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INTERNATIONAL LAND GRABS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 880: tabled on 07 January 2013

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 32 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 about the growing practice of international financial land grabbing, particularly in third world nations by foreign investors who are causing many third world citizens to lose their homes, land and access to the resources they depend upon to be able to grow, eat and sell their products to sustain themselves; and believes the Government can and must do something to stop this occurring including calling upon the World Bank to institute a six month freeze on agricultural lending which involves large scale acquisitions and use the 2013 G8 Presidency to promote global action to develop transparency in land acquisitions, improve governance and help poor people into sustainable lives.

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.

Aldous, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 10 January 2013
Waveney
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2013
Sheffield Central
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 January 2013
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2013
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2013
Gower
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2013
Bolton North East
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 17 January 2013
Bradford West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 January 2013
St Ives
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2013
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 9 January 2013
North Down
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2013
Lanark and Hamilton East
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2013
Luton North
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 January 2013
Manchester, Withington
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 18 January 2013
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 16 January 2013
Belfast South
McKenzie, Iain
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2013
Inverclyde
O'Donnell, Fiona
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2013
East Lothian
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2013
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2013
Bolton South East
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2013
Halifax
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2013
Glenrothes
Russell, Sir Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2013
Colchester
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2013
Ealing, Southall
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 15 January 2013
Upper Bann
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2013
Walsall South
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 21 January 2013
Arfon

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.