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KROMBEKE AND SINT-ELOOIS-WINKEL HARNESS RACES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1346: tabled on 17 June 1994

Tabled in the 1993-94 session.

This motion has been signed by 41 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 views with alarm and disgust the Belgium harness races held annually in the cities of Krombeke and Sint-Eloois-Winkel; notes that the retired race horses involved are made to run through winding streets on wetted pavements and that of the 54 runners in the 1992 Sint-Eloois-Winkel race over half sustained injuries including torn ligaments and tendons, internal bleeding, as well as broken legs and shattered knees; further notes that 20 per cent. of these horses had to be put down either during the race or in the days immediately following, and that those that survived faced only the bleak prospect of the knacker's yard; thanks the Horse and Pony Protection Association, and GAIA, the Belgium animal welfare group, for bringing these atrocious activities to wider attention; believes that such an horrific sport has no place in civilised society; and calls on the Belgium Agriculture Minister to put an end to this barbaric cruelty before the next race on 20th June.

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.

Campbell-Savours, Mr Dale
Labour
Signed on 7 July 1994
Workington
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 17 June 1994
Leyton
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 5 July 1994
Falkirk East
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 21 June 1994
Islington North
Corston, Jean
Labour
Signed on 12 July 1994
Bristol East
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 20 June 1994
Easington
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 20 June 1994
Lewisham West
Dunnachie, Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 22 June 1994
Glasgow, Pollok
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 23 June 1994
Sunderland North
Faulds, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 21 June 1994
Warley East
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 23 June 1994
Walthamstow
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 20 July 1994
Morley and Leeds South
Hall, Mr Mike
Labour
Signed on 22 June 1994
Warrington South
Hardy, Peter
Labour
Signed on 21 June 1994
Wentworth
Heppell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 22 June 1994
Nottingham East
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 17 June 1994
Vauxhall
Hughes, Roy
Labour
Signed on 20 June 1994
Newport East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 21 June 1994
Barnsley Central
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 22 June 1994
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 29 June 1994
Clwyd South West
Litherland, Robert
Labour
Signed on 22 June 1994
Manchester Central
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 22 June 1994
Brent East
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 20 June 1994
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Loyden, Eddie
Labour
Signed on 23 June 1994
Liverpool, Garston
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 21 June 1994
Halifax
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 20 June 1994
Dundee East
McKelvey, William
Labour
Signed on 20 June 1994
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 17 June 1994
Mansfield
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 21 June 1994
Sheffield, Heeley
Morley, Mr Elliot
Labour
Signed on 17 June 1994
Glanford and Scunthorpe
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 22 June 1994
Knowsley South
Parry, Robert
Labour
Signed on 22 June 1994
Liverpool, Riverside
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 20 June 1994
Dundee West
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 23 June 1994
Leicester East
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 30 June 1994
Preston

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.