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Hunt Trespassers On Railway Lines

EDM number 594 in 1994-95, proposed by David Hinchliffe on 10/02/1995.

That this House notes with concern the mutilation and subsequent death of a fox hound from the Blackmore and Sparkford Vale Hunt when its hind leg was severed following the hunt trespassing on an operational railway line near Adber between Yeovil and Castle Cary in Somerset on 8th February; further notes that this is not an isolated incident, following on from the death of a hound from the York and Ainsty North Hunt in January and a number of incidents involving the Bicester with Whaddon Chase hunt crossing operational railway lines in 1994 and 1995; considers that hunters are acting irresponsibly in not adequately controlling their hounds and creating a danger not only to hounds but also to public safety; calls on the Secretary of State for Transport to seek an urgent meeting with Railtrack to ensure that hunters are not allowed to endanger their animals or the public by their total disregard for safety; and urges the Director of Public Prosecutions to consider a prosecution for causing unnecessary suffering to the hound under the Protection of Animals Act 1911 section 1(1)(a).

This motion has been signed by a total of 51 MPs.

David Hinchliffe10/02/1995WakefieldProposed
Alan Meale10/02/1995MansfieldSigned
John Cummings10/02/1995EasingtonSigned
Gerry Steinberg10/02/1995Durham, City ofSigned
Keith Bradley13/02/1995Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Harry Barnes13/02/1995North East DerbyshireSigned
Janet Anderson13/02/1995Rossendale & DarwenSigned
John Gunnell13/02/1995Leeds South and MorleySigned
Elliot Morley13/02/1995Glanford and ScunthorpeSigned
William McKelvey13/02/1995Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
Ian McCartney13/02/1995MakerfieldSigned
John McAllion13/02/1995Dundee EastSigned
Lynne Jones13/02/1995Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Barry Jones13/02/1995Alyn & DeesideSigned
Ernie Ross13/02/1995Dundee WestSigned
Jim Dowd14/02/1995Lewisham WestSigned
Hugh Bayley14/02/1995York, City ofSigned
Tony Banks14/02/1995Newham North WestSigned
Win Griffiths14/02/1995BridgendSigned
Norman Godman14/02/1995Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
John Denham14/02/1995Southampton, ItchenSigned
Jeremy Corbyn14/02/1995Islington NorthSigned
John McFall14/02/1995DumbartonSigned
Eddie Loyden14/02/1995Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Helen Jackson14/02/1995Sheffield, HillsboroughSigned
Glenda Jackson14/02/1995Hampstead & HighgateSigned
Eric Illsley14/02/1995Barnsley CentralSigned
Roy Hughes14/02/1995Newport EastSigned
Colin Pickthall14/02/1995West LancashireSigned
Bill Michie14/02/1995Sheffield, HeeleySigned
John Evans15/02/1995St Helens NorthSigned
Jack Thompson15/02/1995WansbeckSigned
John Battle15/02/1995Leeds WestSigned
Mike Hall15/02/1995Warrington SouthSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie15/02/1995Glasgow, PollokSigned
Michael Clapham15/02/1995Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Richard Burden15/02/1995Birmingham, NorthfieldSigned
Ken Livingstone15/02/1995Brent EastSigned
John Heppell15/02/1995Nottingham EastSigned
Gordon Prentice15/02/1995PendleSigned
Dale Campbell-Savours16/02/1995WorkingtonSigned
Peter Pike17/02/1995BurnleySigned
Michael Connarty20/02/1995Falkirk EastSigned
Alan Williams20/02/1995Swansea WestSigned
Terry Davis22/02/1995Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Martyn Jones01/03/1995Clwyd South WestSigned
Andrew Faulds09/03/1995Warley EastSigned
Audrey Wise13/03/1995PrestonSigned
Tommy Graham20/03/1995Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Robert Wareing29/03/1995Liverpool, West DerbySigned
Nigel Jones16/05/1995CheltenhamSigned

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