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EDM number 786 in 1995-96, proposed by Tony Banks on 24/04/1996.

That this House expresses its great concern at the appalling conditions facing animals in many of Europe's zoos; is horrified that, even approaching the turn of the century, many animals are kept in conditions so atrocious that they have become insane; applauds the European Union's proposal in the form of a draft European Zoo Directive aimed at introducing minimum welfare standards to address this unnecessary suffering; notes that such a draft directive has the full support of both the responsible zoo world in the form of the National Federation for Zoos and the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria and the zoo world's most strident critics, namely the Born Free Foundation and The World Society for the Protection of Animals; is concerned that Her Majesty's Government regards the issues raised by such draft directive as being subject to subsidiarity; further notes that the draft directive has been returned by the European Commission to the European Parliament in the demoted form of a recommendation; is aware of the forthcoming bilateral meeting of the Prime Minister and the German Chancellor to discuss issues of subsidiarity and animal welfare; and calls upon the Prime Minister to reject the notion of subsidiarity as it might be applied to the issues of Europe's zoos and to seek, in particular, with the German Chancellor and colleagues throughout Europe, the earliest possible reintroduction of the proposed zoo measures in the form of a full directive or better still a regulation to address the widespread and unregulated animal suffering in zoos.

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

Tony Banks24/04/1996Newham North WestProposed
John Gunnell24/04/1996Leeds South and MorleySeconded
Simon Hughes24/04/1996Southwark and BermondseySeconded
Robert Parry25/04/1996Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Harry Barnes25/04/1996North East DerbyshireSigned
Win Griffiths25/04/1996BridgendSigned
Diane Abbott25/04/1996Hackney North & Stoke NewingtonSigned
Norman Godman25/04/1996Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Neil Gerrard25/04/1996WalthamstowSigned
Bill Michie25/04/1996Sheffield, HeeleySigned
William McKelvey25/04/1996Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
Eddie Loyden25/04/1996Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Ken Livingstone25/04/1996Brent EastSigned
Lynne Jones25/04/1996Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Keith Hill25/04/1996StreathamSigned
Ernie Ross25/04/1996Dundee WestSigned
Joyce Quin29/04/1996Gateshead EastSigned
Elliot Morley29/04/1996Glanford and ScunthorpeSigned
Andrew Faulds29/04/1996Warley EastSigned
Audrey Wise30/04/1996PrestonSigned
Andrew Bowden30/04/1996Brighton, KemptownSigned
Alan Beith30/04/1996Berwick-upon-TweedSigned
Maria Fyfe30/04/1996Glasgow, MaryhillSigned
Kenneth Eastham30/04/1996Manchester, BlackleySigned
Keith Bradley30/04/1996Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Alf Morris30/04/1996Manchester WythenshaweSigned
Martyn Jones30/04/1996Clwyd South WestSigned
Roy Hughes30/04/1996Newport EastSigned
Peter Hardy30/04/1996WentworthSigned
Joan Ruddock30/04/1996Lewisham, DeptfordSigned
Roland Boyes30/04/1996Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Edward O'Hara01/05/1996Knowsley SouthSigned
James Callaghan01/05/1996Heywood & MiddletonSigned
Jean Corston01/05/1996Bristol EastSigned
Ian Davidson01/05/1996Glasgow, GovanSigned
Tommy Graham01/05/1996Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Joan Walley01/05/1996Stoke-on-Trent NorthSigned
Eric Illsley02/05/1996Barnsley CentralSigned
Bill Olner07/05/1996NuneatonSigned
John Heppell08/05/1996Nottingham EastSigned
Roger Godsiff08/05/1996Birmingham Small HeathSigned
Mike Hall08/05/1996Warrington SouthSigned
Doug Hoyle09/05/1996Warrington NorthSigned
Bill Etherington09/05/1996Sunderland NorthSigned
Ann Clwyd10/05/1996Cynon ValleySigned
John Gilbert14/05/1996Dudley EastSigned
Mike Gapes16/05/1996Ilford SouthSigned
Llin Golding16/05/1996Newcastle-under-LymeSigned
Nigel Jones21/05/1996CheltenhamSigned
Nick Harvey22/05/1996North DevonSigned
David Chidgey17/06/1996EastleighSigned

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