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BROILER CHICKENS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 145: tabled on 19 June 1997

Tabled in the 1997-98 session.

This motion has been signed by 51 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 about the extensive suffering experienced by intensively reared broiler chickens; notes that these birds are reared indoors in darkened, overcrowded sheds and are forced to grow so quickly through selective breeding and rich diets that their legs often cannot properly support their overdeveloped bodies, with the result that each year millions of broilers suffer from painful sometimes crippling leg problems; is concerned that broiler breeders are often subjected to restricted feeding regimes which can lead to birds being chronically hungry, frustrated and stressed; notes that unlike pigs, calves and battery hens, broilers are largely unprotected by the law; and calls upon Her Majesty's Government to introduce legislation to safeguard the welfare of broiler chickens.

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.

Butler, Christine
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1997
Castle Point
Campbell-Savours, Mr Dale
Labour
Signed on 18 March 1998
Workington
Clarke, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1997
Midlothian
Coaker, Mr Vernon
Labour
Signed on 10 July 1997
Gedling
Colman, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 24 July 1997
Putney
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 26 February 1998
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 25 June 1997
Islington North
Cotter, Brian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 June 1997
Weston-Super-Mare
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1997
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 23 June 1997
Leigh
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1997
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 22 July 1997
Heywood and Middleton
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 2 March 1998
Lagan Valley
Drown, Julia
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1998
South Swindon
Galloway, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1997
Glasgow, Kelvin
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 30 July 1997
Morley and Rothwell
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 June 1997
Portsmouth South
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1997
Clydesdale
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 24 July 1997
Luton North
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 June 1997
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 23 June 1997
Barnsley Central
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 June 1997
Cheltenham
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 20 June 1997
Brent East
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 8 July 1997
Hayes and Harlington
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 14 July 1997
Hemel Hempstead
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1997
Sheffield, Heeley
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1998
Knowsley South
O'Neill, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 9 March 1998
Ochil
Palmer, Dr Nick
Labour
Signed on 31 March 1998
Broxtowe
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 15 July 1997
Portsmouth North
Robinson, Mr Peter
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 4 March 1998
Belfast East
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 25 June 1997
Dundee West
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 June 1997
Colchester
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1998
Kettering
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 20 June 1997
Bolsover
Angela Smith,
Signed on 26 June 1997
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 7 July 1997
City of Durham
Taylor, Sir Teddy
Conservative
Signed on 2 March 1998
Rochford and Southend East
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 June 1997
Richmond Park
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 29 July 1997
Wolverhampton South East
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 23 March 1998
Finchley and Golders Green
Wigley, Mr Dafydd
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 5 March 1998
Caernarfon
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 25 June 1997
Preston
Wray, Mr Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1997
Glasgow, Baillieston

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.