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EXPORT OF LIVE FARM ANIMALS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 309: tabled on 18 January 1996

Tabled in the 1995-96 session.

This motion has been signed by 126 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

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Motion text

That this House believes that the live export trade frequently imposes great suffering on the animals involved; is concerned that many animals are transported over extremely long distances in overcrowded trucks, often being deprived of food and water even during journeys of 30 hours or more; notes that University of Bristol scientists have concluded that transport is a stressful process for sheep and that transport distance and transport times should be kept to a minimum; believes that a trade which regularly imposes suffering on animals has no legitimate part to play in a civilised society and accordingly that the export of live animals for slaughter from the United Kingdom should be brought to an end and replaced by meat exports; and calls on Her Majesty's Government to urge the United Kingdom's EU partners to replace long distance live transport throughout the EU with a trade in meat.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Banks, Tony
Labour
Signed on 18 January 1996
Newham North West
Barnes, Mr Harry
Labour
Signed on 23 January 1996
North East Derbyshire
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1996
Leeds West
Benn, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 24 January 1996
Chesterfield
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 4 June 1996
Kingswood
Boateng, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 22 May 1996
Brent South
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 23 January 1996
Eltham
Bowden, Sir Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1996
Brighton, Kemptown
Bradley, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 23 January 1996
Manchester, Withington
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 23 January 1996
Birmingham, Northfield
Campbell, Mrs Anne
Labour
Signed on 16 May 1996
Cambridge
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 23 January 1996
Blyth Valley
Canavan, Dennis
Labour
Signed on 23 January 1996
Falkirk West
Chidgey, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 May 1996
Eastleigh
Chisholm, Mr Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1996
Edinburgh, Leith
Church, Ms Judith
Labour
Signed on 22 May 1996
Dagenham
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 23 January 1996
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clarke, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 22 January 1996
Midlothian
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1996
Tyne Bridge
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 20 May 1996
Cynon Valley
Coffey, Ann
Labour
Signed on 24 January 1996
Stockport
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 24 January 1996
Leyton
Colvin, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 24 June 1996
Romsey and Waterside
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 24 January 1996
Falkirk East
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 10 May 1996
Stockton North
Corbett, Mr Robin
Labour
Signed on 23 January 1996
Birmingham, Erdington
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 24 January 1996
Islington North
Corston, Jean
Labour
Signed on 24 January 1996
Bristol East
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 16 May 1996
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1996
Tooting
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 22 January 1996
Leigh
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 15 May 1996
Glasgow, Govan
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 31 January 1996
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Day, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 21 May 1996
Cheadle
Denham, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 23 January 1996
Southampton, Itchen
Dixon, Don
Labour
Signed on 10 June 1996
Jarrow
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 23 January 1996
Lewisham West
Eagle, Angela
Labour
Signed on 23 January 1996
Wallasey
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 6 February 1996
Sunderland North
Evans, John
Labour
Signed on 24 January 1996
St Helens North
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1996
Glasgow, Maryhill
Galbraith, Mr Sam
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1996
Strathkelvin and Bearsden
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1996
Ilford South
Garrett, John
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1996
Norwich South
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 23 January 1996
Walthamstow
Gilbert, Dr John
Labour
Signed on 15 May 1996
Dudley East
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 22 January 1996
Greenock and Port Glasgow
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 24 January 1996
Birmingham, Small Heath
Golding, Mrs Llin
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1996
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Gordon, Mildred
Labour
Signed on 24 January 1996
Bow and Poplar
Graham, Mr Tommy
Labour
Signed on 7 March 1996
Renfrew West and Inverclyde
Greenway, Harry
Conservative
Signed on 23 January 1996
Ealing North
Griffiths, Nigel
Labour
Signed on 24 January 1996
Edinburgh South
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 26 January 1996
Bridgend
Grocott, Mr Bruce
Labour
Signed on 22 January 1996
The Wrekin
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 27 March 1996
Morley and Leeds South
Hain, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 15 May 1996
Neath
Hall, Mr Mike
Labour
Signed on 24 January 1996
