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VIOLENCE IN SLAUGHTERHOUSES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 223: tabled on 20 January 1999

Tabled in the 1998-99 session.

This motion has been signed by 35 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 calls for the CPS to justify its utterly irresponsible decision not to prosecute five employees of Rose County Foods of Sawley, Clitheroe, for assault on a Meat Hygiene Service official; believes that the cautioning by the police of the five employees is a totally inadequate response to such a major breach of the criminal law; notes that an MHS official carrying out work of meat inspection under legal requirements introduced by Parliament, having been intimidated and threatened on Rose County Foods' premises, escaped through a window to avoid physical attack; notes that the official was then followed to a local cafe, kidnapped, bundled into the back of a car, brought back to the plant and then thrown into a vat of specified risk material; notes that this potentially carcinogenic waste meat product in the vat could include head, spinal cord, tonsil, spleen, thymus and intestine material; and believes that the Director of Public Prosecutions should, in the extraordinary circumstances of this case, make it known why his officials failed to prosecute for offences which have been the subject of repeated stricture by Ministers and endless debate in Parliament.

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.

Clarke, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 27 January 1999
Midlothian
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 15 February 1999
Keighley
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 1 March 1999
Hornchurch
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 26 January 1999
Easington
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 26 January 1999
Heywood and Middleton
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1999
Sunderland North
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 21 January 1999
Newport West
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 27 January 1999
Hastings and Rye
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 1999
St Ives
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1999
Greenock and Inverclyde
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 1999
Portsmouth South
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1999
Luton North
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 21 January 1999
Barnsley Central
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1999
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 January 1999
Cheltenham
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 5 May 1999
Brent East
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1999
Hayes and Harlington
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 22 February 1999
Kingston upon Hull North
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1999
Sheffield, Heeley
Quinn, Lawrie
Labour
Signed on 21 January 1999
Scarborough and Whitby
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 26 January 1999
Kettering
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1999
City of Durham
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 1999
Hazel Grove
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1999
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 9 February 1999
Stoke-on-Trent North
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1999
Conwy
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 27 January 1999
Preston
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 26 January 1999
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

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.