§ Mr. Cynog Dafis (Ceredigion and Pembroke, North)
It gives me great pleasure to present the "Reforest the Earth" petition, which concerns the destruction of the world's forests, and its effects on the global environment and on the local environment of the regions immediately affected and their indigenous peoples. It has been organised by the forests lobby—a coalition of environmental groups—and is signed by more than 10,000 people. It states:Wherefore your Petitioners pray that your honourable House urge Her Majesty's Government to:It is signed by Ms. A. C. Zelter, Valley Farmhouse, Cromer, Norfolk and Tigger of 10 Little Bethnal street, Norwich, Norfolk.
And your petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray.,
- (1) immediately institute a moratorium of all timber coming from primary/old growth forests or from areas where indigenous peoples are struggling for land rights or where there are human rights abuses occurring.
- (2) encourage and promote major re-afforestation in Britain, where so much forest has already been destroyed, and
- (3) adopt the Forests Manifesto for Britain.
§ To lie upon the Table.