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STALL AND TETHER-PRODUCED PIGMEAT

EDM (Early Day Motion) 209: tabled on 15 December 1999

Tabled in the 1999-00 session.

This motion has been signed by 95 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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

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Motion text

That this House is deeply concerned about the import of cheap pigmeat from countries which use sow stalls and tethers, systems which have been illegal in the United Kingdom on cruelty grounds since 1st January, following the agreement of the House in 1991; believes that these imports are undermining the United Kingdom pig industry; condemns those supermarkets, caterers and public procurement agencies which are continuing to sell or use imported pigmeat derived from foreign herds which use sow stalls and tethers; believes that United Kingdom stall and tether-free pigmeat should have a marketing premium over imported pigmeat produced using sow stalls and tethers; believes that the marketing premium is dissipated in the absence of mandatory labelling as to production method; believes that consumers are being misled by the absence of mandatory labelling of production method on pigmeat products; calls on United Kingdom supermarkets, caterers and public procurement agencies to support the United Kingdom's newly-raised sow welfare standards by selling or using only stall and tether-free pigmeat; and calls on Her Majesty's Government to introduce legislation similar to that recently enacted in Switzerland requiring meat produced by methods which would be illegal in the United Kingdom to be labelled as such.

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.

Blackman, Liz
Labour
Signed on 15 December 1999
Erewash
Body, Sir Richard
Conservative
Signed on 15 December 1999
Boston and Skegness
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2000
South Ribble
Bradley, Peter
Labour
Signed on 20 December 1999
The Wrekin
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 January 2000
Carshalton and Wallington
Brand, Dr Peter
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 January 2000
Isle of Wight
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 January 2000
South East Cornwall
Brinton, Mrs Helen
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2000
Peterborough
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2000
Dumfries
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 January 2000
Gordon
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2000
North East Fife
Campbell-Savours, Mr Dale
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2000
Workington
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2000
Gower
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2000
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clarke, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 21 December 1999
Midlothian
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2000
Leyton and Wanstead
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 16 December 1999
Islington North
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 21 December 1999
Tooting
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2000
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2000
Keighley
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2000
Hornchurch
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 20 December 1999
Leigh
Curry, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 3 February 2000
Skipton and Ripon
Dawson, Mr Hilton
Labour
Signed on 21 December 1999
Lancaster and Wyre
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2000
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 16 December 1999
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 16 December 1999
Heywood and Middleton
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2000
Stroud
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2000
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 16 December 1999
Sunderland North
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 December 1999
St Ives
Griffiths, Jane
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2000
Reading East
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2000
Bridgend
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 15 February 2000
Selby
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2000
Morley and Rothwell
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 December 1999
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 December 1999
North Devon
Henderson, Mr Ivan
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2000
Harwich
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2000
Luton North
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 16 December 1999
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 January 2000
Cheltenham
Keen, Ann
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2000
Brentford and Isleworth
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 6 March 2000
Salisbury
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 21 December 1999
Worsley
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 11 January 2000
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 15 December 1999
East Worthing and Shoreham
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 13 January 2000
Mid Worcestershire
Maclennan, Mr Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 January 2000
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Mallaber, Judy
Labour
Signed on 15 December 1999
Amber Valley
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2000
Blackpool South
Marsden, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2000
Shrewsbury and Atcham
McCartney, Mr Robert
United Kingdom Unionist
Signed on 18 January 2000
North Down
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2000
Hayes and Harlington
McIsaac, Shona
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2000
Cleethorpes
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 16 December 1999
Kingston upon Hull North
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2000
Hemel Hempstead
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 21 December 1999
Sheffield, Heeley
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2000
Great Grimsby
Morgan, Mr Alasdair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 December 1999
Galloway and Upper Nithsdale
O'Brien, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 13 January 2000
Eddisbury
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 21 December 1999
Knowsley South
Perham, Linda
Labour
Signed on 13 April 2000
Ilford North
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2000
Burnley
Prior, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 24 January 2000
North Norfolk
Quinn, Lawrie
Labour
Signed on 21 December 1999
Scarborough and Whitby
Rendel, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 January 2000
Newbury
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2000
Vale of Clwyd
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 1999
Colchester
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2000
Kettering
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2000
Huddersfield
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2000
Nottingham South
Angela Smith,
Signed on 10 January 2000
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 1999
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 16 December 1999
City of Durham
Stinchcombe, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 15 May 2000
Wellingborough
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 January 2000
Hazel Grove
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 21 December 1999
North West Leicestershire
Thompson, Mr William
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 13 January 2000
West Tyrone
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 1999
Richmond Park
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2000
Brighton, Kemptown
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 1999
North Cornwall
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 20 December 1999
Finchley and Golders Green
Williams, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2000
Swansea West
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2000
Conwy
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 February 2000
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 29 February 2000
Batley and Spen
Worthington, Tony
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2000
Clydebank and Milngavie
Wright, Mr Anthony
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2000
Great Yarmouth

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.

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

STALL AND TETHER-PRODUCED PIGMEAT (Amendment 1)
leave out from 'legislation' to end and add 'to ban the importation of meat produced by methods which would be illegal in the UK.'.
Conservative, East Yorkshire
4
signatures
EDM 209A1: tabled on 31 January 2000