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EDM (Early Day Motion) 804: tabled on 04 March 1992

Tabled in the 1991-92 session.

This motion has been signed by 11 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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Motion text

That this House is seriously concerned by the proposal of the European Commission's Veterinary Committee to replace quarantine regulations by combining blood tests with vaccination; agrees with the British Veterinary Association and the Quarantine Kennel Owners' Association as well as the Royal Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals that vaccinations are not proven to be 100 per cent effective against rabies; believes that problems of identification make pet passports an inadequate safeguard against unvaccinated animals being smuggled into the United Kingdom; is alarmed at the prospect of an outbreak of rabies in Britain which would inevitably lead to thousands of animals being put down to prevent the spread of the virus; and calls upon Her Majesty's Government to vigorously put Britain's case in EC negotiations and to resist any proposals to relax quarantine regulations until there is convincing scientific evidence that vaccination is 100 per cent. effective.

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leave out from 'regulations' to end.
Labour, North East Derbyshire
EDM 804A1: tabled on 5 March 1992