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DECLINE OF BRITAIN'S MOTH POPULATION

EDM (Early Day Motion) 130: tabled on 20 May 2013

Tabled in the 2013-14 session.

This motion has been signed by 35 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 welcomes the publication of The State of Britain's Larger Moths 2013, produced by Butterfly Conservation and Rothamsted Research; notes that Britain's moth population has declined seriously in the last 40 years, with over 60 species becoming extinct since 1900; recognises that the findings have serious implications for biodiversity, moths facilitating the pollination of many plants, constituting food for many animals and acting as indicators of the impact of habitat loss, land-use intensification and global warming; and calls on the Government to ensure that steps are taken by all relevant departments and agencies to reverse the declines highlighted by the report and that funding is found to support concerted action for threatened moths especially those listed in section 41 of the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006 and to ensure continuation of Rothamsted Research's long-running data collection on the moth population 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 3 June 2013
Blaydon
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2013
York Central
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 July 2013
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2013
Gower
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2013
West Lancashire
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2013
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2013
Bolton North East
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 5 June 2013
Lagan Valley
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2013
Aberavon
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 26 June 2013
Bradford West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 May 2013
St Ives
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2013
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 June 2013
Portsmouth South
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 21 May 2013
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 3 June 2013
Luton North
Horwood, Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 June 2013
Cheltenham
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 June 2013
Manchester, Withington
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 19 June 2013
Belfast East
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 10 June 2013
Brighton, Pavilion
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2013
Blackpool South
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 3 June 2013
Ynys Môn
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 June 2013
Southport
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 16 October 2013
Romford
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 May 2013
Torbay
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2013
Blackley and Broughton
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 July 2013
Hazel Grove
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 June 2013
Bradford East
Wright, David
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2013
Telford

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.