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PESTICIDE USE AND BUMBLE BEES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 312: tabled on 03 July 2012

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 49 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 the recent publication of the scientific paper, Effects of imidacloprid, a neonicotinoid pesticide, on reproduction in worker bumble bees, by Laycock, Lenthall, Barrett and Cresswell, which reports research showing that exposure of bumble bees to environmentally realistic levels of imidacloprid reduced brood production by one third; believes that this is a major concern as bumble bees are important pollinators whose population has declined over recent years; recognises that this research adds further to the considerable body of evidence linking neonicotinoid use to population reductions in a range of invertebrates; and calls on the Government to ban the use of this group of systemic pesticides anywhere in the UK.

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, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2012
Blaydon
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2013
Aberdeen South
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 17 April 2013
Sheffield Central
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 July 2012
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 July 2012
Solihull
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2013
Blyth Valley
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2012
North Ayrshire and Arran
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2013
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2013
West Lancashire
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2012
Islington North
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2012
Leyton and Wanstead
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2013
Glasgow South West
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2012
Heywood and Middleton
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2013
Holborn and St Pancras
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 9 July 2012
Foyle
Esterson, Bill
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2013
Sefton Central
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2012
Newport West
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 11 July 2012
Bradford West
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2013
Ilford South
Gilmore, Sheila
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2013
Edinburgh East
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2012
North Tyneside
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 July 2012
Portsmouth South
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 26 February 2013
North Down
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2012
Vauxhall
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2012
Luton North
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2012
Knowsley
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2012
Hampstead and Kilburn
James, Mrs Siân C.
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2013
Swansea East
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 July 2012
Manchester, Withington
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 12 July 2012
Brighton, Pavilion
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2012
Blackpool South
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 11 July 2012
South Antrim
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2012
Hayes and Harlington
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2012
Easington
O'Donnell, Fiona
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2013
East Lothian
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2013
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 July 2012
Southport
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 December 2012
Argyll and Bute
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 10 July 2012
South Down
Andy Sawford,
Signed on 10 April 2013
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2012
Ealing, Southall
Weatherley, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 10 January 2013
Hove
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 11 July 2012
Arfon

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.