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FOOD LABELLING AND WELFARE OF CHICKENS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 95: tabled on 18 November 2009

Tabled in the 2009-10 session.

This motion has been signed by 70 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 believes that all chicken meat, including imported chicken meat, should be labelled as to farming method and preferably stocking density; further believes the labelling regulation that requires packs of shell eggs to be labelled as to production method should be extended to chicken meat; congratulates Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Compassion in World Farming on their Chicken Out! campaign calling on supermarkets to introduce labelling as to farming method to allow consumers to make informed choices; notes that most UK chickens are still reared intensively in overcrowded conditions and have been bred to grow so quickly that many suffer from lameness and heart problems; and calls on the Government to make it a requirement for all chicken producers to meet the conditions of the RSPCA's Freedom Food scheme.

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.

Atkins, Charlotte
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2009
Staffordshire Moorlands
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2009
Erith and Thamesmead
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 December 2009
Lewes
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2009
Leeds West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2010
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 November 2009
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 November 2009
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Gower
Cawsey, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2009
Brigg and Goole
Challen, Colin
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2009
Morley and Rothwell
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2009
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 6 January 2010
Bolton North East
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 25 November 2009
Blaenau Gwent
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2009
Burton
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2009
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 24 November 2009
Foyle
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2009
Sunderland North
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2009
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 10 December 2009
Bethnal Green and Bow
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Walthamstow
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 November 2009
Romsey
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2009
Oxford West and Abingdon
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 November 2009
Birmingham, Yardley
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 1 December 2009
North Down
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2009
Ashton-under-Lyne
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 November 2009
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2010
Luton North
Howells, Dr Kim
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2009
Pontypridd
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2009
Chorley
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2009
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2009
Hampstead and Highgate
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2009
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 November 2009
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 26 November 2009
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Main, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 30 November 2009
St Albans
Mason, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2009
Glasgow East
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Calder Valley
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2009
Hayes and Harlington
McIsaac, Shona
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2010
Cleethorpes
Murphy, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2009
Torfaen
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Ynys Môn
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Independent
Signed on 10 December 2009
Croydon Central
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2009
Hyndburn
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2010
Loughborough
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2010
Coventry North West
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 November 2009
Torbay
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2009
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2009
Bradford West
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2009
Eccles
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 December 2009
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 December 2009
East Dunbartonshire
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2009
Pudsey
Twigg, Derek
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2009
Halton
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2009
Conwy
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 24 November 2009
Caernarfon
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 November 2009
Ceredigion
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 November 2009
Bristol West
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 February 2010
Cardiff Central
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 23 November 2009
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 24 November 2009
Macclesfield
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 November 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.