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Export Of Live Animals

EDM number 334 in 1996-97, proposed by Elliot Morley on 09/12/1996.

That this House deplores the fact that over 500,000 lambs and sheep have been exported for slaughter abroad since the resumption of the live export trade on 5th July 1996; is concerned that a significant number of these animals have been sent to Spain, Italy and Greece, countries where slaughter methods can be extremely cruel; notes that a recent paper by University of Bristol scientists concludes that transport is a stressful process for sheep and that 'from a welfare point of view, transport distances and times should be kept to the minimum' and adds that long journeys can result in an increased incidence of disease and mortality; believes that a trade which regularly imposes suffering on animals is not only bad for animal welfare but also for the rural economy and accordingly that the export of live animals for slaughter abroad should be brought to an end and replaced by carcass exports and an added value meat trade; and calls on Her Majesty's Government to take the lead in persuading EU partners to replace long distance live transport throughout the EU with a trade in meat.

This motion has been signed by a total of 67 MPs.

Elliot Morley09/12/1996Glanford and ScunthorpeProposed
Andrew Bowden09/12/1996Brighton, KemptownSigned
John Evans10/12/1996St Helens NorthSigned
Harry Barnes10/12/1996North East DerbyshireSigned
Tony Banks10/12/1996Newham North WestSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe10/12/1996LeighSigned
John Cummings10/12/1996EasingtonSigned
John McAllion10/12/1996Dundee EastSigned
Robert Litherland10/12/1996Manchester CentralSigned
Lynne Jones10/12/1996Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Barry Jones10/12/1996Alyn & DeesideSigned
Eric Illsley10/12/1996Barnsley CentralSigned
Ernie Ross10/12/1996Dundee WestSigned
Peter Pike10/12/1996BurnleySigned
Bill Michie11/12/1996Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Dennis Turner11/12/1996Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Paddy Tipping11/12/1996SherwoodSigned
Jack Thompson11/12/1996WansbeckSigned
Maria Fyfe11/12/1996Glasgow, MaryhillSigned
Andrew Faulds11/12/1996Warley EastSigned
Angela Eagle11/12/1996WallaseySigned
Terry Davis11/12/1996Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Ian Davidson11/12/1996Glasgow, GovanSigned
Jeremy Corbyn11/12/1996Islington NorthSigned
Michael Connarty11/12/1996Falkirk EastSigned
Eric Clarke11/12/1996MidlothianSigned
Richard Burden11/12/1996Birmingham, NorthfieldSigned
Edward O'Hara11/12/1996Knowsley SouthSigned
Alan Meale11/12/1996MansfieldSigned
Dennis Skinner11/12/1996BolsoverSigned
Joan Ruddock11/12/1996Lewisham, DeptfordSigned
John Heppell12/12/1996Nottingham EastSigned
Paul Flynn12/12/1996Newport WestSigned
Jim Cunningham12/12/1996Coventry South EastSigned
Ken Livingstone12/12/1996Brent EastSigned
Robert Hughes12/12/1996Aberdeen NorthSigned
Gordon Prentice12/12/1996PendleSigned
Colin Pickthall12/12/1996West LancashireSigned
Glenda Jackson12/12/1996Hampstead & HighgateSigned
Irene Adams13/12/1996Paisley NorthSigned
Tom Cox16/12/1996TootingSigned
Mike Watson16/12/1996Glasgow CentralSigned
Peter Griffiths17/12/1996Portsmouth NorthSigned
David Young17/12/1996Bolton South EastSigned
Audrey Wise17/12/1996PrestonSigned
Gerry Steinberg17/12/1996Durham, City ofSigned
Hugh Bayley17/12/1996York, City ofSigned
Mike Hall17/12/1996Warrington SouthSigned
James Callaghan17/12/1996Heywood & MiddletonSigned
Keith Bradley17/12/1996Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Rhodri Morgan18/12/1996Cardiff WestSigned
Win Griffiths18/12/1996BridgendSigned
Bill Etherington18/12/1996Sunderland NorthSigned
Jeff Ennis18/12/1996Barnsley EastSigned
Martyn Jones18/12/1996Clwyd South WestSigned
Roland Boyes13/01/1997Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Bill Olner14/01/1997NuneatonSigned
John Gunnell15/01/1997Leeds South and MorleySigned
Kevin Hughes16/01/1997Doncaster NorthSigned
Terry Rooney21/01/1997Bradford NorthSigned
Jean Corston22/01/1997Bristol EastSigned
Michael Clapham23/01/1997Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Nigel Jones04/02/1997CheltenhamSigned
Tommy Graham05/02/1997Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Don Touhig06/02/1997IslwynSigned
Eric Martlew13/02/1997CarlisleSigned
John Battle13/02/1997Leeds WestSigned

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