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Meat-Free Mondays

EDM number 669 in 2010-12, proposed by John Leech on 06/09/2010.
Categorised under the topic of Food.

That this House acknowledges UN figures which suggest that meat production is responsible for approximately 18 per cent. of global carbon emissions; further acknowledges that methane, emitted by cows and pigs, is 23 times more powerful than carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas; recognises that across the UK 1 million tonnes of beef, 1.3 million tonnes of pork and 1.8 million tonnes of poultry are consumed every year; further recognises that this level of meat consumption is detrimental to the health of the nation and increasingly to the public purse; further recognises that global meat production is forecast to almost double to 456 million tonnes in 2050 compared to 2001 levels; believes that current meat consumption levels are unsustainable if the Climate Change Act 2008 is to be successfully implemented tohelp the UK fight against climate change; calls for a shift towards less meat-oriented diets nationally; further recognises that Meat-Free Mondays would help to promote this; and furtherbelieves that Parliament should set an example by supporting Meat-Free Mondays in all cafeterias in the Houses of Parliament.

This motion has been signed by a total of 33 MPs.

John Leech06/09/2010Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratProposed
John McDonnell06/09/2010Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSeconded
Mike Hancock06/09/2010Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSeconded
Alan Meale07/09/2010MansfieldLabourSeconded
Virendra Sharma07/09/2010Ealing, SouthallLabourSeconded
Alasdair McDonnell08/09/2010Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Kelvin Hopkins09/09/2010Luton NorthLabourSigned
Paul Flynn09/09/2010Newport WestLabourSigned
Fabian Hamilton13/09/2010Leeds North EastLabourSigned
Anne Begg13/09/2010Aberdeen SouthLabourSigned
Caroline Lucas16/09/2010Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Stephen Pound11/10/2010Ealing NorthLabourSigned
Diane Abbott11/10/2010Hackney North and Stoke NewingtonLabourSigned
Gerry Sutcliffe11/10/2010Bradford SouthLabourSigned
Roger Godsiff12/10/2010Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Barry Sheerman13/10/2010HuddersfieldLabourSigned
Diana Johnson18/10/2010Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Ian Lavery18/10/2010WansbeckLabourSigned
Sheila Gilmore20/10/2010Edinburgh EastLabourSigned
Simon Wright09/11/2010Norwich SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Jim Sheridan20/12/2010Paisley and Renfrewshire NorthLabourSigned
Adrian Sanders13/01/2011TorbayLiberal DemocratSigned
Kerry McCarthy18/01/2011Bristol EastLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell24/01/2011Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Julian Huppert25/01/2011CambridgeLiberal DemocratSigned
Martin Horwood07/02/2011CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Kate Green08/02/2011Stretford and UrmstonLabourSigned
Tom Brake16/02/2011Carshalton and WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Sammy Wilson14/03/2011East AntrimDUPSigned
Bill Esterson22/03/2011Sefton CentralLabourSigned
Alison McGovern24/03/2011Wirral SouthLabourSigned
Tessa Munt27/04/2011WellsLiberal DemocratSigned
Graeme Morrice03/05/2011LivingstonLabourSigned

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