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AGRICULTURAL SHOWS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1310A1: tabled on 15 May 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 5 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 Peter Ainsworth on 14 May 2002. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

leave out from 'House' to end and add 'notes that in the absence of agricultural shows and markets due to the foot and mouth epidemic, animals were successfully exhibited and marketed using video, the Internet and direct sales; and urges their continuing and increased use to secure better value to farmers and to reduce greatly the risk of animal to animal infections and suffering endured by animals in journeys and markets.'.

Original motion text

That this House recognises the importance of agricultural shows to the rural economy and is concerned that the bio-security regulations governing the shows are threatening their viability; further notes that many shows have been forced to cancel livestock classes; and urges the Government to review the regulations to ensure flexibility.

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There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.