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Japanese Tied Aid And Whaling

EDM number 181 in 2001-02, proposed by Tony Banks on 18/07/2001.

That this House condemns without reservation the admission by the head of Japan's Fisheries Agency, Mr Maseyuku Komatsu, that Japan has been providing overseas aid in exchange for votes on the International Whaling Commission in order to secure a return to commercial whaling; believes that such practices are a corruption of process and should disqualify any countries in receipt of such tied aid from voting in the IWC; calls upon Her Majesty's Government to cease any aid provided to Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia and the Grenadines all of whom have sold their votes to the Japanese; draws attention to the statement made by Mr Komatsu in Australia that 'the minke whale is a cockroach in the ocean'; and believes such comments reveal the venal, arrogant and ethnocentric attitude of the Japanese towards both world opinion and the exploitation of animal resources.

This motion has been signed by a total of 36 MPs.

Tony Banks18/07/2001West HamLabourProposed
Lindsay Hoyle18/07/2001ChorleyLabourSigned
Mark Tami19/07/2001Alyn & DeesideLabourSigned
Gerry Steinberg19/07/2001Durham, City ofLabourSigned
Adrian Bailey19/07/2001West Bromwich WestLabour Co-operativeSigned
Mike Hancock19/07/2001Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Win Griffiths19/07/2001BridgendLabourSigned
Diane Abbott19/07/2001Hackney North & Stoke NewingtonLabourSigned
Andrew George19/07/2001St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Flynn19/07/2001Newport WestLabourSigned
Sue Doughty19/07/2001GuildfordLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew Dismore19/07/2001HendonLabourSigned
John Cummings19/07/2001EasingtonLabourSigned
Ann Cryer19/07/2001KeighleyLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn19/07/2001Islington NorthLabourSigned
Kevin McNamara19/07/2001Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
John McDonnell19/07/2001Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Bob Russell19/07/2001ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Bill Etherington19/07/2001Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Paul Marsden20/07/2001Shrewsbury & AtchamLabourSigned
John Austin20/07/2001Erith & ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Robert Wareing20/07/2001Liverpool, West DerbyLabourSigned
Rudi Vis14/09/2001Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Norman Baker14/09/2001LewesLiberal DemocratSigned
John Barrett17/10/2001Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Eric Illsley24/10/2001Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Nigel Jones25/10/2001CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Williams30/10/2001Swansea WestLabourSigned
Brian White31/10/2001North East Milton KeynesLabourSigned
Sandra Gidley01/11/2001RomseyLiberal DemocratSigned
John Battle01/11/2001Leeds WestLabourSigned
Colin Pickthall02/11/2001West LancashireLabourSigned
David Crausby08/11/2001Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Bill Tynan12/11/2001Hamilton SouthLabourSigned
Terry Davis11/12/2001Birmingham, Hodge HillLabourSigned
Julie Morgan18/12/2001Cardiff NorthLabourSigned

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