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ANIMAL WELFARE IN CIRCUSES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 965: tabled on 19 February 2008

Tabled in the 2007-08 session.

This motion has been signed by 187 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

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Motion text

That this House notes with concern that the Circus Working Group disregarded substantial amounts of evidence on the welfare of animals in circuses as a result of the methodology imposed by the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; believes that the report of the Chair of the Circus Working Group fails to provide reliable information on this subject; and urges the Government to maintain its commitment to ban the use of wild species in travelling circuses and to restrict and limit the use of domesticated species under a strict, accountable and open licensing system.

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 21 April 2008
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Ainger, Nick
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire
Alexander, Danny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 March 2008
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 6 October 2008
Southend West
Ancram, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 21 April 2008
Devizes
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2008
Blaydon
Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2008
Rossendale and Darwen
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2008
Erith and Thamesmead
Bailey, Mr Adrian
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2008
West Bromwich West
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 February 2008
Lewes
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 October 2008
Edinburgh West
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
City of York
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Aberdeen South
Blackman-Woods, Dr Roberta
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
City of Durham
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 April 2008
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 February 2008
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 March 2008
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Brown, Lyn
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2008
West Ham
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 April 2008
Gordon
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
Signed on 22 April 2008
Regent's Park and Kensington North
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2008
Elmet
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 March 2008
Solihull
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 March 2008
Twickenham
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 March 2008
Orkney and Shetland
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 19 February 2008
Gower
Challen, Colin
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2008
Morley and Rothwell
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2008
Bury North
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2008
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 31 March 2008
North Ayrshire and Arran
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 19 May 2008
Cynon Valley
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2008
Leyton and Wanstead
Conway, Derek
Independent Conservative
Signed on 22 February 2008
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2008
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2008
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2008
Bolton North East
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2008
Dagenham
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 20 February 2008
Keighley
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Coventry South
Curry, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 3 April 2008
Skipton and Ripon
Curtis-Thomas, Mrs Claire
Labour
Signed on 3 April 2008
Crosby
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2008
Glasgow South West
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2008
Burton
Devine, Jim
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2008
Livingston
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 2 April 2008
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2008
Heywood and Middleton
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 31 March 2008
Holborn and St Pancras
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 15 May 2008
Belfast North
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2008
Aberdeen North
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2008
Lewisham West
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 12 May 2008
Foyle
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2008
Eltham
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2008
Sunderland North
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 April 2008
Hornsey and Wood Green
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 31 March 2008
Birkenhead
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2008
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 2 June 2008
Newport West
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 April 2008
Bath
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Hastings and Rye
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 February 2008
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2008
Walthamstow
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2008
Norwich North
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 March 2008
Romsey
Gilroy, Linda
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2008
Plymouth, Sutton
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 2008
Falmouth and Camborne
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2008
Bedford
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2008
Midlothian
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2008
Leeds North East
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 July 2008
North Devon
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2008
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 February 2008
Somerton and Frome
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 March 2008
Birmingham, Yardley
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 21 April 2008
North Down
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 March 2008
Chesterfield
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 2 April 2008
Lanark and Hamilton East
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 20 February 2008
Luton North
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 6 March 2008
Orpington
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 March 2008
Cheltenham
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 April 2008
Dundee East
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 April 2008
Cambridge
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 1 April 2008
Knowsley North and Sefton East
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 20 February 2008
Chorley
Huhne, Chris
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 May 2008
Eastleigh
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2008
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 February 2008
Cheadle
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2008
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 3 April 2008
Clwyd South
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2008
Manchester, Gorton
Kawczynski, Daniel
Conservative
Signed on 21 February 2008
Shrewsbury and Atcham
Keeble, Ms Sally
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Northampton North
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Feltham and Heston
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 2008
Hereford
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 May 2008
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 20 February 2008
Salisbury
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 April 2008
Richmond Park
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 April 2008
North Norfolk
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 31 March 2008
Derby North
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2008
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 February 2008
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 21 February 2008
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 1 April 2008
East Worthing and Shoreham
Mahmood, Mr Khalid
Labour
Signed on 2 April 2008
Birmingham, Perry Barr
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2008
Blackpool South
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 22 April 2008
Medway
Martlew, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2008
Carlisle
John Mason,
Signed on 20 November 2008
Mates, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 3 April 2008
East Hampshire
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2008
Calder Valley
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 10 June 2008
Belfast South
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 16 May 2008
South Down
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2008
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Moffat, Anne
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2008
East Lothian
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2008
Crawley
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 1 April 2008
Cardiff North
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 8 October 2008
Leeds East
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 March 2008
Leeds North West
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 1 April 2008
Wansbeck
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2008
Bristol North West
Neill, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 11 June 2008
Bromley and Chislehurst
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2008
Knowsley South
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 March 2008
Winchester
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 2 April 2008
Nuneaton
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 1 April 2008
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 1 April 2008
Ynys Môn
Penning, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 21 February 2008
Hemel Hempstead
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2008
Hyndburn
Pound, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2008
Ealing North
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 20 February 2008
Pendle
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 2 April 2008
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 31 March 2008
Dover
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 April 2008
Southport
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 March 2008
Argyll and Bute
Rennie, Willie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 April 2008
Dunfermline and West Fife
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 2 April 2008
Halifax
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2008
Coventry North West
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 April 2008
North Cornwall
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 March 2008
Colchester
Salter, Martin
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2008
Reading West
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 March 2008
Torbay
Scott, Mr Lee
Conservative
Signed on 30 June 2008
Ilford North
Sharma, Virendra
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Ealing, Southall
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2008
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Bolsover
Smith, Geraldine
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2008
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 2008
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Soames, Hon Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 26 March 2008
Mid Sussex
Southworth, Helen
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2008
Warrington South
Spicer, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 1 April 2008
West Worcestershire
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 22 April 2008
Eccles
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 April 2008
Hazel Grove
Swayne, Mr Desmond
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 2008
New Forest West
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 April 2008
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, Ms Dari
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2008
Stockton South
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 2008
Truro and St Austell
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 May 2008
Brent East
Thornberry, Ms Emily
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2008
Islington South and Finsbury
Tipping, Paddy
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2008
Sherwood
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2008
South Derbyshire
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2008
Pudsey
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2008
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2008
Finchley and Golders Green
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 31 March 2008
North Dorset
Waltho, Lynda
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2008
Stourbridge
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 April 2008
Northavon
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 26 June 2008
Maidstone and The Weald
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 25 February 2008
Caernarfon
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 2008
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 March 2008
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 February 2008
Bristol West
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 March 2008
Cardiff Central
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 April 2008
Perth and North Perthshire
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2008
Batley and Spen
Wright, Mr Anthony
Labour
Signed on 29 February 2008
Great Yarmouth
Wright, Dr Tony
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2008
Cannock Chase
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 February 2008
Teignbridge

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

ANIMAL WELFARE IN CIRCUSES (Amendment 1)
at end add `but only if the Government maintains its further promise to base any such ban or restriction strictly on scientific evidence, and further notes that the evidence that currently exists provides no support for such action.'.
Conservative, Mid Worcestershire
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signatures
EDM 965A1: tabled on 31 March 2008