House of Commons
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SEED SOVEREIGNTY
EDM #466
Tabled 04 November 2014
2014-15 Session
That this House notes that access to seed resources is central to small-scale farmers' ability to maintain resilient and productive livelihoods; further notes that, in facing the effects of climate change and changing global market forces, it is essential that poor farmers in Africa and elsewhere are supported to access and develop sustainable, productive and affordable seed resources through community-controlled initiatives; further notes that just three corporations now control 53 per cent of the global seed market, whilst farmers are experiencing dangerous levels of the debt and vulnerability as such corporations come to control their seed supply; further notes that UK aid is currently supporting initiatives such as the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition that promote plant variety protection laws such as in Ghana that fail to protect poor and indigenous farmers and are likely to increase the market dominance of transnational seed corporations; further notes that the Department for International Development committed in 2005 to end policy conditionality for UK aid recipients, yet seed policy reforms required from some recipient states as part of aid commitments under the New Alliance appear in practice to undermine this commitment; and calls on the Government to support community-controlled initiatives to assist farmers to access sustainable, affordable and productive seed varieties instead of initiatives that increase corporate control of seed markets.

Signatures (113)

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.
Ainsworth, Mr Bob
Labour
17 November 2014
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
05 November 2014
Barron, Kevin
Labour
17 November 2014
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
05 January 2015
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
18 November 2014
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
23 January 2015
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
10 December 2014
Blackman-Woods, Roberta
Labour
17 December 2014
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
23 March 2015
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
25 November 2014
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
05 November 2014
Carmichael, Neil
Conservative
25 November 2014
Caton, Martin
Labour
05 November 2014
Champion, Sarah
Labour
18 November 2014
Clark, Katy
Labour
19 November 2014
Connarty, Michael
Labour
20 November 2014
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
17 November 2014
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
11 November 2014
Cryer, John
Labour
17 November 2014
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
17 November 2014
Cunningham, Sir Tony
Labour
17 November 2014
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
27 November 2014
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
26 November 2014
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
18 November 2014
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
21 November 2014
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
11 February 2015
Engel, Natascha
Labour
17 November 2014
Esterson, Bill
Labour
25 November 2014
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
05 December 2014
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
10 November 2014
Flello, Robert
Labour
19 March 2015
Flynn, Paul
Labour
11 November 2014
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
17 December 2014
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
05 November 2014
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
06 November 2014
Gilbert, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
27 November 2014
Gilmore, Sheila
Labour
19 November 2014
Glass, Pat
Labour
02 December 2014
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
06 November 2014
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
07 November 2014
Goldsmith, Zac
Conservative
17 November 2014
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
17 November 2014
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
06 November 2014
Harris, Mr Tom
Labour
17 November 2014
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
10 November 2014
Hermon, Lady
Independent
10 November 2014
Heyes, David
Labour
11 November 2014
Hoey, Kate
Labour
17 November 2014
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
21 November 2014
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
06 November 2014
Horwood, Martin
Liberal Democrat
17 November 2014
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
26 November 2014
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
17 November 2014
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
17 November 2014
Huppert, Dr Julian
Liberal Democrat
17 November 2014
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
17 November 2014
Joyce, Eric
Independent
07 January 2015
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
01 December 2014
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
20 January 2015
Lavery, Ian
Labour
01 December 2014
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
05 November 2014
Lloyd, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
05 March 2015
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
17 November 2014
Long, Naomi
Alliance
19 November 2014
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
10 November 2014
Mann, John
Labour
17 November 2014
McDonnell, John
Labour
17 November 2014
McInnes, Liz
Labour
21 November 2014
McKenzie, Iain
Labour
10 November 2014
Meacher, Mr Michael
Labour
18 November 2014
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
05 November 2014
Mearns, Ian
Labour
11 November 2014
Mitchell, Austin
Labour
10 November 2014
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
17 November 2014
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
10 December 2014
O'Donnell, Fiona
Labour
21 November 2014
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
05 November 2014
Owen, Albert
Labour
21 November 2014
Pearce, Teresa
Labour
17 November 2014
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
07 November 2014
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
20 November 2014
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
17 November 2014
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
26 November 2014
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
26 November 2014
Robertson, John
Labour
11 November 2014
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
03 December 2014
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
25 November 2014
Ruane, Chris
Labour
08 December 2014
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
04 December 2014
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
11 November 2014
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
17 November 2014
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
18 November 2014
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
17 November 2014
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
09 December 2014
Tami, Mark
Labour
17 November 2014
Thornton, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
17 November 2014
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
11 November 2014
Walley, Joan
Labour
18 November 2014
Watts, Mr Dave
Labour
18 November 2014
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
05 November 2014
Whiteford, Dr Eilidh
Scottish National Party
26 November 2014
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
17 November 2014
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
18 November 2014
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
15 December 2014
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
19 November 2014
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
08 December 2014
Wright, David
Labour
19 November 2014
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion