House of Commons
ANIMAL WELFARE STANDARDS
EDM #2070
Tabled 12 February 2019
2017-19 Session
That this House welcomes the assurances from Government that animal welfare standards will be maintained or improved in the event of the UK leaving the European Union and that animal sentience will be recognised in UK law; urges the Government to table the Animals Welfare (Sentience) Bill without further delay; notes that Article 13 of the Lisbon Treaty imposes a clear obligation on governments to pay due regard to the welfare requirements of animals, as sentient beings, when formulating and implementing law and policy in areas of EU competence; further notes that Article 13 of the Lisbon Treaty was not converted into UK law by the EU (Withdrawal) Act 2018; and calls on the Government to act swiftly to implement this obligation, to expand it to include all policy areas, make it applicable to all public bodies, and to implement it through a transparent, accountable and independent process to ensure that animals' welfare needs are met when formulating future policy.

Signatures (94)

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.
Sobel, Alex
Labour
13 February 2019
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
13 February 2019
Rimmer, Ms Marie
Labour
13 February 2019
Dakin, Nic
Labour
13 February 2019
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
13 February 2019
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
13 February 2019
Hopkins, Kelvin
Independent
13 February 2019
Drew, Dr David
Labour
13 February 2019
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
13 February 2019
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
13 February 2019
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
14 February 2019
Lucas, Ian C.
Labour
14 February 2019
Norris, Alex
Labour
14 February 2019
Fovargue, Yvonne
Labour
14 February 2019
Abrahams, Debbie
Labour
14 February 2019
Barron, Sir Kevin
Labour
14 February 2019
Morris, Grahame
Labour
14 February 2019
Smith, Owen
Labour
14 February 2019
Blackman, Bob
Conservative
14 February 2019
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
14 February 2019
Hayes, Helen
Labour
14 February 2019
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
15 February 2019
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
15 February 2019
Grogan, John
Labour
15 February 2019
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
18 February 2019
Field, Frank
Independent
18 February 2019
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
18 February 2019
Grant, Bill
Conservative
18 February 2019
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
18 February 2019
Hill, Mike
Labour
18 February 2019
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
18 February 2019
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
18 February 2019
West, Catherine
Labour
18 February 2019
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
18 February 2019
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
19 February 2019
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
19 February 2019
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
19 February 2019
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
19 February 2019
Vaz, Keith
Labour
19 February 2019
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
20 February 2019
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
20 February 2019
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
20 February 2019
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
20 February 2019
Hermon, Lady
Independent
20 February 2019
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
21 February 2019
Green, Kate
Labour
21 February 2019
Glindon, Mary
Labour
21 February 2019
Western, Matt
Labour
21 February 2019
Bailey, Mr Adrian
Labour
21 February 2019
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
25 February 2019
Lloyd, Stephen
Independent
25 February 2019
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
25 February 2019
Streeting, Wes
Labour
25 February 2019
Stone, Jamie
Liberal Democrat
25 February 2019
McMorrin, Anna
Labour
25 February 2019
Doughty, Stephen
Labour
25 February 2019
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
25 February 2019
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
26 February 2019
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
26 February 2019
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
26 February 2019
Williamson, Chris
Labour
26 February 2019
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
26 February 2019
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
27 February 2019
McDonald, Stuart C.
Scottish National Party
27 February 2019
George, Ruth
Labour
28 February 2019
McKinnell, Catherine
Labour
28 February 2019
Twigg, Stephen
Labour
28 February 2019
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
01 March 2019
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
04 March 2019
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
04 March 2019
Hendrick, Sir Mark
Labour
04 March 2019
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
04 March 2019
Kinnock, Stephen
Labour
05 March 2019
Whitfield, Martin
Labour
05 March 2019
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
05 March 2019
Smith, Cat
Labour
05 March 2019
Martin, Sandy
Labour
06 March 2019
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
06 March 2019
Duffield, Rosie
Labour
07 March 2019
Penning, Sir Mike
Conservative
07 March 2019
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
07 March 2019
Stringer, Graham
Labour
07 March 2019
Pearce, Teresa
Labour
11 March 2019
Antoniazzi, Tonia
Labour
11 March 2019
Cadbury, Ruth
Labour
11 March 2019
Phillips, Jess
Labour
14 March 2019
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
14 March 2019
Rashid, Faisal
Labour
18 March 2019
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion