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WHALING IN THE FAROE ISLANDS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 156: tabled on 07 June 2010

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 55 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 expresses concern at the continuing practice of pilot whaling which takes place in the Faroe Islands; notes that hundreds of pilot whales are killed each year as a result of these activities; expresses deep concern at the suffering faced by the animals during these hunts; further notes that whilst in the past whale hunting may have been necessary for sustenance this is no longer the case; further notes that in November 2008 the chief medical officers of the Faroe Islands recommended that pilot whales should no longer be considered fit for human consumption because of the levels of toxins in the whales and therefore sees no justification in continuing this unnecessary practice; and calls on the Government to make representations to the Faroe Islands government requesting that they bring about an end to whaling in the area.

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.

Birtwistle, Gordon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 June 2010
Burnley
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 June 2010
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Campbell, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2010
Tynemouth
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 29 June 2010
East Londonderry
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2010
Gower
Chapman, Mrs Jenny
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2011
Darlington
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 5 September 2011
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2010
Bolton North East
Dakin, Nic
Labour
Signed on 7 September 2011
Scunthorpe
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2010
Glasgow South West
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2010
Heywood and Middleton
Docherty, Thomas
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2010
Dunfermline and West Fife
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 22 June 2010
Belfast North
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2010
Lewisham West and Penge
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 8 June 2010
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2010
Newport West
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2010
Aberavon
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 June 2010
St Ives
Gwynne, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2010
Denton and Reddish
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2010
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 June 2010
Portsmouth South
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2010
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Independent
Signed on 12 July 2010
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2010
Luton North
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2010
Hampstead and Kilburn
Jones, Mr Kevan
Labour
Signed on 22 July 2010
North Durham
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 18 October 2011
Belfast East
McCarthy, Kerry
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2010
Bristol East
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 15 June 2010
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 5 September 2011
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2010
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2010
Mansfield
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2010
Ynys Môn
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2010
Halifax
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 14 June 2010
South Down
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2010
Glenrothes
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 June 2010
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 June 2010
Torbay
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 June 2010
Upper Bann
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2010
Bolsover
Stephenson, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 10 June 2010
Pendle
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2010
Blackley and Broughton
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 7 September 2011
Stoke-on-Trent North
Watson, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2010
West Bromwich East
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 June 2010
Angus
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 June 2010
Ceredigion
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 June 2010
Bristol West

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.