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EU PROTOCOL ON ANIMAL SENTIENCE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 587: tabled on 23 November 2017

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 46 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House welcomes the Written Statement of 23 November 2017 by the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs that the Government's policies on animal protection are driven by a recognition that animals are sentient beings; notes that Article 13 of the Lisbon Treaty imposes a substantial obligation on EU institutions and the Governments of member states to pay full regard to the welfare requirements of animals when formulating and implementing law and policy, since animals are sentient beings; further notes that the Secretary of State gave a commitment to the House on 20 July 2017 that Article 13 of the Lisbon Treaty would be converted into UK law by the EU (Withdrawal) Bill; and calls on the Government to act upon this commitment by tabling an appropriate amendment to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill at the earliest possible opportunity.

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.

Antoniazzi, Tonia
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2017
Gower
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 December 2017
Livingston
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 December 2017
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Blackman, Kirsty
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 December 2017
Aberdeen North
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 December 2017
Carshalton and Wallington
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 December 2017
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 November 2017
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 December 2017
Inverclyde
Crausby, Sir David
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2017
Bolton North East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2017
Coventry South
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 November 2017
West Dunbartonshire
Doughty, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2017
Cardiff South and Penarth
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 13 December 2017
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2018
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Gaffney, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2017
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Glindon, Mary
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2017
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2017
Birmingham, Hall Green
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 December 2017
Glasgow North
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 January 2018
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 29 November 2017
North Down
Hill, Mike
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2017
Hartlepool
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 December 2017
Bath
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 13 December 2017
Ceredigion
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 November 2017
Dundee West
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 November 2017
Glasgow East
Lloyd, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 November 2017
Eastbourne
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 December 2017
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Mann, John
Labour
Signed on 21 December 2017
Bassetlaw
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 November 2017
Falkirk
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 November 2017
Glasgow North West
Morris, Grahame
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2017
Easington
O'Mara, Jared
Independent
Signed on 5 December 2017
Sheffield, Hallam
Rimmer, Ms Marie
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2017
St Helens South and Whiston
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2017
Brighton, Kemptown
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 28 November 2017
Strangford
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 December 2017
Edinburgh East
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 November 2017
Glasgow South West
Stevens, Jo
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2017
Cardiff Central
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 December 2017
Glasgow Central
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 13 December 2017
Arfon

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.