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POLICY ON BIOFUELS AND THEIR EFFECTS

That this House welcomes the recent announcements from the Government regarding biofuels, but continues to have concerns over the negative impacts of current biofuels on people, food prices, wildlife habitats and the climate; notes that recent research found that the net effect of increases in biofuel use would lead to an increase in greenhouse gas emissions, rather than a reduction; further notes that currently proposed sustainability criteria fail to address impacts on rising food prices and social issues, as well as knock-on effects on natural habitats and carbon stocks; urges the Government, as part of the ongoing amendment to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation, to freeze biofuel use at the current levels of 3.3 per cent. until the sustainability of biofuels can be assured; further urges the Government to develop policy measures that reduce energy demand and support non-biofuel renewable energy sources in transport, including electric cars using electricity from renewable sources; and further urges the Government in the short-term to incentivise only the use of sustainable bioliquids, such as locally-sourced used cooking oil.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Bayley, Hugh Labour Party York Central 19.07.2011
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 14.06.2011
Campbell, Gregory Democratic Unionist Party Londonderry East 15.06.2011
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 15.06.2011
Cash, William Conservative Party Stone 14.06.2011
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 15.06.2011
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 21.06.2011
Crockart, Mike Liberal Democrats Edinburgh West 23.06.2011
Dobbin, Jim Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 15.06.2011
Dodds, Nigel Democratic Unionist Party Belfast North 23.06.2011
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 14.06.2011
Gapes, Mike Labour Party Ilford South 04.07.2011
Gilmore, Sheila Labour Party Edinburgh East 12.07.2011
Godsiff, Roger Labour Party Birmingham Hall Green 22.06.2011
Goggins, Paul Labour Party Wythenshawe and Sale East 05.12.2011
Hamilton, Fabian Labour Party Leeds North East 28.06.2011
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 16.06.2011
Hemming, John Liberal Democrats Birmingham Yardley 27.06.2011
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 14.06.2011
Kaufman, Gerald Labour Party Manchester Gorton 05.09.2011
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 17.10.2011
Lloyd, Tony Labour Party Manchester Central 17.06.2011
Lucas, Caroline Green Party Brighton Pavilion 20.06.2011
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 14.06.2011
Murray, Ian Labour Party Edinburgh South 04.07.2011
Reckless, Mark Conservative Party Rochester and Strood 27.06.2011
Reid, Alan Liberal Democrats Argyll and Bute 11.08.2011
Ritchie, Margaret Social Democratic and Labour Party South Down 14.06.2011
Roy, Lindsay Labour Party Glenrothes 20.06.2011
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 15.06.2011
Sharma, Virendra Labour Party Ealing Southall 28.06.2011
Williams, Stephen Liberal Democrats Bristol West 21.06.2011