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International Whaling Commission's 62nd Annual Meeting

EDM number 173 in 2010-12, proposed by Anne Main on 08/06/2010.
Categorised under the topics of Fisheries and Nature conservation.

That this House recognises the global moratorium on commercial whaling as a conservation success; condemns continued whaling by Iceland, Japan and Norway; is deeply concerned that the Chairman's compromise proposal to be discussed at the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Morocco in June could effectively see the end of the moratorium and legitimise commercial whaling for the first time in over 20 years; is further concerned that the proposal will also legitimise the killing of endangered species in the IWC-designated Southern Ocean whale sanctuary; is disturbed that the proposal sidelines the role of science by allowing catch limits to be decided on an arbitrary basis by political negotiation; believes that the proposal may encourage other nations to seek to recommence commercial whaling in the future; recommends that the IWC instead focuses its attention on becoming a modern, conservation-driven convention; and urges the Government to work with members of the IWC, both in the EU and elsewhere, to ensure that the proposal does not succeed at the IWC meeting in June.

This motion has been signed by a total of 56 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Anne Main08/06/2010St AlbansConservativeProposed
Mark Durkan08/06/2010FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Andrew George08/06/2010St IvesLiberal DemocratSeconded
Peter Bottomley08/06/2010Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Martin Caton09/06/2010GowerLabourSeconded
Michael Weir09/06/2010AngusScottish National PartySeconded
Jonathan Edwards09/06/2010Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Lilian Greenwood09/06/2010Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Gordon Birtwistle09/06/2010BurnleyLiberal DemocratSigned
Jeffrey M Donaldson09/06/2010Lagan ValleyDUPSigned
Ian Davidson09/06/2010Glasgow South WestLabourSigned
Alan Meale09/06/2010MansfieldLabourSigned
Adrian Sanders09/06/2010TorbayLiberal DemocratSigned
Glenda Jackson10/06/2010Hampstead and KilburnLabourSigned
Mike Gapes10/06/2010Ilford SouthLabourSigned
Andrew Gwynne10/06/2010Denton and ReddishLabourSigned
Stephen Williams10/06/2010Bristol WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew Stephenson10/06/2010PendleConservativeSigned
Roger Williams14/06/2010Brecon and RadnorshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Tessa Munt14/06/2010WellsLiberal DemocratSigned
Penny Mordaunt14/06/2010Portsmouth NorthConservativeSigned
Stephen Lloyd14/06/2010EastbourneLiberal DemocratSigned
John Leech14/06/2010Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Mike Hancock14/06/2010Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
David Amess14/06/2010Southend WestConservativeSigned
Jim Dobbin14/06/2010Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn14/06/2010Islington NorthLabourSigned
Annette Brooke14/06/2010Mid Dorset and North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
Caroline Lucas14/06/2010Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Kelvin Hopkins14/06/2010Luton NorthLabourSigned
Dennis Skinner14/06/2010BolsoverLabourSigned
Margaret Ritchie14/06/2010South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Clive Efford14/06/2010ElthamLabourSigned
Stephen Pound15/06/2010Ealing NorthLabourSigned
David Anderson15/06/2010BlaydonLabourSigned
Thomas Docherty15/06/2010Dunfermline and West FifeLabourSigned
Yvonne Fovargue15/06/2010MakerfieldLabourSigned
Tim Farron16/06/2010Westmorland and LonsdaleLiberal DemocratSigned
Michael Crockart16/06/2010Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Eric Illsley17/06/2010Barnsley CentralLabourWithdrawn
Kerry McCarthy17/06/2010Bristol EastLabourSigned
Hywel Francis21/06/2010AberavonLabourSigned
Barry Sheerman22/06/2010HuddersfieldLabourSigned
Albert Owen22/06/2010Ynys MLabourSigned
Nigel Dodds22/06/2010Belfast NorthDUPSigned
Duncan Hames22/06/2010ChippenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Nia Griffith24/06/2010LlanelliLabourSigned
Cathy Jamieson28/06/2010Kilmarnock and LoudounLabourSigned
Russell Brown29/06/2010Dumfries and GallowayLabourSigned
David Crausby29/06/2010Bolton North EastLabourSigned
John McDonnell30/06/2010Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Jo Swinson30/06/2010East DunbartonshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Robert Flello07/07/2010Stoke-on-Trent SouthLabourSigned
Lady Hermon12/07/2010North DownIndependentSigned
Dai Havard26/07/2010Merthyr Tydfil and RhymneyLabourSigned
Linda Riordan27/07/2010HalifaxLabourSigned

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