Early day motion 663

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THREATS TO UK TREES FROM INVASIVE PESTS AND DISEASES

That this House recognises the threat to the UK's native trees, woods and forests from the growing number of imported, invasive pests and diseases; expresses its concerns that the number of new pests and diseases, such as ash dieback, acute and chronic oak decline, chestnut blight, oak processionary moth andphytophthora ramorum, as recorded in the Countryside Restoration Trust's research report, has doubled over the past decade; welcomes the Government's ban on the import of ash trees to tackle ash dieback, and the Tree Health and Plant Biosecurity Action Plan launched in October 2011; but calls for increased resources to ensure both a rapid response to other such outbreaks and greater screening and control of imports to minimise this vector of disease; and further calls on the Government to require the relevant horticultural sectors to contribute more to the costs of inspection services and forestry research.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Betts, Clive Labour Party Sheffield South East 08.11.2012
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 31.10.2012
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 06.11.2012
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 02.11.2012
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 07.11.2012
Dodds, Nigel Democratic Unionist Party Belfast North 01.11.2012
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 05.11.2012
Field, Frank Labour Party Birkenhead 05.11.2012
Galloway, George Respect Bradford West 07.11.2012
Gardiner, Barry Labour Party Brent North 31.10.2012
George, Andrew Liberal Democrats St Ives 07.11.2012
Glindon, Mary Labour Party North Tyneside 07.11.2012
Godsiff, Roger Labour Party Birmingham Hall Green 12.11.2012
Goldsmith, Zac Conservative Party Richmond Park 31.10.2012
Gray, James Conservative Party North Wiltshire 01.11.2012
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 07.11.2012
Hemming, John Liberal Democrats Birmingham Yardley 12.11.2012
Hermon, Lady INDEPENDENT North Down 12.11.2012
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 05.11.2012
Horwood, Martin Liberal Democrats Cheltenham 31.10.2012
Lazarowicz, Mark Labour Party Edinburgh North and Leith 06.11.2012
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 01.11.2012
Lewis, Julian Conservative Party New Forest East 12.11.2012
Llwyd, Elfyn Plaid Cymru Dwyfor Meirionnydd 06.11.2012
Long, Naomi Alliance Party Belfast East 21.11.2012
Lucas, Caroline Green Party Brighton Pavilion 31.10.2012
McCrea, Dr William Democratic Unionist Party South Antrim 07.11.2012
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 06.11.2012
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 01.11.2012
Morris, Grahame M Labour Party Easington 09.11.2012
Osborne, Sandra Labour Party Ayr Carrick and Cumnock 19.11.2012
Pugh, John Liberal Democrats Southport 08.11.2012
Qureshi, Yasmin Labour Party Bolton South East 07.11.2012
Ritchie, Margaret Social Democratic and Labour Party South Down 06.11.2012
Roy, Lindsay Labour Party Glenrothes 06.11.2012
Russell, Bob Liberal Democrats Colchester 31.10.2012
Sanders, Adrian Liberal Democrats Torbay 05.11.2012
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 05.11.2012
Sharma, Virendra Labour Party Ealing Southall 08.11.2012
Simpson, David Democratic Unionist Party Upper Bann 07.11.2012
Soames, Nicholas Conservative Party Mid Sussex 06.11.2012
Stringer, Graham Labour Party Blackley and Broughton 01.11.2012
Stunell, Andrew Liberal Democrats Hazel Grove 21.11.2012
Weatherley, Mike Conservative Party Hove 08.11.2012
Williams, Mark Liberal Democrats Ceredigion 06.11.2012