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BREEDING DOGS FOR RESEARCH

EDM (Early Day Motion) 772: tabled on 29 June 1999

Tabled in the 1998-99 session.

This motion has been signed by 112 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 shocked by the findings of the recent investigation carried out by the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection at Harlan UK, which breeds dogs for the research industry; notes that these findings included poor levels of care and husbandry, lack of exercise and of social human contact even for individually-housed dogs, lack of bedding or nesting materials even for females giving birth, dogs left unattended for up to 20 hours, dogs kept in overcrowded conditions leading to aggressive behaviour and even death, and overbreeding leading to killing of dogs because they are considered to be 'surplus to requirements'; further notes that many of the findings constitute breaches of the Home Office Code of Practice for the Housing and Care of Animals in Designated Breeding and Supplying Establishments and that at least two of the standard conditions for breeding establishments listed in the Home Office Guidance on the Operation of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 were also breached; is concerned that this investigation is the latest of many to reveal serious problems with the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986; and therefore calls for Harlan UK's certificate of designation to be withdrawn and for a Home Office inquiry into the overbreeding and killing of research animals.

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 4 November 1999
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 19 October 1999
Southend West
Atherton, Ms Candy
Labour
Signed on 15 July 1999
Falmouth and Camborne
Ballard, Jackie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 July 1999
Taunton
Barnes, Mr Harry
Labour
Signed on 1 July 1999
North East Derbyshire
Bermingham, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 6 July 1999
St Helens South
Body, Sir Richard
Conservative
Signed on 8 July 1999
Boston and Skegness
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 5 July 1999
Worthing West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 June 1999
Carshalton and Wallington
Brand, Dr Peter
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 July 1999
Isle of Wight
Brinton, Mrs Helen
Labour
Signed on 30 June 1999
Peterborough
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 5 July 1999
Dumfries
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 July 1999
Sutton and Cheam
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 June 1999
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 7 July 1999
Tynemouth
Canavan, Dennis
Independent
Signed on 12 July 1999
Falkirk West
Chidgey, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 July 1999
Eastleigh
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 6 July 1999
Barnsley West and Penistone
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 13 July 1999
Leyton and Wanstead
Colvin, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 1 July 1999
Romsey
Corbett, Mr Robin
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1999
Birmingham, Erdington
Cotter, Brian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 July 1999
Weston-Super-Mare
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 30 June 1999
Tooting
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 6 July 1999
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 30 June 1999
Easington
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 30 June 1999
Leigh
Cunningham, Ms Roseanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 July 1999
Perth
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 July 1999
Kingston and Surbiton
Davies, Denzil
Labour
Signed on 8 November 1999
Llanelli
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1999
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 8 July 1999
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 13 July 1999
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 7 July 1999
Heywood and Middleton
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 21 July 1999
Lagan Valley
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 15 July 1999
Stroud
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 6 July 1999
Eltham
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 12 July 1999
Sunderland North
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 June 1999
Southport
Fitzpatrick, Jim
Labour
Signed on 5 July 1999
Poplar and Canning Town
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 July 1999
Bath
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 19 July 1999
Hastings and Rye
Foster (Worcs.), Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 6 July 1999
Worcester
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 July 1999
St Ives
George, Mr Bruce
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1999
Walsall South
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 30 June 1999
Greenock and Inverclyde
Gorrie, Mr Donald
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 July 1999
Edinburgh West
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 1 July 1999
Bridgend
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 26 July 1999
Morley and Rothwell
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 8 July 1999
Bedford
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 8 July 1999
Leeds North East
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 July 1999
North Devon
Henderson, Mr Ivan
Labour
Signed on 30 June 1999
Harwich
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 20 October 1999
Luton North
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 30 June 1999
Chorley
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 14 July 1999
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Jones, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 1 July 1999
Alyn and Deeside
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 October 1999
Cheltenham
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 6 July 1999
Ealing, Southall
King, Ms Oona
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1999
Bethnal Green and Bow
Kingham, Ms Tess
Labour
Signed on 10 November 1999
Gloucester
Kirkwood, Sir Archy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 July 1999
Roxburgh and Berwickshire
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 30 June 1999
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Lawrence, Mrs Jackie
Labour
Signed on 1 July 1999
Preseli Pembrokeshire
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 6 July 1999
Blackpool South
Marsden, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 6 July 1999
Shrewsbury and Atcham
McCartney, Mr Robert
United Kingdom Unionist
Signed on 8 July 1999
North Down
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 1 July 1999
Hayes and Harlington
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 30 June 1999
Kingston upon Hull North
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 1 July 1999
Sheffield, Heeley
Michie, Mrs Ray
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 July 1999
Argyll and Bute
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 6 July 1999
Great Grimsby
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 5 July 1999
Cardiff North
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 26 July 1999
Wansbeck
O'Neill, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 7 July 1999
Ochil
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 July 1999
Winchester
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1999
Nuneaton
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 19 October 1999
Ayr
Palmer, Dr Nick
Labour
Signed on 14 July 1999
Broxtowe
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 1 July 1999
Burnley
Pollard, Mr Kerry
Labour
Signed on 5 July 1999
St Albans
Rammell, Bill
Labour
Signed on 7 July 1999
Harlow
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 7 July 1999
Portsmouth North
Rendel, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 July 1999
Newbury
Robinson, Mr Peter
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 8 July 1999
Belfast East
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 June 1999
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 July 1999
Torbay
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 19 July 1999
Kettering
Shipley, Ms Debra
Labour
Signed on 8 July 1999
Stourbridge
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 7 July 1999
Bradford West
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 30 June 1999
City of Durham
Stinchcombe, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 19 October 1999
Wellingborough
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 July 1999
Hazel Grove
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 July 1999
Truro and St Austell
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 July 1999
Richmond Park
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 20 July 1999
Pudsey
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 19 October 1999
Brighton, Kemptown
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 July 1999
North Cornwall
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 1 July 1999
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 5 July 1999
Liverpool, West Derby
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 July 1999
Northavon
Wigley, Mr Dafydd
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 12 July 1999
Caernarfon
Williams, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 29 October 1999
Swansea West
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 25 October 1999
Conwy
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1999
Preston
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1999
Batley and Spen
Wright, Mr Anthony
Labour
Signed on 6 July 1999
Great Yarmouth

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.