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BEARSKIN HATS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1756A1: tabled on 09 March 2006

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 53 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

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

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Mr Chris Mullin on 06 March 2006. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

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.'.

Original 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.

Ancram, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 22 June 2006
Devizes
Benyon, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 25 April 2006
Newbury
Bercow, John
Conservative
Signed on 26 June 2006
Buckingham
Boswell, Mr Tim
Conservative
Signed on 18 April 2006
Daventry
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 29 March 2006
Worthing West
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 22 June 2006
Canterbury
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 April 2006
South East Cornwall
Burrowes, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 20 June 2006
Enfield, Southgate
Burt, Alistair
Conservative
Signed on 26 April 2006
North East Bedfordshire
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 29 March 2006
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Field, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 18 April 2006
Cities of London and Westminster
Francois, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 23 May 2006
Rayleigh
Fraser, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 3 July 2006
South West Norfolk
Goodwill, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 29 March 2006
Scarborough and Whitby
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 27 March 2006
North Wiltshire
Greenway, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 18 April 2006
Ryedale
Hammond, Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 29 March 2006
Wimbledon
Hands, Mr Greg
Conservative
Signed on 14 March 2006
Hammersmith and Fulham
Harper, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 30 March 2006
Forest of Dean
Heald, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 24 October 2006
North East Hertfordshire
Holloway, Mr Adam
Conservative
Signed on 20 April 2006
Gravesham
Jackson, Mr Stewart
Conservative
Signed on 19 October 2006
Peterborough
Jenkin, Mr Bernard
Conservative
Signed on 18 April 2006
North Essex
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 26 June 2006
Clwyd South
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 18 April 2006
Salisbury
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 18 April 2006
Mid Worcestershire
Maclean, David
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 2006
Penrith and The Border
Main, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 30 March 2006
St Albans
Moon, Mrs Madeleine
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2006
Bridgend
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 16 March 2006
North East Cambridgeshire
Sir Robert Neill,
Signed on 17 October 2006
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 15 June 2006
Romford
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 20 April 2006
South West Bedfordshire
Soames, Hon Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 21 June 2006
Mid Sussex
Swayne, Mr Desmond
Conservative
Signed on 29 March 2006
New Forest West
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 4 May 2006
East Antrim
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 20 June 2006
Congleton
Wright, Jeremy
Conservative
Signed on 20 April 2006
Rugby and Kenilworth
Yeo, Mr Tim
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 2006
South Suffolk
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 October 2006
Teignbridge