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ACTION TO TACKLE IVORY TRADE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 11: tabled on 21 June 2017

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 109 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House recognises that African elephants are facing an unprecedented crisis with an average of one killed every 15 minutes for its 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 to 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 has been falsely antiqued using artificial stains or ageing techniques, and are 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 and the world; notes that China has announced a domestic ivory trade ban by the end of 2017; and calls on the Government to press for a total ban on ivory sales and to 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.

Ali, Rushanara
Labour
Signed on 14 September 2017
Bethnal Green and Bow
Allan, Lucy
Conservative
Signed on 6 February 2018
Telford
Antoniazzi, Tonia
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2018
Gower
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 April 2018
Livingston
Benn, Hilary
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2017
Leeds Central
Blackman, Kirsty
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 July 2018
Aberdeen North
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 14 September 2017
Worthing West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 October 2017
Carshalton and Wallington
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 July 2017
Edinburgh North and Leith
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 July 2017
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 July 2017
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2017
Blyth Valley
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 October 2017
Orkney and Shetland
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 November 2017
Dunfermline and West Fife
Charalambous, Bambos
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2017
Enfield, Southgate
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2017
Cynon Valley
Coaker, Vernon
Labour
Signed on 5 September 2017
Gedling
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2017
West Lancashire
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 October 2017
Inverclyde
Crausby, Sir David
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2017
Bolton North East
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2017
Leyton and Wanstead
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 26 June 2017
Coventry South
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 June 2017
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Dodds, Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 29 January 2018
Belfast North
Doughty, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2017
Cardiff South and Penarth
Drew, Dr David
Labour
Signed on 26 June 2017
Stroud
Duffield, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 14 September 2017
Canterbury
Eagle, Maria
Labour
Signed on 14 September 2017
Garston and Halewood
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 27 June 2017
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 14 September 2017
Eltham
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2018
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 November 2017
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Field, Frank
Labour
Signed on 2 November 2017
Birkenhead
Fitzpatrick, Jim
Labour
Signed on 14 September 2017
Poplar and Limehouse
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 26 June 2017
Newport West
Gaffney, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2017
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2017
Ilford South
George, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2018
High Peak
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 October 2017
North Ayrshire and Arran
Glindon, Mary
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2018
North Tyneside
Green, Kate
Labour
Signed on 2 November 2017
Stretford and Urmston
Grogan, John
Labour
Signed on 13 November 2017
Keighley
Hanson, David
Labour
Signed on 2 November 2017
Delyn
Hayes, Helen
Labour
Signed on 13 November 2017
Dulwich and West Norwood
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 September 2017
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 29 June 2017
North Down
Hill, Mike
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2018
Hartlepool
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 January 2018
Bath
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 September 2017
Dundee East
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2018
Knowsley
Huq, Dr Rupa
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2018
Ealing Central and Acton
Jones, Graham P
Labour
Signed on 14 September 2017
Hyndburn
Kinnock, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 5 September 2017
Aberavon
Knight, Sir Greg
Conservative
Signed on 28 June 2017
East Yorkshire
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 November 2017
North Norfolk
Lammy, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2017
Tottenham
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 14 September 2017
Wansbeck
Lewis, Clive
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2017
Norwich South
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 February 2018
Glasgow East
Little Pengelly, Emma
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 14 September 2017
Belfast South
Lloyd, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 November 2017
Eastbourne
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 14 September 2017
Brighton, Pavilion
Martin, Sandy
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2017
Ipswich
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2017
York Central
Matheson, Christian
Labour
Signed on 14 September 2017
City of Chester
McCabe, Steve
Labour
Signed on 14 September 2017
Birmingham, Selly Oak
McDonald, Stuart C.
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 November 2017
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
McKinnell, Catherine
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2017
Newcastle upon Tyne North
McMorrin, Anna
Labour
Signed on 14 September 2017
Cardiff North
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 May 2018
Falkirk
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2018
Gateshead
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 November 2017
Glasgow North West
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 December 2017
Oxford West and Abingdon
Morris, Grahame
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2018
Easington
Nandy, Lisa
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2018
Wigan
Norris, Alex
Labour
Signed on 14 September 2017
Nottingham North
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 November 2017
Argyll and Bute
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2017
Ynys Môn
Paisley, Ian
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 21 June 2018
North Antrim
Peacock, Stephanie
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2017
Barnsley East
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 26 June 2017
Belfast East
Russell-Moyle, Mr Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2018
Brighton, Kemptown
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2017
Ealing, Southall
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 September 2017
Edinburgh East
Siddiq, Tulip
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2018
Hampstead and Kilburn
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 28 June 2017
Upper Bann
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2017
Bolsover
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
Signed on 20 February 2018
Hammersmith
Smith, Angela
Labour
Signed on 14 September 2017
Penistone and Stocksbridge
Spellar, John
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2017
Warley
Stevens, Jo
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2017
Cardiff Central
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 14 September 2017
Blackley and Broughton
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 October 2017
Glasgow Central
Tredinnick, David
Conservative
Signed on 14 September 2017
Bosworth
Twigg, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2018
Liverpool, West Derby
Twist, Liz
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2018
Blaydon
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2018
Leicester East
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 March 2018
Central Ayrshire
Williamson, Chris
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2018
Derby North
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 5 February 2018
East Antrim
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 January 2018
Perth and North Perthshire
Zeichner, Daniel
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2017
Cambridge
Pearce, Teresa
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2019
Erith and Thamesmead

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.