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APPLYING RESULTS OF EXPERIMENTS ON ANIMALS TO HUMAN PATIENTS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 373: tabled on 07 September 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 61 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 the science-based campaign, For Life On Earth, which is critical of avoidable experiments on animals; further notes the new initiative, Patients Campaigning For Cures, which opposes animal models on medical grounds; is alarmed that scientific studies reveal that the widespread claimed ability of animals to predict human responses to drugs and disease is demonstrably false; acknowledges that over 90 per cent of drugs which test well in animals harm or otherwise fail humans, and that ignoring this has delayed cures including penicillin; notes that using animals to model humans contradicts currently accepted science, including evolutionary biology and genetics, which supports personalised medical care; further acknowledges the proclamation of the Concordat on Openness on Animal Research to develop communications with the media and public; and calls for thorough, properly moderated public scientific debate on the misleading and costly practice of trying to apply results from animal experiments to human patients.

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.

Allen, Mr Graham
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2015
Nottingham North
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2015
Blaydon
Arkless, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 October 2015
Dumfries and Galloway
Boswell, Philip
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 January 2016
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Brown, Mr Nicholas
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2015
Newcastle upon Tyne East
Butler, Dawn
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2016
Brent Central
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 November 2015
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2015
Blyth Valley
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 December 2015
Edinburgh South West
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2015
Cynon Valley
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2015
West Lancashire
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2015
Bolton North East
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 November 2015
Lanark and Hamilton East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 3 May 2016
Coventry South
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 October 2015
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Docherty, Martin John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 April 2016
West Dunbartonshire
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 17 December 2015
Belfast North
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 14 October 2015
Lagan Valley
Donaldson, Stuart Blair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2016
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 16 September 2015
Lewisham West and Penge
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 27 January 2016
Foyle
Evans, Chris
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2016
Islwyn
Ferrier, Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 May 2016
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Field, Frank
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2015
Birkenhead
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2015
Leeds North East
Hanson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2015
Delyn
Henderson, Gordon
Conservative
Signed on 14 December 2015
Sittingbourne and Sheppey
Hendrick, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2015
Preston
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2015
Jarrow
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2015
Manchester, Gorton
Kinahan, Danny
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 12 October 2015
South Antrim
Knight, Sir Greg
Conservative
Signed on 19 October 2015
East Yorkshire
Leigh, Sir Edward
Conservative
Signed on 19 October 2015
Gainsborough
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 19 October 2015
Brighton, Pavilion
Lucas, Ian C.
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2016
Wrexham
Mann, John
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2015
Bassetlaw
Marsden, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 17 September 2015
Blackpool South
McGovern, Alison
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2015
Wirral South
McKinnell, Catherine
Labour
Signed on 3 May 2016
Newcastle upon Tyne North
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 November 2015
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 May 2016
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2016
Argyll and Bute
Paterson, Steven
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 December 2015
Stirling
Phillips, Jess
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2015
Birmingham, Yardley
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 October 2015
Southport
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2015
Bolton South East
Rimmer, Marie
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2015
St Helens South and Whiston
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 October 2015
Edinburgh East
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2015
Bolsover
Streeting, Wes
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2016
Ilford North
Tami, Mark
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2016
Alyn and Deeside
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 April 2016
Midlothian
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2015
Walsall South
Vickers, Martin
Conservative
Signed on 12 January 2016
Cleethorpes
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 December 2015
Ceredigion

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.