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PROHIBITION OF BATTERY CAGES FOR EGG-LAYING HENS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 325: tabled on 28 November 2006

Tabled in the 2006-07 session.

This motion has been signed by 208 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 the European Union prohibition of conventional battery cages for egg-laying hens that is due to come into force in 2012 under Council Directive 1999/74 is to be reviewed during 2007; firmly believes that the prohibition should not be repealed or postponed; notes that the report of the Scientific Panel for Animal Health and Welfare of the European Food Safety Authority concludes that the inability of battery hens to perform their natural behaviours poses a particularly severe threat to their welfare; further notes that the LayWel report prepared for the European Commission concludes that the welfare of hens is severely compromised in conventional battery cages; further believes that many members of the public would be dismayed if the prohibition were to be postponed; and urges the Government to take the lead in persuading the UK's EU partners that the prohibition of conventional battery cages should not be postponed but should come into force in 2012 as enacted by Council Directive 1999/74.

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 30 April 2007
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Alexander, Danny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 June 2007
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 21 February 2007
Southend West
Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2006
Rossendale and Darwen
Arbuthnot, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 16 April 2007
North East Hampshire
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2007
Erith and Thamesmead
Bailey, Mr Adrian
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2007
West Bromwich West
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 March 2007
Lewes
Baldry, Tony
Conservative
Signed on 29 March 2007
Banbury
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2007
City of York
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2007
Aberdeen South
Bercow, John
Conservative
Signed on 16 April 2007
Buckingham
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2007
Kingswood
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2007
Sheffield, Attercliffe
Blackman-Woods, Dr Roberta
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2007
City of Durham
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 29 November 2006
Worthing West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 May 2007
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 February 2007
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 December 2006
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2007
Elmet
Burt, Alistair
Conservative
Signed on 18 April 2007
North East Bedfordshire
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 February 2007
Solihull
Butler, Ms Dawn
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2007
Brent South
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 2006
Twickenham
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2006
Gower
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2007
Bury North
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2007
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2007
North Ayrshire and Arran
Clegg, Mr Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 April 2007
Sheffield, Hallam
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2007
Cynon Valley
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2006
Leyton and Wanstead
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2007
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 30 November 2006
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2007
Stockton North
Crabb, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 3 July 2007
Preseli Pembrokeshire
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2006
Bolton North East
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2006
Dagenham
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2006
Keighley
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2007
Coventry South
Curry, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 14 June 2007
Skipton and Ripon
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 27 February 2007
Blaenau Gwent
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2007
Burton
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2007
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 July 2007
Belfast North
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 17 April 2007
Aberdeen North
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2007
Lewisham West
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2006
Stroud
Duddridge, James
Conservative
Signed on 23 March 2007
Rochford and Southend East
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 25 July 2007
Eltham
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2007
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2006
Sunderland North
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 21 March 2007
Lichfield
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2006
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 May 2007
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 April 2007
Bath
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2007
Hastings and Rye
Fraser, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 18 July 2007
South West Norfolk
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 July 2007
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2006
Walthamstow
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2006
Norwich North
Gillan, Mrs Cheryl
Conservative
Signed on 22 March 2007
Chesham and Amersham
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 June 2007
Falmouth and Camborne
Griffith, Nia
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2007
Llanelli
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2007
Selby
Gummer, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 26 June 2007
Suffolk Coastal
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2007
Bedford
Hammond, Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 8 October 2007
Wimbledon
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 November 2006
Portsmouth South
Harper, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 8 October 2007
Forest of Dean
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 February 2007
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2007
North Devon
Heald, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 19 March 2007
North East Hertfordshire
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 June 2007
Somerton and Frome
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 December 2006
Birmingham, Yardley
Henderson, Mr Doug
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2007
Newcastle upon Tyne North
Hendry, Charles
Conservative
Signed on 17 April 2007
Wealden
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2007
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 17 October 2007
North Down
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2006
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2006
Vauxhall
Holloway, Mr Adam
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 2007
Gravesham
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 December 2006
Chesterfield
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 20 February 2007
Orpington
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 January 2007
Cheltenham
Howard, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 22 March 2007
Folkestone and Hythe
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 February 2007
Cambridge
Huhne, Chris
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 June 2007
Eastleigh
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2007
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Hunt, Mr Jeremy
Conservative
Signed on 16 April 2007
South West Surrey
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 December 2006
Cheadle
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 20 February 2007
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2007
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2006
