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CHINA'S BEAR FARMS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1750: tabled on 15 October 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 78 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 appalled by the tortuous and unspeakable conditions endured by thousands of bears kept in bear farms across China, where they are 'milked' for bile from their gall bladders that is used in traditional Chinese medicine, cosmetics and wine; recognises that there are many highly effective herbal and synthetic alternatives to bear bile available on the market; congratulates the World Society for the Protections of Animals on their campaign to highlight this issue; and calls on the Chinese Government to end this medieval practice.

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.

Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 November 2002
Edinburgh West
Beggs, Mr Roy
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 16 October 2002
East Antrim
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 29 October 2002
Leeds North West
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 17 October 2002
Worthing West
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 October 2002
Sutton and Cheam
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2002
Gower
Clark, Mrs Helen
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2002
Peterborough
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2002
Leyton and Wanstead
Colman, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2002
Putney
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2002
Islington North
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2002
Tooting
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2002
Keighley
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2002
Hornchurch
David, Mr Wayne
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2002
Caerphilly
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2002
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2002
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2002
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2002
Heywood and Middleton
Doughty, Sue
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 October 2002
Guildford
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2002
Stroud
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2002
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2002
Sunderland North
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2002
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2002
Newport West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 October 2002
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2002
Walthamstow
Green, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 October 2002
Ludlow
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2002
Bridgend
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 October 2002
Portsmouth South
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2002
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 16 October 2002
North Down
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2002
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2002
Chorley
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2002
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2002
Hampstead and Highgate
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2002
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 October 2002
Cheltenham
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 October 2002
Hereford
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 15 October 2002
New Forest East
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 23 October 2002
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 21 October 2002
East Worthing and Shoreham
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 16 October 2002
Mid Worcestershire
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2002
Wolverhampton South West
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2002
Blackpool South
Marsden, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 October 2002
Shrewsbury and Atcham
Marshall, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2002
Glasgow, Shettleston
Martlew, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2002
Carlisle
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2002
Hayes and Harlington
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2002
Kingston upon Hull North
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2002
Knowsley South
Palmer, Dr Nick
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2002
Broxtowe
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2002
Portsmouth North
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 17 October 2002
Strangford
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 October 2002
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 October 2002
Torbay
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2002
West Renfrewshire
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2002
Nottingham South
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 15 October 2002
Belfast South
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 23 October 2002
Castle Point
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2002
City of Durham
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2002
Manchester, Blackley
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 October 2002
Hazel Grove
Tami, Mark
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2002
Alyn and Deeside
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2002
North West Leicestershire
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 October 2002
North Cornwall
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2002
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2002
Liverpool, West Derby
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 16 October 2002
Upminster
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 October 2002
Angus
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 17 October 2002
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 15 October 2002
Macclesfield
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 November 2002
North Tayside

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.