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Cats in road traffic accidents

EDM (Early Day Motion) 46: tabled on 16 May 2022

Tabled in the 2022-23 session.

This motion has been signed by 37 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House is proud to state that the UK is a nation of cat lovers with approximately 12.2 million cats in UK households; notes that this makes cats the second most popular pet in the UK, second only to dogs, with 27 per cent of households owning at least one cat; sympathises with the pain that is felt by pet owners when their pet is struck by a vehicle and fatally wounded; notes with sadness that, according to data from PetPlan, approximately 230,000 cats are hit by cars every year in the UK, averaging 630 every day; is alarmed that under section 170 of the Road Traffic Act 1988, a driver is required to stop and report an accident involving horses, cattle ass, mules, sheep, pigs, goats or dogs, but not cats; is aware that this distinction was made to protect working animals; argues that this distinction is no longer required in the modern-day where domestic animals are mainly kept as pets; cites a 2018 study by Carbuyer which found almost 60 per cent of those surveyed agreed the law should be changed to include cats as well; and calls on this Government to introduce a change in the law that would require drivers to report a traffic collision involving a cat.

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.

Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 May 2022
Bath
Whitley, Mick
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2022
Birkenhead
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2022
Hemsworth
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2022
West Lancashire
Huq, Dr Rupa
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2022
Ealing Central and Acton
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 May 2022
North Ayrshire and Arran
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 18 May 2022
Ceredigion
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 18 May 2022
Arfon
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 18 May 2022
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2022
Ealing, Southall
Winter, Beth
Labour
Signed on 19 May 2022
Cynon Valley
Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 19 May 2022
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 19 May 2022
Bedford
Begum, Apsana
Labour
Signed on 19 May 2022
Poplar and Limehouse
De Cordova, Marsha
Labour
Signed on 19 May 2022
Battersea
Sultana, Zarah
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2022
Coventry South
Tami, Mark
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2022
Alyn and Deeside
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2022
Sheffield Central
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 May 2022
Glasgow Central
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 June 2022
Ochil and South Perthshire
Smith, Cat
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2022
Lancaster and Fleetwood
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 June 2022
Glasgow North East
McDonald, Stuart C
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 June 2022
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
Rees, Christina
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2022
Neath
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 June 2022
Motherwell and Wishaw
Cooper, Daisy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 June 2022
St Albans
Stone, Jamie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 June 2022
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Morgan, Helen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 June 2022
North Shropshire
Foy, Mary Kelly
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2022
City of Durham
Burgon, Richard
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2022
Leeds East
Byrne, Ian
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2022
Liverpool, West Derby

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.