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EDM number 1361 in 1993-94, proposed by Gerry Steinberg on 21/06/1994.

That this House deplores the continued practice in many of Britain's zoos of keeping animals in enclosures of limited physical size; believes that keeping animals in enclosures which are too small to allow their normal behaviour pattern any expression is cruelty in its ugliest from and gives rise to the condition known as known as stereotypy which is behaviour characterised by repetitive, accentuated actions such as pacing, rocking from foot to foot, or head tossing, and which is a powerful indication that an animal is unhappy, bored and frustrated; notes that the Zoo Licensing Act 1981 would afford adequate protection to zoo animals if it were implemented assiduously but that the Secretary of State has recently said that he has no plans at present to review its implementation; and calls upon the Secretary of State to take the necessary steps to ensure that Britain's zoos adhere to the codes of practice as set out in the Zoo Licensing Act 1981.

This motion has been signed by a total of 71 MPs.

Gerry Steinberg21/06/1994Durham, City ofProposed
Colin Pickthall21/06/1994West LancashireSigned
Bridget Prentice21/06/1994Lewisham EastSigned
Gordon Prentice21/06/1994PendleSigned
John Heppell21/06/1994Nottingham EastSigned
Jane Kennedy21/06/1994Liverpool BroadgreenSigned
Eric Martlew21/06/1994CarlisleSigned
Andrew Miller21/06/1994Ellesmere Port & NestonSigned
Keith Bradley21/06/1994Manchester, WithingtonSigned
John Gunnell21/06/1994Leeds South and MorleySigned
Richard Burden22/06/1994Birmingham, NorthfieldSigned
Gordon Oakes22/06/1994HaltonSigned
Alex Carlile22/06/1994MontgomerySigned
Eric Clarke22/06/1994MidlothianSigned
Jeremy Corbyn22/06/1994Islington NorthSigned
Terry Davis22/06/1994Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie22/06/1994Glasgow, PollokSigned
Mike Hall22/06/1994Warrington SouthSigned
Harry Barnes22/06/1994North East DerbyshireSigned
John Battle22/06/1994Leeds WestSigned
Paddy Tipping22/06/1994SherwoodSigned
Alan Williams22/06/1994Swansea WestSigned
Edward O'Hara22/06/1994Knowsley SouthSigned
Bill Michie22/06/1994Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Alan Meale22/06/1994MansfieldSigned
William McKelvey22/06/1994Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
John McAllion22/06/1994Dundee EastSigned
Ken Livingstone22/06/1994Brent EastSigned
Robert Litherland22/06/1994Manchester CentralSigned
Lynne Jones22/06/1994Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Peter Hardy22/06/1994WentworthSigned
Clive Soley22/06/1994HammersmithSigned
Ernie Ross22/06/1994Dundee WestSigned
Bill Etherington23/06/1994Sunderland NorthSigned
John Evans23/06/1994St Helens NorthSigned
Neil Gerrard23/06/1994WalthamstowSigned
Norman Godman23/06/1994Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Win Griffiths23/06/1994BridgendSigned
Tony Banks23/06/1994Newham North WestSigned
Elliot Morley23/06/1994Glanford and ScunthorpeSigned
John Denham23/06/1994Southampton, ItchenSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe23/06/1994LeighSigned
Tom Cox23/06/1994TootingSigned
David Clelland23/06/1994Tyne BridgeSigned
Eric Illsley23/06/1994Barnsley CentralSigned
Keith Hill23/06/1994StreathamSigned
Jim Dowd23/06/1994Lewisham WestSigned
Nick Harvey24/06/1994North DevonSigned
Glenda Jackson27/06/1994Hampstead & HighgateSigned
John Cummings27/06/1994EasingtonSigned
James Callaghan27/06/1994Heywood & MiddletonSigned
Martin Redmond28/06/1994Don ValleySigned
Dennis Turner28/06/1994Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Janet Anderson29/06/1994Rossendale & DarwenSigned
Llin Golding29/06/1994Newcastle-under-LymeSigned
Martyn Jones29/06/1994Clwyd South WestSigned
Michael Clapham29/06/1994Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Roland Boyes29/06/1994Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Kevin Hughes29/06/1994Doncaster NorthSigned
George Howarth29/06/1994Knowsley NorthSigned
Greg Pope30/06/1994HyndburnSigned
Jack Thompson30/06/1994WansbeckSigned
Audrey Wise30/06/1994PrestonSigned
Terry Patchett01/07/1994Barnsley EastSigned
Simon Hughes05/07/1994Southwark and BermondseySigned
Michael Connarty05/07/1994Falkirk EastSigned
Dale Campbell-Savours07/07/1994WorkingtonSigned
Paul Flynn07/07/1994Newport WestSigned
Nigel Jones13/07/1994CheltenhamSigned
Mike Gapes20/07/1994Ilford SouthSigned
Diana Maddock21/07/1994ChristchurchSigned

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