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A DOG IS FOR LIFE, NOT JUST FOR CHRISTMAS CAMPAIGN

EDM (Early Day Motion) 424: tabled on 09 December 2009

Tabled in the 2009-10 session.

This motion has been signed by 65 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 the Dogs Trust's famous slogan, A Dog is For Life, Not Just for Christmas, which was created in 1978 by the charity's Chief Executive, Clarissa Baldwin, at a time when thousands of people were buying puppies to give to family and friends as Christmas presents, resulting in puppies being abandoned in the New Year; recognises that despite many years of campaigning by the Dogs Trust, there still exists a problem of dogs being given as Christmas presents; further recognises that the Dogs Trust has seen that the most popular time of year for pups to be abandoned is at the start of the Easter holidays, when pups who were given as Christmas presents have grown up to be big, boisterous dogs; further notes the problem of dogs being given as Christmas presents is still a major concern in a country where there were over 96,000 stray and abandoned dogs taken in by local authorities last year, over 5,000 of which were put to sleep; and wholeheartedly supports the Dogs Trust in its determination to ensure that one day all dogs are cared for by responsible owners, and have a home for life.

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 8 February 2010
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2009
Blaydon
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
South Ribble
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 10 December 2009
Worthing West
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 December 2009
South East Cornwall
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2009
Sutton and Cheam
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 15 December 2009
East Londonderry
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2009
Gower
Challen, Colin
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2010
Morley and Rothwell
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2010
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Keighley
Davies, Philip
Conservative
Signed on 14 December 2009
Shipley
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2009
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2009
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2009
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 10 December 2009
Belfast North
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2009
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 15 December 2009
Foyle
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2010
Sunderland North
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 December 2009
St Ives
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 10 December 2009
North Wiltshire
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 December 2009
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 December 2009
North Devon
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2010
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2009
Luton North
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2009
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2009
Cheadle
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2009
Hampstead and Highgate
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2009
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2009
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 15 December 2009
Salisbury
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2009
Manchester, Withington
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2009
Brighton, Pavilion
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2009
Blackpool South
Mason, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 December 2009
Glasgow East
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2009
Hayes and Harlington
McGovern, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2010
Dundee West
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2009
Mansfield
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2009
Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 2010
Leeds North West
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2009
Knowsley South
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Independent
Signed on 10 December 2009
Croydon Central
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2009
Southport
Rennie, Willie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 December 2009
Dunfermline and West Fife
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 December 2009
Torbay
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2009
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2010
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 December 2009
Upper Bann
Soames, Hon Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 14 December 2009
Mid Sussex
Spink, Bob
Independent
Signed on 14 December 2009
Castle Point
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 January 2010
Hazel Grove
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Pudsey
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2009
Leicester East
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 14 December 2009
Liverpool, West Derby
Waterson, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 14 December 2009
Eastbourne
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Conwy
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 14 December 2009
Congleton

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.