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FUR FARMING

EDM (Early Day Motion) 244: tabled on 26 January 1999

Tabled in the 1998-99 session.

This motion has been signed by 272 Members. It has received 3 amendments.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Amendments to this motion

There have been 3 amendments submitted to this motion.

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Motion text

That this House is opposed to the farming of mink for their fur; notes that more than 50,000 mink are killed for their pelts every year on fur farms for the sake of an inessential luxury item; believes that it is impossible to create the space and conditions that mink in the wild would need, such as swimming water and ground for digging, resulting in poor welfare for the animals, such as behavioural problems and self mutilation; congratulates the honourable Member for Liverpool, Garston on the introduction of the Fur Farming (Prohibition) Bill; and urges the Government to support this important animal welfare issue so that the cruel practice of fur farming in the United Kingdom is brought to an end.

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.

Atkins, Charlotte
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1999
Staffordshire Moorlands
Atkinson, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 15 February 1999
Bournemouth East
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 28 January 1999
Erith and Thamesmead
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 February 1999
Lewes
Ballard, Jackie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 April 1999
Taunton
Barnes, Mr Harry
Labour
Signed on 1 February 1999
North East Derbyshire
Barron, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 5 May 1999
Rother Valley
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 13 April 1999
Aberdeen South
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 April 1999
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Bell, Mr Martin
Independent
Signed on 9 February 1999
Tatton
Benn, Hilary
Signed on 5 July 1999
Benn, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 22 February 1999
Chesterfield
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1999
Bootle
Bermingham, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 23 February 1999
St Helens South
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1999
Kingswood
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1999
Leeds North West
Blackman, Liz
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1999
Erewash
Blizzard, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 27 January 1999
Waveney
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1999
South Ribble
Bradley, Peter
Labour
Signed on 15 February 1999
The Wrekin
Bradshaw, Mr Ben
Labour
Signed on 26 March 1999
Exeter
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 1999
Carshalton and Wallington
Brand, Dr Peter
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 February 1999
Isle of Wight
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 1999
South East Cornwall
Brinton, Mrs Helen
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1999
Peterborough
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 3 February 1999
Dumfries
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1999
Regent's Park and Kensington North
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 15 February 1999
Elmet
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 March 1999
Sutton and Cheam
Butler, Christine
Labour
Signed on 28 January 1999
Castle Point
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 May 1999
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 22 February 1999
Tynemouth
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1999
Blyth Valley
Campbell-Savours, Mr Dale
Labour
Signed on 13 April 1999
Workington
Canavan, Dennis
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1999
Falkirk West
Cann, Mr Jamie
Labour
Signed on 19 October 1999
Ipswich
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 9 February 1999
Gower
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 23 February 1999
Bury North
Chisholm, Mr Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 3 February 1999
Edinburgh North and Leith
Church, Ms Judith
Labour
Signed on 19 May 1999
Dagenham
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 3 February 1999
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Dr David
Labour
Signed on 16 February 1999
South Shields
Clark, Paul
Labour
Signed on 12 May 1999
Gillingham
Clarke, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 27 January 1999
Midlothian
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 27 July 1999
Northampton South
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1999
Cynon Valley
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 27 January 1999
Leyton and Wanstead
Coleman, Mr Iain
Labour
Signed on 22 February 1999
Hammersmith and Fulham
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 13 April 1999
Stockton North
Corbett, Mr Robin
Labour
Signed on 27 January 1999
Birmingham, Erdington
Cotter, Brian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 February 1999
Weston-Super-Mare
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 11 February 1999
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1999
Tooting
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 13 April 1999
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 15 February 1999
Keighley
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 1 March 1999
Hornchurch
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 3 February 1999
Leigh
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 11 February 1999
Coventry South
Cunningham, Ms Roseanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 February 1999
Perth
Curtis-Thomas, Mrs Claire
Labour
Signed on 15 February 1999
Crosby
Dafis, Cynog
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 11 February 1999
Ceredigion
Darvill, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 16 February 1999
Upminster
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 February 1999
Kingston and Surbiton
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 9 February 1999
Bristol West
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 13 April 1999
Glasgow, Pollok
Davies, Denzil
Labour
Signed on 13 April 1999
Llanelli
Davies, Geraint
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1999
Croydon Central
Davies, Mr Ron
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1999
Caerphilly
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 13 April 1999
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dawson, Mr Hilton
Labour
Signed on 12 May 1999
Lancaster and Wyre
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 22 February 1999
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1999
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 27 January 1999
Heywood and Middleton
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 10 February 1999
Lagan Valley
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 26 January 1999
Stroud
Drown, Julia
Labour
Signed on 15 February 1999
South Swindon
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 11 February 1999
Monmouth
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 26 May 1999
Eltham
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 13 April 1999
Liverpool, Riverside
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 14 April 1999
