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Animal-free science and animal tests

EDM (Early Day Motion) 223: tabled on 29 June 2022

Tabled in the 2022-23 session.

This motion has been signed by 50 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House is concerned that the UK remains one of the countries in Europe consistently with one of the highest numbers of animal experiments, with over 2.88 million animals tests taking place in 2020 alone; is disappointed that UK legislation no longer contains a commitment to the final goal of full replacement of procedures on live animals found in recital 10 of Directive 2010/63/EU; acknowledges the ever-increasing capacity of animal-free, human relevant science to deliver economic and public health benefits as well as prevent animal suffering; notes that a recent YouGov survey found that 65 per cent of people want to see a Government-led, cross-departmental plan to incentivise an end to animal tests; further notes the Cruelty Free International campaign to Target Zero animal tests; and calls for a Minister with specific responsibility for providing strategic leadership to put in place a UK strategy to accelerate a transition to animal-free science.

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.

Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 July 2022
Livingston
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 4 July 2022
Ceredigion
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 4 July 2022
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
MacAskill, Kenny
Alba Party
Signed on 4 July 2022
East Lothian
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 July 2022
East Renfrewshire
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2022
Wansbeck
Blackman, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 4 July 2022
Harrow East
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 July 2022
Glasgow South West
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 July 2022
Edinburgh West
Hanvey, Neale
Alba Party
Signed on 8 July 2022
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2022
Hayes and Harlington
Johnson, Kim
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2022
Liverpool, Riverside
Byrne, Ian
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2022
Liverpool, West Derby
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 5 September 2022
Bedford
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 5 September 2022
East Antrim
McDonald, Stuart C
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 September 2022
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 5 September 2022
Belfast East
Smith, Alyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 September 2022
Stirling
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
Signed on 5 September 2022
Streatham
Olney, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 September 2022
Richmond Park
Duffield, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 5 September 2022
Canterbury
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 September 2022
Edinburgh East
Smith, Cat
Labour
Signed on 5 September 2022
Lancaster and Fleetwood
Knight, Sir Greg
Conservative
Signed on 5 September 2022
East Yorkshire
Girvan, Paul
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 5 September 2022
South Antrim
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 September 2022
Ochil and South Perthshire
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 September 2022
Glasgow North West
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 September 2022
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Chamberlain, Wendy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 September 2022
North East Fife
Lewell-Buck, Mrs Emma
Labour
Signed on 5 September 2022
South Shields
Grady, Patrick
Independent
Signed on 5 September 2022
Glasgow North
Huq, Dr Rupa
Labour
Signed on 5 September 2022
Ealing Central and Acton
Whitley, Mick
Labour
Signed on 5 September 2022
Birkenhead
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 September 2022
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 September 2022
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 5 September 2022
York Central
Stafford, Alexander
Conservative
Signed on 5 September 2022
Rother Valley
Hardy, Emma
Labour
Signed on 5 September 2022
Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 7 September 2022
Brighton, Kemptown
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 September 2022
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 September 2022
North Ayrshire and Arran
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 20 September 2022
Rochdale
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 September 2022
Edinburgh North and Leith
Stone, Jamie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 September 2022
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.