House of Commons
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DIPLOMATIC ACTION AND COMMERCIAL WHALING
EDM #1168
Tabled 09 December 2010
2010-12 Session
That this House condemns the departure of the Japanese whaling fleet for Antarctica; notes with dismay that Japan will seek to kill almost a thousand whales in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary in defiance of global opposition and several international laws; believes that there is no science in Japan's scientific whaling programme but that it is simply commercial whaling by another name; understands that non-lethal research is providing all the data needed to learn about whales; believes that whaling is cruel and unnecessary and that there is no humane way to kill a whale; welcomes the record of successive UK governments in opposing whaling at the International Whaling Commission (IWC); notes with concern the continuing allegations of corruption and vote-buying at the IWC; urges the Government to seek to address issues of transparency and governance in the IWC ahead of the 2011 meeting of the IWC in Jersey; and further urges the Government to take diplomatic action at the highest level to urge Japan to end its whaling programme.

Signatures (67)

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.
Debbie Abrahams,
27 April 2011
Bailey, Mr Adrian
Labour
28 February 2011
Blenkinsop, Tom
Labour
14 December 2010
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
13 December 2010
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
16 December 2010
Caton, Martin
Labour
14 December 2010
Clark, Katy
Labour
13 December 2010
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
10 March 2011
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
16 December 2010
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
14 December 2010
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
08 February 2011
Dakin, Nic
Labour
08 February 2011
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
13 December 2010
Dobson, Frank
Labour
18 January 2011
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
15 December 2010
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
04 February 2011
Dowd, Jim
Labour
24 January 2011
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
13 December 2010
Esterson, Bill
Labour
26 January 2011
Fovargue, Yvonne
Labour
19 January 2011
Gapes, Mike
Labour
21 December 2010
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
15 December 2010
Goldsmith, Zac
Conservative
21 December 2010
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
09 December 2010
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
20 December 2010
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
15 December 2010
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Independent
09 December 2010
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
14 December 2010
Huppert, Dr Julian
Liberal Democrat
11 February 2011
Jamieson, Cathy
Labour
12 January 2011
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
30 March 2011
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
14 December 2010
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
13 December 2010
Mann, John
Labour
10 March 2011
McCarthy, Kerry
Labour
26 January 2011
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
15 December 2010
McDonnell, John
Labour
14 December 2010
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
13 December 2010
Miller, Andrew
Labour
17 February 2011
Morden, Jessica
Labour
12 December 2011
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
25 January 2011
Munt, Tessa
Liberal Democrat
31 January 2011
Nash, Pamela
Labour
25 January 2011
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
13 January 2011
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
07 June 2011
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
26 January 2011
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
09 December 2010
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
02 February 2011
Roy, Mr Frank
Labour
16 December 2010
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
27 January 2011
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
13 December 2010
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
09 December 2010
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
15 December 2010
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
18 January 2011
Stringer, Graham
Labour
14 December 2010
Tami, Mark
Labour
17 January 2011
Walley, Joan
Labour
03 March 2011
Weatherley, Mike
Conservative
14 December 2010
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
10 January 2011
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
09 December 2010
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.