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USE OF THE WHIP IN HORSERACING

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1938: tabled on 16 June 2011

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 38 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 use of the whip in horseracing is increasingly controversial within the industry itself, not least after the winner of the 2011 Grand National was severely beaten in the last part of a race that left the horse so exhausted he needed oxygen; further notes that Towcester racecourse recently announced that it wants to ban the whip except for reasons of safety; is dismayed that the standard whip in use in both Flat and Jump racing caused the wealing of at least 17 horses in 2010; and therefore calls on the Government to take steps to ensure that jockeys are banned from using the whip for encouragement of horses, but areallowed to use a whip only where safety is genuinely an issue, and that any jockey who breaks this rule loses his winnings in addition to being suspended from racing for a period of time.

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
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2011
Aberdeen South
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 July 2011
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 April 2012
Carshalton and Wallington
Chapman, Mrs Jenny
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2011
Darlington
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2012
North Ayrshire and Arran
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 June 2011
Edinburgh West
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2011
Coventry South
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 11 August 2011
Aberdeen North
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2011
Lewisham West and Penge
Evans, Chris
Labour
Signed on 12 September 2011
Islwyn
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2011
Newport West
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 5 September 2011
Leeds North East
Henderson, Gordon
Conservative
Signed on 30 June 2011
Sittingbourne and Sheppey
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2011
Ashton-under-Lyne
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 June 2011
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 11 August 2011
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 13 July 2011
Belfast East
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 29 June 2011
Brighton, Pavilion
McCarthy, Kerry
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2011
Bristol East
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2011
Livingston
Munt, Tessa
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 July 2011
Wells
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2011
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2011
Bolton South East
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2011
Lewisham, Deptford
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2011
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2011
Bolsover
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 November 2011
Ceredigion
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 June 2011
Bristol West
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 September 2011
Perth and North Perthshire
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2011
Batley and Spen

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.