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The use of live animals for warfare experiments

EDM (Early Day Motion) 291: tabled on 12 March 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 98 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes with concern that each year, thousands of animals including monkeys, mice, pigs and guinea pigs are experimented on using chemical, biological and other weapons, causing prolonged and extensive suffering; notes that while these experiments are not conducted to develop or test offensive weapons, suffering can continue for hours until the animal dies or is killed; further notes that examples of the symptoms of warfare experiments include bleeding genitals, writhing, substantial incapacitation, gasping, continuous tremor and visible production of saliva; highlights that the suffering is in addition to the standard deprivations of life in a laboratory that include restrictions on movement, inability to choose cage-mates and stress induced by human presence, light and sound; further notes that in 2018 at Porton Down, 1,941 animals were experimented upon for warfare experiments and that 30.2 per cent of those experiments were classified as severe which resulted in the highest level of pain, suffering, distress and lasting harm; and calls on the Government to introduce a ban on the use of live animals for warfare experiments.

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.

Lewell-Buck, Mrs Emma
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2020
South Shields
Mishra, Navendu
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2020
Stockport
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 March 2020
Edinburgh North and Leith
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 March 2020
Glasgow South West
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 March 2020
Glasgow North East
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2020
West Lancashire
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 21 April 2020
Brighton, Pavilion
Doogan, Dave
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 April 2020
Angus
Hanna, Claire
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 21 April 2020
Belfast South
Byrne, Ian
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2020
Liverpool, West Derby
Flynn, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 April 2020
Aberdeen South
Thomson, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 April 2020
Gordon
Howarth, Sir George
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2020
Knowsley
Lewis, Clive
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2020
Norwich South
Oppong-Asare, Abena
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2020
Erith and Thamesmead
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2020
Gateshead
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 April 2020
Ochil and South Perthshire
Gwynne, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2020
Denton and Reddish
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 21 April 2020
Belfast East
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 22 April 2020
Romford
Girvan, Paul
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 22 April 2020
South Antrim
Smith, Alyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 April 2020
Stirling
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 April 2020
Glasgow North West
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 April 2020
East Renfrewshire
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 April 2020
Motherwell and Wishaw
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 27 April 2020
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Chamberlain, Wendy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 April 2020
North East Fife
Barker, Paula
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2020
Liverpool, Wavertree
Huq, Dr Rupa
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2020
Ealing Central and Acton
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 April 2020
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2020
Streatham
McDonagh, Siobhain
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2020
Mitcham and Morden
Osamor, Kate
Labour
Signed on 4 May 2020
Edmonton
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 May 2020
Dundee West
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 4 May 2020
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 4 May 2020
Arfon
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 May 2020
Lanark and Hamilton East
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 May 2020
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Hanvey, Neale
Independent
Signed on 5 May 2020
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 May 2020
Edinburgh East
Olney, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 May 2020
Richmond Park
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 6 May 2020
East Antrim
McKinnell, Catherine
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2020
Newcastle upon Tyne North
Hill, Mike
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2020
Hartlepool
Abrahams, Debbie
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2020
Oldham East and Saddleworth
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2020
Ealing, Southall
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 June 2020
Midlothian
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 June 2020
Livingston
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 June 2020
Westmorland and Lonsdale
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2020
Hayes and Harlington
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 June 2020
Dundee East
Henderson, Gordon
Conservative
Signed on 11 June 2020
Sittingbourne and Sheppey
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 June 2020
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2020
Rochdale
Sultana, Zarah
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2020
Coventry South
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 June 2020
North Ayrshire and Arran
McDonald, Stuart C
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 June 2020
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
Penning, Sir Mike
Conservative
Signed on 16 June 2020
Hemel Hempstead
Blackman, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 16 June 2020
Harrow East
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 June 2020
Inverclyde
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2020
Huddersfield
Rees, Christina
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2020
Neath
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 June 2020
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 June 2020
Glasgow South
Whitley, Mick
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2020
Birkenhead
Lockhart, Carla
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 23 June 2020
Upper Bann
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 June 2020
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2020
Dagenham and Rainham
Amess, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 29 June 2020
Southend West
Brennan, Kevin
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2020
Cardiff West
Hendrick, Sir Mark
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2020
Preston
Cooper, Daisy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 July 2020
St Albans
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 July 2020
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 July 2020
Glasgow North
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 July 2020
Bath
Knight, Sir Greg
Conservative
Signed on 20 July 2020
East Yorkshire
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 July 2020
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
McCabe, Steve
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2020
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 September 2020
Glenrothes
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
Signed on 1 September 2020
Hammersmith
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 September 2020
Central Ayrshire
Wilson, Munira
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 September 2020
Twickenham
Eastwood, Colum
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 8 September 2020
Foyle
Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 14 September 2020
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Ali, Tahir
Labour
Signed on 16 September 2020
Birmingham, Hall Green
Callaghan, Amy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 September 2020
East Dunbartonshire
Farry, Stephen
Alliance
Signed on 20 September 2020
North Down
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 7 October 2020
Bedford
Duffield, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 8 October 2020
Canterbury
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2020
Jarrow
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 October 2020
Glasgow Central

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.