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Genetically Modified Produce

EDM number 238 in 2005-06, proposed by Norman Baker on 26/05/2005.

That this House notes the pressure exerted by the United States and biotech companies, especially through the GM dispute at the World Trade Organisation, to open European markets to GM products; is concerned that this may lead to decisions that deny consumer choice for GM-free food and leave farmers without compensation for GM contamination; recognises the growing movement for GM free areas across Europe from farmers, local authorities and communities; believes that local authorities should have the right to decide whether GM crops can be grown in their area; further notes that EU law makes the drawing up of rules to avoid GM contamination the responsibility of national parliaments; and believes that before any further planting of genetically modified organisms, science-based rules for their release should be debated and approved by Parliament and the relevant national assemblies and that such rules should seek to prevent contamination of conventional and organic crops, preserve consumer choice and make GM consent holders liable for damage caused by their products.

This motion has been signed by a total of 51 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Norman Baker26/05/2005LewesLiberal DemocratProposed
Alan Simpson26/05/2005Nottingham SouthLabourSeconded
Adam Price26/05/2005Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSeconded
Andrew George26/05/2005St IvesLiberal DemocratSeconded
Joan Ruddock26/05/2005Lewisham, DeptfordLabourSeconded
Diane Abbott06/06/2005Hackney North and Stoke NewingtonLabourSeconded
Bob Russell07/06/2005ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Glenda Jackson07/06/2005Hampstead and HighgateLabourSigned
Martin Caton07/06/2005GowerLabourSigned
Mike Hancock07/06/2005Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Holmes08/06/2005ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSigned
Michael Weir08/06/2005AngusScottish National PartySigned
Rudi Vis08/06/2005Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
David Drew08/06/2005StroudLabourSigned
Jeffrey M Donaldson08/06/2005Lagan ValleyDUPSigned
Jeremy Corbyn08/06/2005Islington NorthLabourSigned
Annette Brooke08/06/2005Mid Dorset and North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
Elfyn Llwyd08/06/2005Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
Stephen Hepburn08/06/2005JarrowLabourSigned
Iris Robinson08/06/2005StrangfordDUPSigned
Richard Younger-Ross09/06/2005TeignbridgeLiberal DemocratSigned
John Leech09/06/2005Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Nia Griffith09/06/2005LlanelliLabourSigned
Phil Willis09/06/2005Harrogate and KnaresboroughLiberal DemocratSigned
Bill Etherington09/06/2005Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Janet Dean09/06/2005BurtonLabourSigned
David Heath09/06/2005Somerton & FromeLiberal DemocratSigned
Hywel Williams09/06/2005CaernarfonPlaid CymruSigned
Mark Lazarowicz13/06/2005Edinburgh North and LeithLabourSigned
Ann Cryer13/06/2005KeighleyLabourSigned
Andrew Stunell13/06/2005Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Betty Williams13/06/2005ConwyLabourSigned
Chris McCafferty14/06/2005Calder ValleyLabourSigned
Rob Marris20/06/2005Wolverhampton South WestLabourSigned
Lady Hermon22/06/2005North DownUUPSigned
Tim Farron27/06/2005Westmorland and LonsdaleLiberal DemocratSigned
Greg Mulholland27/06/2005Leeds North WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Truswell27/06/2005PudseyLabourSigned
Tony Lloyd27/06/2005Manchester CentralLabourSigned
John Hemming30/06/2005Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
Nick Harvey04/07/2005North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
John McDonnell04/07/2005Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Mark Williams04/07/2005CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
David Crausby05/07/2005Bolton North EastLabourSigned
John Barrett05/07/2005Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Susan Kramer19/07/2005Richmond ParkLiberal DemocratSigned
Angus Robertson10/10/2005MorayScottish National PartySigned
Pete Wishart10/10/2005Perth and North PerthshireScottish National PartySigned
Stewart Hosie10/10/2005Dundee EastScottish National PartySigned
David Taylor01/11/2005North West LeicestershireLabourSigned
Peter LawUnknownWithdrawn

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