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UK NATIONAL WILDLIFE CRIME UNIT

EDM (Early Day Motion) 603: tabled on 18 October 2012

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 153 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 is concerned with UK wildlife crime that threatens the protection of biodiversity; recognises that crimes such as illegal trade in rhino horn and elephant ivory are serious crimes, sometimes connected to other serious organised crimes; further recognises that internationally illegal wildlife trade undermines the rule of law, corrupts governance, destabilises society, and has a devastating impact on species populations; further recognises the importance of the UK National Wildlife Crime Unit which provides specialist skills and expertise to police, UK Border Force, HM Revenue and Customs, Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency, EUROPOL and INTERPOLfor the prevention and detection of wildlife crime; is further concerned that funding for the National Wildlife Crime Unit is currently insecure, as its budget was cut by 10 per cent in 2011, and funding is only confirmed until March 2013; and calls on the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Home Department to recognise publicly the importance of the National Wildlife Crime Unit and to commit to maintain its current level of funding with long-term certainty beyond March 2013, as recommended by the Environmental Audit Committee's Wildlife Crime report.

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.

Allen, Mr Graham
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2013
Nottingham North
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2012
Blaydon
Barron, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 13 November 2012
Rother Valley
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2012
York Central
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2012
Aberdeen South
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2013
Bootle
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2012
Sheffield South East
Blackman, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 2013
Harrow East
Blunkett, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2013
Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 November 2012
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Bruce, Sir Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 November 2012
Gordon
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2012
Birmingham, Northfield
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 November 2012
Sutton and Cheam
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 23 January 2013
East Londonderry
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 November 2012
North East Fife
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2012
Blyth Valley
Cash, Mr William
Conservative
Signed on 27 February 2013
Stone
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2012
Gower
Sarah Champion,
Signed on 16 January 2013
Clarke, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2012
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2012
Cynon Valley
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2013
West Lancashire
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2012
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2012
Bolton North East
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 November 2012
Edinburgh West
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2013
Leyton and Wanstead
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2012
Stockton North
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2013
Coventry South
Cunningham, Sir Tony
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2012
Workington
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2012
Glasgow South West
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2012
Heywood and Middleton
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2013
Holborn and St Pancras
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 1 November 2012
Belfast North
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 17 December 2012
Lagan Valley
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2012
Aberdeen North
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2012
Lewisham West and Penge
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 23 October 2012
Foyle
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 22 November 2012
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2013
Liverpool, Riverside
Engel, Natascha
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2012
North East Derbyshire
Esterson, Bill
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2013
Sefton Central
Evans, Chris
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2013
Islwyn
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2012
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 November 2012
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 2 November 2012
Birkenhead
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2012
Newport West
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 24 October 2012
Bradford West
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2012
Ilford South
Gardiner, Barry
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2013
Brent North
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 November 2012
St Ives
Gilbert, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 November 2012
St Austell and Newquay
Gilmore, Sheila
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2013
Edinburgh East
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2012
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2012
Birmingham, Hall Green
Goggins, Paul
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2012
Wythenshawe and Sale East
Goldsmith, Zac
Conservative
Signed on 5 November 2012
Richmond Park
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2012
Leeds North East
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2012
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 December 2012
Birmingham, Yardley
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2012
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 12 December 2012
North Down
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2012
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2013
Vauxhall
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2013
Lanark and Hamilton East
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2012
Luton North
Horwood, Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 November 2012
Cheltenham
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 November 2012
Dundee East
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2012
Knowsley
Hunt, Tristram
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2013
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Huppert, Dr Julian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 January 2013
Cambridge
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2013
Hampstead and Kilburn
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2012
Manchester, Gorton
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2012
Wansbeck
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2012
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 October 2012
Manchester, Withington
Lloyd, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 November 2012
Eastbourne
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 18 December 2012
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 24 October 2012
Belfast East
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 5 November 2012
Brighton, Pavilion
Mann, John
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2012
Bassetlaw
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2012
Blackpool South
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 8 November 2012
South Antrim
McDonagh, Siobhain
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2012
Mitcham and Morden
Andy McDonald,
Signed on 15 January 2013
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 5 November 2012
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2012
Hayes and Harlington
McGovern, Jim
Labour
Signed on 24 January 2013
Dundee West
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2012
Mansfield
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2012
Gateshead
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2013
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Mitchell, Austin
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2013
Great Grimsby
Morden, Jessica
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2013
Newport East
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2012
Livingston
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2013
Easington
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2013
Leeds East
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 November 2012
Leeds North West
Murphy, Paul
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2012
Torfaen
Nash, Pamela
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2013
Airdrie and Shotts
O'Donnell, Fiona
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2012
East Lothian
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2012
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 13 November 2012
Ynys Môn
Pearce, Teresa
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2012
Erith and Thamesmead
Lucy Powell,
Signed on 25 March 2013
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 December 2012
Southport
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2013
Bolton South East
Steve Reed,
Signed on 14 January 2013
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 January 2013
Argyll and Bute
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2012
Halifax
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 25 October 2012
South Down
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 December 2012
Moray
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2012
Glasgow North West
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 November 2012
North Cornwall
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2012
Glenrothes
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2012
Lewisham, Deptford
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 October 2012
Torbay
Andy Sawford,
Signed on 8 January 2013
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 24 October 2012
Strangford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2013
Ealing, Southall
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2012
Huddersfield
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 13 November 2012
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 14 January 2013
Upper Bann
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2012
Bolsover
Smith, Nick
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2012
Blaenau Gwent
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 January 2013
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Streeter, Mr Gary
Conservative
Signed on 15 January 2013
South West Devon
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2012
Blackley and Broughton
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 November 2012
Hazel Grove
Sutcliffe, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2012
Bradford South
Swales, Ian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 January 2013
Redcar
Tami, Mark
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2012
Alyn and Deeside
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 January 2013
Brent Central
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 November 2012
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Vickers, Martin
Conservative
Signed on 21 January 2013
Cleethorpes
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 December 2012
Bradford East
Watts, Mr Dave
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2013
St Helens North
Weatherley, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2013
Hove
Whiteford, Dr Eilidh
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 November 2012
Banff and Buchan
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 26 November 2012
Arfon
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 January 2013
Ceredigion
Williams, Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 January 2013
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 December 2012
Bristol West
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 20 November 2012
East Antrim
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 January 2013
Perth and North Perthshire
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2012
Batley and Spen
Wright, David
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2012
Telford
Wright, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 November 2012
Norwich South

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.