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Rt Hon Member For Suffolk Coastal And Government Repudiation Of Sections 20 And 31 Of The Salmon Act 1986

EDM number 484 in 1989-90, proposed by John Home Robertson on 07/02/1990.

That this House recalls the total commitment of the Right honourable Member for Suffolk Coastal to the introduction of a dealer licensing scheme for salmon during debates on the Salmon Act 1986; notes his statements that 'as the progenitor of the scheme, I am committed to it not only as a member of the Government, but because I think it extremely important', Committee, column 550-3; and 'I assure honourable Members that we intend to get the new system into operation as rapidly as possible. Indeed we must do so. We have given a number of assurances ... if we cannot get the system into operation rapidly enough everything else will fail', Official Report, 23rd October 1986, column 1418; was surprised when it was announced on 6th February that the Government has concluded that such a scheme 'would pose virtually insurmountable difficulties' and had 'decided not to proceed further with these schemes for licensing dealers'; wonders why the Government wasted so much parliamentary time on such ill-considered legislation; suggests that the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food should consider his position; and demands urgent action to conserve salmon and to improve public access to river fishing.

This motion has been signed by a total of 30 MPs.

John Home Robertson07/02/1990East LothianProposed
Stuart Randall07/02/1990Kingston upon Hull WestSigned
Eric Martlew07/02/1990CarlisleSigned
John McAllion07/02/1990Dundee EastSigned
Elliot Morley07/02/1990Glanford and ScunthorpeSigned
Ron Davies07/02/1990CaerphillySigned
Norman Godman07/02/1990Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Brian Wilson07/02/1990Cunninghame NorthSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie08/02/1990Glasgow, PollokSigned
Keith Vaz08/02/1990Leicester EastSigned
Harry Barnes08/02/1990North East DerbyshireSigned
Keith Bradley08/02/1990Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Bill Michie08/02/1990Sheffield, HeeleySigned
William McKelvey08/02/1990Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
Kim Howells08/02/1990PontypriddSigned
Dennis Skinner08/02/1990BolsoverSigned
Ernie Ross08/02/1990Dundee WestSigned
Alan Meale08/02/1990MansfieldSigned
Norman Hogg09/02/1990Cumbernauld & KilsythSigned
Chris Smith12/02/1990Islington South & FinsburySigned
Doug Hoyle12/02/1990Warrington NorthSigned
Bob Cryer13/02/1990Bradford SouthSigned
George Galloway13/02/1990Glasgow HillheadSigned
Eric Illsley14/02/1990Barnsley CentralSigned
Roland Boyes14/02/1990Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Jeff Rooker15/02/1990Birmingham, Perry BarrSigned
Peter Pike16/02/1990BurnleySigned
Audrey Wise19/02/1990PrestonSigned
Tommy Graham20/02/1990Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Jack Thompson02/03/1990WansbeckSigned

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