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Illegal Fishing

EDM number 945 in 2005-06, proposed by Lindsay Hoyle on 03/11/2005.

That this House condemns the illegal fishing fleets that are plundering the seas by taking advantage of rules allowing them to adopt flags of convenience; notes that this news comes from a report by the UN International Transport Workers' Federation and WWF which estimates the annual level of illegal fishing to represent a value of £680 million which is also threatening fisheries; further notes that flags of convenience can be bought for just a hundred dollars without the country of origin enforcing international law and taking responsibility for the vessel's activities with most such flags coming from landlocked countries; expresses grave concern that these vessels are predominantly from EU countries with Spain, who receives the most generous EU fishing subsidies, topping the list; and calls on the Government to work through the UN to abolish flags of convenience and stop illegal fishing.

This motion has been signed by a total of 41 MPs.

Lindsay Hoyle03/11/2005ChorleyLabourProposed
David Crausby03/11/2005Bolton North EastLabourSeconded
Michael Penning03/11/2005Hemel HempsteadConservativeSeconded
Peter Bottomley07/11/2005Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Jim Dobbin07/11/2005Heywood and MiddletonLabourSeconded
Michael Weir07/11/2005AngusScottish National PartySeconded
Lynne Jones07/11/2005Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Gregory Campbell07/11/2005East LondonderryDUPSigned
Paul Flynn07/11/2005Newport WestLabourSigned
David Taylor07/11/2005North West LeicestershireLabourSigned
Paul Holmes08/11/2005ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSigned
Robert Wareing08/11/2005Liverpool, West DerbyLabourSigned
Mike Hancock08/11/2005Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Derek Conway08/11/2005Old Bexley & SidcupConservativeSigned
Martin Caton08/11/2005GowerLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd08/11/2005Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
Iris Robinson08/11/2005StrangfordDUPSigned
Angus MacNeil09/11/2005Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySigned
Rudi Vis09/11/2005Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
Jeffrey M Donaldson09/11/2005Lagan ValleyDUPSigned
Nigel Dodds09/11/2005Belfast NorthDUPSigned
Alan Meale09/11/2005MansfieldLabourSigned
Gordon Marsden09/11/2005Blackpool SouthLabourSigned
Ann Cryer09/11/2005KeighleyLabourSigned
Alan Simpson10/11/2005Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Bob Spink10/11/2005Castle PointConservativeSigned
Jeremy Corbyn10/11/2005Islington NorthLabourSigned
David Borrow10/11/2005South RibbleLabourSigned
Rob Marris11/11/2005Wolverhampton South WestLabourSigned
Janet Dean11/11/2005BurtonLabourSigned
Betty Williams11/11/2005ConwyLabourSigned
Eric Illsley14/11/2005Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Malcolm Moss14/11/2005North East CambridgeshireConservativeSigned
Albert Owen15/11/2005Ynys MLabourSigned
David Drew17/11/2005StroudLabourSigned
Brian Jenkins22/11/2005TamworthLabourSigned
Jeff Ennis22/11/2005Barnsley East and MexboroughLabourSigned
Bill Etherington22/11/2005Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Greg Pope24/11/2005HyndburnLabourSigned
Andrew Rosindell28/11/2005RomfordConservativeSigned
John McDonnell06/11/2006Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned

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