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Palm Oil And The Survival Of The Orang-Utan

EDM number 2090 in 2005-06, proposed by Norman Baker on 03/05/2006.

That this House recognises that one in 10 UK supermarket products contain palm oil yet no UK supermarket knows from where its palm oil is sourced, that UK companies have also started importing palm oil for use in bio-diesel and that the UK is now the second biggest importer of palm oil in Europe; notes that 90 per cent. of global palm oil exports originate from Malaysia and Indonesia; is concerned that palm oil plantations are one of the biggest causes of forest destruction in these countries and pose the biggest threat to the survival of the orang-utan; is further concerned by plans of the Indonesian government to set up a mega palm oil plantation project in Borneo that would cut through the heart of most intact forest left on the island and convert part of Tanjung Puting National Park; supports the work of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil; regrets that over 500 UK companies buy and sell palm oil but fewer than 20 have joined this initiative; and urges the Government to persuade leading UK companies trading in palm oil to join the Roundtable, to use its influence to stop the development of the mega palm oil project in Borneo, to ensure that palm oil from destructive sources is not imported into the UK for use as a bio-fuel and to amend the Company Law Reform Bill to require directors to minimise negative social and environmental impacts.

This motion has been signed by a total of 69 MPs.

Norman Baker03/05/2006LewesLiberal DemocratProposed
Mark Lazarowicz03/05/2006Edinburgh North and LeithLabourSeconded
Peter Bottomley03/05/2006Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Martin Horwood03/05/2006CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSeconded
Michael Penning03/05/2006Hemel HempsteadConservativeSeconded
Colin Challen03/05/2006Morley and RothwellLabourSeconded
Elfyn Llwyd04/05/2006Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
David Taylor04/05/2006North West LeicestershireLabourSigned
Michael Weir04/05/2006AngusScottish National PartySigned
David Lepper08/05/2006Brighton, PavilionLabourSigned
Betty Williams08/05/2006ConwyLabourSigned
Graham Stringer08/05/2006Manchester, BlackleyLabourSigned
Mark Durkan08/05/2006FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Andrew Dismore08/05/2006HendonLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins08/05/2006Luton NorthLabourSigned
Paul Holmes08/05/2006ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSigned
Bob Spink08/05/2006Castle PointConservativeSigned
Bob Russell09/05/2006ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
John Leech09/05/2006Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Paddy Tipping09/05/2006SherwoodLabourSigned
Mike Hancock09/05/2006Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Roger Godsiff09/05/2006Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small HeathLabourSigned
Andrew George09/05/2006St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Janet Dean09/05/2006BurtonLabourSigned
Michael Clapham09/05/2006Barnsley West and PenistoneLabourSigned
Martin Caton09/05/2006GowerLabourSigned
Colin Breed09/05/2006South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Eric Martlew09/05/2006CarlisleLabourSigned
Lynne Jones09/05/2006Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Andrew Rosindell09/05/2006RomfordConservativeSigned
John Cummings10/05/2006EasingtonLabourSigned
Mark Hunter10/05/2006CheadleLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Williams10/05/2006CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
Sammy Wilson10/05/2006East AntrimDUPSigned
Rudi Vis10/05/2006Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
David Hamilton10/05/2006MidlothianLabourSigned
Edward O'Hara10/05/2006Knowsley SouthLabourSigned
Gordon Marsden10/05/2006Blackpool SouthLabourSigned
Lindsay Hoyle10/05/2006ChorleyLabourSigned
Iris Robinson10/05/2006StrangfordDUPSigned
Paul Flynn10/05/2006Newport WestLabourSigned
Alan Simpson11/05/2006Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Laura Moffatt11/05/2006CrawleyLabourSigned
Ann Cryer11/05/2006KeighleyLabourSigned
David Drew11/05/2006StroudLabourSigned
Hywel Williams11/05/2006CaernarfonPlaid CymruSigned
John Pugh12/05/2006SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
Annette Brooke12/05/2006Mid Dorset and North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew Stunell12/05/2006Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Helen Goodman12/05/2006Bishop AucklandLabourSigned
Jim Devine15/05/2006LivingstonLabourSigned
David Heyes15/05/2006Ashton-under-LyneLabourSigned
Alasdair McDonnell15/05/2006Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Diane Abbott17/05/2006Hackney North and Stoke NewingtonLabourSigned
Dan Rogerson18/05/2006North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Derek Conway23/05/2006Old Bexley & SidcupConservativeSigned
Rosie Cooper23/05/2006West LancashireLabourSigned
Nigel Dodds24/05/2006Belfast NorthDUPSigned
Sharon Hodgson24/05/2006Gateshead East and Washington WestLabourSigned
Tony Lloyd25/05/2006Manchester CentralLabourSigned
Brian Jenkins25/05/2006TamworthLabourSigned
Kate Hoey05/06/2006VauxhallLabourSigned
Glenda Jackson05/06/2006Hampstead and HighgateLabourSigned
David Chaytor06/06/2006Bury NorthLabourSigned
Chris McCafferty07/06/2006Calder ValleyLabourSigned
Elliot Morley13/06/2006ScunthorpeLabourSigned
Tom Brake14/06/2006Carshalton and WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Adam Price09/10/2006Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Nia Griffith06/11/2006LlanelliLabourSigned

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