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1999
Sunderland North
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 1999
Southport
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1999
Birkenhead
Fitzpatrick, Jim
Labour
Signed on 15 February 1999
Poplar and Canning Town
Fitzsimons, Mrs Lorna
Labour
Signed on 16 February 1999
Rochdale
Flint, Caroline
Labour
Signed on 26 January 1999
Don Valley
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1999
Newport West
Follett, Barbara
Labour
Signed on 22 February 1999
Stevenage
Foster, Mr Derek
Labour
Signed on 5 May 1999
Bishop Auckland
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 February 1999
Bath
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1999
Hastings and Rye
Foster (Worcs.), Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 28 January 1999
Worcester
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1999
Glasgow, Maryhill
Galloway, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1999
Glasgow, Kelvin
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 March 1999
St Ives
George, Mr Bruce
Labour
Signed on 13 April 1999
Walsall South
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 21 April 1999
Walthamstow
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 19 April 1999
Norwich North
Gilroy, Linda
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1999
Plymouth, Sutton
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 3 February 1999
Greenock and Inverclyde
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 13 April 1999
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Gordon, Mrs Eileen
Labour
Signed on 15 February 1999
Romford
Gorrie, Mr Donald
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 March 1999
Edinburgh West
Grant, Bernie
Labour
Signed on 13 April 1999
Tottenham
Griffiths, Jane
Labour
Signed on 28 January 1999
Reading East
Griffiths, Nigel
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1999
Edinburgh South
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1999
Selby
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 9 February 1999
Morley and Rothwell
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 9 March 1999
Bedford
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 16 February 1999
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 1999
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 March 1999
North Devon
Healey, John
Labour
Signed on 15 June 1999
Wentworth
Henderson, Mr Ivan
Labour
Signed on 26 January 1999
Harwich
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 26 April 1999
Jarrow
Hesford, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 1 February 1999
Wirral West
Hinchliffe, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 14 April 1999
Wakefield
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 13 April 1999
Clydesdale
Hope, Phil
Labour
Signed on 11 February 1999
Corby
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1999
Luton North
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1999
Chorley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 April 1999
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1999
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1999
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 3 February 1999
Barnsley Central
Johnson Smith, Sir Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1999
Wealden
Jones, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 9 February 1999
Alyn and Deeside
Jones, Ms Fiona
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1999
Newark
Jones, Ms Jenny
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1999
Wolverhampton South West
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 27 January 1999
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 28 April 1999
Clwyd South
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 January 1999
Cheltenham
Kaufman, Mr Gerald
Labour
Signed on 16 April 1999
Manchester, Gorton
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Feltham and Heston
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 1999
Hereford
Kemp, Mr Fraser
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1999
Houghton and Washington East
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 February 1999
Ross, Skye and Inverness West
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 28 January 1999
Ealing, Southall
Kidney, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 31 March 1999
Stafford
King, Ms Oona
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1999
Bethnal Green and Bow
Kingham, Ms Tess
Labour
Signed on 11 February 1999
Gloucester
Kirkwood, Sir Archy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 February 1999
Roxburgh and Berwickshire
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 27 January 1999
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Ladyman, Dr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 23 February 1999
South Thanet
Lawrence, Mrs Jackie
Labour
Signed on 15 February 1999
Preseli Pembrokeshire
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 13 April 1999
Derby North
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 3 February 1999
Brighton, Pavilion
Levitt, Tom
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1999
High Peak
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 13 April 1999
Worsley
Linton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1999
Battersea
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 5 May 1999
Brent East
Livsey, Mr Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 1999
Brecon and Radnorshire
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 15 February 1999
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 28 January 1999
East Worthing and Shoreham
Love, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 9 February 1999
Edmonton
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 11 February 1999
Thurrock
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 27 January 1999
Halifax
Mallaber, Judy
Labour
Signed on 3 February 1999
Amber Valley
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 27 January 1999
Blackpool South
Marsden, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1999
Shrewsbury and Atcham
Marshall, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 26 February 1999
Glasgow, Shettleston
Mates, Lt Col Michael
Conservative
Signed on 15 April 1999
East Hampshire
Maxton, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 31 March 1999
Glasgow, Cathcart
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1999
Dundee East
McCabe, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 31 March 1999
Birmingham, Hall Green
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 11 February 1999
Calder Valley
McCartney, Mr Robert
United Kingdom Unionist
Signed on 16 February 1999
North Down
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1999
Hayes and Harlington
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 28 April 1999
South Down
McIsaac, Shona
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1999
Cleethorpes
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1999
Kingston upon Hull North
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1999
Blaydon
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 27 January 1999
Sheffield, Heeley
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 26 January 1999
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 11 February 1999
