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THREATS TO UK TREES FROM INVASIVE PESTS AND DISEASES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 663: tabled on 31 October 2012

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 45 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 recognises the threat to the UK's native trees, woods and forests from the growing number of imported, invasive pests and diseases; expresses its concerns that the number of new pests and diseases, such as ash dieback, acute and chronic oak decline, chestnut blight, oak processionary moth andphytophthora ramorum, as recorded in the Countryside Restoration Trust's research report, has doubled over the past decade; welcomes the Government's ban on the import of ash trees to tackle ash dieback, and the Tree Health and Plant Biosecurity Action Plan launched in October 2011; but calls for increased resources to ensure both a rapid response to other such outbreaks and greater screening and control of imports to minimise this vector of disease; and further calls on the Government to require the relevant horticultural sectors to contribute more to the costs of inspection services and forestry research.

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.

Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2012
Sheffield South East
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2012
Gower
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 2 November 2012
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2012
Bolton North East
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 1 November 2012
Belfast North
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 5 November 2012
Foyle
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2012
Birkenhead
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 7 November 2012
Bradford West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 November 2012
St Ives
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2012
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2012
Birmingham, Hall Green
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 1 November 2012
North Wiltshire
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 November 2012
Portsmouth South
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 November 2012
Birmingham, Yardley
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 12 November 2012
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2012
Luton North
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2012
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 November 2012
Manchester, Withington
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 12 November 2012
New Forest East
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 6 November 2012
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 21 November 2012
Belfast East
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 7 November 2012
South Antrim
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2012
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2012
Mansfield
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2012
Easington
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2012
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 November 2012
Southport
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2012
Bolton South East
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 6 November 2012
South Down
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2012
Glenrothes
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 November 2012
Torbay
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 5 November 2012
Strangford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2012
Ealing, Southall
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 7 November 2012
Upper Bann
Soames, Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 2012
Mid Sussex
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2012
Blackley and Broughton
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 November 2012
Hazel Grove
Weatherley, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 8 November 2012
Hove
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 November 2012
Ceredigion

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.