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HUNTING BAN

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1219: tabled on 24 March 2014

Tabled in the 2013-14 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 with great concern that the Government is considering amending the Hunting Act 2004 by eliminating the restrictions on the number of dogs which may be used to help farmers shoot foxes; is concerned that any weakening of the Hunting Act could permit fox hunting for sport to resume; further notes that there is great public opposition to allowing fox hunting to take place in the UK; further notes that there is no evidence suggesting foxes are a significant cause of missing livestock; urges the Government to listen to the voices of the vast majority of people in the UK who are opposed to blood sports; believes that if the Government does want to relax the ban, the proper way to go about this is through primary legislation rather than through a statutory instrument; further believes that a fox being torn apart by dogs should not be considered a sport; further urges the Government to ensure compliance with the existing legislation rather than attempting to weaken it; and further believes that deliberate cruelty to animals should have no place in this country.

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.

Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 7 April 2014
York Central
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2014
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2014
Gower
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2014
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 31 March 2014
Bolton North East
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2014
Glasgow South West
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2014
Heywood and Middleton
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 8 April 2014
Holborn and St Pancras
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2014
Lewisham West and Penge
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2014
Aberavon
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 1 April 2014
Bradford West
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2014
North Tyneside
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
Signed on 8 April 2014
Portsmouth South
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 7 April 2014
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 25 March 2014
North Down
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 6 May 2014
Lanark and Hamilton East
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 27 March 2014
Belfast East
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 25 March 2014
Brighton, Pavilion
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2014
Blackpool South
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2014
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 3 April 2014
Easington
O'Donnell, Fiona
Labour
Signed on 9 April 2014
East Lothian
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2014
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2014
Bolton South East
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2014
Liverpool, Walton
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2014
Glenrothes
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 March 2014
Torbay
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2014
Bolsover
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 2 April 2014
Blackley and Broughton
Watson, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 2 April 2014
West Bromwich East
Williamson, Chris
Labour
Signed on 9 April 2014
Derby North

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.