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PRIMATES AS PETS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 257: tabled on 06 June 2005

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 144 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 notes with concern the continuing trade in primates as pets in the UK; believes that the intelligence, sensitivity and wild nature of monkeys and apes make them unsuitable to be kept in the home; recognises that illegal trade in wild caught monkeys for the international pet market is one of the major threats to many primate populations and species; further notes that the results of the recent IFAW investigation into this trade exposed 146 primates advertised for sale on the Internet in just one week, including chimpanzees, lemurs, a gibbon and a gorilla; is alarmed that pet shops in the UK offered to source endangered primates as pets; is concerned that the proposed delisting of primates under the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976 will lead to a significant increase in the trade; and calls on the Government immediately to implement Article 8.2 of Commission Regulation (EU) 338/97 to phase out the keeping of primates in private ownership and to prohibit any future ownership of primates as pets.

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.

Ainsworth, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 4 July 2005
East Surrey
Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 8 June 2005
Southend West
Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2005
Rossendale and Darwen
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2005
Erith and Thamesmead
Bacon, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 12 July 2005
South Norfolk
Bailey, Mr Adrian
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2005
West Bromwich West
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 June 2005
Lewes
Banks, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2005
Ochil and South Perthshire
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 July 2005
Edinburgh West
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2005
Leeds West
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2005
Sheffield, Attercliffe
Blackman-Woods, Dr Roberta
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2005
City of Durham
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2005
South Ribble
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 4 July 2005
Worthing West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 June 2005
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 June 2005
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 June 2005
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Brown, Mr Nicholas
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2005
Newcastle upon Tyne East and Wallsend
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2005
Dumfries and Galloway
Bryant, Chris
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2005
Rhondda
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2005
Elmet
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 October 2005
Sutton and Cheam
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 June 2005
Twickenham
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 June 2005
North East Fife
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2005
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2005
Gower
Challen, Colin
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2005
Morley and Rothwell
Chapman, Ben
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2005
Wirral South
Clegg, Mr Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 July 2005
Sheffield, Hallam
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2005
Tyne Bridge
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2005
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2005
Islington North
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2005
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2005
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2005
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2005
Easington
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2005
Coventry South
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 July 2005
Kingston and Surbiton
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2005
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2005
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2005
Heywood and Middleton
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2005
Holborn and St Pancras
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 14 June 2005
Belfast North
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2005
Lewisham West
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2005
Stroud
Eagle, Angela
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2005
Wallasey
Engel, Mrs Natascha
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2005
North East Derbyshire
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2005
Sunderland North
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2005
Newport West
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 July 2005
Bath
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Hastings and Rye
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2005
Norwich North
Griffith, Nia
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2005
Llanelli
Gwynne, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2005
Denton and Reddish
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2005
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 June 2005
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 June 2005
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 July 2005
North Devon
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 June 2005
Birmingham, Yardley
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2005
Jarrow
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2005
Ashton-under-Lyne
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 June 2005
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2005
Luton North
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 June 2005
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Huhne, Chris
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 June 2005
Eastleigh
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2005
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2005
Barnsley Central
Jack, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 22 June 2005
Fylde
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2005
Hampstead and Highgate
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2005
Tamworth
Johnson, Ms Diana R.
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2005
Kingston upon Hull North
Jones, Mr Kevan
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2005
North Durham
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2005
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 June 2005
Hereford
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2005
Ealing, Southall
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2005
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 July 2005
Manchester, Withington
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2005
Brighton, Pavilion
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2005
Manchester Central
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 8 June 2005
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 6 July 2005
Mid Worcestershire
MacDougall, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2005
Glenrothes
MacNeil, Mr Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 June 2005
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2005
Wolverhampton South West
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2005
Blackpool South
Marshall, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2005
Glasgow East
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2005
Medway
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2005
Calder Valley
McCarthy, Kerry
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2005
Bristol East
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2005
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2005
Mansfield
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2005
Great Grimsby
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2005
Cardiff North
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2005
Sunderland South
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 2 November 2005
Bristol North West
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2005
Knowsley South
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2005
Nuneaton
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2005
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Ottaway, Richard
Conservative
Signed on 14 July 2005
Croydon South
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2005
Ynys Môn
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2005
Hyndburn
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2005
Pendle
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 13 June 2005
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Pritchard, Mark
Conservative
Signed on 13 June 2005
The Wrekin
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 June 2005
Southport
Purchase, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2005
Wolverhampton North East
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 July 2005
North Cornwall
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 10 October 2005
Romford
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 July 2005
Rochdale
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2005
Lewisham, Deptford
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 June 2005
Colchester
Russell, Christine
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2005
City of Chester
Salter, Martin
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Reading West
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 June 2005
Torbay
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2005
Glasgow Central
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2005
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2005
Bradford West
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 7 June 2005
Castle Point
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 November 2005
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2005
North West Leicestershire
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2005
Hemsworth
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2005
Pudsey
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2005
Brighton, Kemptown
Vaizey, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 8 June 2005
Wantage
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2005
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2005
Stoke-on-Trent North
Waltho, Lynda
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2005
Stourbridge
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 June 2005
Angus
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 10 October 2005
Maidstone and The Weald
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2005
Conwy
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 June 2005
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 June 2005
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 July 2005
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 22 June 2005
East Antrim
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2005
Batley and Spen
Wright, Mr Anthony
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2005
Great Yarmouth
Wright, Dr Tony
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2005
Cannock Chase
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 June 2005
Teignbridge

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.