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SUPERMARKET DISPOSAL OF EDIBLE FOOD

EDM (Early Day Motion) 66A1: tabled on 03 June 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 30 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

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

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Ms Diane Abbott on 02 June 2015. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

after 'banks;', insert 'calls on the Government to engage with the Scottish Government on issues of food waste;'.

Original motion text

That this House notes that the UK throws away 15 million tonnes of food and drink every year and that half of this food and drink could have been consumed; further notes that if people stop wasting edible food, the environmental benefit would be the equivalent of taking one in four cars off the road; therefore calls on the Government to introduce legislation to ban supermarkets from throwing away food approaching its best-before dates and instead make it available to charities and food banks; and finally notes that such legislation has been successfully introduced in France and would have significant social and environmental benefits.

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.

Ahmed-Sheikh, Ms Tasmina
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 June 2015
Ochil and South Perthshire
Black, Ms Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 June 2015
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 June 2015
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 June 2015
Edinburgh North and Leith
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 June 2015
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 June 2015
Dunfermline and West Fife
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 July 2015
Edinburgh South West
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 June 2015
Inverclyde
Cox, Jo
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2015
Batley and Spen
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 June 2015
Lanark and Hamilton East
Docherty, Martin John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 June 2015
West Dunbartonshire
Donaldson, Stuart Blair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 June 2015
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 June 2015
Glasgow North
McCaig, Callum
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 September 2015
Aberdeen South
McGarry, Natalie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 June 2015
Glasgow East
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 June 2015
Falkirk
Mullin, Roger
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 June 2015
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 June 2015
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 June 2015
Argyll and Bute
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 June 2015
East Renfrewshire
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 June 2015
Midlothian
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 June 2015
Central Ayrshire
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 June 2015
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock

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.