Warrington South
Hardy, Peter
Labour
Signed on 22 January 1996
Wentworth
Heppell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 6 February 1996
Nottingham East
Hill, Keith
Labour
Signed on 22 January 1996
Streatham
Hinchliffe, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 15 February 1996
Wakefield
Howells, Dr Kim
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1996
Pontypridd
Hoyle, Doug
Labour
Signed on 14 May 1996
Warrington North
Hughes, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 24 January 1996
Doncaster North
Hughes, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 23 January 1996
Harrow West
Hughes, Roy
Labour
Signed on 15 May 1996
Newport East
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 June 1996
Southwark and Bermondsey
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 23 January 1996
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1996
Hampstead and Highgate
Jackson, Helen
Labour
Signed on 24 January 1996
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Jamieson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 22 January 1996
Plymouth, Devonport
Jones, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 22 January 1996
Alyn and Deeside
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 22 January 1996
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 24 January 1996
Clwyd South West
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 1996
Cheltenham
Jowell, Tessa
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1996
Dulwich
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 24 January 1996
Ealing, Southall
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 22 January 1996
Brent East
Loyden, Eddie
Labour
Signed on 24 January 1996
Liverpool, Garston
Lynne, Liz
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 January 1996
Rochdale
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 23 January 1996
Halifax
Martlew, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1996
Carlisle
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 22 January 1996
Dundee East
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1996
Makerfield
McFall, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1996
Dumbarton
McKelvey, William
Labour
Signed on 22 January 1996
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
McMaster, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 12 February 1996
Paisley South
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 16 May 1996
Kingston upon Hull North
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 22 January 1996
Mansfield
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 23 January 1996
Sheffield, Heeley
Morris, Estelle
Labour
Signed on 23 January 1996
Birmingham, Yardley
Murphy, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 27 March 1996
Torfaen
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 24 January 1996
Knowsley South
Oakes, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 24 January 1996
Halton
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1996
Nuneaton
Parry, Robert
Labour
Signed on 22 January 1996
Liverpool, Riverside
Pickthall, Mr Colin
Labour
Signed on 22 January 1996
West Lancashire
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 24 January 1996
Burnley
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 15 February 1996
Hyndburn
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 31 January 1996
Pendle
Quin, Joyce
Labour
Signed on 22 May 1996
Gateshead East
Roche, Mrs Barbara
Labour
Signed on 20 May 1996
Hornsey and Wood Green
Rooney, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1996
Bradford North
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 22 January 1996
Dundee West
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1996
Lewisham, Deptford
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 22 January 1996
Bolsover
Smith, Llew
Labour
Signed on 23 January 1996
Blaenau Gwent
Soley, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1996
Hammersmith
Spearing, Nigel
Labour
Signed on 13 May 1996
Newham South
Squire, Rachel
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1996
Dunfermline West
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 23 January 1996
City of Durham
Thompson, Jack
Labour
Signed on 30 January 1996
Wansbeck
Tipping, Paddy
Labour
Signed on 22 January 1996
Sherwood
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 23 January 1996
Wolverhampton South East
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 6 February 1996
Liverpool, West Derby
Watson, Mike
Labour
Signed on 24 January 1996
Glasgow Central
Williams, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1996
Swansea West
Williams, Dr Alan
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1996
Carmarthen
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 6 February 1996
Preston

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

EXPORT OF LIVE FARM ANIMALS (Amendment 1)
leave out from `House' to end and add `congratulates the Government on securing a Europe-wide agreement on the transport of live animals; understands that it will, for the first time, impose maximum journey times and improved standards on the live export trade; believes that this agreement proves that animal welfare is best dealt with at a European level; deplores the wholly irresponsible plans of the Labour Party to impose unilateral burdens on British farmers including a ban on the live export of calves; believes that such burdens do nothing to improve animal welfare standards across Europe and simply put British jobs at risk; finds Labour's policy particularly surprising since it was the last Labour Government which reintroduced the live export trade; and calls upon Labour to abandon this damaging and hypocritical policy.'.
Conservative, Dover
14
signatures
EDM 309A1: tabled on 31 January 1996