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DOGS GIVEN AS CHRISTMAS PRESENTS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 170: tabled on 20 November 2006

Tabled in the 2006-07 session.

This motion has been signed by 68 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 the Dogs Trust's famous slogan, A Dog is for Life, Not Just for Christmas, which was created in 1978 by the charity's Chief Executive, Clarissa Baldwin, at a time when thousands of people were buying puppies to give to family and friends as Christmas presents, resulting in puppies being abandoned in the New Year; recognises that despite many years of campaigning by the Dogs Trust, there still exists a problem of dogs being given as Christmas presents; further recognises that the Dogs Trust has seen that the most popular time of year for pups to be abandoned is at the start of the Easter holidays, when the pups who were given as Christmas presents have grown up to be big, boisterous dogs; further notes that the problem of dogs being given as Christmas presents is still a major concern, in a country where there were at least 117,000 stray and abandoned dogs taken in by local authorities last year; and wholeheartedly supports the Dogs Trust in its determination to ensure that one day all dogs are cared for by responsible owners, and have a home for life.

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.

Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2006
Blaydon
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 February 2007
Edinburgh West
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 22 November 2006
Worthing West
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 November 2006
South East Cornwall
Brown, Lyn
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2006
West Ham
Burrowes, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 27 November 2006
Enfield, Southgate
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 November 2006
Solihull
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 21 November 2006
East Londonderry
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2006
Blyth Valley
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 2006
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2006
Islington North
Davies, Philip
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 2006
Shipley
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2006
Burton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 30 November 2006
Belfast North
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2006
Stroud
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2006
Sunderland North
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 27 November 2006
Ribble Valley
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2006
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Griffith, Nia
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2006
Llanelli
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 November 2006
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 November 2006
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 November 2006
North Devon
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 November 2006
Birmingham, Yardley
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 29 November 2006
North Down
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 November 2006
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2006
Luton North
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2006
Chorley
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 November 2006
Cheadle
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2006
Tamworth
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 27 November 2006
Salisbury
Lancaster, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 4 December 2006
North East Milton Keynes
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2006
Brighton, Pavilion
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 21 November 2006
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 2006
East Worthing and Shoreham
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 27 November 2006
Mid Worcestershire
McCarthy-Fry, Sarah
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2007
Portsmouth North
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 5 December 2006
South Antrim
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2006
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2006
Mansfield
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2006
Crawley
Morley, Mr Elliot
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2006
Scunthorpe
Murphy, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2006
Torfaen
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2006
Ynys Môn
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 25 January 2007
Croydon Central
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2006
Southport
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 22 November 2006
Strangford
Scott, Mr Lee
Conservative
Signed on 23 November 2006
Ilford North
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2006
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 22 November 2006
Upper Bann
Smith, Geraldine
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2006
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2006
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 November 2006
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2006
North West Leicestershire
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2006
Pudsey
Vaizey, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 22 November 2006
Wantage
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2006
Finchley and Golders Green
Whittingdale, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 30 November 2006
Maldon and East Chelmsford
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2006
Conwy
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 November 2006
Brecon and Radnorshire
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 November 2006
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 23 November 2006
East Antrim

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.