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WORK OF THE RSPCA

EDM (Early Day Motion) 135: tabled on 12 July 2001

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 72 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 supports the work of the RSPCA and its call for the Protection of Animals Act 1911 to be updated; notes that the Act is the most widely used piece of legislation under which the RSPCA prosecutes offences of animal cruelty and that in 1999 2,364 convictions were obtained under the Act; calls for the creation of an offence of 'likely to cause unnecessary suffering' which would enable inspectors to intervene to help domestic pets and other animals kept in unacceptable conditions; further calls for a definition of suffering to include pain and/or impairment of an animal's natural physical, social or emotional development', in order to protect animals from being tethered without access to shelter, food or water, also calls for clarification of police powers to obtain a warrant to enter premises if they reasonably suspect cruelty, so as to address the current problem whereby police have to obtain permission from the owner to enter premises where they believe an animal is suffering; and further calls for new powers to confiscate suffering animals and for clarification of disqualification orders.

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 17 October 2001
Edinburgh West
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2001
Leeds North West
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2001
Dumfries
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2001
Birmingham, Northfield
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2001
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2001
Gower
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2001
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2001
Northampton South
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2001
Leyton and Wanstead
Coleman, Mr Iain
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2001
Hammersmith and Fulham
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2001
Falkirk East
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2001
Islington North
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2001
Tooting
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2001
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2001
Keighley
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2001
Glasgow, Pollok
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2001
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 14 September 2001
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2001
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2001
Heywood and Middleton
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2001
Stroud
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2001
Monmouth
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2001
Eltham
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2001
Sunderland North
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 July 2001
St Ives
George, Mr Bruce
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2001
Walsall South
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2001
Norwich North
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 14 September 2001
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2001
Bridgend
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2001
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 July 2001
Portsmouth South
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2001
Luton North
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2001
Chorley
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2001
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2001
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2001
Hampstead and Highgate
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2001
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 July 2001
Cheltenham
Knight, Jim
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2001
South Dorset
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2001
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2001
Brighton, Pavilion
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2001
Worsley
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 18 July 2001
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2001
Halifax
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2001
Medway
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2001
Hayes and Harlington
McFall, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2001
Dumbarton
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2001
Kingston upon Hull North
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2001
Hemel Hempstead
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2001
Crawley
Palmer, Dr Nick
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2001
Broxtowe
Pickthall, Mr Colin
Labour
Signed on 2 November 2001
West Lancashire
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 18 July 2001
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2001
Portsmouth North
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 July 2001
Colchester
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2001
Nottingham South
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2001
Bolsover
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2001
City of Durham
Tami, Mark
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2001
Alyn and Deeside
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2001
Brighton, Kemptown
Tynan, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2001
Hamilton South
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2001
Finchley and Golders Green
Watson, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2001
West Bromwich East
White, Brian
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2001
North East Milton Keynes
Wright, David
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2001
Telford
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2001
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.