Hampstead and Highgate
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2006
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2006
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2007
Clwyd South
Kawczynski, Daniel
Conservative
Signed on 22 February 2007
Shrewsbury and Atcham
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 February 2007
Hereford
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 17 April 2007
Salisbury
Kirkbride, Julie
Conservative
Signed on 29 March 2007
Bromsgrove
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 March 2007
Richmond Park
Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Conservative
Signed on 22 March 2007
Epping Forest
Lancaster, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 16 April 2007
North East Milton Keynes
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2007
Derby North
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2006
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2006
Manchester, Withington
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2007
Brighton, Pavilion
Lidington, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 11 June 2007
Aylesbury
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 2 May 2007
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 6 March 2007
East Worthing and Shoreham
Love, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2007
Edmonton
MacDougall, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2007
Glenrothes
Main, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 11 June 2007
St Albans
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2006
Wolverhampton South West
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2007
Blackpool South
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2007
Medway
Mates, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 16 July 2007
East Hampshire
McCarthy, Kerry
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2007
Bristol East
McCarthy-Fry, Sarah
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2007
Portsmouth North
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2006
Hayes and Harlington
Meacher, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2007
Oldham West and Royton
Mercer, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 23 March 2007
Newark
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2007
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Milton, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 17 July 2007
Guildford
Mitchell, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 17 April 2007
Sutton Coldfield
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2007
Crawley
Moon, Mrs Madeleine
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2007
Bridgend
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 October 2007
Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2007
Leeds East
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 April 2007
Leeds North West
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2007
Sunderland South
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 15 May 2007
Wansbeck
Murphy, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2007
Torfaen
Murrison, Dr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 23 March 2007
Westbury
O'Brien, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 2007
Eddisbury
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2006
Knowsley South
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2007
Nuneaton
Ottaway, Richard
Conservative
Signed on 11 June 2007
Croydon South
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 12 July 2007
Croydon Central
Penrose, John
Conservative
Signed on 9 October 2007
Weston-Super-Mare
Pickles, Mr Eric
Conservative
Signed on 19 March 2007
Brentwood and Ongar
Pound, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2007
Ealing North
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2006
Pendle
Pritchard, Mark
Conservative
Signed on 17 April 2007
The Wrekin
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2007
Dover
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2006
Southport
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 October 2007
Argyll and Bute
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2006
Halifax
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 March 2007
North Cornwall
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 December 2006
Rochdale
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 February 2007
Torbay
Scott, Mr Lee
Conservative
Signed on 19 March 2007
Ilford North
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 19 March 2007
South West Bedfordshire
Shepherd, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 22 February 2007
Aldridge-Brownhills
Short, Clare
Independent Labour
Signed on 26 February 2007
Birmingham, Ladywood
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2006
Nottingham South
Simpson, Mr Keith
Conservative
Signed on 10 July 2007
Mid Norfolk
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2007
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 20 February 2007
Bolsover
Soames, Hon Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 13 June 2007
Mid Sussex
Spelman, Mrs Caroline
Conservative
Signed on 23 May 2007
Meriden
Stanley, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 23 April 2007
Tonbridge and Malling
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2007
Eccles
Stoate, Dr Howard
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2007
Dartford
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2007
Edinburgh East
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2006
Manchester, Blackley
Swayne, Mr Desmond
Conservative
Signed on 14 March 2007
New Forest West
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 January 2007
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2006
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2007
Truro and St Austell
Taylor, Dr Richard
Independent
Signed on 27 April 2007
Wyre Forest
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 April 2007
Brent East
Thornberry, Ms Emily
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2007
Islington South and Finsbury
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 March 2007
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Touhig, Mr Don
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2007
Islwyn
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2007
Pudsey
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2007
Brighton, Kemptown
Vaizey, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 26 April 2007
Wantage
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2006
Finchley and Golders Green
Walker, Mr Charles
Conservative
Signed on 15 October 2007
Broxbourne
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 19 February 2007
Stoke-on-Trent North
Waltho, Lynda
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2007
Stourbridge
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 19 March 2007
Upminster
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 February 2007
Angus
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 21 June 2007
Maidstone and The Weald
Wiggin, Bill
Conservative
Signed on 16 April 2007
Leominster
Williams, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 8 October 2007
Swansea West
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2006
Conwy
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 April 2007
Ceredigion
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 December 2006
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 April 2007
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 April 2007
Cardiff Central
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 8 May 2007
East Antrim
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 February 2007
Perth and North Perthshire
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2007
Batley and Spen
Wright, Mr Anthony
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2007
Great Yarmouth
Wright, David
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2006
Telford
Wright, Jeremy
Conservative
Signed on 25 July 2007
Rugby and Kenilworth
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2006
Sittingbourne and Sheppey
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 April 2007
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.