Great Grimsby
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1999
Crawley
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 February 1999
Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale
Morgan, Mr Alasdair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 March 1999
Galloway and Upper Nithsdale
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 13 April 1999
Cardiff North
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1999
Bristol North West
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1999
Knowsley South
O'Neill, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1999
Ochil
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 February 1999
Winchester
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1999
Nuneaton
Organ, Diana
Labour
Signed on 9 February 1999
Forest of Dean
Palmer, Dr Nick
Labour
Signed on 26 January 1999
Broxtowe
Pearson, Ian
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1999
Dudley South
Pendry, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 26 April 1999
Stalybridge and Hyde
Perham, Linda
Labour
Signed on 11 February 1999
Ilford North
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 30 March 1999
Burnley
Plaskitt, Mr James
Labour
Signed on 13 April 1999
Warwick and Leamington
Pollard, Mr Kerry
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1999
St Albans
Pond, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 26 January 1999
Gravesham
Pound, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 14 April 1999
Ealing North
Prentice, Bridget
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1999
Lewisham East
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 11 February 1999
Pendle
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 15 February 1999
Dover
Quinn, Lawrie
Labour
Signed on 12 May 1999
Scarborough and Whitby
Rammell, Bill
Labour
Signed on 15 February 1999
Harlow
Randall, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 10 February 1999
Uxbridge
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 3 February 1999
Portsmouth North
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 12 May 1999
Loughborough
Rendel, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 February 1999
Newbury
Robertson, Mr Laurence
Conservative
Signed on 22 February 1999
Tewkesbury
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 27 January 1999
Dundee West
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 14 April 1999
Vale of Clwyd
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 9 February 1999
Lewisham, Deptford
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 January 1999
Colchester
Russell, Christine
Labour
Signed on 13 April 1999
City of Chester
Salter, Martin
Labour
Signed on 13 April 1999
Reading West
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 February 1999
Torbay
Savidge, Mr Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1999
Aberdeen North
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1999
Kettering
Shaw, Jonathan
Labour
Signed on 9 February 1999
Chatham and Aylesford
Shipley, Ms Debra
Labour
Signed on 9 February 1999
Stourbridge
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 28 January 1999
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1999
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1999
Bolsover
Angela Smith,
Signed on 26 January 1999
Smith, Geraldine
Labour
Signed on 13 April 1999
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Smith, Llew
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1999
Blaenau Gwent
Snape, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 20 April 1999
West Bromwich East
Southworth, Helen
Labour
Signed on 9 February 1999
Warrington South
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1999
City of Durham
Stevenson, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1999
Stoke-on-Trent South
Stewart, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 4 March 1999
Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 15 February 1999
Eccles
Stinchcombe, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 11 February 1999
Wellingborough
Stoate, Dr Howard
Labour
Signed on 28 January 1999
Dartford
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 February 1999
Hazel Grove
Taylor, Ms Dari
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1999
Stockton South
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1999
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 February 1999
Truro and St Austell
Taylor, Sir Teddy
Conservative
Signed on 22 April 1999
Rochford and Southend East
Thomas, Mr Gareth
Labour
Signed on 28 January 1999
Harrow West
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 9 February 1999
South Derbyshire
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 1999
Richmond Park
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 29 April 1999
Hemsworth
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 13 April 1999
Brighton, Kemptown
Twigg, Derek
Labour
Signed on 29 April 1999
Halton
Twigg, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1999
Enfield, Southgate
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 January 1999
North Cornwall
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1999
Finchley and Golders Green
Wallace, Mr Jim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 1999
Orkney and Shetland
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1999
Stoke-on-Trent North
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1999
Liverpool, West Derby
Watts, Mr Dave
Labour
Signed on 26 January 1999
St Helens North
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 1999
Northavon
White, Brian
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1999
North East Milton Keynes
Wigley, Mr Dafydd
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 4 February 1999
Caernarfon
Williams, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 11 May 1999
Swansea West
Williams, Dr Alan
Labour
Signed on 13 April 1999
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1999
Conwy
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 February 1999
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Winterton, Ms Rosie
Labour
Signed on 13 April 1999
Doncaster Central
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1999
Preston
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 16 February 1999
Batley and Spen
Woolas, Mr Phil
Labour
Signed on 16 February 1999
Oldham East and Saddleworth
Wray, Mr Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 13 April 1999
Glasgow, Baillieston
Wright, Mr Anthony
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1999
Great Yarmouth
Wright, Dr Tony
Labour
Signed on 11 February 1999
Cannock Chase
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 27 January 1999
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

FUR FARMING (Amendment 1)
leave out from 'House' to 'believes' in line 3.
Conservative, New Forest West
4
signatures
EDM 244A1: tabled on 27 January 1999
FUR FARMING (Amendment 2)
after 'mutilation;', insert 'deplores the effect that escapes and releases have on the indigenous population'.
Conservative, New Forest West
4
signatures
EDM 244A2: tabled on 27 January 1999
FUR FARMING (Amendment 3)
leave out from 'important' to end and add 'Bill by guaranteeing the funds necessary to compensate those whose livelihoods will be lost as a consequence of the measure.'.
Conservative, New Forest West
3
signatures
EDM 244A3: tabled on 27 January 1999