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Illegal Logging (No. 2)

EDM number 2378 in 2007-08, proposed by John Leech on 29/10/2008.
Categorised under the topics of Environmental protection, Forestry, Industry and Standards.

That this House welcomes the recent publication of the Environmental Investigation Agency's `Buyer Beware' report into UK sales of wood sourced from illegally logged trees; is deeply concerned that the current system of industry self-regulation is not effective in preventing the use of such wood in new and existing UK building developments; regrets that consumers often lack adequate information to make truly informed choices when purchasing timber products; praises those retailers and suppliers who ensure that they can trace the origins of their timber products; calls on all retailers and suppliers to ensure that their timber products are sourced from legal and sustainable sources; further calls on the Government to make it an offence to knowingly sell or distribute timber products derived from illegal logging; further calls on the Government to take the lead in securing concerted efforts within the European Union to regulate the importation of illegally sourced timber products, as has happened in the United States; and further calls on the Government to promote its own public procurement policy for timber products to other industries as industry best practice.

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

John Leech29/10/2008Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratProposed
Andrew George29/10/2008St IvesLiberal DemocratSeconded
Lynne Jones30/10/2008Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSeconded
Adrian Sanders30/10/2008TorbayLiberal DemocratSeconded
John Pugh30/10/2008SouthportLiberal DemocratSeconded
Stephen Williams30/10/2008Bristol WestLiberal DemocratSeconded
Simon Hughes30/10/2008North Southwark and BermondseyLiberal DemocratSigned
Jeremy Corbyn30/10/2008Islington NorthLabourSigned
Andrew Dismore30/10/2008HendonLabourSigned
John Battle30/10/2008Leeds WestLabourSigned
John Hemming30/10/2008Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
Betty Williams03/11/2008ConwyLabourSigned
Phil Willis03/11/2008Harrogate and KnaresboroughLiberal DemocratSigned
Rudi Vis03/11/2008Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
David Taylor03/11/2008North West LeicestershireLabourSigned
Peter Bottomley03/11/2008Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Vincent Cable03/11/2008TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Chris McCafferty03/11/2008Calder ValleyLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd03/11/2008Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
Glenda Jackson03/11/2008Hampstead and HighgateLabourSigned
Paul Holmes03/11/2008ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSigned
Ann Cryer03/11/2008KeighleyLabourSigned
Alan Simpson04/11/2008Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Alan Meale04/11/2008MansfieldLabourSigned
David Drew04/11/2008StroudLabourSigned
Mike Hancock05/11/2008Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Hunter05/11/2008CheadleLiberal DemocratSigned
Janet Dean05/11/2008BurtonLabourSigned
Edward Davey05/11/2008Kingston and SurbitonLiberal DemocratSigned
Annette Brooke05/11/2008Mid Dorset and North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
Brian Jenkins06/11/2008TamworthLabourSigned
Neil Gerrard06/11/2008WalthamstowLabourSigned
Paul Burstow10/11/2008Sutton and CheamLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew Stunell10/11/2008Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Martin Caton11/11/2008GowerLabourSigned
Don Foster13/11/2008BathLiberal DemocratSigned
Michael Jabez Foster13/11/2008Hastings and RyeLabourSigned
Paul Farrelly18/11/2008Newcastle-under-LymeLabourSigned
Tony Lloyd19/11/2008Manchester CentralLabourSigned
Kim Howells20/11/2008PontypriddLabourSigned
John McDonnell25/11/2008Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned

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