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ALTERNATIVES TO BEAR BILE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 739: tabled on 19 November 2012

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 32 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 is concerned that approximately 20,000 bears are currently kept in captivity to harvest bile, a digestive juice produced by the liver and stored in the gall bladder that when extracted is a valuable commodity for sale as an ingredient in traditional Chinese medicine; recognises the work being carried out by the World Society for the Protection of Animals and others to improve welfare conditions for these bears; and calls on the Government to engage with the traditional Asian medicine community to promote herbal and synthetic alternatives to bear bile.

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.

Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 2012
Worthing West
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 21 November 2012
East Londonderry
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2012
Gower
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2012
North Ayrshire and Arran
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 November 2012
Edinburgh West
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2012
Coventry South
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2012
Newport West
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 27 November 2012
Bradford West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 November 2012
St Ives
Glass, Pat
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2012
North West Durham
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2012
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 November 2012
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Sir Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 November 2012
North Devon
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 December 2012
Birmingham, Yardley
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 27 November 2012
North Down
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 November 2012
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 26 November 2012
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 12 December 2012
Brighton, Pavilion
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2012
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2012
Mansfield
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 December 2012
North Cornwall
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 3 December 2012
Romford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2012
Ealing, Southall
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 November 2012
Hazel Grove
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 November 2012
Bradford East
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 November 2012
Ceredigion

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.