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SCIENTIFIC PROCEDURES ON ANIMALS AND THE USE OF NON-ANIMAL ALTERNATIVES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 199: tabled on 06 June 2013

Tabled in the 2013-14 session.

This motion has been signed by 52 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 despite the Coalition pledge to reduce the number of scientific procedures on animals, the number has risen to 3.79 million - the highest level since the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act came into force in 1986; notes that more than 50 years after the 3Rs principle - replacement, refinement and reduction - was first advocated, the number of animals being used in scientific procedures is increasing and outstripping the development of non-animal alternatives, in spite of the valuable work of the National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research and other organisations involved in the development and promotion of non-animal alternatives; and believes the Government must increase its investment in this area and suggests this can easily be achieved, at no cost to the taxpayer, by imposing a levy upon each animal used, which would also serve as a catalyst for industry to speed up the development of non-animal alternatives.

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 16 January 2014
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 12 June 2013
Worthing West
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 15 July 2013
Altrincham and Sale West
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 2 September 2013
Birmingham, Northfield
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2013
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2013
Gower
Champion, Sarah
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2013
Rotherham
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2013
Bolton North East
Cunningham, Sir Tony
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2013
Workington
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2013
Heywood and Middleton
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2013
Aberdeen North
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2013
Lewisham West and Penge
Evans, Jonathan
Conservative
Signed on 17 June 2013
Cardiff North
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2013
Newport West
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2013
Ilford South
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2013
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
Signed on 17 June 2013
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Sir Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 July 2013
North Devon
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2013
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2013
Vauxhall
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2013
Lanark and Hamilton East
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2013
Manchester, Gorton
Knight, Mr Greg
Conservative
Signed on 4 December 2013
East Yorkshire
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 July 2013
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 2 September 2013
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 18 June 2013
Belfast East
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 17 June 2013
Brighton, Pavilion
Mann, John
Labour
Signed on 2 September 2013
Bassetlaw
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2013
Livingston
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2014
Easington
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 September 2013
Leeds North West
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2013
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 December 2013
Southport
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2013
Bolton South East
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2013
Glasgow North West
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 11 September 2013
Glenrothes
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2014
Lewisham, Deptford
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 June 2013
Torbay
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2013
Ealing, Southall
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 July 2013
Hazel Grove
Vickers, Martin
Conservative
Signed on 1 November 2013
Cleethorpes
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 July 2013
Ceredigion
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2013
Batley and Spen
Wright, David
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2013
Telford

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.