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BATTERY HENS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 150: tabled on 19 June 1997

Tabled in the 1997-98 session.

This motion has been signed by 113 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 appalled that the vast majority of eggs still come from battery hens; is concerned that these birds are kept in cages so small that they are unable to stretch their wings, let alone move around or peck and scratch at the ground; notes that battery hens are prevented from performing most of their natural functions and, for example, they cannot perch, dustbathe or build a nest in which to lay their eggs; is concerned that due to lack of exercise hens' bones become weak and brittle, leading to many battery hens sustaining broken bones by the time they come to be slaughtered; notes that a 1996 report by the European Commission's Scientific Veterinary Committee concluded that because of its small size and barrenness, the battery cage used at present has inherent severe disadvantages for the welfare of hens; and urges Her Majesty's Government to do all it can to persuade the United Kingdom's European Union partners to prohibit the useof the battery cage throughout the EU during the forthcoming review of the EU Directory on Battery Hens.

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.

Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 24 June 1998
Worthing West
Bradshaw, Mr Ben
Labour
Signed on 24 June 1998
Exeter
Brand, Dr Peter
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 July 1998
Isle of Wight
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 26 June 1997
Dumfries
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 25 June 1997
Elmet
Canavan, Dennis
Labour
Signed on 6 July 1998
Falkirk West
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 18 June 1998
Gower
Chapman, Sir Sydney
Conservative
Signed on 6 July 1998
Chipping Barnet
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1998
Bury North
Clarke, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 25 June 1997
Midlothian
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 27 November 1997
Northampton South
Colman, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 24 July 1997
Putney
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1997
Islington North
Cotter, Brian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 June 1997
Weston-Super-Mare
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 23 June 1997
Leigh
Curtis-Tansley, Claire
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1998
Crosby
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1998
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 24 June 1997
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 25 June 1998
Heywood and Middleton
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 10 July 1997
Stroud
Drown, Julia
Labour
Signed on 11 June 1998
South Swindon
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 11 June 1998
Eltham
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 26 June 1997
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 10 July 1997
Sunderland North
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 June 1997
Southport
Flint, Caroline
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1997
Don Valley
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1997
Newport West
Foster (Worcs.), Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 23 June 1998
Worcester
Foster (Worcs.), Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 9 June 1998
Worcester
Gardiner, Barry
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1997
Brent North
Gilroy, Linda
Labour
Signed on 11 June 1998
Plymouth, Sutton
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1997
Greenock and Inverclyde
Gordon, Mrs Eileen
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1997
Romford
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 30 July 1997
Morley and Rothwell
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 June 1997
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 June 1998
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 July 1997
North Devon
Henderson, Mr Ivan
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1998
Harwich
Hinchliffe, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 24 June 1997
Wakefield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 24 July 1997
Luton North
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 1997
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 23 June 1997
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1997
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1997
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 June 1997
Cheltenham
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 July 1998
Hereford
Kemp, Mr Fraser
Labour
Signed on 16 June 1998
Houghton and Washington East
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 30 June 1998
Ealing, Southall
Kidney, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1997
Stafford
King, Ms Oona
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1997
Bethnal Green and Bow
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 23 June 1997
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Ladyman, Dr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 25 June 1998
South Thanet
Lewis, Mr Ivan
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1997
Bury South
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 20 June 1997
Brent East
Livsey, Mr Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 June 1998
Brecon and Radnorshire
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 24 June 1998
East Worthing and Shoreham
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1997
Thurrock
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1997
Halifax
Mallaber, Judy
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1997
Amber Valley
Mates, Lt Col Michael
Conservative
Signed on 20 July 1998
East Hampshire
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 17 November 1998
Calder Valley
McCartney, Mr Robert
United Kingdom Unionist
Signed on 2 July 1997
North Down
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 8 July 1997
Hayes and Harlington
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1997
Hemel Hempstead
Merron, Gillian
Labour
Signed on 24 June 1998
Lincoln
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1997
Sheffield, Heeley
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1997
Great Grimsby
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 22 January 1998
Crawley
Morgan, Mr Rhodri
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1997
Cardiff West
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1997
Sunderland South
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 1 July 1998
Bristol North West
Norman, Mr Archie
Conservative
Signed on 14 July 1998
Tunbridge Wells
O'Brien, Sir Bill
Labour
Signed on 24 June 1997
Normanton
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 11 June 1998
Knowsley South
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 July 1998
Winchester
Palmer, Dr Nick
Labour
Signed on 25 June 1997
Broxtowe
Perham, Linda
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1997
Ilford North
Plaskitt, Mr James
Labour
Signed on 23 June 1998
Warwick and Leamington
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 25 June 1998
Portsmouth North
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 19 June 1997
Kettering
Shipley, Ms Debra
Labour
Signed on 22 July 1998
Stourbridge
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 20 June 1997
Bolsover
Angela Smith,
Signed on 26 June 1997
Smith, Jacqui
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1997
Redditch
Squire, Rachel
Labour
Signed on 25 June 1997
Dunfermline West
Starkey, Dr Phyllis
Labour
Signed on 25 June 1998
Milton Keynes South West
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 7 July 1997
City of Durham
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 9 June 1998
Eccles
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 June 1997
Hazel Grove
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1997
North West Leicestershire
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 June 1997
Richmond Park
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 29 July 1997
Wolverhampton South East
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 23 July 1998
Brighton, Kemptown
Twigg, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1998
Enfield, Southgate
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 22 July 1997
Finchley and Golders Green
Wallace, Mr Jim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 June 1997
Orkney and Shetland
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 22 June 1998
Stoke-on-Trent North
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 27 November 1997
Liverpool, West Derby
Watts, Mr Dave
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1997
St Helens North
Williams, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 26 June 1997
Swansea West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 July 1998
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 25 June 1997
Preston
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 18 June 1998
Batley and Spen

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.