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USE OF PRIMATES IN SCIENTIFIC PROCEDURES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1704: tabled on 28 February 2006

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 175 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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

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Motion text

That this House notes the use of thousands of non-human primates each year in scientific procedures in the United Kingdom and across the EU; further notes that their level of sentience and highly developed social instincts make it extremely difficult to meet their behavioural needs in a laboratory setting; further notes that physical differences between human beings and other primates may make it impossible to predict reliably human outcomes from primate procedures; further notes public opposition to the use of primates; calls upon the Government to extend the current ban on the use of great apes to all primates as a matter of urgency; and further calls on the Government to press for an EU-wide ban on primate experiments as part of the impending review of European Union Directive 86/609/EEC.

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.

Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2006
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Alexander, Danny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 April 2006
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Allen, Mr Graham
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2006
Nottingham North
Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 9 October 2006
Southend West
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 16 May 2006
Blaydon
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2006
Erith and Thamesmead
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 March 2006
Lewes
Banks, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2006
Ochil and South Perthshire
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 May 2006
Edinburgh West
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2006
Leeds West
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2006
Kingswood
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2006
Sheffield, Attercliffe
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 2006
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 March 2006
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Brown, Lyn
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2006
West Ham
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 4 May 2006
Dumfries and Galloway
Bryant, Chris
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2006
Rhondda
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2006
Regent's Park and Kensington North
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2006
Elmet
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 March 2006
Solihull
Butler, Ms Dawn
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2006
Brent South
Butterfill, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 9 May 2006
Bournemouth West
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2006
Gower
Challen, Colin
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2006
Morley and Rothwell
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2006
Bury North
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2006
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2006
North Ayrshire and Arran
Clegg, Mr Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 March 2006
Sheffield, Hallam
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2006
Tyne Bridge
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2006
Leyton and Wanstead
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2006
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 22 May 2006
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2006
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2006
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2006
Bolton North East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2006
Coventry South
Mr Dai Davies,
Signed on 9 October 2006
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2006
Burton
Devine, Jim
Labour
Signed on 19 April 2006
Livingston
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2006
Hendon
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 25 May 2006
Belfast North
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 18 July 2006
Lagan Valley
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 16 May 2006
Aberdeen North
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2006
Lewisham West
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 11 May 2006
Foyle
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2006
Eltham
Engel, Mrs Natascha
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2006
North East Derbyshire
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2006
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2006
Sunderland North
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 May 2006
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2006
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2006
Newport West
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2006
Hastings and Rye
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 16 May 2006
Aberavon
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 13 March 2006
Bethnal Green and Bow
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 June 2006
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2006
Walthamstow
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 May 2006
Romsey
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 15 May 2006
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Goodwill, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 9 October 2006
Scarborough and Whitby
Griffith, Nia
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2006
Llanelli
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 15 May 2006
Bedford
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 29 March 2006
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 March 2006
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 March 2006
North Devon
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2006
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 March 2006
Birmingham, Yardley
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2006
Jarrow
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2006
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hodgson, Mrs Sharon
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2006
Gateshead East and Washington West
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 April 2006
Chesterfield
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2006
Lanark and Hamilton East
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2006
Luton North
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2006
Chorley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 March 2006
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 May 2006
Cheadle
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2006
Hampstead and Highgate
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2006
Tamworth
Jones, Mr Kevan
Labour
Signed on 10 May 2006
North Durham
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2006
Manchester, Gorton
Keeble, Ms Sally
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2006
Northampton North
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2006
Feltham and Heston
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 March 2006
Hereford
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2006
Ealing, Southall
Khan, Mr Sadiq
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2006
Tooting
Knight, Mr Greg
Conservative
Signed on 1 March 2006
East Yorkshire
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 June 2006
Richmond Park
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2006
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 May 2006
Manchester, Withington
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2006
Manchester Central
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 7 March 2006
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Love, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2006
Edmonton
Malik, Mr Shahid
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2006
Dewsbury
Malins, Mr Humfrey
Conservative
Signed on 9 October 2006
Woking
Mallaber, Judy
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2006
Amber Valley
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 4 May 2006
Blackpool South
Marshall, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2006
Glasgow East
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2006
Medway
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 19 April 2006
Calder Valley
McCarthy, Kerry
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2006
Bristol East
McCarthy-Fry, Sarah
Labour
Signed on 19 April 2006
Portsmouth North
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2006
Hayes and Harlington
McKechin, Ann
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2006
Glasgow North
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 29 March 2006
Great Grimsby
Moon, Mrs Madeleine
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2006
Bridgend
Morden, Jessica
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2006
Newport East
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2006
Cardiff North
Morley, Mr Elliot
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2006
Scunthorpe
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2006
Leeds East
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 May 2006
Leeds North West
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 16 May 2006
Wansbeck
Newmark, Mr Brooks
Conservative
Signed on 9 May 2006
Braintree
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2006
Knowsley South
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 July 2006
Winchester
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2006
Ynys Môn
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 18 April 2006
Croydon Central
Penning, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 2006
Hemel Hempstead
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 9 May 2006
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Pritchard, Mark
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 2006
The Wrekin
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2006
Dover
Purchase, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2006
Wolverhampton North East
Randall, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 17 May 2006
Uxbridge
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 28 March 2006
Halifax
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2006
Glasgow North West
Robinson, Mr Peter
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 18 April 2006
Belfast East
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 June 2006
Rochdale
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2006
Vale of Clwyd
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2006
Lewisham, Deptford
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 April 2006
Colchester
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2006
Banff and Buchan
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 May 2006
Torbay
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2006
Glasgow Central
Scott, Mr Lee
Conservative
Signed on 22 March 2006
Ilford North
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2006
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2006
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2006
Bolsover
Smith, Geraldine
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2006
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Smith, John
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2006
Vale of Glamorgan
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2006
Eccles
Tami, Mark
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2006
Alyn and Deeside
Taylor, Ms Dari
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2006
Stockton South
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 April 2006
Truro and St Austell
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 May 2006
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2006
Hemsworth
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2006
Pudsey
Vaizey, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 1 March 2006
Wantage
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 25 July 2006
Leicester East
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2006
Stoke-on-Trent North
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 9 May 2006
North Dorset
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2006
Liverpool, West Derby
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 May 2006
Northavon
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 9 May 2006
Maidstone and The Weald
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2006
Conwy
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 March 2006
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 March 2006
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 April 2006
Bristol West
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 April 2006
Perth and North Perthshire
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2006
Batley and Spen
Wright, Mr Anthony
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2006
Great Yarmouth
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2006
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

USE OF PRIMATES IN SCIENTIFIC PROCEDURES (Amendment 1)
leave out from `setting' to end and add `calls for the ban on the use of great apes to be extended to all primates when suitable alternatives become available, but recognises in the meantime that UK animal welfare standards are high, that primate research is only licensed when there is no alternative and that insights into diseases such as HIV/AIDS, TB and Parkinson's disease are crucially dependent on primate models.'.
Liberal Democrat, Oxford West and Abingdon
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signatures
EDM 1704A1: tabled on 25 July 2006