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PROCEEDINGS ON THE WILD MAMMALS (HUNTING WITH DOGS) BILL

EDM (Early Day Motion) 783: tabled on 12 February 1998

Tabled in the 1997-98 session.

This motion has been signed by 33 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

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

Motion text

That this House deplores the antics of the supporters of the Wild Mammals (Hunting with Dogs) Bill in Standing Committee C which have brought, and continue to bring, this House into disrepute; notes that they have tabled over 200 amendments to their own Bill and have spoken at such length that the Committee was still on line 2 of the Bill at the end of its fifth sitting; notes that the honourable Member for Worcester tabled an amendment to his own Bill which he then voted against despite the advice of the Government Minister, and recognises that this was but one example of many where honourable Members forced unnecessary divisions in order to waste time; further notes that the Government has now promised substantially to rewrite the Bill and that the Committee has been suspended in disarray whilst the honourable Member for Worcester waits for the new clauses from the Home Office lawyers; and calls on the House to make Committee time available immediately for the other nine Private Members' Bills which have received a Second Reading but will not become law unless the Wild Mammals (Hunting with Dogs) Bill ceases to block their progress.

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.

Body, Sir Richard
Conservative
Signed on 24 February 1998
Boston and Skegness
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 17 February 1998
Worthing West
Colvin, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1998
Romsey
Flight, Mr Howard
Conservative
Signed on 17 February 1998
Arundel and South Downs
Garnier, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 12 February 1998
Harborough
Gill, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 23 February 1998
Ludlow
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 12 February 1998
North Wiltshire
Grieve, Mr Dominic
Conservative
Signed on 23 February 1998
Beaconsfield
Hayes, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 17 February 1998
South Holland and The Deepings
Johnson Smith, Sir Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1998
Wealden
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 17 February 1998
New Forest East
Livsey, Mr Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 February 1998
Brecon and Radnorshire
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 17 February 1998
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 12 February 1998
Mid Worcestershire
Mates, Lt Col Michael
Conservative
Signed on 24 February 1998
East Hampshire
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 February 1998
Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 February 1998
Montgomeryshire
Page, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 24 February 1998
South West Hertfordshire
Paterson, Mr Owen
Conservative
Signed on 12 February 1998
North Shropshire
Prior, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 24 February 1998
North Norfolk
Robathan, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 16 February 1998
Blaby
Rowe, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1998
Faversham and Mid Kent
Soames, Hon Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1998
Mid Sussex
Swayne, Mr Desmond
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1998
New Forest West
Wilkinson, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 23 February 1998
Ruislip - Northwood
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 23 February 1998
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 2 March 1998
Macclesfield

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.