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Export Of Live Farm Animals

EDM number 161 in 1998-99, proposed by Gwyn Prosser on 12/01/1999.

That this House notes that in a new national opinion poll commissioned by Compassion in World Farming 88 per cent of those questioned said they believe the export of live animals for slaughter abroad should be brought to an end; notes with concern that nearly 500,000 animals, mainly lambs and sheep, but also pigs, were exported from the United Kingdom in 1997; believes that the live export trade imposes great suffering on these animals, many of which are sent on extremely long journeys to Italy, Greece and Spain, where all too often they are killed in abattoirs using cruel and illegal slaughter methods; believes that this trade is not only bad for animal welfare but also for the rural economy, as it deprives United Kingdom abattoirs of jobs and profits; believes accordingly that the export of live animals for slaughter abroad should be brought to an end and replaced by meat exports; and calls on Her Majesty's Government to do all it can to bring the cruel live export trade to an end as a matter of urgency and to persuade the United Kingdom's 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This motion has been signed by a total of 76 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Gwyn Prosser12/01/1999DoverLabourProposed
Vernon Coaker12/01/1999GedlingLabourSigned
Bill Etherington12/01/1999Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Jim Fitzpatrick12/01/1999Poplar & Canning TownLabourSigned
Mike Hancock12/01/1999Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Peter Bottomley12/01/1999Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Tony Clarke13/01/1999Northampton SouthLabourSigned
Desmond Turner13/01/1999Brighton, KemptownLabourSigned
Gerry Steinberg13/01/1999Durham, City ofLabourSigned
John Austin13/01/1999Erith & ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin13/01/1999Heywood & MiddletonLabour Co-operativeSigned
Andrew Dismore13/01/1999HendonLabourSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe13/01/1999LeighLabourSigned
Edward O'Hara13/01/1999Knowsley SouthLabourSigned
Ashok Kumar13/01/1999Middlesbrough South & East ClevelandLabourSigned
Lynne Jones13/01/1999Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Bob Russell13/01/1999ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Nick Palmer13/01/1999BroxtoweLabourSigned
Jenny Jones14/01/1999Wolverhampton South WestLabourSigned
Alan Williams14/01/1999Swansea WestLabourSigned
Harry Barnes14/01/1999North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Neil Gerrard14/01/1999WalthamstowLabourSigned
David Lepper14/01/1999Brighton, PavilionLabour Co-operativeSigned
Dennis Skinner14/01/1999BolsoverLabourSigned
Eric Illsley14/01/1999Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Tim Loughton14/01/1999East Worthing & ShorehamConservativeSigned
Kerry Pollard18/01/1999St AlbansLabourSigned
Tom Cox18/01/1999TootingLabourSigned
Michael Jabez Foster18/01/1999Hastings & RyeLabourSigned
Rudi Vis18/01/1999Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Alan Simpson19/01/1999Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Andrew George19/01/1999St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Ann Cryer19/01/1999KeighleyLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell19/01/1999Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Alice Mahon19/01/1999HalifaxLabourSigned
Ivan Henderson19/01/1999HarwichLabourSigned
Syd Rapson19/01/1999Portsmouth NorthLabourSigned
David Taylor20/01/1999North West LeicestershireLabour Co-operativeSigned
Kelvin Hopkins20/01/1999Luton NorthLabourSigned
Eileen Gordon20/01/1999RomfordLabourSigned
Michael Foster20/01/1999WorcesterLabourSigned
Bill Michie20/01/1999Sheffield, HeeleyLabourSigned
Brian White21/01/1999North East Milton KeynesLabourSigned
Russell Brown21/01/1999DumfriesLabourSigned
Bill Olner28/01/1999NuneatonLabourSigned
Paul Truswell28/01/1999PudseyLabourSigned
Oona King01/02/1999Bethnal Green & BowLabourSigned
Tom Levitt01/02/1999High PeakLabourSigned
Andrew Stunell02/02/1999Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Laura Moffatt04/02/1999CrawleyLabourSigned
Charlotte Atkins04/02/1999Staffordshire MoorlandsLabourSigned
Phil Sawford04/02/1999KetteringLabourSigned
Austin Mitchell08/02/1999Great GrimsbyLabourSigned
Jonathan R Shaw09/02/1999Chatham & AylesfordLabourSigned
Michael Clapham10/02/1999Barnsley West & PenistoneLabourSigned
Michael Connarty11/02/1999Falkirk EastLabourSigned
Jim Cousins11/02/1999Newcastle upon Tyne CentralLabourSigned
Paul Stinchcombe11/02/1999WellingboroughLabourSigned
John Randall16/02/1999UxbridgeConservativeSigned
Mike Wood16/02/1999Batley & SpenLabourSigned
Geoffrey Robinson22/02/1999Coventry North WestLabourSigned
Alan Keen22/02/1999Feltham & HestonLabour Co-operativeSigned
Jeremy Corbyn26/02/1999Islington NorthLabourSigned
Candy Atherton02/03/1999Falmouth & CamborneLabourSigned
Christine Butler04/03/1999Castle PointLabourSigned
John McDonnell05/03/1999Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Audrey Wise05/03/1999PrestonLabourSigned
David Stewart09/03/1999Inverness East, Nairn and LochaberLabourSigned
Peter Pike16/03/1999BurnleyLabourSigned
David Drew19/03/1999StroudLabour Co-operativeSigned
Stephen Ladyman31/03/1999South ThanetLabourSigned
Ken Livingstone05/05/1999Brent EastLabourSigned
Diane Abbott10/05/1999Hackney North & Stoke NewingtonLabourSigned
Anne Begg13/05/1999Aberdeen SouthLabourSigned
Terry Davis21/07/1999Birmingham, Hodge HillLabourSigned
Alan ClarkUnknownWithdrawn

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