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ACTION TO TACKLE THE IVORY TRADE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 859: tabled on 13 January 2017

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 108 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 recognises that African elephants are facing an unprecedented crisis with an average of one killed every 15 minutes for their ivory; welcomes the action taken internationally by the Government to combat the ivory trade and protect elephants in their natural habitat; further recognises that both the illegal ivory trade and the existence of legal domestic markets are helping fuel this trade; notes that ivory, both legal and illegal, is being traded on a daily basis within the UK; further notes that illegal ivory items seized by police and the Border Force in the UK have been falsely antiqued, using artificial stains or ageing techniques, clearly destined for the legal antique market; notes that domestic ivory markets are known to provide cover for the illegal trade in ivory and also reinforce the high value of ivory across the world; notes that China has announced a domestic ivory trade ban by the end of 2017; and therefore calls on the Government to implement its commitment to press for a total ban on ivory sales and close down the UK ivory market, including that of antique ivory, with immediate effect.

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 6 February 2017
Ochil and South Perthshire
Arkless, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 February 2017
Dumfries and Galloway
Benn, Hilary
Labour
Signed on 24 January 2017
Leeds Central
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2017
Sheffield South East
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 January 2017
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Blenkinsop, Tom
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2017
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Boswell, Philip
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 February 2017
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 January 2017
Carshalton and Wallington
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 February 2017
Edinburgh North and Leith
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 January 2017
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Bryant, Chris
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2017
Rhondda
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 March 2017
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 18 January 2017
East Londonderry
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2017
Blyth Valley
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 February 2017
Orkney and Shetland
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 January 2017
Dunfermline and West Fife
Coaker, Vernon
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2017
Gedling
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2017
West Lancashire
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 January 2017
Inverclyde
Crausby, Sir David
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2017
Bolton North East
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2017
Dagenham and Rainham
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 28 March 2017
Leyton and Wanstead
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2017
Coventry South
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 2 February 2017
Belfast North
Donaldson, Sir Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 21 February 2017
Lagan Valley
Donaldson, Stuart Blair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 February 2017
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2017
Lewisham West and Penge
Dugher, Michael
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2017
Barnsley East
Eagle, Ms Angela
Labour
Signed on 19 April 2017
Wallasey
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 17 January 2017
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2017
Eltham
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2017
Liverpool, Riverside
Esterson, Bill
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2017
Sefton Central
Evans, Chris
Labour
Signed on 20 February 2017
Islwyn
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2017
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Ferrier, Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 February 2017
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Field, Frank
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2017
Birkenhead
Fitzpatrick, Jim
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2017
Poplar and Limehouse
Flello, Robert
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2017
Stoke-on-Trent South
Fletcher, Colleen
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2017
Coventry North East
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2017
Newport West
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 February 2017
North East Fife
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 February 2017
North Ayrshire and Arran
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2017
Birmingham, Hall Green
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 January 2017
Glasgow North
Green, Kate
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2017
Stretford and Urmston
Hanson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2017
Delyn
Harman, Ms Harriet
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2017
Camberwell and Peckham
Hayes, Helen
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2017
Dulwich and West Norwood
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 February 2017
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2017
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 17 January 2017
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2017
Luton North
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2017
Knowsley
Jones, Graham
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2017
Hyndburn
Kinnock, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2017
Aberavon
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 March 2017
North Norfolk
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 February 2017
Dundee West
Lewis, Clive
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2017
Norwich South
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 23 January 2017
Brighton, Pavilion
Mactaggart, Fiona
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2017
Slough
Marsden, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2017
Blackpool South
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2017
York Central
McCabe, Steve
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2017
Birmingham, Selly Oak
McDonald, Stuart C.
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 February 2017
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 19 January 2017
Belfast South
McGarry, Natalie
Independent
Signed on 1 February 2017
Glasgow East
McGovern, Alison
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2017
Wirral South
McKinnell, Catherine
Labour
Signed on 20 February 2017
Newcastle upon Tyne North
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 February 2017
Falkirk
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 20 February 2017
Gateshead
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 January 2017
Glasgow North West
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 April 2017
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Morris, Grahame
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2017
Easington
Nandy, Lisa
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2017
Wigan
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 January 2017
East Dunbartonshire
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 February 2017
Argyll and Bute
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 March 2017
East Renfrewshire
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2017
Ynys Môn
Perkins, Toby
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2017
Chesterfield
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2017
Southport
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 19 January 2017
Belfast East
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2017
Coventry North West
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 17 January 2017
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2017
Ealing, Southall
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2017
Huddersfield
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 January 2017
Edinburgh East
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 17 January 2017
Upper Bann
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2017
Bolsover
Smith, Owen
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2017
Pontypridd
Spellar, John
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2017
Warley
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 January 2017
Glasgow South West
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 20 February 2017
Blackley and Broughton
Tami, Mark
Labour
Signed on 24 January 2017
Alyn and Deeside
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 April 2017
Glasgow Central
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 February 2017
Midlothian
Twigg, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2017
Liverpool, West Derby
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 20 February 2017
Leicester East
Weir, Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 February 2017
Angus
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 February 2017
Ceredigion
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 March 2017
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 30 January 2017
East Antrim

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.