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SEED SOVEREIGNTY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 466: tabled on 04 November 2014

Tabled in the 2014-15 session.

This motion has been signed by 113 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 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.

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
Signed on 17 November 2014
Coventry North East
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2014
Blaydon
Barron, Kevin
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2014
Rother Valley
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2015
York Central
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2014
Aberdeen South
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2015
Bootle
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2014
Sheffield South East
Blackman-Woods, Roberta
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2014
City of Durham
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2015
Sheffield Central
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 25 November 2014
East Londonderry
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2014
Blyth Valley
Carmichael, Neil
Conservative
Signed on 25 November 2014
Stroud
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2014
Gower
Champion, Sarah
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2014
Rotherham
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2014
North Ayrshire and Arran
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2014
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2014
West Lancashire
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2014
Bolton North East
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2014
Leyton and Wanstead
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2014
Coventry South
Cunningham, Sir Tony
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2014
Workington
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2014
Glasgow South West
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 26 November 2014
Belfast North
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 18 November 2014
Lagan Valley
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2014
Aberdeen North
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2015
Liverpool, Riverside
Engel, Natascha
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2014
North East Derbyshire
Esterson, Bill
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2014
Sefton Central
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2014
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2014
Birkenhead
Flello, Robert
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2015
Stoke-on-Trent South
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2014
Newport West
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2014
Aberavon
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 5 November 2014
Bradford West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 November 2014
St Ives
Gilbert, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 November 2014
St Austell and Newquay
Gilmore, Sheila
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2014
Edinburgh East
Glass, Pat
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2014
North West Durham
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2014
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2014
Birmingham, Hall Green
Goldsmith, Zac
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 2014
Richmond Park
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2014
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
Signed on 6 November 2014
Portsmouth South
Harris, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2014
Glasgow South
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2014
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 10 November 2014
North Down
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2014
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2014
Vauxhall
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2014
Lanark and Hamilton East
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2014
Luton North
Horwood, Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 November 2014
Cheltenham
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2014
Dundee East
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2014
Knowsley
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 November 2014
Cheadle
Huppert, Dr Julian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 November 2014
Cambridge
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2014
Hampstead and Kilburn
Joyce, Eric
Independent
Signed on 7 January 2015
Falkirk
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2014
Manchester, Gorton
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 January 2015
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2014
Wansbeck
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 November 2014
Manchester, Withington
Lloyd, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 March 2015
Eastbourne
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 17 November 2014
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 19 November 2014
Belfast East
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 10 November 2014
Brighton, Pavilion
Mann, John
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2014
Bassetlaw
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2014
Hayes and Harlington
McInnes, Liz
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2014
Heywood and Middleton
McKenzie, Iain
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2014
Inverclyde
Meacher, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2014
Oldham West and Royton
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2014
Mansfield
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2014
Gateshead
Mitchell, Austin
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2014
Great Grimsby
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2014
Easington
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 December 2014
Leeds North West
O'Donnell, Fiona
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2014
East Lothian
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2014
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2014
Ynys Môn
Pearce, Teresa
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2014
Erith and Thamesmead
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 November 2014
Southport
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2014
Bolton South East
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 November 2014
Argyll and Bute
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2014
Halifax
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2014
Moray
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2014
Glasgow North West
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2014
Liverpool, Walton
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2014
Glenrothes
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2014
Vale of Clwyd
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2014
Lewisham, Deptford
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 November 2014
Torbay
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2014
Ealing, Southall
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2014
Huddersfield
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2014
Bolsover
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 2014
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Tami, Mark
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2014
Alyn and Deeside
Thornton, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 November 2014
Eastleigh
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2014
Walsall South
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2014
Stoke-on-Trent North
Watts, Mr Dave
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2014
St Helens North
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 November 2014
Angus
Whiteford, Dr Eilidh
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2014
Banff and Buchan
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 17 November 2014
Arfon
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 November 2014
Ceredigion
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 December 2014
Cardiff Central
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 19 November 2014
East Antrim
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 December 2014
Perth and North Perthshire
Wright, David
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2014
Telford

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.