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DOG RENTAL

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1699: tabled on 04 June 2008

Tabled in the 2007-08 session.

This motion has been signed by 88 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 expresses concern about the operation of the dog rental company, FlexPetz, which has opened in London with the intention to expand to various cities across the United Kingdom; acknowledges that the UK dog rental business is currently very small but recognises the potential for its growth due to the increase in fashion accessory dogs; disapproves of causing distress to dogs as a result of them being rented out to numerous people; believes that this encourages irresponsible attitudes to dog ownership; further believes that dog renting is, or should be, a breach of the Animal Welfare Act 2006 in that it is highly likely to inhibit dogs from having the ability to exhibit normal behaviour patterns; further disapproves of renting dogs for profit; calls on the Government to take action to ensure compliance with the Animal Welfare Act; and thanks the Kennel Club for drawing attention to this issue.

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.

Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2008
Erith and Thamesmead
Blackman-Woods, Dr Roberta
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2008
City of Durham
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 11 June 2008
Worthing West
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 June 2008
South East Cornwall
Brown, Lyn
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2008
West Ham
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2008
Elmet
Butterfill, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 2 July 2008
Bournemouth West
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 June 2008
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 17 June 2008
East Londonderry
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 June 2008
Orkney and Shetland
Cawsey, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2008
Brigg and Goole
Challen, Colin
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2008
Morley and Rothwell
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2008
Tyne Bridge
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2008
Leyton and Wanstead
Conway, Derek
Independent Conservative
Signed on 16 July 2008
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2008
Stockton North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2008
Keighley
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 10 June 2008
Blaenau Gwent
Davies, Philip
Conservative
Signed on 20 June 2008
Shipley
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2008
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2008
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2008
Heywood and Middleton
Dorrell, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 9 July 2008
Charnwood
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2008
Eltham
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2008
Sunderland North
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 July 2008
Hornsey and Wood Green
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2008
Hastings and Rye
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2008
Selby
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 6 October 2008
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 June 2008
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 June 2008
North Devon
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2008
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2008
Luton North
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 June 2008
Cheltenham
Huhne, Chris
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 July 2008
Eastleigh
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 26 June 2008
Barnsley Central
James, Mrs Siân C.
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2008
Swansea East
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2008
Tamworth
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 June 2008
Hereford
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 July 2008
Richmond Park
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 June 2008
Manchester, Withington
Levitt, Tom
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2008
High Peak
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 11 June 2008
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 18 June 2008
Mid Worcestershire
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2008
Thurrock
Main, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 13 June 2008
St Albans
Mates, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 2008
East Hampshire
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2008
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2008
Mansfield
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2008
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Mitchell, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 16 June 2008
Sutton Coldfield
Murrison, Dr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 14 October 2008
Westbury
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2008
Nuneaton
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 July 2008
Montgomeryshire
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2008
Ynys Môn
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2008
Dover
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2008
Coventry North West
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 June 2008
North Cornwall
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 June 2008
Colchester
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2008
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2008
Bradford West
Snelgrove, Anne
Labour
Signed on 26 June 2008
South Swindon
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2008
Edinburgh East
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2008
Manchester, Blackley
Stuart, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 2008
Beverley and Holderness
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 June 2008
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2008
North West Leicestershire
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 July 2008
Brent East
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 June 2008
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2008
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2008
Stoke-on-Trent North
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 23 June 2008
North Dorset
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 6 June 2008
Liverpool, West Derby
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 July 2008
Northavon
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 7 July 2008
Maidstone and The Weald
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 7 October 2008
Conwy
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 June 2008
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 June 2008
Brecon and Radnorshire
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 June 2008
Cardiff Central
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 October 2008
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.