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ANIMAL PROTECTION POLICY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 135: tabled on 04 December 2008

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 109 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 the growing body of scientific evidence demonstrating that animals have complex mental and emotional lives; considers animals to be conscious, feeling beings with an interest in living, avoiding suffering and experiencing pleasure; acknowledges that each animal has inherent value and is worthy of serious moral consideration; further considers respect for animals to be indicative of the level of civilisation; is concerned that policy making is led by industries that inevitably compromise animals' welfare and interests, and that the most essential interests of animals and the public's concern for their protection are given insufficient consideration; endorses the Prime Minister's call for constitutional reform that entrusts more power to Parliament and the British people; further notes that there is no Government body whose primary purpose is to protect the interests of animals in policy-making; and calls upon the Government to establish an animal protection commission or similar body, answerable to Parliament via a Minister, with a remit which includes the ongoing examination of the ethical status and rights of animals and how they are affected by policy-making, the facilitation of genuine public participation throughout policy processes which affect animals, and the development of a cross-Government agenda for animal protection.

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 5 February 2009
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 19 January 2009
Southend West
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2009
Blaydon
Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2009
Rossendale and Darwen
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 1 June 2009
Erith and Thamesmead
Bailey, Mr Adrian
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2009
West Bromwich West
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 January 2009
Lewes
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 March 2009
Edinburgh West
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2009
Leeds West
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2009
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2009
Kingswood
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2009
South Ribble
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 2 April 2009
Altrincham and Sale West
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 February 2009
South East Cornwall
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2009
Dumfries and Galloway
Browne, Mr Jeremy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 October 2009
Taunton
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2009
Elmet
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 February 2009
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2009
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2008
Gower
Challen, Colin
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2009
Morley and Rothwell
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2008
Leyton and Wanstead
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2009
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2008
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2009
Easington
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2009
Coventry South
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 2009
Kingston and Surbiton
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 10 December 2008
Blaenau Gwent
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2009
Burton
Devine, Jim
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2008
Livingston
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 9 December 2008
Foyle
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2008
Sunderland North
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2008
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 October 2009
Hornsey and Wood Green
Flello, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2009
Stoke-on-Trent South
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2009
Ilford South
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2008
Walthamstow
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2009
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 April 2009
Falmouth and Camborne
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2009
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 October 2009
Somerton and Frome
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2009
Birmingham, Yardley
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 March 2009
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2009
Luton North
Huhne, Chris
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 March 2009
Eastleigh
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2009
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2009
Cheadle
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2009
Barnsley Central
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2009
Feltham and Heston
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 January 2009
Hereford
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 March 2009
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 March 2009
Richmond Park
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 June 2009
North Norfolk
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2009
Derby North
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 December 2008
Manchester, Withington
Linton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2009
Battersea
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2009
Thurrock
Main, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 15 January 2009
St Albans
Mallaber, Judy
Labour
Signed on 22 April 2009
Amber Valley
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2008
Blackpool South
Mason, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 November 2009
Glasgow East
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2009
Calder Valley
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2009
Sunderland South
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Independent
Signed on 12 January 2009
Croydon Central
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2009
Dover
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 February 2009
Southport
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2009
Loughborough
Rennie, Willie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 March 2009
Dunfermline and West Fife
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
Halifax
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2009
Glasgow North West
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 January 2009
North Cornwall
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 January 2009
Rochdale
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 December 2008
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 January 2009
Torbay
Scott, Mr Lee
Conservative
Signed on 23 March 2009
Ilford North
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2009
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2008
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2009
Bolsover
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2009
Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2009
Eccles
Stoate, Dr Howard
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2009
Dartford
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 March 2009
East Dunbartonshire
Syms, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 3 February 2009
Poole
Taylor, Ms Dari
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2009
Stockton South
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 January 2009
Truro and St Austell
Tipping, Paddy
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2009
Sherwood
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2008
Pudsey
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2009
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2008
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 10 December 2008
Liverpool, West Derby
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 March 2009
Angus
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 26 October 2009
Maidstone and The Weald
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2009
Conwy
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 April 2009
Bristol West
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 January 2009
Cardiff Central
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2009
Batley and Spen
Wright, Mr Anthony
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2009
Great Yarmouth
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2009
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.

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

ANIMAL PROTECTION POLICY (Amendment 1)
leave out from `civilisation' to end and add `notes that there is no Government body whose primary purpose is to protect the interests of animals in policy-making; and is concerned that policy-making may be led by industries that inevitably compromise the welfare and interests of animals, and that the most essential interests of animals, and the public's concern for their protection, are given insufficient consideration.'
Conservative, Hemel Hempstead
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signature
EDM 135A1: tabled on 8 May 2009