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20 DAY RULE AND MEAT IMPORTS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1791: tabled on 22 October 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 19 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 congratulates the Government on its decision to allocate ú1.5 million to provide additional checks at ports of entry to reduce the import of infected meat; notes that in spite of the heroic work of HM Customs and Excise, hugh quantities of illegal drugs and contraband tobacco and alcohol are imported; acknowledges that no system can guarantee to keep out all infected meat; believes that the 20 day rule on animal movement is the best safeguard to restrict the spread of future diseases; and calls on the farm unions to end their irresponsible criticism of the rule.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.