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EDM number 804 in 1991-92, proposed by Simon Hughes on 04/03/1992.

That this House is seriously concerned by the proposal of the European Commission's Veterinary Committee to replace quarantine regulations by combining blood tests with vaccination; agrees with the British Veterinary Association and the Quarantine Kennel Owners' Association as well as the Royal Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals that vaccinations are not proven to be 100 per cent effective against rabies; believes that problems of identification make pet passports an inadequate safeguard against unvaccinated animals being smuggled into the United Kingdom; is alarmed at the prospect of an outbreak of rabies in Britain which would inevitably lead to thousands of animals being put down to prevent the spread of the virus; and calls upon Her Majesty's Government to vigorously put Britain's case in EC negotiations and to resist any proposals to relax quarantine regulations until there is convincing scientific evidence that vaccination is 100 per cent. effective.

This motion has been signed by a total of 10 MPs.

Simon Hughes04/03/1992Southwark and BermondseyProposed
Alex Carlile04/03/1992MontgomerySigned
Michael Carr04/03/1992Ribble ValleySigned
Ronnie Fearn04/03/1992SouthportSigned
Geraint Howells05/03/1992Ceredigion and Pembroke NorthSigned
Charles Kennedy05/03/1992Ross and Cromarty and SkyeSigned
Ian McCartney05/03/1992MakerfieldSigned
Matthew Taylor05/03/1992TruroSigned
Ray Michie11/03/1992Argyll & ButeSigned
Nicol Stephen12/03/1992Kincardine and DeesideSigned

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