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FARM ANIMAL CLONING AND OFFSPRING OF CLONES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 265: tabled on 16 July 2014

Tabled in the 2014-15 session.

This motion has been signed by 42 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 scientific research shows that cloning entails serious health and welfare problems for both cloned animals and the surrogate mothers who carry them to birth; further notes that most cloned foetuses die during pregnancy or birth and many of those born alive die early in life from deficiencies in their cardiovascular, respiratory or immune systems; further notes that clones will primarily be used as elite breeding animals and it is their offspring that will be farmed for meat or milk; further notes that cloning will probably be used to produce copies of the highest yielding dairy cows and fastest growing pigs despite scientific evidence that traditional genetic selection has already led to major health problems for such animals; believes that the use of the offspring of clones on UK and other EU farms is likely to entrench the use of animals chosen for extreme production traits and risks perpetuating the health problems associated with such traits; and urges the Government to abandon its opposition to the European Commission's proposals for a ban on cloning and the sale of food from clones and to press the EU to also ban the use of the offspring of clones in EU farming and the sale of food from the offspring of clones or, at least, to require such food to be labelled to enable consumers to make informed choices.

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 3 September 2014
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 27 October 2014
Southend West
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2014
Blaydon
Blackman, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 22 July 2014
Harrow East
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2015
West Lancashire
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2014
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2014
Bolton North East
Cunningham, Sir Tony
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2014
Workington
Davies, Geraint
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2015
Swansea West
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2014
Lewisham West and Penge
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 17 July 2014
Foyle
Esterson, Bill
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2014
Sefton Central
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2014
Birkenhead
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 5 November 2014
Bradford West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 July 2014
St Ives
Gilmore, Sheila
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2015
Edinburgh East
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2014
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
Signed on 1 September 2014
Portsmouth South
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2015
Lanark and Hamilton East
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2014
Luton North
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 September 2014
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 17 November 2014
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2014
Hayes and Harlington
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2014
Livingston
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 March 2015
Leeds North West
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2014
Lewisham, Deptford
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 October 2014
Torbay
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 17 July 2014
Strangford
Thornton, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 November 2014
Eastleigh
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 March 2015
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2014
Walsall South
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2014
Stoke-on-Trent North
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 September 2014
Bradford East
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 October 2014
Ceredigion
Wright, David
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2014
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.