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BEARSKIN HATS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1756: tabled on 06 March 2006

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 208 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 recognises that the bearskin hats worn by the five guards regiments have no military significance and involve unnecessary cruelty; and invites the Government to end their use and substitute hats made from fake fur.

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 3 May 2006
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Allen, Mr Graham
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2006
Nottingham North
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2006
Blaydon
Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2006
Rossendale and Darwen
Austin, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2006
Dudley North
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2006
Erith and Thamesmead
Bailey, Mr Adrian
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2006
West Bromwich West
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 March 2006
Lewes
Banks, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2006
Ochil and South Perthshire
Barlow, Ms Celia
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2006
Hove
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 March 2006
Edinburgh West
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2006
Leeds West
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2006
Aberdeen South
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 4 May 2006
Bootle
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 29 March 2006
Kingswood
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2006
Sheffield, Attercliffe
Blackman-Woods, Dr Roberta
Labour
Signed on 3 May 2006
City of Durham
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2006
South Ribble
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 March 2006
Carshalton and Wallington
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 March 2006
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Brown, Lyn
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2006
West Ham
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2006
Dumfries and Galloway
Bryant, Chris
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2006
Rhondda
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2006
Regent's Park and Kensington North
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2006
Birmingham, Northfield
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2006
Elmet
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 April 2006
Solihull
Butterfill, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 2 May 2006
Bournemouth West
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 March 2006
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2006
Blyth Valley
Carswell, Mr Douglas
Conservative
Signed on 22 May 2006
Harwich
Challen, Colin
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2006
Morley and Rothwell
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2006
Bury North
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2006
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2006
North Ayrshire and Arran
Clarke, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 19 April 2006
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 29 March 2006
Tyne Bridge
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2006
Leyton and Wanstead
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2006
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2006
West Lancashire
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2006
Islington North
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2006
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2006
Bolton North East
Creagh, Mary
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2006
Wakefield
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2006
Dagenham
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2006
Easington
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2006
Coventry South
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 July 2006
Kingston and Surbiton
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2006
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2006
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2006
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 11 October 2006
Belfast North
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2006
Aberdeen North
Dorries, Nadine
Conservative
Signed on 27 April 2006
Mid Bedfordshire
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2006
Lewisham West
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2006
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 2 May 2006
Foyle
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2006
Eltham
Engel, Mrs Natascha
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2006
North East Derbyshire
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 10 May 2006
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2006
Sunderland North
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 29 March 2006
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 April 2006
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 19 April 2006
Birkenhead
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2006
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Flello, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2006
Stoke-on-Trent South
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2006
Newport West
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 July 2006
Bath
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 3 May 2006
Hastings and Rye
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2006
Aberavon
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 18 April 2006
Bethnal Green and Bow
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 March 2006
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2006
Walthamstow
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2006
Norwich North
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 April 2006
Romsey
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 April 2006
Falmouth and Camborne
Griffith, Nia
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2006
Llanelli
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 10 May 2006
Midlothian
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2006
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 June 2006
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 March 2006
North Devon
Henderson, Mr Doug
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2006
Newcastle upon Tyne North
Hendrick, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 2 November 2006
Preston
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2006
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hillier, Meg
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2006
Hackney South and Shoreditch
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 March 2006
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2006
Luton North
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 April 2006
Cheltenham
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 March 2006
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Huhne, Chris
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 March 2006
Eastleigh
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 June 2006
Cheadle
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2006
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2006
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2006
Hampstead and Highgate
James, Mrs Siân C.
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2006
Swansea East
Johnson, Ms Diana R.
Labour
Signed on 19 April 2006
Kingston upon Hull North
Jones, Mr Kevan
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2006
North Durham
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2006
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Kawczynski, Daniel
Conservative
Signed on 26 April 2006
Shrewsbury and Atcham
Keeble, Ms Sally
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2006
Northampton North
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 April 2006
Hereford
Kemp, Mr Fraser
Labour
Signed on 19 April 2006
Houghton and Washington East
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 July 2006
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2006
