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CHICKEN FARMING AND MAXIMUM PERMITTED STOCKING DENSITY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1587: tabled on 03 June 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 56 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 notes with concern the proposed regulation to increase the maximum permitted stocking density for chickens from the recommended 15 to 17 to 17 to 19 chickens per square metre, with a further extension to 19 to 21 chickens if certain criteria are met; further notes that The Scientific Committee on Animal Health and Animal Welfare record that when stocking rates exceed 30 kg per square metre welfare problems are likely to occur regardless of indoor climate control capacity; further believes that higher stocking densities result in an increase in pathologies, reduce behavioural activities and severely affect walking ability; and calls on the Government to exclude the derogation in the EU Directive that allows member states to permit extreme stocking densities above 17 to 19 chickens per square metre from UK legislation and not to abandon its previous recommended stocking density of 15 to 17 chickens per square metre, thereby permitting chicken welfare standards to be reduced.

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.

Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2009
Blaydon
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2009
Erith and Thamesmead
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2009
Leeds West
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 June 2009
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2009
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2009
Gower
Cawsey, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2009
Brigg and Goole
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2009
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2009
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2009
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2009
Easington
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2009
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2009
Hendon
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2009
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 10 June 2009
Foyle
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2009
Sunderland North
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2009
Newport West
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 12 June 2009
Bethnal Green and Bow
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2009
Walthamstow
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2009
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 June 2009
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 July 2009
North Devon
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 June 2009
Chesterfield
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2009
Lanark and Hamilton East
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 June 2009
Cheadle
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2009
Hampstead and Highgate
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2009
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2009
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2009
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 June 2009
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 8 June 2009
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Mason, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 June 2009
Glasgow East
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2009
Makerfield
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 22 June 2009
South Down
McIsaac, Shona
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2009
Cleethorpes
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 June 2009
Leeds North West
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 June 2009
Montgomeryshire
Pound, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2009
Ealing North
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 June 2009
Southport
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2009
Halifax
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 10 June 2009
Strangford
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 June 2009
Rochdale
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2009
Manchester, Blackley
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 July 2009
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2009
North West Leicestershire
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2009
Pudsey
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 8 June 2009
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2009
Conwy
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 July 2009
Cardiff Central

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.