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SALE OF FOIE GRAS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1247: tabled on 28 March 2007

Tabled in the 2006-07 session.

This motion has been signed by 161 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 in order to produce the food delicacy foie gras, 12 week old ducks and geese are restrained and grain is forced down the throat through a gavage pipe, a process that often results in physical injury; observes that a massive quantity of food is forced into the birds causing their livers to swell to six to 10 times normal size, making movement and breathing difficult, and leading to severe liver damage, great pain, and high mortality rates; further notes that existing UK animal welfare laws prohibit such cruel farming methods; considers that a prohibition on the sale of foie gras in the UK would be compatible with the EC Treaty and the rules of the World Trade Organisation both of which permit restrictions on grounds of public morality; applauds the efforts of the website www.banfoiegras.org.uk to educate and encourage members of the public to press for foie gras to be banned; and calls upon the Government to prohibit the sale of foie gras in the UK.

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.

Allen, Mr Graham
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2007
Nottingham North
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2007
Blaydon
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2007
Erith and Thamesmead
Bailey, Mr Adrian
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2007
West Bromwich West
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 October 2007
Lewes
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2007
Aberdeen South
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2007
Kingswood
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2007
Sheffield, Attercliffe
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 29 March 2007
Worthing West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 October 2007
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 April 2007
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 June 2007
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Brown, Lyn
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2007
West Ham
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 11 October 2007
Dumfries and Galloway
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 June 2007
Gordon
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2007
Regent's Park and Kensington North
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2007
Birmingham, Northfield
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 June 2007
Solihull
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 May 2007
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2007
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 17 April 2007
Gower
Challen, Colin
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2007
Morley and Rothwell
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2007
Bury North
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2007
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 17 April 2007
North Ayrshire and Arran
Clark, Paul
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2007
Gillingham
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2007
Cynon Valley
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 16 May 2007
Leyton and Wanstead
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2007
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 15 May 2007
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 17 April 2007
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2007
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2007
Easington
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2007
Coventry South
Curtis-Thomas, Mrs Claire
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2007
Crosby
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 4 June 2007
Blaenau Gwent
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 17 April 2007
Burton
Devine, Jim
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2007
Livingston
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 25 July 2007
Heywood and Middleton
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 2 May 2007
Lagan Valley
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 16 May 2007
Lewisham West
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2007
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 11 June 2007
Foyle
Engel, Mrs Natascha
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2007
North East Derbyshire
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2007
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2007
Sunderland North
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2007
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2007
Hastings and Rye
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 29 October 2007
Ilford South
George, Mr Bruce
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2007
Walsall South
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2007
Walthamstow
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 17 April 2007
Norwich North
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2007
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 29 March 2007
Selby
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2007
Bedford
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 April 2007
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 May 2007
Oxford West and Abingdon
Heppell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 11 October 2007
Nottingham East
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 17 April 2007
North Down
Hesford, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2007
Wirral West
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2007
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hodgson, Mrs Sharon
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2007
Gateshead East and Washington West
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 May 2007
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 29 March 2007
Luton North
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 14 June 2007
Orpington
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 October 2007
Cheltenham
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2007
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 April 2007
Cheadle
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2007
Bolton South East
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2007
Hampstead and Highgate
James, Mrs Siân C.
Labour
Signed on 10 May 2007
Swansea East
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 29 March 2007
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2007
Clwyd South
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2007
Feltham and Heston
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 June 2007
Hereford
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 April 2007
Richmond Park
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 October 2007
North Norfolk
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 10 May 2007
Derby North
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2007
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 April 2007
Manchester, Withington
Leigh, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 27 June 2007
Gainsborough
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2007
Brighton, Pavilion
Levitt, Tom
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2007
High Peak
Linton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2007
Battersea
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2007
Manchester Central
Love, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2007
Edmonton
Lucas, Ian
Labour
Signed on 10 May 2007
Wrexham
MacDougall, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2007
Glenrothes
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2007
Thurrock
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 15 May 2007
Medway
Martlew, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2007
Carlisle
McCarthy, Kerry
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2007
Bristol East
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 19 April 2007
South Antrim
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2007
Hayes and Harlington
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 11 June 2007
South Down
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 29 March 2007
Mansfield
Mercer, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 17 October 2007
Newark
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 16 May 2007
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Moffat, Anne
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2007
East Lothian
Mole, Chris
Labour
Signed on 26 June 2007
Ipswich
Moon, Mrs Madeleine
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2007
Bridgend
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2007
Cardiff North
Morley, Elliot
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2007
Scunthorpe
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2007
Leeds East
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 October 2007
Leeds North West
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2007
Sunderland South
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2007
Wansbeck
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2007
Bristol North West
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 17 April 2007
Knowsley South
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2007
Nuneaton
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 8 October 2007
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 1 May 2007
Croydon Central
Penning, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 12 June 2007
Hemel Hempstead
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2007
Hyndburn
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2007
Dover
Rennie, Willie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 June 2007
Dunfermline and West Fife
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2007
Glasgow North West
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 8 October 2007
Coventry North West
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2007
Vale of Clwyd
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 May 2007
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 April 2007
Torbay
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2007
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2007
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2007
Bolsover
Smith, Geraldine
Labour
Signed on 8 October 2007
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2007
Eccles
Stoate, Dr Howard
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2007
Dartford
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 10 May 2007
Edinburgh East
Streeter, Mr Gary
Conservative
Signed on 4 July 2007
South West Devon
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2007
Manchester, Blackley
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 June 2007
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 May 2007
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 April 2007
Truro and St Austell
Taylor, Dr Richard
Independent
Signed on 8 October 2007
Wyre Forest
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2007
Hemsworth
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2007
Pudsey
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2007
Brighton, Kemptown
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 8 October 2007
Leicester East
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2007
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2007
Stoke-on-Trent North
Waltho, Lynda
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2007
Stourbridge
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 October 2007
Northavon
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 June 2007
Angus
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 21 June 2007
Maidstone and The Weald
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 July 2007
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 April 2007
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 July 2007
Perth and North Perthshire
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 28 March 2007
Batley and Spen
Wright, David
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2007
Telford
Wright, Dr Tony
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2007
Cannock Chase
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2007
Sittingbourne and Sheppey
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 June 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.