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MICROPLASTIC POLLUTION

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1470: tabled on 02 July 2018

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 39 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes with concern that microplastic pollution is potentially more environmentally damaging than larger pieces of plastic because small pieces of plastic are more likely to be eaten by wildlife and have a greater surface area which can transfer chemicals to and from the marine environment; welcomes the Government's legislation on microbeads; further notes that the wider issue of microplastic pollution cannot be set aside, and supports the Environmental Audit Committee's recommendations that the Government works towards a systematic strategy for researching and mitigating sources of microplastic pollution, particularly in relation to synthetic fibres which are shed from synthetic clothing when laundered; notes that there is little evidence on potential human health impacts of microplastic pollution; calls on the Government to set a timescale within which it will publish an assessment of the potential health impacts and any measures it intends to take as a response; and further calls on the Government to continue international cooperation to address microplastic pollution and take on a leading role in addressing the issue.

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.

Blackman, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 4 July 2018
Harrow East
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 July 2018
Carshalton and Wallington
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 July 2018
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 July 2018
Orkney and Shetland
Crausby, Sir David
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2018
Bolton North East
Davies, Glyn
Conservative
Signed on 4 September 2018
Montgomeryshire
George, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2018
High Peak
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 October 2018
North East Fife
Glindon, Mary
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2018
North Tyneside
Hayes, Helen
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2018
Dulwich and West Norwood
Hendrick, Sir Mark
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2018
Preston
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 July 2018
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 4 September 2018
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 5 July 2018
North Down
Hill, Mike
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2018
Hartlepool
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 July 2018
Bath
Hopkins, Kelvin
Independent
Signed on 4 July 2018
Luton North
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 July 2018
Edinburgh West
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 4 July 2018
Ceredigion
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 July 2018
Dundee West
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 July 2018
Glasgow East
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 16 July 2018
Brighton, Pavilion
Martin, Sandy
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2018
Ipswich
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 July 2018
Oxford West and Abingdon
Morris, Grahame
Labour
Signed on 3 July 2018
Easington
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2018
Ynys Môn
Penning, Sir Mike
Conservative
Signed on 4 July 2018
Hemel Hempstead
Rimmer, Ms Marie
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2018
St Helens South and Whiston
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 10 July 2018
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 July 2018
Glasgow South West
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 July 2018
Glasgow Central
Western, Matt
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2018
Warwick and Leamington
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 23 July 2018
East Antrim

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.