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EDM number 638 in 2005-06, proposed by Norman Baker on 20/07/2005.

That this House congratulates the National Farmers Union (NFU) for its Making Green Ground environmental campaign, which encourages the farmers and growers of England and Wales to prioritise sound environmental conservation and stewardship; believes that farmers and growers are stewards of the environment and cultural heritage in rural areas; recognises that a clean and biodiverse environment is vital for sustainable agriculture in the UK; notes the success of agri-environment schemes such as Tir Gofal and Countryside Stewardship in securing the long term commitment of farmers to environmental conservation; welcomes the introduction of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Environment Stewardship Scheme; and urges the Government to place continued emphasis on sustainable agriculture and environmental stewardship in the future.

This motion has been signed by a total of 29 MPs.

Norman Baker20/07/2005LewesLiberal DemocratProposed
Colin Breed20/07/2005South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSeconded
Andrew George20/07/2005St IvesLiberal DemocratSeconded
David Drew21/07/2005StroudLabourSeconded
Rudi Vis21/07/2005Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSeconded
Andrew Stunell21/07/2005Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSeconded
Rob Marris21/07/2005Wolverhampton South WestLabourSigned
Janet Dean21/07/2005BurtonLabourSigned
David Taylor21/07/2005North West LeicestershireLabourSigned
Derek Wyatt21/07/2005Sittingbourne and SheppeyLabourSigned
Bob Spink10/10/2005Castle PointConservativeSigned
Ann Cryer10/10/2005KeighleyLabourSigned
Roger Williams10/10/2005Brecon and RadnorshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Lindsay Hoyle11/10/2005ChorleyLabourSigned
Mark Williams11/10/2005CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
John Hemming11/10/2005Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
Mike Hancock11/10/2005Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Annette Brooke11/10/2005Mid Dorset and North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
Iris Robinson11/10/2005StrangfordDUPSigned
David Simpson12/10/2005Upper BannDUPSigned
Martin Caton12/10/2005GowerLabourSigned
Phil Willis12/10/2005Harrogate and KnaresboroughLiberal DemocratSigned
Tom Brake13/10/2005Carshalton and WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Nick Harvey18/10/2005North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Lady Hermon18/10/2005North DownUUPSigned
Tim Farron19/10/2005Westmorland and LonsdaleLiberal DemocratSigned
John Barrett24/10/2005Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Albert Owen25/10/2005Ynys MLabourSigned
Mohammad Sarwar14/11/2005Glasgow CentralLabourSigned

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