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French Farmers' Action Against British Meat Exports

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1370: tabled on 06 September 1990

Tabled in the 1989-90 session.

This motion has been signed by 142 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

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Motion text

That this House utterly condemns the action of French farmers and others which has caused the burning alive of British sheep, attacks on British lorry drivers exporting sheep to France, the cruel misuse of live British sheep thrown against French police shields and the failure of the French authorities to provide adequate police protection to British meat carriers in France; declares that it is unacceptable that French farmers should take the law into their own hands, that to date no-one has been arrested in connection with these attacks and that no charges have been preferred by French authorities; and calls upon the Government to make the strongest representations to the French Government to secure adequate and safe passage of British meat exports to France, the safety of British lorry drivers and compliance with Community law.

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.

Ashby, David
Conservative
Signed on 6 September 1990
North West Leicestershire
Atkinson, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 23 October 1990
Bournemouth East
Banks, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 6 September 1990
Harrogate
Barnes, Mr Harry
Labour
Signed on 7 September 1990
North East Derbyshire
Barnes, Mrs Rosie
Independent SDP
Signed on 6 September 1990
Greenwich
Beggs, Mr Roy
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 22 October 1990
East Antrim
Bendall, Mr Vivian
Conservative
Signed on 25 October 1990
Ilford North
Blackburn, Dr John
Conservative
Signed on 23 October 1990
Dudley West
Blaker, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 6 September 1990
Blackpool South
Bonsor, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 6 September 1990
Upminster
Bowden, Sir Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 6 September 1990
Brighton, Kemptown
Bowden, Gerald
Conservative
Signed on 6 September 1990
Dulwich
Boyes, Roland
Labour
Signed on 6 September 1990
Houghton and Washington
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 6 September 1990
Canterbury
Browne, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 7 September 1990
Winchester
Bruce, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 6 September 1990
South Dorset
Buck, Sir Antony
Conservative
Signed on 6 September 1990
North Colchester
Butler, Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 6 September 1990
Warrington South
Carlile, Alex
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 September 1990
Montgomery
Carlisle, John
Conservative
Signed on 6 September 1990
Luton North
Carrington, Mr Matthew
Conservative
Signed on 6 September 1990
Fulham
Cash, Mr William
Conservative
Signed on 6 September 1990
Stafford
Clark, Dr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 6 September 1990
Rochford
Clark, Sir William
Conservative
Signed on 6 September 1990
Croydon South
Colvin, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 6 September 1990
Romsey and Waterside
Coombs, Mr Simon
Conservative
Signed on 6 September 1990
Swindon
Cormack, Sir Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 6 September 1990
South Staffordshire
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 29 October 1990
Tooting
Critchley, Sir Julian
Conservative
Signed on 6 September 1990
Aldershot
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 6 September 1990
Easington
Day, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 7 September 1990
Cheadle
Devlin, Mr Tim
Conservative
Signed on 6 September 1990
Stockton South
Dicks, Terry
Conservative
Signed on 6 September 1990
Hayes and Harlington
Dunn, Mr Bob
Conservative
Signed on 6 September 1990
Dartford
Dunnachie, Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 17 October 1990
Glasgow, Pollok
Fairbairn, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 6 September 1990
Perth and Kinross
Faulds, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 6 September 1990
Warley East
Fenner, Dame Peggy
Conservative
Signed on 6 September 1990
Medway
Field, Barry
Conservative
Signed on 6 September 1990
Isle of Wight
Finsberg, Sir Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 7 September 1990
Hampstead and Highgate
Forsythe, Clifford
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 22 October 1990
South Antrim
Gale, Mr Roger
Conservative
Signed on 6 September 1990
North Thanet
Gilbert, Dr John
Labour
Signed on 7 September 1990
Dudley East
Gill, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 17 October 1990
Ludlow
Goodhart, Sir Philip
Conservative
Signed on 6 September 1990
Beckenham
Grant, Bernie
Labour
Signed on 6 September 1990
Tottenham
Greenway, Harry
Conservative
Signed on 6 September 1990
Ealing North
Greenway, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 7 September 1990
Ryedale
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 7 September 1990
Bridgend
Hanley, Sir Jeremy
Conservative
Signed on 22 October 1990
Richmond and Barnes
Hargreaves, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 6 September 1990
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hawkins, Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 6 September 1990
High Peak
Hayes, Jerry
Conservative
Signed on 6 September 1990
Harlow
Hicks, Sir Robert
Conservative
Signed on 16 October 1990
South East Cornwall
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 6 September 1990
Vauxhall
Holt, Richard
Conservative
Signed on 6 September 1990
Langbaurgh
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 16 October 1990
Clydesdale
Howells, Geraint
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 September 1990
Ceredigion and Pembroke North
Howells, Dr Kim
Labour
Signed on 6 September 1990
Pontypridd
Hoyle, Doug
Labour
Signed on 6 September 1990
Warrington North
Hughes, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 6 September 1990
Harrow West
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 September 1990
Southwark and Bermondsey
Hunter, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 7 September 1990
Basingstoke
Irvine, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 7 September 1990
