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TAIL-DOCKING OF PIGLETS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 95: tabled on 09 June 1997

Tabled in the 1997-98 session.

This motion has been signed by 144 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 is concerned that around 70 per cent. of Britain's piglets are still being tail-docked despite the 1994 law which prohibits the routine tail-docking of piglets; believes that the proper way to prevent tail-biting is not by tail-docking but by keeping piglets in good conditions and in particular by providing them with ample space to prevent overcrowding and sufficient straw to allow them to root and explore; and urges Her Majesty's Government now to enforce the provision in the Welfare of Livestock Regulations 1994 which prohibits the routine tail-docking of piglets.

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.

Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 27 November 1997
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Atherton, Ms Candy
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Falmouth and Camborne
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 12 June 1997
Erith and Thamesmead
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 February 1998
Lewes
Ballard, Jackie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 November 1997
Taunton
Barnes, Mr Harry
Labour
Signed on 10 June 1997
North East Derbyshire
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 12 January 1998
City of York
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 1997
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Benn, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 19 November 1997
Chesterfield
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 9 December 1997
Kingswood
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 27 November 1997
Leeds North West
Blackman, Liz
Labour
Signed on 20 January 1998
Erewash
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 10 June 1997
Worthing West
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 19 November 1997
Altrincham and Sale West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 November 1997
Carshalton and Wallington
Brand, Dr Peter
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 December 1997
Isle of Wight
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 November 1997
Sutton and Cheam
Butler, Christine
Labour
Signed on 10 November 1997
Castle Point
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 December 1997
Twickenham
Campbell-Savours, Mr Dale
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1997
Workington
Cann, Mr Jamie
Labour
Signed on 26 November 1997
Ipswich
Caplin, Mr Ivor
Labour
Signed on 17 February 1998
Hove
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1997
Gower
Chapman, Sir Sydney
Conservative
Signed on 11 November 1997
Chipping Barnet
Chidgey, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 April 1998
Eastleigh
Church, Ms Judith
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1998
Dagenham
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 20 November 1997
Cynon Valley
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 10 June 1997
Islington North
Corston, Jean
Labour
Signed on 18 June 1997
Bristol East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 18 November 1997
Keighley
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 18 June 1997
Hornchurch
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 11 June 1997
Easington
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 10 June 1997
Leigh
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1997
Coventry South
Dafis, Cynog
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 19 November 1997
Ceredigion
Darvill, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 19 November 1997
Upminster
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 28 November 1997
Bristol West
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 17 June 1997
Glasgow, Pollok
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 26 November 1997
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 20 November 1997
Hendon
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 13 November 1997
Stroud
Drown, Julia
Labour
Signed on 17 November 1997
South Swindon
Eagle, Maria
Labour
Signed on 26 November 1997
Liverpool, Garston
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 17 November 1997
Monmouth
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1997
Sunderland North
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 11 June 1997
Lichfield
Fitzpatrick, Jim
Labour
Signed on 18 February 1998
Poplar and Canning Town
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Glasgow, Maryhill
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 17 November 1997
Ilford South
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 June 1997
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 17 June 1997
Walthamstow
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 10 June 1997
Greenock and Inverclyde
Goggins, Paul
Labour
Signed on 28 November 1997
Wythenshawe and Sale East
Gordon, Mrs Eileen
Labour
Signed on 26 November 1997
Romford
Gorrie, Mr Donald
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 November 1997
Edinburgh West
Graham, Mr Tommy
Labour
Signed on 11 June 1997
West Renfrewshire
Grieve, Mr Dominic
Conservative
Signed on 14 November 1997
Beaconsfield
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 20 November 1997
Selby
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 18 December 1997
Bedford
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 June 1997
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 January 1998
Oxford West and Abingdon
Hesford, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 4 December 1997
Wirral West
Hinchliffe, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 10 June 1997
Wakefield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1997
Luton North
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 1997
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 12 February 1998
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Hunter, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 19 November 1997
Basingstoke
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 11 June 1997
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 10 June 1997
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 19 November 1997
Feltham and Heston
Keen, Ann
Labour
Signed on 20 November 1997
Brentford and Isleworth
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 December 1997
Ross, Skye and Inverness West
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1998
Ealing, Southall
King, Andy
Labour
Signed on 19 November 1997
Rugby and Kenilworth
Kingham, Ms Tess
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1998
Gloucester
Lawrence, Mrs Jackie
Labour
Signed on 31 March 1998
Preseli Pembrokeshire
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 28 November 1997
Brighton, Pavilion
Lewis, Mr Ivan
Labour
Signed on 27 November 1997
Bury South
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 10 June 1997
Worsley
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 10 June 1997
Brent East
Livsey, Mr Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 November 1997
Brecon and Radnorshire
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 1997
East Worthing and Shoreham
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 11 June 1997
Thurrock
MacShane, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1997
Rotherham
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 17 June 1997
Halifax
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 19 November 1997
Blackpool South
McCartney, Mr Robert
United Kingdom Unionist
Signed on 19 November 1997
North Down
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 8 July 1997
Hayes and Harlington
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 12 June 1997
Kingston upon Hull North
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1997
Hemel Hempstead
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 18 June 1997
Blaydon
Merron, Gillian
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1997
Lincoln
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 18 June 1997
Sheffield, Heeley
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 16 December 1997
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 18 November 1997
Great Grimsby
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 26 November 1997
Crawley
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1997
Cardiff North
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 18 June 1997
Knowsley South
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 12 February 1998
Nuneaton
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 28 November 1997
Burnley
Pollard, Mr Kerry
Labour
Signed on 20 November 1997
St Albans
Rammell, Bill
Labour
Signed on 20 November 1997
Harlow
Lord Randall of Uxbridge,
Signed on 18 November 1997
Rendel, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 February 1998
Newbury
Robinson, Mr Peter
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 21 November 1997
Belfast East
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 June 1997
Colchester
Russell, Christine
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1997
City of Chester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 November 1997
Torbay
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 19 November 1997
Kettering
Sedgemore, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 10 November 1997
Hackney South and Shoreditch
Shipley, Ms Debra
Labour
Signed on 13 November 1997
Stourbridge
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 11 June 1997
Bolsover
Angela Smith,
Signed on 11 June 1997
Smith, Geraldine
Labour
Signed on 26 November 1997
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Squire, Rachel
Labour
Signed on 10 June 1997
Dunfermline West
Starkey, Dr Phyllis
Labour
Signed on 20 November 1997
Milton Keynes South West
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 7 July 1997
City of Durham
Stevenson, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 23 February 1998
Stoke-on-Trent South
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 27 November 1997
Manchester, Blackley
Stuart, Ms Gisela
Labour
Signed on 27 November 1997
Birmingham, Edgbaston
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 June 1997
Hazel Grove
Syms, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1997
Poole
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1997
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 November 1997
Truro and St Austell
Taylor, Sir Teddy
Conservative
Signed on 11 November 1997
Rochford and Southend East
Tipping, Paddy
Labour
Signed on 11 November 1997
Sherwood
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 10 June 1997
Wolverhampton South East
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 20 January 1998
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 16 June 1997
Finchley and Golders Green
Walker, Sir Cecil
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 26 November 1997
Belfast North
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 27 November 1997
Liverpool, West Derby
Wigley, Mr Dafydd
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 25 March 1998
Caernarfon
Williams, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 10 June 1997
Swansea West
Williams, Dr Alan
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1997
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Wills, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 18 November 1997
North Swindon
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 20 November 1997
Congleton
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 24 March 1998
Preston

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.