House of Commons
BLUE BELT CHARTER
EDM #647
Tabled 05 December 2017
2017-19 Session
That this House congratulates Sir David Attenborough and the BBC on the spectacular Blue Planet 2 series; notes that, with the fifth largest marine estate in the world, the UK and its Overseas Territories are custodian to the largest coral atoll on earth, globally significant populations of albatross, whales and turtles, and a quarter of the penguins on the planet; calls on the Government to sign the Blue Belt Charter; further calls on the Government to ensure that the UK remains a leading force within those international bodies concerned with greater protection of the Polar Regions, the UN process for establishing Marine Protected Areas on the High Seas, and within the Regional Fisheries Management Organisations; and calls on the Government to reaffirm its leadership in ocean conservation by working with the governments of the Overseas Territories to deliver on Blue Belt pledges to, establish a 500,000 km2 fully protected Marine Protected Area around the South Sandwich Islands in 2018, deliver on the commitment to establish a fully protected Marine Protected Area in at least 50 per cent of Ascension Island's waters in 2019, support the establishment of a locally-led marine protection regime throughout the waters of Tristan da Cunha by 2020 and strengthen the development of the locally-led marine protection regime throughout the waters of St Helena.

Signatures (104)

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.
Amess, Sir David
Conservative
14 December 2017
Antoniazzi, Tonia
Labour
13 December 2017
Bailey, Mr Adrian
Labour
14 December 2017
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
21 December 2017
Bellingham, Sir Henry
Conservative
14 December 2017
Benn, Hilary
Labour
13 December 2017
Berger, Luciana
Labour
06 December 2017
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
06 December 2017
Blackman, Bob
Conservative
06 December 2017
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
06 December 2017
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
20 December 2017
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
06 December 2017
Cadbury, Ruth
Labour
08 January 2018
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
14 December 2017
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
11 December 2017
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
18 December 2017
Charalambous, Bambos
Labour
08 January 2018
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
20 December 2017
Coaker, Vernon
Labour
06 December 2017
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
07 December 2017
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
19 January 2018
Crausby, Sir David
Labour
19 December 2017
Cryer, John
Labour
12 December 2017
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
11 December 2017
Davey, Sir Edward
Liberal Democrat
11 December 2017
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
06 December 2017
Duffield, Rosie
Labour
19 December 2017
Eagle, Ms Angela
Labour
07 December 2017
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
02 February 2018
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
06 December 2017
Flynn, Paul
Labour
07 December 2017
Gaffney, Hugh
Labour
06 December 2017
Gapes, Mike
Labour
12 December 2017
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
12 December 2017
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
18 December 2017
Gill, Preet Kaur
Labour
18 December 2017
Glindon, Mary
Labour
13 December 2017
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
06 December 2017
Goldsmith, Zac
Conservative
11 December 2017
Grogan, John
Labour
11 December 2017
Harman, Ms Harriet
Labour
19 December 2017
Hayes, Helen
Labour
06 December 2017
Hendrick, Mr Mark
Labour
20 February 2018
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
21 December 2017
Hermon, Lady
Independent
12 December 2017
Hill, Mike
Labour
12 December 2017
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
08 January 2018
Hopkins, Kelvin
Independent
13 December 2017
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
06 December 2017
Jenkin, Mr Bernard
Conservative
12 December 2017
Jones, Graham P
Labour
12 December 2017
Killen, Ged
Labour
13 December 2017
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
07 December 2017
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
13 December 2017
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
11 December 2017
Lewis, Clive
Labour
18 December 2017
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
11 December 2017
Lloyd, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
11 January 2018
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
11 December 2017
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
18 December 2017
Malhotra, Seema
Labour
13 December 2017
Martin, Sandy
Labour
06 December 2017
McCabe, Steve
Labour
07 December 2017
McGovern, Alison
Labour
15 January 2018
McKinnell, Catherine
Labour
19 December 2017
McMorrin, Anna
Labour
21 December 2017
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
14 December 2017
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
06 December 2017
Morgan, Stephen
Labour
14 December 2017
Morris, Grahame
Labour
12 December 2017
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
18 December 2017
Pearce, Teresa
Labour
12 December 2017
Powell, Lucy
Labour
08 January 2018
Reeves, Ellie
Labour
19 December 2017
Rimmer, Ms Marie
Labour
06 December 2017
Shah, Naz
Labour
11 January 2018
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
06 December 2017
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
07 December 2017
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
18 December 2017
Siddiq, Tulip
Labour
13 December 2017
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
11 December 2017
Smeeth, Ruth
Labour
12 December 2017
Snell, Gareth
Labour
19 December 2017
Sobel, Alex
Labour
13 December 2017
Spellar, John
Labour
11 December 2017
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
06 December 2017
Stone, Jamie
Liberal Democrat
13 December 2017
Streeting, Wes
Labour
23 April 2018
Stringer, Graham
Labour
20 December 2017
Sturdy, Julian
Conservative
12 December 2017
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
11 December 2017
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
10 January 2018
Thomas, Gareth
Labour
13 December 2017
Thornberry, Emily
Labour
11 January 2018
Walker, Thelma
Labour
07 December 2017
Western, Matt
Labour
12 December 2017
Whitfield, Martin
Labour
06 December 2017
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
07 December 2017
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion