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HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1215A1: tabled on 10 November 2008

Tabled in the 2007-08 session.

This motion has been signed by 2 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

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

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Mr David Drew on 18 March 2008. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

leave out from `product;' to end and insert `further notes that a number of household goods companies are actively looking for suitable alternatives to animal testing; recognises the ongoing use of animals in medical research; and calls on the Government to enter negotiations with those companies employing animal testing to develop strategies to seek creative alternatives which balance the joint considerations of animal welfare and human safety.'.

Original motion text

That this House notes the Government's 1997 policy prohibition on the use of animals to test the safety of cosmetic products and their ingredients, which was said to have been introduced on the basis that the suffering caused was not justified given the nature of the product; notes with regret that the Government has not implemented a similar prohibition on the use of animals to test household products, such as washing-up liquid or floor cleaners, and their ingredients; supports the campaign of the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection to end the suffering of animals in tests for household products and their ingredients; and calls on the Government to implement a policy prohibition on issuing licences to test household products and their ingredients on animals as a matter of urgency.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.