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BATTERY CAGE FOR EGG LAYING HENS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 165: tabled on 03 June 1992

Tabled in the 1992-93 session.

This motion has been signed by 115 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House expresses its dismay at the fact that the vast majority of United Kingdom egg laying hens continue to be kept in battery cages; notes that the battery cage frustrates most of a hen's natural behaviour denying her, for example, the privacy to build a nest or the space fully to stretch her wings; notes that the bones of battery hens become so brittle that almost a third of such hens suffer from broken bones by the time they reach the stunning bath in the slaughter house; further notes that the current EC Directive on Battery Hens provides a derisory minimum floor space of 450 sq. cm. per hen, which is less than the size of a sheet of A4 paper; and requests the Government to urge its EC partners to agree to a phase out of the battery cage and to the establishment of proper welfare criteria of the alternative systems for keeping egg laying hens.

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.

Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 8 July 1992
York
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 8 July 1992
Kingswood
Blackburn, Dr John
Conservative
Signed on 3 June 1992
Dudley West
Boateng, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 16 December 1992
Brent South
Bowden, Sir Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 3 June 1992
Brighton, Kemptown
Boyes, Roland
Labour
Signed on 25 June 1992
Houghton and Washington
Bradley, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 4 June 1992
Manchester, Withington
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 July 1992
Gordon
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 11 June 1992
Birmingham, Northfield
Campbell, Mrs Anne
Labour
Signed on 18 June 1992
Cambridge
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 July 1992
North East Fife
Campbell-Savours, Mr Dale
Labour
Signed on 23 June 1992
Workington
Canavan, Dennis
Labour
Signed on 2 December 1992
Falkirk West
Cann, Mr Jamie
Labour
Signed on 9 June 1992
Ipswich
Chisholm, Mr Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 5 November 1992
Edinburgh, Leith
Clarke, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 4 June 1992
Midlothian
Coffey, Ann
Labour
Signed on 8 June 1992
Stockport
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 25 June 1992
Leyton
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 9 June 1992
Islington North
Corston, Jean
Labour
Signed on 9 June 1992
Bristol East
Cryer, Bob
Labour
Signed on 10 June 1992
Bradford South
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 4 June 1992
Easington
Darling, Mr Alistair
Labour
Signed on 4 June 1992
Edinburgh Central
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 3 December 1992
Glasgow, Govan
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 4 June 1992
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dunnachie, Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 4 June 1992
Glasgow, Pollok
Eagle, Angela
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1992
Wallasey
Evans, John
Labour
Signed on 4 June 1992
St Helens North
Faulds, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1992
Warley East
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 10 June 1992
Newport West
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 July 1992
Bath
Fraser, John
Labour
Signed on 8 July 1992
Norwood
Galloway, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1992
Glasgow, Hillhead
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 22 October 1992
Walthamstow
Gilbert, Dr John
Labour
Signed on 24 September 1992
Dudley East
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 4 June 1992
Greenock and Port Glasgow
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 16 June 1992
Birmingham, Small Heath
Graham, Mr Tommy
Labour
Signed on 17 June 1992
Renfrew West and Inverclyde
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 4 June 1992
Bridgend
Grocott, Mr Bruce
Labour
Signed on 24 September 1992
The Wrekin
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 17 June 1992
Morley and Leeds South
Hain, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 8 June 1992
Neath
Hardy, Peter
Labour
Signed on 4 June 1992
Wentworth
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 June 1992
North Devon
Heppell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 4 June 1992
Nottingham East
Hill, Sir James
Conservative
Signed on 11 January 1993
Southampton, Test
Hill, Keith
Labour
Signed on 29 June 1992
Streatham
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1992
Vauxhall
Home Robertson, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1992
East Lothian
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 26 November 1992
Clydesdale
Hoon, Mr Geoff
Labour
Signed on 28 October 1992
Ashfield
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 4 June 1992
Knowsley North
Howells, Dr Kim
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1992
Pontypridd
Hoyle, Doug
Labour
Signed on 11 June 1992
Warrington North
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 June 1992
Southwark and Bermondsey
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 4 June 1992
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Helen
Labour
Signed on 15 July 1992
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 10 June 1992
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 4 June 1992
Clwyd South West
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 June 1992
Cheltenham
Jowell, Tessa
Labour
Signed on 8 July 1992
Dulwich
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 14 July 1992
Ealing, Southall
Leighton, Ron
Labour
Signed on 18 January 1993
Newham North East
Lestor, Joan
Labour
Signed on 10 July 1992
Eccles
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 3 June 1992
Worsley
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 19 October 1992
Brent East
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 22 October 1992
Stretford
Lynne, Liz
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 July 1992
Rochdale
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 23 November 1992
Thurrock
Madden, Max
Labour
Signed on 17 June 1992
Bradford West
Martlew, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 8 June 1992
Carlisle
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 4 June 1992
Dundee East
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 8 June 1992
Makerfield
McKelvey, William
Labour
Signed on 4 June 1992
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
McMaster, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1992
Paisley South
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 4 June 1992
Mansfield
Michael, Alun
Labour
Signed on 8 June 1992
Cardiff South and Penarth
Milburn, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 9 June 1992
Darlington
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 8 June 1992
Great Grimsby
Morley, Mr Elliot
Labour
Signed on 10 June 1992
Glanford and Scunthorpe
Morris, Alf
Labour
Signed on 10 December 1992
Manchester, Wythenshawe
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 11 June 1992
Sunderland South
O'Brien, Mr Mike
Labour
Signed on 24 September 1992
North Warwickshire
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 11 June 1992
Knowsley South
Parry, Robert
Labour
Signed on 8 June 1992
Liverpool, Riverside
Pickthall, Mr Colin
Labour
Signed on 9 June 1992
West Lancashire
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 9 June 1992
Burnley
Prentice, Bridget
Labour
Signed on 21 January 1993
Lewisham East
Primarolo, Dawn
Labour
Signed on 4 June 1992
Bristol South
Redmond, Martin
Labour
Signed on 4 June 1992
Don Valley
Roche, Mrs Barbara
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1992
Hornsey and Wood Green
Rogers, Mr Allan
Labour
Signed on 11 June 1992
Rhondda
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 4 June 1992
Dundee West
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 13 July 1992
Lewisham, Deptford
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 11 June 1992
Huddersfield
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 10 November 1992
Nottingham South
Smith, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 4 June 1992
Islington South and Finsbury
Squire, Rachel
Labour
Signed on 11 June 1992
Dunfermline West
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 4 June 1992
City of Durham
Stott, Roger
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1992
Wigan
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 June 1992
Truro
Taylor, Sir Teddy
Conservative
Signed on 21 October 1992
Southend East
Wallace, Mr Jim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 July 1992
Orkney and Shetland
Waller, Gary
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 1992
Keighley
Wardell, Gareth
Labour
Signed on 11 June 1992
Gower
Watson, Mike
Labour
Signed on 26 October 1992
Glasgow Central
Wilkinson, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 24 September 1992
Ruislip - Northwood
Williams, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 8 June 1992
Swansea West
Williams, Dr Alan
Labour
Signed on 4 June 1992
Carmarthen

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.