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Krombeke And Sint-Eloois-winkel Harness Races

EDM number 1346 in 1993-94, proposed by Tony Banks on 17/06/1994.

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.

This motion has been signed by a total of 41 MPs.

Tony Banks17/06/1994Newham North WestProposed
Kate Hoey17/06/1994VauxhallSigned
Alan Meale17/06/1994MansfieldSigned
Elliot Morley17/06/1994Glanford and ScunthorpeSigned
Harry Cohen17/06/1994LeytonSigned
Diane Abbott17/06/1994Hackney North & Stoke NewingtonSigned
John McAllion20/06/1994Dundee EastSigned
Harry Barnes20/06/1994North East DerbyshireSigned
Jim Dowd20/06/1994Lewisham WestSigned
John Cummings20/06/1994EasingtonSigned
Keith Bradley20/06/1994Manchester, WithingtonSigned
William McKelvey20/06/1994Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
Elfyn Llwyd20/06/1994Meirionnydd Nant ConwySigned
Roy Hughes20/06/1994Newport EastSigned
Ernie Ross20/06/1994Dundee WestSigned
Jeremy Corbyn21/06/1994Islington NorthSigned
Peter Bottomley21/06/1994ElthamSigned
Andrew Faulds21/06/1994Warley EastSigned
Ronnie Campbell21/06/1994Blyth ValleySigned
Alice Mahon21/06/1994HalifaxSigned
Eric Illsley21/06/1994Barnsley CentralSigned
Peter Hardy21/06/1994WentworthSigned
Bill Michie21/06/1994Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Mike Hall22/06/1994Warrington SouthSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie22/06/1994Glasgow, PollokSigned
Edward O'Hara22/06/1994Knowsley SouthSigned
Ken Livingstone22/06/1994Brent EastSigned
Robert Litherland22/06/1994Manchester CentralSigned
Lynne Jones22/06/1994Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
John Heppell22/06/1994Nottingham EastSigned
Robert Parry22/06/1994Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Eddie Loyden23/06/1994Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Bill Etherington23/06/1994Sunderland NorthSigned
Neil Gerrard23/06/1994WalthamstowSigned
Keith Vaz23/06/1994Leicester EastSigned
Martyn Jones29/06/1994Clwyd South WestSigned
Audrey Wise30/06/1994PrestonSigned
Michael Connarty05/07/1994Falkirk EastSigned
Dale Campbell-Savours07/07/1994WorkingtonSigned
Jean Corston12/07/1994Bristol EastSigned
John Gunnell20/07/1994Leeds South and MorleySigned

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