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SUPERMARKET DISPOSAL OF EDIBLE FOOD

EDM (Early Day Motion) 66A2: tabled on 04 June 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 3 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 2.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

at end add 'and furthermore would enjoy widespread public support in Britain, as demonstrated by the petition started by Lizzie Swarf from Brighton, which secured over 165,000 signatures in its first 10 days, notwithstanding the need for Government urgently to develop and implement a cross-departmental strategy to reduce food waste and support food redistribution further up the supply chain too.’.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.