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SNARES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 314: tabled on 20 November 2007

Tabled in the 2007-08 session.

This motion has been signed by 156 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 with concern that badgers, otters, domestic pets, livestock and other animals continue to be severely injured and killed by snares; expresses particular concern that self-locking snares, made illegal under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, are still being used in the UK; notes that free-running snares are legal for the control of foxes and rabbits but are by their nature indiscriminate and therefore cause considerable pain and suffering not only to the target species, but to many non-targeted animals; further notes that the Independent Working Group on Snares agreed that snares were indiscriminate when it reported that it would be difficult to reduce the proportion of non-targeted animals caught below 40 per cent.; believes that the provisions of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 in relation to snares are difficult to enforce and have failed adequately to protect wildlife from unnecessary suffering and death; welcomes the Scottish Executive's 2007 decision to consult on a ban on snares; further notes that responses to the Scottish consultation were 70 per cent. in favour of a ban; and calls on the Government to consult on the abolition of the manufacture, sale and use of all snares.

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 11 December 2007
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2007
Blaydon
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2007
Erith and Thamesmead
Bailey, Mr Adrian
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2007
West Bromwich West
Banks, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2008
Ochil and South Perthshire
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2007
Leeds West
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2007
Aberdeen South
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2007
Kingswood
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2008
South Ribble
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 26 November 2007
Worthing West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 January 2008
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 July 2008
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 November 2007
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Brown, Lyn
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2007
West Ham
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2008
Dumfries and Galloway
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 December 2007
Gordon
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
Signed on 22 April 2008
Regent's Park and Kensington North
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2007
Elmet
Burns, Mr Simon
Conservative
Signed on 21 January 2008
West Chelmsford
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 2007
Twickenham
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2007
Gower
Challen, Colin
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Morley and Rothwell
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2007
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2007
North Ayrshire and Arran
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2007
Cynon Valley
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2007
Leyton and Wanstead
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2007
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 28 November 2007
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2007
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2007
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2008
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2007
Keighley
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2007
Coventry South
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 22 November 2007
Blaenau Gwent
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2007
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2007
Hendon
Donaldson, Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 January 2008
Lagan Valley
Donohoe, Mr Brian H.
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2007
Central Ayrshire
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2007
Aberdeen North
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2007
Lewisham West
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 21 November 2007
Foyle
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2007
Sunderland North
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2007
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 January 2008
Hornsey and Wood Green
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 November 2007
Bath
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2007
Hastings and Rye
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 November 2007
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2007
Walthamstow
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2007
Norwich North
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 2007
Romsey
Gilroy, Linda
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2007
Plymouth, Sutton
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2007
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 December 2007
Falmouth and Camborne
Griffiths, Nigel
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2008
Edinburgh South
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2008
Bedford
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2007
Midlothian
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2007
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 November 2007
Portsmouth South
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 June 2008
Somerton and Frome
Henderson, Mr Doug
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2007
Newcastle upon Tyne North
Heppell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2008
Nottingham East
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 November 2007
Chesterfield
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2008
Lanark and Hamilton East
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2007
Luton North
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 22 November 2007
Orpington
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 December 2007
Cheltenham
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 December 2007
Dundee East
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 December 2007
Cambridge
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2007
Chorley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2008
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Huhne, Chris
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 December 2007
Eastleigh
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 November 2007
Cheadle
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2008
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2007
Hampstead and Highgate
James, Mrs Siân C.
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2008
Swansea East
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2007
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2007
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Keeble, Ms Sally
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2008
Northampton North
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 15 May 2008
Feltham and Heston
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 December 2007
Hereford
Kemp, Mr Fraser
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2007
Houghton and Washington East
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 January 2008
Richmond Park
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 January 2008
North Norfolk
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2007
Derby North
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 December 2007
Manchester, Withington
Levitt, Tom
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2007
High Peak
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2007
Manchester Central
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2007
Blackpool South
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2007
Medway
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2007
Calder Valley
McCarthy, Kerry
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2007
Bristol East
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2007
Makerfield
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2007
Hayes and Harlington
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 12 May 2008
South Down
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2007
Mansfield
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2007
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2008
Great Grimsby
Moffat, Anne
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2008
East Lothian
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2007
Crawley
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2007
Cardiff North
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2007
Wansbeck
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2007
Bristol North West
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2007
Knowsley South
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 November 2007
Winchester
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2007
Nuneaton
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2007
Ynys Môn
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2007
Hyndburn
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2007
Pendle
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2007
Dover
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2008
Glasgow North West
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2008
Coventry North West
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 2008
Romford
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 November 2007
Torbay
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2007
Huddersfield
Short, Clare
Independent Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Birmingham, Ladywood
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2007
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2007
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2007
Bolsover
Smith, Ms Angela C.
Labour
Signed on 7 May 2008
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Southworth, Helen
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2007
Warrington South
Starkey, Dr Phyllis
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2007
Milton Keynes South West
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2007
Eccles
Stoate, Dr Howard
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2007
Dartford
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2007
Edinburgh East
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2007
Manchester, Blackley
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 December 2007
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 December 2007
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, Ms Dari
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2007
Stockton South
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2007
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 December 2007
Truro and St Austell
Taylor, Dr Richard
Independent
Signed on 29 November 2007
Wyre Forest
Thornberry, Ms Emily
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2007
Islington South and Finsbury
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2007
Pudsey
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2007
Brighton, Kemptown
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Leicester East
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2007
Finchley and Golders Green
Waltho, Lynda
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2007
Stourbridge
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 2007
Northavon
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 November 2007
Angus
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2007
Conwy
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 October 2008
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 November 2007
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 December 2007
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 December 2007
Cardiff Central
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 12 December 2007
East Antrim
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2007
Batley and Spen
Wright, Mr Anthony
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2007
Great Yarmouth

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.