Skip to main content

RESUMPTION OF THE EXPORT OF LIVE CALVES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1784: tabled on 08 March 2006

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 154 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 regrets that the lifting of the beef ban will result in an escalation of live animal exports out of Dover and allow the resumption of the cruel practice of transporting young calves to veal farms in continental Europe; notes that scientific research shows that young calves are not well adapted to cope with transport and so suffer considerably during sea crossings and long journeys; further notes that once they reach the continent, many of the calves will be kept in veal crates, which remain lawful in the European Union until the end of 2006, or in barren units in which they are kept on concrete or slatted floors without any straw or other bedding; further notes that such barren systems are illegal under UK legislation which requires calves to be provided with bedding until the age of six months; urges dairy farmers not to resume the export of calves to continental veal farms; further notes that the Government wants to see a trade in meat rather than live animals; and urges the Government to discourage dairy farmers from returning to this inhumane trade and to help them find welfare-friendly and economically viable uses for male dairy calves.

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.

Alexander, Danny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 May 2006
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 9 October 2006
Southend West
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2006
Blaydon
Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2006
Rossendale and Darwen
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2006
Erith and Thamesmead
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 April 2006
Lewes
Banks, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2006
Ochil and South Perthshire
Barlow, Ms Celia
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2006
Hove
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2006
Aberdeen South
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 4 May 2006
Bootle
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2006
Kingswood
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 10 March 2006
Worthing West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 April 2006
Carshalton and Wallington
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 May 2006
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Brown, Lyn
Labour
Signed on 16 May 2006
West Ham
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2006
Elmet
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 April 2006
Sutton and Cheam
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 May 2006
Solihull
Butler, Ms Dawn
Labour
Signed on 25 July 2006
Brent South
Butterfill, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 9 October 2006
Bournemouth West
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 March 2006
Twickenham
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2006
Bury North
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2006
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 15 May 2006
North Ayrshire and Arran
Clegg, Mr Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 October 2006
Sheffield, Hallam
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2006
Tyne Bridge
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2006
Leyton and Wanstead
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2006
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 10 March 2006
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 10 May 2006
West Lancashire
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2006
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2006
Bolton North East
Creagh, Mary
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2006
Wakefield
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2006
Keighley
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2006
Coventry South
Curtis-Thomas, Mrs Claire
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2006
Crosby
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2006
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2006
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2006
Heywood and Middleton
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2006
Aberdeen North
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2006
Lewisham West
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2006
Stroud
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 11 October 2006
Eltham
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 25 July 2006
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2006
Sunderland North
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 July 2006
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 October 2006
Hornsey and Wood Green
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2006
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Flello, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2006
Stoke-on-Trent South
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 19 April 2006
Newport West
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 October 2006
Bath
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2006
Aberavon
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 13 March 2006
Bethnal Green and Bow
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 3 July 2006
Ilford South
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 April 2006
Romsey
Gilroy, Linda
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2006
Plymouth, Sutton
Griffith, Nia
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2006
Llanelli
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 March 2006
Portsmouth South
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 March 2006
Birmingham, Yardley
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2006
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 14 March 2006
North Down
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2006
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hodgson, Mrs Sharon
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2006
Gateshead East and Washington West
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 March 2006
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2006
Luton North
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 10 May 2006
Orpington
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 May 2006
Cheltenham
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 May 2006
Cambridge
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 July 2006
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 May 2006
Cheadle
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2006
Bolton South East
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2006
Hampstead and Highgate
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2006
Tamworth
Johnson, Ms Diana R.
Labour
Signed on 19 April 2006
Kingston upon Hull North
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2006
Feltham and Heston
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 April 2006
Hereford
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 April 2006
Richmond Park
Lancaster, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 9 May 2006
North East Milton Keynes
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2006
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 March 2006
Manchester, Withington
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2006
Brighton, Pavilion
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 3 May 2006
Manchester Central
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 14 March 2006
East Worthing and Shoreham
MacDougall, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2006
Glenrothes
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2006
Thurrock
Malik, Mr Shahid
Labour
Signed on 10 May 2006
Dewsbury
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2006
Wolverhampton South West
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2006
Blackpool South
Marshall, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2006
Glasgow East
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2006
Medway
Martlew, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2006
Carlisle
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2006
Calder Valley
McCarthy, Kerry
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2006
Bristol East
McCarthy-Fry, Sarah
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2006
Portsmouth North
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2006
Hayes and Harlington
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2006
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2006
Great Grimsby
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2006
Crawley
Moon, Mrs Madeleine
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2006
Bridgend
Morden, Jessica
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2006
Newport East
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2006
Sunderland South
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 3 May 2006
Wansbeck
Murphy, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 25 July 2006
Torfaen
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2006
Bristol North West
Sir Robert Neill,
Signed on 24 October 2006
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2006
Knowsley South
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 July 2006
Winchester
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2006
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Penning, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 3 May 2006
Hemel Hempstead
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2006
Hyndburn
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2006
Pendle
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 March 2006
Southport
Purchase, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2006
Wolverhampton North East
Reed, Mr Jamie
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2006
Copeland
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2006
Halifax
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2006
Coventry North West
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2006
Vale of Clwyd
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 March 2006
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 April 2006
Torbay
Scott, Mr Lee
Conservative
Signed on 9 October 2006
Ilford North
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 9 October 2006
South West Bedfordshire
Shepherd, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 2 May 2006
Aldridge-Brownhills
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 19 April 2006
Bradford West
Soulsby, Sir Peter
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2006
Leicester South
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 13 March 2006
Castle Point
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2006
Eccles
Stoate, Dr Howard
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2006
Dartford
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2006
Edinburgh East
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2006
Manchester, Blackley
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 May 2006
East Dunbartonshire
Syms, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 20 July 2006
Poole
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 April 2006
Truro and St Austell
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 July 2006
Brent East
Tipping, Paddy
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2006
Sherwood
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2006
Brighton, Kemptown
Vaizey, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 25 April 2006
Wantage
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2006
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 19 April 2006
Stoke-on-Trent North
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2006
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 3 May 2006
Swansea West
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2006
Conwy
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 May 2006
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 May 2006
Cardiff Central
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2006
Batley and Spen
Wright, Dr Tony
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2006
Cannock Chase
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2006
Sittingbourne and Sheppey
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 October 2006
Teignbridge

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.