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WELFARE OF BROILER CHICKENS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 150: tabled on 21 December 2000

Tabled in the 2000-01 session.

This motion has been signed by 123 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 notes that a recent report by the European Commission's Scientific Committee on Animal Health and Animal Welfare has revealed that serious health and welfare problems are imposed on the chickens reared for their meat by intensive broiler chicken production; further notes that the Scientific Committee concludes that rapid growth rates lead to chickens suffering from leg disorders and heart failure; notes that the Scientific Committee stresses that stocking densities should be significantly lower than those commonly used in the United Kingdom if major welfare problems are largely to be avoided; further notes that the Scientific Committee concludes that the severe feed restriction to which many broiler breeders are subjected results in the birds being very hungry and in unacceptable welfare problems; and calls on Her Majesty's Government to press the European Commission to prepare as soon as possible a proposed directive to address the problems highlighted by the Scientific Committee.

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.

Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 2001
Lewes
Ballard, Jackie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 January 2001
Taunton
Barnes, Mr Harry
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2001
North East Derbyshire
Benn, Hilary
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2001
Leeds Central
Benn, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 24 January 2001
Chesterfield
Bermingham, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2001
St Helens South
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 24 January 2001
Kingswood
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2001
Leeds North West
Body, Sir Richard
Conservative
Signed on 29 January 2001
Boston and Skegness
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 9 January 2001
Worthing West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 February 2001
Carshalton and Wallington
Brand, Dr Peter
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 January 2001
Isle of Wight
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 January 2001
South East Cornwall
Brinton, Mrs Helen
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2001
Peterborough
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2001
Dumfries
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 April 2001
Sutton and Cheam
Butler, Christine
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2001
Castle Point
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 January 2001
Twickenham
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2001
Gower
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2001
Northampton South
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2001
Cynon Valley
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2001
Leyton and Wanstead
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2001
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 21 December 2000
Islington North
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2001
Tooting
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2001
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2001
Easington
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2001
Leigh
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2001
Coventry South
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2001
Glasgow, Pollok
Davies, Mr Ron
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2001
Caerphilly
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2001
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2001
Burton
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2001
Heywood and Middleton
Drown, Julia
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2001
South Swindon
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2001
Eltham
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2001
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2001
Newport West
Follett, Barbara
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2001
Stevenage
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2001
Ilford South
Gardiner, Barry
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2001
Brent North
George, Mr Bruce
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2001
Walsall South
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 January 2001
Romsey
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2001
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Gorrie, Mr Donald
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 2001
Edinburgh West
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2001
Bridgend
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2001
Selby
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2001
Morley and Rothwell
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 January 2001
Portsmouth South
Henderson, Mr Ivan
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2001
Harwich
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2001
Luton North
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 2001
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2001
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2001
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2001
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2001
Hampstead and Highgate
Jones, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2001
Alyn and Deeside
Jones, Mr Jon Owen
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2001
Cardiff Central
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2001
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 January 2001
Cheltenham
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2001
Feltham and Heston
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2001
Ealing, Southall
Kirkwood, Sir Archy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 January 2001
Roxburgh and Berwickshire
Ladyman, Dr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2001
South Thanet
Lawrence, Mrs Jackie
Labour
Signed on 24 January 2001
Preseli Pembrokeshire
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Independent
Signed on 25 January 2001
Brent East
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 9 January 2001
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2001
Thurrock
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2001
Dundee East
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2001
Calder Valley
McCartney, Mr Robert
United Kingdom Unionist
Signed on 31 January 2001
North Down
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2001
Hayes and Harlington
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2001
Kingston upon Hull North
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2001
Hemel Hempstead
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2001
Blaydon
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2001
Mansfield
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2001
Sheffield, Heeley
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2001
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2001
Crawley
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2001
Knowsley South
O'Neill, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2001
Ochil
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2001
Nuneaton
Organ, Diana
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2001
Forest of Dean
Palmer, Dr Nick
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2001
Broxtowe
Perham, Linda
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2001
Ilford North
Rammell, Bill
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2001
Harlow
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2001
Portsmouth North
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2001
Coventry North West
Rogers, Mr Allan
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2001
Rhondda
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 January 2001
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 January 2001
Torbay
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2001
Kettering
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2001
Huddersfield
Shipley, Ms Debra
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2001
Stourbridge
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2001
Bolsover
Angela Smith,
Signed on 8 January 2001
Snape, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2001
West Bromwich East
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2001
City of Durham
Stewart, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2001
Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber
Stinchcombe, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2001
Wellingborough
Stoate, Dr Howard
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2001
Dartford
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 February 2001
Hazel Grove
Taylor, Ms Dari
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2001
Stockton South
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2001
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 January 2001
Truro and St Austell
Taylor, Sir Teddy
Conservative
Signed on 22 January 2001
Rochford and Southend East
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2001
Richmond Park
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2001
Hemsworth
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2001
Brighton, Kemptown
Turner, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2001
Wigan
Twigg, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2001
Enfield, Southgate
Tynan, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2001
Hamilton South
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2001
Finchley and Golders Green
Wigley, Mr Dafydd
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 10 January 2001
Caernarfon
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2001
Conwy
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2001
Batley and Spen
Worthington, Tony
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2001
Clydebank and Milngavie

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.

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

WELFARE OF BROILER CHICKENS (Amendment 1)
at end insert 'and prohibit the import of broiler chickens from countries which do not attain the same level of welfare for such chickens as are demanded in the UK.'.
Ulster Unionist Party, East Londonderry
1
signature
EDM 150A1: tabled on 10 January 2001