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EXPLOITATION OF COCOA FARMERS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2229: tabled on 26 March 2019

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 49 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House supports the Fairtrade Foundation petition which calls on an end to the exploitation of cocoa farmers; understands that some cocoa farmers are currently earning less that 75p a day, which is less than half of what they need for a good standard of living; further understands that world cocoa prices recently fell by more than a third which has resulted in cocoa farmers being hit the hardest; notes with concern that unfair prices are forcing cocoa farmers into serious poverty as they struggle to afford essential goods and services such as access to safe water and medical treatment; and calls on the Government to target UK aid so that a living income can be introduced for cocoa farmers to ensure that they earn a fair wage for the hard work that they undertake.

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.

Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2019
Coventry South
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 March 2019
Glasgow South West
Hayes, Helen
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2019
Dulwich and West Norwood
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 28 March 2019
Strangford
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 28 March 2019
Upper Bann
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 March 2019
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 March 2019
Lanark and Hamilton East
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 March 2019
Glasgow Central
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 March 2019
Glasgow North
McDonald, Stuart C.
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 March 2019
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 March 2019
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 March 2019
Edinburgh North and Leith
Grant, Bill
Conservative
Signed on 1 April 2019
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Marsden, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 1 April 2019
Blackpool South
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 1 April 2019
Brighton, Pavilion
Gaffney, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 2 April 2019
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 April 2019
East Dunbartonshire
Blackman, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 3 April 2019
Harrow East
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 3 April 2019
Ceredigion
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 April 2019
North East Fife
George, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 4 April 2019
High Peak
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 4 April 2019
North Down
Rimmer, Ms Marie
Labour
Signed on 5 April 2019
St Helens South and Whiston
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 April 2019
Edinburgh East
Davey, Sir Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 April 2019
Kingston and Surbiton
Glindon, Mary
Labour
Signed on 9 April 2019
North Tyneside
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 April 2019
Glasgow North West
Hopkins, Kelvin
Independent
Signed on 10 April 2019
Luton North
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2019
Brighton, Kemptown
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2019
Leicester East
Green, Kate
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2019
Stretford and Urmston
Smith, Owen
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2019
Pontypridd
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 April 2019
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Pearce, Teresa
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2019
Erith and Thamesmead
Murray, Ian
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2019
Edinburgh South
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 May 2019
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 31 May 2019
West Lancashire
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2019
Vauxhall
Evans, Chris
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2019
Islwyn
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 16 August 2019
Ealing, Southall
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 3 September 2019
East Antrim
Thomas, Gareth
Labour
Signed on 3 September 2019
Harrow West
Little Pengelly, Emma
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 30 September 2019
Belfast South

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.