House of Commons
EU PROTOCOL ON ANIMAL SENTIENCE
EDM #587
Tabled 23 November 2017
2017-19 Session
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.

Signatures (46)

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
13 December 2017
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
11 December 2017
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
06 December 2017
Blackman, Kirsty
Scottish National Party
04 December 2017
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
13 December 2017
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
04 December 2017
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
28 November 2017
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
04 December 2017
Crausby, Sir David
Labour
19 December 2017
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
28 November 2017
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
29 November 2017
Doughty, Stephen
Labour
04 December 2017
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
13 December 2017
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
02 February 2018
Gaffney, Hugh
Labour
06 December 2017
Glindon, Mary
Labour
01 December 2017
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
28 November 2017
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
13 December 2017
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
08 January 2018
Hermon, Lady
Independent
29 November 2017
Hill, Mike
Labour
30 November 2017
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
05 December 2017
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
13 December 2017
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
29 November 2017
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
28 November 2017
Lloyd, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
29 November 2017
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
04 December 2017
Mann, John
Labour
21 December 2017
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
28 November 2017
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
29 November 2017
Morris, Grahame
Labour
27 November 2017
O'Mara, Jared
Independent
05 December 2017
Rimmer, Ms Marie
Labour
28 November 2017
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
06 December 2017
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
28 November 2017
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
05 December 2017
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
27 November 2017
Stevens, Jo
Labour
29 November 2017
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
13 December 2017
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
13 December 2017
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion