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FUTURE OF FARMING

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1349A1: tabled on 26 June 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 2 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

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

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Mr David Drew on 20 May 2002. This is amendment number 1.

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Suggested amendment

leave out from 'health;' to end and add 'however recognises that United Kingdom agriculture policy and practice is almost wholly determined by the European Union's Common Agriculture Policy; is concerned that the United Kingdom is prevented by the CAP from acting unilaterally in altering domestic agriculture policy and practice; calls on the European Commission to ensure that farm animal welfare in other Member nations is improved to reach UK farmers' and producers' high standards; and further calls on Her Majesty's Government to ban the import of food products which fall below the UK's standards of hygiene and farm animal welfare.'.

Original motion text

That this House welcomes the report from the Policy Commission on the Future of Farming; is however disappointed that it did not discuss fundamental animal welfare issues in detail; believes that such considerations need urgent attention and should be placed at the heart of future farming policy; further believes that farm animal welfare is of fundamental importance to the whole farming and food sector and improvement in disease control and animal health; and therefore urges her Majesty's Government to incorporate this centrally in their future strategy.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.