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UK EGG PRODUCERS AND DIRECTIVE ON WELFARE OF LAYING HENS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1321: tabled on 21 January 2011

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 86 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 in compliance with Directive 1999/74/EC a ban on the use of conventional battery cages for commercial laying hens is due to come into force in the UK and across the EU on 1 January 2012; believes that the ban should be enforced uniformly across the EU without distinction; further notes that the UK egg industry will have spent some 400 million raising standards of laying hen welfare in compliance with the Directive; expresses concern that some producers in other EU member states will not be compliant with this Directive; further notes the concern of egg producers in the UK that, should eggs and egg products continue to be produced from hens housed in such cages after 1 January 2012 elsewhere in the EU, UK producers will be put at an unfair commercial disadvantage; and calls on the Government to ensure that should production of eggs and egg products from hens housed in such cages continue after 1 January 2012 elsewhere in the EU, such illegal eggs and egg products are not allowed into the UK.

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.

Abrahams, Debbie
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2011
Oldham East and Saddleworth
Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 3 March 2011
Southend West
Bacon, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 7 June 2011
South Norfolk
Baldry, Tony
Conservative
Signed on 28 February 2011
Banbury
Barron, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2011
Rother Valley
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2011
Aberdeen South
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 February 2011
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 28 February 2011
Altrincham and Sale West
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 January 2011
Solihull
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2011
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2011
Gower
Chapman, Mrs Jenny
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2011
Darlington
Coffey, Dr Thérèse
Conservative
Signed on 19 May 2011
Suffolk Coastal
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2011
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2011
West Lancashire
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2011
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2011
Bolton North East
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 February 2011
Edinburgh West
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2011
Coventry South
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2011
Holborn and St Pancras
Esterson, Bill
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2011
Sefton Central
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2011
Newport West
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 November 2011
Bath
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 2011
St Ives
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2011
Birmingham, Hall Green
Griffiths, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 3 May 2011
Burton
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 January 2011
Portsmouth South
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2011
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 January 2011
Birmingham, Yardley
Henderson, Gordon
Conservative
Signed on 2 March 2011
Sittingbourne and Sheppey
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2011
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Independent
Signed on 26 January 2011
North Down
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2011
Vauxhall
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2011
Luton North
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2011
Knowsley
Huppert, Dr Julian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 March 2011
Cambridge
James, Mrs Siân C.
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2011
Swansea East
Jamieson, Cathy
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2011
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Knight, Mr Greg
Conservative
Signed on 8 June 2011
East Yorkshire
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 2011
Manchester, Withington
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2011
Manchester Central
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 28 February 2011
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 2 February 2011
Belfast East
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 2 February 2011
Brighton, Pavilion
McCarthy, Kerry
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2011
Bristol East
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 7 June 2011
South Antrim
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2011
Hayes and Harlington
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2011
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Mordaunt, Penny
Conservative
Signed on 28 February 2011
Portsmouth North
Morris, David
Conservative
Signed on 17 March 2011
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 2011
Leeds North West
Murphy, Paul
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2011
Torfaen
Nandy, Lisa
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2011
Wigan
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2011
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2011
Ynys Môn
Paisley, Ian
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 7 June 2011
North Antrim
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 January 2011
Southport
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 June 2011
Argyll and Bute
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 February 2011
North Cornwall
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 March 2011
Colchester
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 25 January 2011
Strangford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2011
Ealing, Southall
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2011
Huddersfield
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 April 2011
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Stuart, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 10 October 2011
Beverley and Holderness
Swales, Ian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 February 2011
Redcar
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 February 2011
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Vickers, Martin
Conservative
Signed on 16 March 2011
Cleethorpes
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2011
Stoke-on-Trent North
Whiteford, Dr Eilidh
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 July 2011
Banff and Buchan
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 January 2011
Ceredigion
Williams, Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 February 2011
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 January 2011
Bristol West
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 May 2011
Cardiff Central
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 28 February 2011
East Antrim
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 April 2011
Perth and North Perthshire
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2011
Batley and Spen
Wright, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 2011
Norwich South
Yeo, Mr Tim
Conservative
Signed on 26 April 2011
South Suffolk

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.