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Battery Cage For Egg Laying Hens

EDM number 165 in 1992-93, proposed by Ron Davies on 03/06/1992.

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.

This motion has been signed by a total of 111 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Ron Davies03/06/1992CaerphillyProposed
Simon Hughes03/06/1992Southwark and BermondseySigned
Terry Lewis03/06/1992WorsleySigned
John Blackburn03/06/1992Dudley WestSigned
Andrew Bowden03/06/1992Brighton, KemptownSigned
Matthew Taylor03/06/1992TruroSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie04/06/1992Glasgow, PollokSigned
Terry Davis04/06/1992Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Alistair Darling04/06/1992Edinburgh CentralSigned
John Cummings04/06/1992EasingtonSigned
Eric Clarke04/06/1992MidlothianSigned
John Evans04/06/1992St Helens NorthSigned
Norman Godman04/06/1992Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Win Griffiths04/06/1992BridgendSigned
Harry Barnes04/06/1992North East DerbyshireSigned
John Battle04/06/1992Leeds WestSigned
Gerry Steinberg04/06/1992Durham, City ofSigned
Alan Wynne Williams04/06/1992CarmarthenSigned
Keith Bradley04/06/1992Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Alan Meale04/06/1992MansfieldSigned
Dawn Primarolo04/06/1992Bristol SouthSigned
Martin Redmond04/06/1992Don ValleySigned
Ernie Ross04/06/1992Dundee WestSigned
Chris Smith04/06/1992Islington South & FinsburySigned
Peter Hardy04/06/1992WentworthSigned
Nick Harvey04/06/1992North DevonSigned
John Heppell04/06/1992Nottingham EastSigned
George Howarth04/06/1992Knowsley NorthSigned
Eric Illsley04/06/1992Barnsley CentralSigned
Martyn Jones04/06/1992Clwyd South WestSigned
John McAllion04/06/1992Dundee EastSigned
William McKelvey04/06/1992Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
Nigel Jones05/06/1992CheltenhamSigned
Kate Hoey05/06/1992VauxhallSigned
Alan Williams08/06/1992Swansea WestSigned
Peter Hain08/06/1992NeathSigned
Ann Coffey08/06/1992StockportSigned
Austin Mitchell08/06/1992Great GrimsbySigned
Alun Michael08/06/1992Cardiff South & PenarthSigned
Ian McCartney08/06/1992MakerfieldSigned
Eric Martlew08/06/1992CarlisleSigned
Robert Parry08/06/1992Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Jean Corston09/06/1992Bristol EastSigned
Jeremy Corbyn09/06/1992Islington NorthSigned
Jamie Cann09/06/1992IpswichSigned
Alan Milburn09/06/1992DarlingtonSigned
Peter Pike09/06/1992BurnleySigned
Colin Pickthall09/06/1992West LancashireSigned
Irene Adams10/06/1992Paisley NorthSigned
Paul Flynn10/06/1992Newport WestSigned
Bob Cryer10/06/1992Bradford SouthSigned
Elliot Morley10/06/1992Glanford and ScunthorpeSigned
Lynne Jones10/06/1992Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Gareth Wardell11/06/1992GowerSigned
Richard Burden11/06/1992Birmingham, NorthfieldSigned
Edward O'Hara11/06/1992Knowsley SouthSigned
Chris Mullin11/06/1992Sunderland SouthSigned
Doug Hoyle11/06/1992Warrington NorthSigned
Rachel Squire11/06/1992Dunfermline WestSigned
Barry Sheerman11/06/1992HuddersfieldSigned
Allan Rogers11/06/1992RhonddaSigned
Roger Godsiff16/06/1992Birmingham Small HeathSigned
John Gunnell17/06/1992Leeds South and MorleySigned
Tommy Graham17/06/1992Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Max Madden17/06/1992Bradford WestSigned
Anne Campbell18/06/1992CambridgeSigned
Angela Eagle19/06/1992WallaseySigned
Dale Campbell-Savours23/06/1992WorkingtonSigned
Roland Boyes25/06/1992Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Harry Cohen25/06/1992LeytonSigned
Keith Hill29/06/1992StreathamSigned
Andrew Faulds02/07/1992Warley EastSigned
Kim Howells02/07/1992PontypriddSigned
Tessa Jowell08/07/1992DulwichSigned
John Fraser08/07/1992NorwoodSigned
David Alton08/07/1992Liverpool Mossley HillSigned
Hugh Bayley08/07/1992York, City ofSigned
Roger Berry08/07/1992KingswoodSigned
Liz Lynne09/07/1992RochdaleSigned
John Home Robertson09/07/1992East LothianSigned
Joan Lestor10/07/1992EcclesSigned
Jim Wallace10/07/1992Orkney & ShetlandSigned
Joan Ruddock13/07/1992Lewisham, DeptfordSigned
Menzies Campbell13/07/1992Fife North EastSigned
Don Foster14/07/1992BathSigned
Malcolm Bruce14/07/1992GordonSigned
Piara S Khabra14/07/1992Ealing, SouthallSigned
Helen Jackson15/07/1992Sheffield, HillsboroughSigned
Mike O'Brien24/09/1992North WarwickshireSigned
John Gilbert24/09/1992Dudley EastSigned
Bruce Grocott24/09/1992Wrekin, TheSigned
John Wilkinson24/09/1992Ruislip - NorthwoodSigned
Ken Livingstone19/10/1992Brent EastSigned
Teddy Taylor21/10/1992Southend EastSigned
Tony Lloyd22/10/1992StretfordSigned
Neil Gerrard22/10/1992WalthamstowSigned
Mike Watson26/10/1992Glasgow CentralSigned
Geoff Hoon28/10/1992AshfieldSigned
Malcolm Chisholm05/11/1992Edinburgh LeithSigned
Alan Simpson10/11/1992Nottingham SouthSigned
George Galloway12/11/1992Glasgow HillheadSigned
Gary Waller17/11/1992KeighleySigned
Andrew MacKinlay23/11/1992ThurrockSigned
Jimmy Hood26/11/1992ClydesdaleSigned
Ian Davidson03/12/1992Glasgow, GovanSigned
Alf Morris10/12/1992Manchester WythenshaweSigned
Paul Boateng16/12/1992Brent SouthSigned
Barbara Roche17/12/1992Hornsey & Wood GreenSigned
James Hill11/01/1993Southampton, TestSigned
Ron Leighton18/01/1993Newham North EastSigned
Bridget Prentice21/01/1993Lewisham EastSigned

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