Ipswich
Irving, Sir Charles
Conservative
Signed on 25 October 1990
Cheltenham
Johnson Smith, Sir Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 6 September 1990
Wealden
Kilfedder, Sir James
Ulster Popular Unionist Party
Signed on 6 September 1990
North Down
Lamond, James
Labour
Signed on 6 September 1990
Oldham Central and Royton
Latham, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 6 September 1990
Rutland and Melton
Lawrence, Sir Ivan
Conservative
Signed on 6 September 1990
Burton
Leadbitter, Ted
Labour
Signed on 6 September 1990
Hartlepool
MacDonald, Dr Calum
Labour
Signed on 6 September 1990
Western Isles
Madel, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 6 September 1990
South West Bedfordshire
Mans, Keith
Conservative
Signed on 6 September 1990
Wyre
Marek, Dr John
Labour
Signed on 6 September 1990
Wrexham
Marlow, Tony
Conservative
Signed on 6 September 1990
Northampton North
Martin, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 6 September 1990
Portsmouth South
Mates, Lt Col Michael
Conservative
Signed on 6 September 1990
East Hampshire
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 23 October 1990
Mid Ulster
McCrindle, Sir Robert
Conservative
Signed on 6 September 1990
Brentwood and Ongar
McKelvey, William
Labour
Signed on 15 October 1990
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
McNair-Wilson, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 6 September 1990
Newbury
Moate, Sir Roger
Conservative
Signed on 6 September 1990
Faversham
Moonie, Dr Lewis
Labour
Signed on 6 September 1990
Kirkcaldy
Morgan, Mr Rhodri
Labour
Signed on 6 September 1990
Cardiff West
Morris, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 6 September 1990
Northampton South
Mudd, David
Conservative
Signed on 15 October 1990
Falmouth and Camborne
Neale, Sir Gerry
Conservative
Signed on 6 September 1990
North Cornwall
Nelson, Anthony
Conservative
Signed on 6 September 1990
Chichester
Nicholson, Emma
Conservative
Signed on 6 September 1990
Torridge and West Devon
Page, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 6 September 1990
South West Hertfordshire
Paisley, The Reverend Ian
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 6 September 1990
North Antrim
Pattie, Sir Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 6 September 1990
Chertsey and Walton
Pawsey, James
Conservative
Signed on 18 October 1990
Rugby and Kenilworth
Peacock, Mrs Elizabeth
Conservative
Signed on 6 September 1990
Batley and Spen
Porter, David
Conservative
Signed on 6 September 1990
Waveney
Raffan, Keith
Conservative
Signed on 6 September 1990
Delyn
Randall, Stuart
Labour
Signed on 7 September 1990
Kingston upon Hull West
Rathbone, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 19 October 1990
Lewes
Redmond, Martin
Labour
Signed on 6 September 1990
Don Valley
Rees, Merlyn
Labour
Signed on 6 September 1990
Morley and Leeds South
Riddick, Graham
Conservative
Signed on 6 September 1990
Colne Valley
Rossi, Sir Hugh
Conservative
Signed on 6 September 1990
Hornsey and Wood Green
Sayeed, Mr Jonathan
Conservative
Signed on 7 September 1990
Bristol East
Shaw, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 6 September 1990
Dover
Shaw, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 6 September 1990
Scarborough
Shersby, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 6 September 1990
Uxbridge
Shore, Peter
Labour
Signed on 6 September 1990
Bethnal Green and Stepney
Skeet, Sir Trevor
Conservative
Signed on 6 September 1990
North Bedfordshire
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 22 October 1990
South Belfast
Speller, Tony
Conservative
Signed on 6 September 1990
North Devon
Spicer, Sir James
Conservative
Signed on 23 October 1990
West Dorset
Squire, Mr Robin
Conservative
Signed on 7 September 1990
Hornchurch
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 24 October 1990
City of Durham
Stokes, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 6 September 1990
Halesowen and Stourbridge
Summerson, Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 6 September 1990
Walthamstow
Taylor, Mr John D.
Conservative
Signed on 7 September 1990
Solihull
Thompson, Sir Donald
Conservative
Signed on 6 September 1990
Calder Valley
Thompson, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 6 September 1990
Norwich North
Thorne, Sir Neil
Conservative
Signed on 29 October 1990
Ilford South
Thurnham, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 6 September 1990
Bolton North East
Townend, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 6 September 1990
Bridlington
Townsend, Sir Cyril
Conservative
Signed on 6 September 1990
Bexleyheath
Trimble, Mr David
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 7 September 1990
Upper Bann
Walden, George
Conservative
Signed on 6 September 1990
Buckingham
Walker, Sir Harold
Labour
Signed on 6 September 1990
Doncaster Central
Waller, Gary
Conservative
Signed on 7 September 1990
Keighley
Ward, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 7 September 1990
Poole
Warren, Sir Kenneth
Conservative
Signed on 6 September 1990
Hastings and Rye
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 15 October 1990
Maidstone
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 16 October 1990
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 16 October 1990
Macclesfield
Wolfson, Mark
Conservative
Signed on 6 September 1990
Sevenoaks
Woodcock, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 6 September 1990
Ellesmere Port and Neston

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.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

French Farmers' Action Against British Meat Exports (Amendment 1)
At end add 'but recognises that the powerful French farmers' movement will act against EEC free trade rules whenever they think that it is in their interests to do so with the implicit support of their Government; and reminds EEC sympathisers that membership of the Common Market has provided billions of pounds wasted on the Common Agricultural Policy from British taxpayers, has been a trading millstone round our necks, and whilst the Government has meekly accepted Brussels rules they have been bent, stretched and ignored by other member states, including France and that withdrawal from the EEC would represent a considerable gain for the United Kingdom.'.
Labour, Bradford South
11
signatures
EDM 1370A1: tabled on 7 September 1990