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FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1137: tabled on 24 February 2016

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 45 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 welcomes Fairtrade Fortnight 2016, which runs from 29 February to 13 March, and this year's Big Fairtrade Breakfast theme; commends the work done by schools and community and faith groups across the UK in promoting Fairtrade Fortnight; notes the difference made to producers in the developing world when towns and cities across the UK achieve Fairtrade status; recognises that around 795 million people globally are undernourished, and that half of the world's hungry people, nearly 400 million, are estimated to live on small farms, working to grow food for others every day; further notes that the support of Fairtrade helps many farmers and workers fulfil the basic human need of providing enough food for themselves and their families; and calls on the Government to raise awareness and actively encourage local authorities, retailers, businesses and schools to adopt fair trade principles.

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 1 March 2016
Ochil and South Perthshire
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 March 2016
Livingston
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 March 2016
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Boswell, Philip
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 March 2016
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 29 February 2016
Worthing West
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 March 2016
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 March 2016
Edinburgh South West
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 March 2016
Inverclyde
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2016
Bolton North East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2016
Coventry South
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 1 March 2016
Foyle
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 2 March 2016
Ribble Valley
Ferrier, Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 March 2016
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2016
Ilford South
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 March 2016
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 1 March 2016
North Down
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 9 March 2016
Brighton, Pavilion
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 February 2016
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McDonald, Stuart C.
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 February 2016
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 23 March 2016
Belfast South
McGarry, Natalie
Independent
Signed on 3 March 2016
Glasgow East
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 February 2016
Falkirk
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2016
Mansfield
Mullin, Roger
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 March 2016
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 March 2016
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 March 2016
East Dunbartonshire
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2016
Bolton South East
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 29 February 2016
South Down
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 1 March 2016
Belfast East
Salmond, Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 February 2016
Gordon
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 1 March 2016
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 29 February 2016
Strangford
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 1 March 2016
Upper Bann
Streeting, Wes
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2016
Ilford North
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 February 2016
Glasgow Central
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 March 2016
Midlothian
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 29 February 2016
Leicester East
Weir, Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 March 2016
Angus
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 March 2016
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.