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Seal Culling

EDM number 1184 in 1999-00, proposed by Tony Banks on 27/11/2000.

That this House utterly rejects the offensive demand from Mr David Sheil, Chairman of the Anglo-Scottish Fishermen's Federation to cull Britain's seal population; believes Mr Sheil's reported comments that seals are 'just helping themselves' and that they are 'pests' reveals a profound ignorance of the reasons for the decline in fish stocks which is entirely due to the grotesque overfishing by commercial fleets and fishing communities who venal, purblind and greedy activities have together destroyed fish stocks and, in turn, their own livelihoods; further believes that the culling of seals would be a disgraceful surrender to greed and stupidity; and calls upon Her Majesty's Government to reject such calls and impose a total ban on cod fishing in British waters until stocks are once again replenished and in balance as nature determined before the intervention of modern fishing methods.

This motion has been signed by a total of 10 MPs.

Tony Banks27/11/2000West HamLabourProposed
Nick Palmer28/11/2000BroxtoweLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn28/11/2000Islington NorthLabourSigned
Andrew Dismore28/11/2000HendonLabourSigned
Mike Hancock28/11/2000Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Glenda Jackson29/11/2000Hampstead & HighgateLabourSigned
Bill Michie29/11/2000Sheffield, HeeleyLabourSigned
David Borrow29/11/2000South RibbleLabourSigned
Gerry Steinberg29/11/2000Durham, City ofLabourSigned
Rudi Vis29/11/2000Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned

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