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FREEDOM OF INFORMATION AND ANIMAL EXPERIMENTATION

EDM (Early Day Motion) 172: tabled on 08 June 2010

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 96 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 that section 24 of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986, as recently interpreted by the Court of Appeal, prevents the Home Office from disclosing all information, however trivial, about animal experiments that researchers want kept secret; agrees that information such as researchers' names and addresses and genuinely confidential information should remain secret, but believes that the public should be able to access all other information, including what is being done to the animals and for what purpose; and calls on the Government to repeal section 24 of the 1986 Act using its powers under section 75 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

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 6 September 2010
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Debbie Abrahams,
Signed on 31 October 2011
Alexander, Heidi
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2010
Lewisham East
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 4 May 2011
York Central
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 2 November 2010
Aberdeen South
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2011
Sheffield South East
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2010
Sheffield Central
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 June 2011
Carshalton and Wallington
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 October 2010
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2010
Birmingham, Northfield
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2010
North Ayrshire and Arran
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2010
West Lancashire
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2010
Bolton North East
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 June 2010
Edinburgh West
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2010
Dagenham and Rainham
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2011
Leyton and Wanstead
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2010
Stockton North
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2010
Coventry South
Danczuk, Simon
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2011
Rochdale
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2010
Heywood and Middleton
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 28 October 2010
Lagan Valley
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2010
Lewisham West and Penge
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 10 November 2010
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Engel, Natascha
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2011
North East Derbyshire
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 28 March 2011
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 December 2010
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2010
Birkenhead
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 July 2011
Bath
Fovargue, Yvonne
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2011
Makerfield
Gilbert, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 November 2010
St Austell and Newquay
Gilmore, Sheila
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2010
Edinburgh East
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2010
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2010
Birmingham, Hall Green
Goldsmith, Zac
Conservative
Signed on 25 October 2010
Richmond Park
Green, Kate
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2010
Stretford and Urmston
Griffith, Nia
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2010
Llanelli
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2011
Leeds North East
Harris, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 6 September 2010
Glasgow South
Henderson, Gordon
Conservative
Signed on 2 November 2010
Sittingbourne and Sheppey
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2010
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Independent
Signed on 7 March 2011
North Down
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2011
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2011
Lanark and Hamilton East
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2011
Luton North
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2012
Knowsley
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2010
Hampstead and Kilburn
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2011
Manchester, Gorton
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 May 2011
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 November 2010
Manchester, Withington
Lloyd, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 March 2011
Eastbourne
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2010
Manchester Central
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 17 November 2010
Belfast East
Love, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2010
Edmonton
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 14 June 2010
Brighton, Pavilion
Mann, John
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2010
Bassetlaw
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2010
Blackpool South
McCarthy, Kerry
Labour
Signed on 6 September 2010
Bristol East
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2010
Hayes and Harlington
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 11 October 2010
Gateshead
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2011
Easington
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2011
Leeds East
Munt, Tessa
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 November 2010
Wells
Murray, Ian
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2010
Edinburgh South
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2010
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 June 2010
Southport
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2010
Bolton South East
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 June 2011
Argyll and Bute
Reynolds, Emma
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2011
Wolverhampton North East
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 November 2010
Moray
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 11 August 2011
Glasgow North West
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 6 September 2010
Coventry North West
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 February 2011
North Cornwall
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 March 2011
Colchester
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2010
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Swales, Ian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 November 2010
Redcar
Syms, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 11 August 2011
Poole
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 December 2010
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 6 September 2010
Stoke-on-Trent North
Watts, Mr Dave
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2010
St Helens North
Weatherley, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 8 November 2011
Hove
Whiteford, Dr Eilidh
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 November 2010
Banff and Buchan
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 December 2010
Ceredigion
Williams, Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 February 2011
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 October 2010
Bristol West
Williamson, Chris
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2010
Derby North
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 October 2011
Cardiff Central
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 February 2011
Perth and North Perthshire
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2010
Batley and Spen
Wright, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 November 2010
Norwich South

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.