Skip to main content

ANIMAL WELFARE DURING THE U.K. PRESIDENCY OF THE E.C.

EDM (Early Day Motion) 749: tabled on 25 February 1992

Tabled in the 1991-92 session.

This motion has been signed by 39 Members. It has received 3 amendments.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Amendments to this motion

There have been 3 amendments submitted to this motion.

View details of the amendments

Motion text

That this House welcomes the fact that during the United Kingdom Presidency a number of important EC animal welfare proposals will be brought before the Council of Ministers; and calls upon the Government to take the lead on the following issues, amongst others; the import of wild caught birds into the EC, the use of live animals for the testing of cosmetics, the battery cage for egg laying hens, journey limits for slaughter animals, their welfare at the point of slaughter and the regulation of zoos.

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.

Bowden, Sir Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 25 February 1992
Brighton, Kemptown
Cartwright, John
Independent SDP
Signed on 2 March 1992
Woolwich
Cash, Mr William
Conservative
Signed on 5 March 1992
Stafford
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 27 February 1992
Tooting
Dicks, Terry
Conservative
Signed on 26 February 1992
Hayes and Harlington
Dunnachie, Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 26 February 1992
Glasgow, Pollok
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 February 1992
Southport
Finsberg, Sir Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 2 March 1992
Hampstead and Highgate
Gale, Mr Roger
Conservative
Signed on 25 February 1992
North Thanet
Greenway, Harry
Conservative
Signed on 27 February 1992
Ealing North
Griffiths, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 3 March 1992
Portsmouth North
Grist, Ian
Conservative
Signed on 4 March 1992
Cardiff Central
Hannam, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 2 March 1992
Exeter
Haselhurst, Sir Alan
Conservative
Signed on 3 March 1992
Saffron Walden
Hicks, Sir Robert
Conservative
Signed on 3 March 1992
South East Cornwall
Hill, Sir James
Conservative
Signed on 27 February 1992
Southampton, Test
Howells, Geraint
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 March 1992
Ceredigion and Pembroke North
Irving, Sir Charles
Conservative
Signed on 25 February 1992
Cheltenham
Johnston, Sir Russell
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 1992
Inverness, Nairn and Lochaber
Kilfedder, Sir James
Ulster Popular Unionist Party
Signed on 5 March 1992
North Down
Knox, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 2 March 1992
Staffordshire Moorlands
Lamond, James
Labour
Signed on 26 February 1992
Oldham Central and Royton
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 26 February 1992
Mansfield
Mudd, David
Conservative
Signed on 2 March 1992
Falmouth and Camborne
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 4 March 1992
Knowsley South
Rathbone, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 2 March 1992
Lewes
Shepherd, Sir Colin
Conservative
Signed on 25 February 1992
Hereford
Summerson, Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 13 March 1992
Walthamstow
Thornton, Sir Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 5 March 1992
Crosby
Wallace, Mr Jim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 March 1992
Orkney and Shetland
Wardell, Gareth
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1992
Gower

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.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

ANIMAL WELFARE DURING THE U.K. PRESIDENCY OF THE E.C. (Amendment 1)
leave out 'the testing of cosmetics' and insert 'laboratory testing'.
Labour, Worsley
6
signatures
EDM 749A1: tabled on 26 February 1992
ANIMAL WELFARE DURING THE U.K. PRESIDENCY OF THE E.C. (Amendment 2)
leave out from 'Ministers;' to end and add 'notes that the Labour Party has very clear policies on the import of wild caught birds into the E.C., the use of live animals for the testing of cosmetics, the battery cage for egg laying hens, journey limits for slaughter animals, their welfare at the point of slaughter and the regulation of zoos; also believes action should be taken on badgers, hunting with hounds, fur farming, the protection of wild mammals, whales and dolphins, species and habitat protection, dog registration and circuses; and looks forward to the election of a Labour Government so that real progress can be made in animal welfare during the United Kingdom Presidency of the E.C. and thereafter.'.
Labour, Caerphilly
33
signatures
EDM 749A2: tabled on 26 February 1992
ANIMAL WELFARE DURING THE U.K. PRESIDENCY OF THE E.C. (Amendment 3)
at end add 'and looks forward to the vigorous pursuit of those objectives by a Labour administration.'.
Labour, Wentworth
2
signatures
EDM 749A3: tabled on 27 February 1992