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COMMERCIAL WHALING BAN

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1178: tabled on 24 March 2010

Tabled in the 2009-10 session.

This motion has been signed by 50 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 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.

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
Signed on 30 March 2010
Carshalton and Wallington
Cash, Mr William
Conservative
Signed on 30 March 2010
Stone
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 30 March 2010
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2010
Keighley
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 30 March 2010
Blaenau Gwent
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2010
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2010
Hendon
Donaldson, Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 7 April 2010
Lagan Valley
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2010
Newport West
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 29 March 2010
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2010
Luton North
Howells, Dr Kim
Labour
Signed on 7 April 2010
Pontypridd
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2010
Chorley
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2010
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 29 March 2010
Hampstead and Highgate
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2010
Tamworth
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 March 2010
Manchester, Withington
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 29 March 2010
Brighton, Pavilion
Mann, John
Labour
Signed on 6 April 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
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 30 March 2010
South Antrim
McIsaac, Shona
Labour
Signed on 7 April 2010
Cleethorpes
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2010
Mansfield
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2010
Pendle
Purchase, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2010
Wolverhampton North East
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2010
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 29 March 2010
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 30 March 2010
Upper Bann
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 April 2010
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 April 2010
Hazel Grove
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
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 29 March 2010
Bristol West

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.