Ealing, Southall
Khan, Mr Sadiq
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2006
Tooting
Kirkbride, Julie
Conservative
Signed on 29 March 2006
Bromsgrove
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 April 2006
Richmond Park
Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Conservative
Signed on 21 June 2006
Epping Forest
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 April 2006
North Norfolk
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2006
Derby North
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2006
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 March 2006
Manchester, Withington
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2006
Brighton, Pavilion
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2006
Manchester Central
Love, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 29 March 2006
Edmonton
MacDougall, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2006
Glenrothes
MacNeil, Mr Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 March 2006
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Malik, Mr Shahid
Labour
Signed on 29 March 2006
Dewsbury
Mallaber, Judy
Labour
Signed on 3 May 2006
Amber Valley
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2006
Wolverhampton South West
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2006
Blackpool South
Marshall, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 29 March 2006
Glasgow East
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2006
Medway
Martlew, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2006
Carlisle
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2006
Calder Valley
McCarthy, Kerry
Labour
Signed on 27 March 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
McGovern, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2006
Dundee West
McKechin, Ann
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2006
Glasgow North
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 19 April 2006
Mansfield
Milton, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 15 March 2006
Guildford
Mitchell, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 3 July 2006
Sutton Coldfield
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2006
Great Grimsby
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2006
Crawley
Morden, Jessica
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2006
Newport East
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2006
Cardiff North
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 May 2006
Leeds North West
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2006
Wansbeck
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2006
Bristol North West
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2006
Knowsley South
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 May 2006
Winchester
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 29 March 2006
Nuneaton
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 19 April 2006
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Ottaway, Richard
Conservative
Signed on 9 October 2006
Croydon South
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 16 May 2006
Ynys Môn
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 30 March 2006
Croydon Central
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2006
Hyndburn
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 18 April 2006
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2006
Dover
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 March 2006
Southport
Reed, Mr Jamie
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2006
Copeland
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 November 2006
Argyll and Bute
Rennie, Willie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 April 2006
Dunfermline and West Fife
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2006
Halifax
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 July 2006
North Cornwall
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2006
Vale of Clwyd
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2006
Lewisham, Deptford
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 April 2006
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 March 2006
Torbay
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2006
Glasgow Central
Seabeck, Alison
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2006
Plymouth, Devonport
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2006
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 28 March 2006
Bolsover
Smith, Geraldine
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2006
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Soulsby, Sir Peter
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2006
Leicester South
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2006
Eccles
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2006
Manchester, Blackley
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 March 2006
East Dunbartonshire
Tami, Mark
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2006
Alyn and Deeside
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2006
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 March 2006
Truro and St Austell
Taylor, Dr Richard
Independent
Signed on 20 April 2006
Wyre Forest
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 October 2006
Brent East
Thornberry, Ms Emily
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2006
Islington South and Finsbury
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2006
South Derbyshire
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2006
Hemsworth
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2006
Pudsey
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2006
Brighton, Kemptown
Ussher, Kitty
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2006
Burnley
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2006
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2006
Stoke-on-Trent North
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2006
Liverpool, West Derby
Waterson, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 24 April 2006
Eastbourne
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 May 2006
Northavon
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 March 2006
Angus
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 2006
Maidstone and The Weald
Williams, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2006
Swansea West
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2006
Conwy
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 11 May 2006
Caernarfon
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 April 2006
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 April 2006
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 May 2006
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 April 2006
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 May 2006
Cardiff Central
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 April 2006
Perth and North Perthshire
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 28 March 2006
Batley and Spen
Wright, Mr Anthony
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2006
Great Yarmouth
Wright, Dr Tony
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2006
Cannock Chase
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2006
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.

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

BEARSKIN HATS (Amendment 1)
leave out from `bearskin' to end and add `cap worn by the five Regiments of Footguards plays an important part in highlighting the regiments' glorious military traditions and service to the Sovereign throughout the centuries; further notes that the bearskin pelts used for them are sourced from a necessary cull of Canadian bears carried out by the indigenous Inuit people every year; further notes that previous trials of artificial fur have failed to find an appropriate replacement and that many bearskins last for many decades especially after the grooming that guardsmen are required to administer to them; further notes with concern that any attempt to remove the bearskin from the Footguards would mean a loss of one of the British Army's trademark images that identifies them across the world; and uges the Government to commit itself to using genuine bearskin in any future manufacture of the bearskin cap.'.
Conservative, Lancaster and Wyre
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EDM 1756A1: tabled on 9 March 2006