EDM #1178
Tabled 24 March 2010
2009-10 Session
That this House deplores the prospect of the international moratorium on commercial whaling being nullified by so-called compromise proposals being drafted for the International Whaling Commission (IWC) Conference in Agadir, Morocco in June 2010; notes with alarm that under the guise of reductions in whale slaughter through quotas, observers and DNA databases, two IWC working groups are proposing to legitimise the commercial whaling activities of the three countries who have persisted in hunting whales in defiance of the existing ban established by the IWC in 1986, in Japan, Norway and Iceland, and to allow whaling in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary; notes with anxiety that the proposed quotas are being negotiated towards a final revision of the draft proposals due in late April when Parliament may be dissolved; welcomes the concerns voiced by UK Government ministers about the worrying drafts now on the table which claim that `the moratorium shall remain in place'; stands by the environmental movement's landmark achievement of the whaling moratorium agreed in 1982 and introduced in 1986; and abhors the possible setback for wildlife protection at Agadir in June which could follow the failures on climate change in Copenhagen in December 2009.

Signatures (50)

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.
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
30 March 2010
Cash, Mr William
Conservative
30 March 2010
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
06 April 2010
Cohen, Harry
Labour
25 March 2010
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
29 March 2010
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
30 March 2010
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
25 March 2010
Davies, Dai
Independent
30 March 2010
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
30 March 2010
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
30 March 2010
Donaldson, Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
07 April 2010
Flynn, Paul
Labour
30 March 2010
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
25 March 2010
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
29 March 2010
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
30 March 2010
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
29 March 2010
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
30 March 2010
Howells, Dr Kim
Labour
07 April 2010
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
30 March 2010
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
30 March 2010
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
29 March 2010
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
30 March 2010
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
30 March 2010
Lepper, David
Labour
29 March 2010
Mann, John
Labour
06 April 2010
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
30 March 2010
Martlew, Mr Eric
Labour
06 April 2010
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
06 April 2010
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
30 March 2010
McIsaac, Shona
Labour
07 April 2010
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
25 March 2010
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
25 March 2010
Purchase, Mr Ken
Labour
25 March 2010
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
30 March 2010
Simpson, Alan
Labour
29 March 2010
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
30 March 2010
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
07 April 2010
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
06 April 2010
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
25 March 2010
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
29 March 2010
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
29 March 2010
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
06 April 2010
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
30 March 2010
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
29 March 2010
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion