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ANIMALS IN MEDICAL RESEARCH

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1850: tabled on 20 March 2006

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 71 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 that UK regulation of animal research is among the tightest in the world, that animal research is only permitted where there is no better alternative and that pain and suffering are minimised and balanced against the potential benefit to humans and animals; recognises that good facilities enable scientists to conduct world-class research, potentially leading to new treatments for a number of life-threatening diseases, including leukaemia, heart disease, stroke, arthritis, cancer, diabetes and Parkinson's disease and that such research has already produced many lifesaving drugs including penicillin and other antibiotics, insulin for diabetes, chemotherapy for childhood leukaemia, and medicines for asthma, high blood pressure and ulcers; therefore supports the building of the new state of the art biomedical research laboratory at Oxford University, which will improve the facilities currently used to house research animals and so enhance animal welfare; applauds the Pro-Test movement in Oxford for their support of scientific research including animal based research; condemns unlawful animal rights extremism, including any violence, harassment or intimidation of those associated with lawful animal research; and supports the well-regulated use of animals in medical research.

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.

Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2006
City of York
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 March 2006
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Benyon, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 24 May 2006
Newbury
Bercow, John
Conservative
Signed on 5 June 2006
Buckingham
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 21 March 2006
Worthing West
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 22 May 2006
Altrincham and Sale West
Brokenshire, James
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 2006
Hornchurch
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 March 2006
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2006
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2006
Gower
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 26 June 2006
Stockton North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2006
Keighley
Devine, Jim
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2006
Livingston
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2006
Heywood and Middleton
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2006
Sunderland North
Field, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 29 June 2006
Cities of London and Westminster
Gove, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 24 April 2006
Surrey Heath
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 23 March 2006
North Wiltshire
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2006
Selby
Hammond, Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 19 April 2006
Wimbledon
Hands, Mr Greg
Conservative
Signed on 22 May 2006
Hammersmith and Fulham
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 April 2006
Birmingham, Yardley
Hendry, Charles
Conservative
Signed on 27 March 2006
Wealden
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2006
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 18 April 2006
North Down
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 28 March 2006
Knowsley North and Sefton East
Hurd, Mr Nick
Conservative
Signed on 15 May 2006
Ruislip - Northwood
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2006
Bolton South East
Kemp, Mr Fraser
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2006
Houghton and Washington East
Kennedy, Jane
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2006
Liverpool, Wavertree
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 21 March 2006
Salisbury
Khan, Mr Sadiq
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2006
Tooting
Lancaster, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 14 June 2006
North East Milton Keynes
Malins, Mr Humfrey
Conservative
Signed on 14 June 2006
Woking
Mates, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 8 June 2006
East Hampshire
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 29 March 2006
Crawley
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 9 May 2006
North East Cambridgeshire
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2006
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 28 March 2006
Ynys Môn
Paice, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 2006
South East Cambridgeshire
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2006
Hyndburn
Rifkind, Sir Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 15 May 2006
Kensington and Chelsea
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 21 March 2006
Strangford
Robinson, Mr Peter
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 5 June 2006
Belfast East
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 19 April 2006
Romford
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 April 2006
Torbay
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 2006
South West Bedfordshire
Smith, John
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2006
Vale of Glamorgan
Starkey, Dr Phyllis
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2006
Milton Keynes South West
Stuart, Ms Gisela
Labour
Signed on 28 March 2006
Birmingham, Edgbaston
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 March 2006
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, Ms Dari
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2006
Stockton South
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2006
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 2006
Esher and Walton
Thornberry, Ms Emily
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2006
Islington South and Finsbury
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2006
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2006
Finchley and Golders Green
Whittingdale, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 2006
Maldon and East Chelmsford
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 March 2006
Bristol West
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 27 April 2006
Spelthorne
Wilson, Mr Rob
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 2006
Reading East
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 22 May 2006
East Antrim
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 21 March 2006
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 23 March 2006
Macclesfield

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.