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Maltas Accession To The Eu And The Ec Birds Directive

EDM number 229 in 2002-03, proposed by Malcolm Bruce on 28/11/2002.

That this House welcomes the Government's efforts to toughen the European Commission's position on Malta's compliance with the EC Birds Directive as part of that country's European Union accession negotiations; notes with concern however the decision to allow Malta a transition period in its compliance with the Birds Directive which will allow the trapping of seven types of finch to be phased out over a five year period following its accession to the Union rather than being ended immediately as required by that Directive; further notes with concern the willingness to look favourably at a derogation by Malta which will allow the continued taking of turtle doves and quail on the island during spring migration; feels that these concessions send the wrong signal, both to existing and potential Member States of the European Union, about the importance of the Birds Directive and conservation more generally; and calls on the Government to continue to put pressure on the European Commission to ensure that Malta moves to full compliance with its obligations under the Birds Directive at the earliest opportunity.

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

Malcolm Bruce28/11/2002GordonLiberal DemocratProposed
Helen Clark28/11/2002PeterboroughLabourSigned
Peter Bottomley28/11/2002Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Simon Thomas28/11/2002CeredigionPlaid CymruSigned
Lindsay Hoyle02/12/2002ChorleyLabourSigned
Tim Loughton03/12/2002East Worthing & ShorehamConservativeSigned
Jeremy Corbyn03/12/2002Islington NorthLabourSigned
Andrew George03/12/2002St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Mike Hancock03/12/2002Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Lynne Jones04/12/2002Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Tony Banks04/12/2002West HamLabourSigned
Martin Caton04/12/2002GowerLabourSigned
Bob Spink04/12/2002Castle PointConservativeSigned
Lady Hermon05/12/2002North DownUUPSigned
Rob Marris05/12/2002Wolverhampton South WestLabourSigned
Harry Barnes09/12/2002North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
John Barrett09/12/2002Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Rudi Vis09/12/2002Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Bill Etherington10/12/2002Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Betty Williams10/12/2002ConwyLabourSigned
John Austin10/12/2002Erith & ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Ann Cryer11/12/2002KeighleyLabourSigned
Kevin McNamara16/12/2002Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Ann Winterton16/12/2002CongletonConservativeSigned
Jim Knight18/12/2002South DorsetLabourSigned
Nick Harvey19/12/2002North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Adrian Bailey07/01/2003West Bromwich WestLabour Co-operativeSigned
Candy Atherton09/01/2003Falmouth & CamborneLabourSigned
Nigel Jones13/01/2003CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
David Crausby13/01/2003Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Hilton Dawson14/01/2003Lancaster & WyreLabourSigned
Patrick Hall15/01/2003BedfordLabourSigned
Bill Olner21/01/2003NuneatonLabourSigned
John McDonnell28/01/2003Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Harry Cohen12/03/2003Leyton & WansteadLabourSigned
Andrew Stunell31/03/2003Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned

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