Early day motion 823

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THE RUDDY DUCK

  • Session: 2002-03
  • Date tabled: 04.03.2003
  • Primary sponsor: Banks, Tony
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    That this House deplores the decision of the Government to seek the eradication of the now estimated 6,000 ruddy ducks originally introduced into this country by amongst others, Sir Peter Scott, and whose only crime appears to be their ability to mate successfully with the Spanish white-headed duck; draws attention to the wide range of human, animal and plant life which is the result of miscegenation which is part of nature's evolutionary process; notes that mating in Spain is an annual ritual practised by many British holidaymakers; and calls upon the UK and Spanish Government to show as tolerant an attitude towards ruddy ducks as they do British tourists.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Amess, David Conservative Party Southend West 04.03.2003
Austin, John Labour Party Erith and Thamesmead 04.03.2003
Banks, Tony Labour Party West Ham 04.03.2003
Barnes, Harry Labour Party North East Derbyshire 06.03.2003
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 05.03.2003
Cohen, Harry Labour Party Leyton and Wanstead 05.03.2003
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 12.03.2003
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 20.10.2003
Dean, Janet Labour Party Burton 09.09.2003
Dowd, Jim Labour Party Lewisham West 10.06.2003
Etherington, Bill Labour Party Sunderland North 12.03.2003
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 04.03.2003
Foster, Michael Jabez Labour Party Hastings and Rye 14.10.2003
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 05.03.2003
Hood, Jim Labour Party Clydesdale 14.10.2003
Jackson, Glenda Labour Party Hampstead and Highgate 07.03.2003
Jackson, Robert Labour Party Wantage 05.06.2003
Jones, Nigel Liberal Democrats Cheltenham 02.04.2003
Knight, Jim Labour Party South Dorset 17.06.2003
Mahon, Alice Labour Party Halifax 05.03.2003
Martlew, Eric Labour Party Carlisle 05.03.2003
McCafferty, Chris Labour Party Calder Valley 09.06.2003
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 12.06.2003
Oaten, Mark Liberal Democrats Winchester 16.10.2003
Palmer, Nick Labour Party Broxtowe 04.03.2003
Pope, Greg Labour Party Hyndburn 06.03.2003
Prentice, Gordon Labour Party Pendle 05.03.2003
Prosser, Gwyn Labour Party Dover 08.09.2003
Pugh, John Liberal Democrats Southport 14.03.2003
Robertson, John Labour Party Glasgow Anniesland 24.03.2003
Rosindell, Andrew Conservative Party Romford 13.03.2003
Shephard, Gillian Conservative Party South West Norfolk 08.09.2003
Smith, Geraldine Labour Party Morecambe and Lunesdale 14.10.2003
Steinberg, Gerry Labour Party City of Durham 05.03.2003
Vis, Rudi Labour Party Finchley and Golders Green 12.03.2003
Worthington, Tony Labour Party Clydebank and Milngavie 08.09.2003