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Hidden Costs Of Foods

EDM number 848 in 2004-05, proposed by Alan Meale on 08/03/2005.

That this House is concerned about recent Government statistics which have revealed the true hidden costs of producing and transporting food to and from supermarkets in the UK; is alarmed that in the UK 28 per cent., 1.6 billion tonnes, of road freight is either food or produce carried over ever-increasing distances; notes that although the nation exports 7.4 million tonnes of food each year, it imports more than 12 million tonnes over the same period at the same time that huge subsidies are paid to financially interested parties and large areas of agricultural land lay fallow; and calls on the Government to act swiftly to end such costly subsidies and to devise and introduce a more sensible strategy which encourages local food sale and production, organic farming and the transfer of food transport from long-haul road and air freight to rail and water distribution.

This motion has been signed by a total of 45 MPs.

Alan Meale08/03/2005MansfieldLabourProposed
Syd Rapson08/03/2005Portsmouth NorthLabourSigned
Rudi Vis08/03/2005Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn09/03/2005Islington NorthLabourSigned
Peter Bottomley09/03/2005Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Janet Anderson09/03/2005Rossendale & DarwenLabourSigned
Paul Flynn09/03/2005Newport WestLabourSigned
Jeff Ennis09/03/2005Barnsley East & MexboroughLabourSigned
Martin Caton09/03/2005GowerLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell09/03/2005Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Edward O'Hara09/03/2005Knowsley SouthLabourSigned
Kevin McNamara09/03/2005Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Rob Marris09/03/2005Wolverhampton South WestLabourSigned
Terry Lewis09/03/2005WorsleyLabourSigned
Harold Best10/03/2005Leeds North WestLabourSigned
Paul Tyler10/03/2005North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Hywel Francis10/03/2005AberavonLabourSigned
Sue Doughty10/03/2005GuildfordLiberal DemocratSigned
John Cummings10/03/2005EasingtonLabourSigned
Nigel Jones10/03/2005CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Kelvin Hopkins10/03/2005Luton NorthLabourSigned
Marsha Singh10/03/2005Bradford WestLabourSigned
Andy Reed10/03/2005LoughboroughLabour Co-operativeSigned
Colin Breed10/03/2005South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Harry Barnes14/03/2005North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Betty Williams14/03/2005ConwyLabourSigned
Mike Hancock14/03/2005Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
David Drew14/03/2005StroudLabour Co-operativeSigned
Ann Cryer14/03/2005KeighleyLabourSigned
Anne Campbell14/03/2005CambridgeLabourSigned
Annette Brooke14/03/2005Mid Dorset & North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
Sandra Osborne14/03/2005AyrLabourSigned
John McDonnell14/03/2005Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Alan Simpson14/03/2005Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Hywel Williams15/03/2005CaernarfonPlaid CymruSigned
Peter Pike16/03/2005BurnleyLabourSigned
David Crausby16/03/2005Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Clive Efford16/03/2005ElthamLabourSigned
Roy Beggs16/03/2005East AntrimUUPSigned
Nick Harvey18/03/2005North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Denzil Davies21/03/2005LlanelliLabourSigned
Janet Dean22/03/2005BurtonLabourSigned
Richard Younger-Ross04/04/2005TeignbridgeLiberal DemocratSigned
Parmjit Gill06/04/2005Leicester SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Vera Baird06/04/2005RedcarLabourSigned

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