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ELECTRIC SHOCK TRAINING DEVICES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 440: tabled on 14 January 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 50 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 condemns the sale, manufacture, hire, loan, importation or use of electric shock training devices to train and control dogs, with the exception of electric fences, which operate on a different principle; considers the use of such devices to be cruel and unnecessary; understands that alternative positive training methods produce dogs which are trained more quickly and reliably with no potential for abuse or cruelty; recognises that because dogs are highly reactive to learning experiences and have a strong bond with humans their natural instincts can be utilised to train them easily; and calls on the Government to introduce a complete ban on the sale, manufacture, hire, loan, importation or use of electric shock training devices.

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 23 April 2009
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 30 April 2009
Southend West
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2009
Blaydon
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 1 June 2009
Erith and Thamesmead
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 February 2009
Lewes
Baldry, Tony
Conservative
Signed on 20 January 2009
Banbury
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2009
Gower
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 5 May 2009
Leyton and Wanstead
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2009
Bolton North East
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 3 March 2009
Belfast North
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2009
Sunderland North
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 21 January 2009
Ribble Valley
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2009
Walthamstow
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2009
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2009
Portsmouth South
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2009
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2009
Luton North
Howells, Dr Kim
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2009
Pontypridd
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2009
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 May 2009
Richmond Park
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 January 2009
Manchester, Withington
Linton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2009
Battersea
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 2 February 2009
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2009
Blackpool South
Mason, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 January 2009
Glasgow East
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 26 January 2009
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2009
Hayes and Harlington
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2009
Knowsley South
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2009
Southport
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
Halifax
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 March 2009
Strangford
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 19 January 2009
Romford
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2009
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2009
Torbay
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2009
Nottingham South
Spink, Bob
Independent
Signed on 19 January 2009
Castle Point
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2009
Pudsey
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 19 January 2009
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2009
Conwy
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 January 2009
Cardiff Central

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.