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Violence In Slaughterhouses

EDM number 223 in 1998-99, proposed by DN Campbell-Savours on 20/01/1999.

That this House calls for the CPS to justify its utterly irresponsible decision not to prosecute five employees of Rose County Foods of Sawley, Clitheroe, for assault on a Meat Hygiene Service official; believes that the cautioning by the police of the five employees is a totally inadequate response to such a major breach of the criminal law; notes that an MHS official carrying out work of meat inspection under legal requirements introduced by Parliament, having been intimidated and threatened on Rose County Foods' premises, escaped through a window to avoid physical attack; notes that the official was then followed to a local cafe, kidnapped, bundled into the back of a car, brought back to the plant and then thrown into a vat of specified risk material; notes that this potentially carcinogenic waste meat product in the vat could include head, spinal cord, tonsil, spleen, thymus and intestine material; and believes that the Director of Public Prosecutions should, in the extraordinary circumstances of this case, make it known why his officials failed to prosecute for offences which have been the subject of repeated stricture by Ministers and endless debate in Parliament.

This motion has been signed by a total of 35 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Dale Campbell-Savours20/01/1999WorkingtonLabourProposed
Lawrie Quinn21/01/1999Scarborough & WhitbyLabourSigned
Harry Barnes21/01/1999North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
John Austin21/01/1999Erith & ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Paul Flynn21/01/1999Newport WestLabourSigned
Eric Illsley21/01/1999Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Lynne Jones25/01/1999Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Bill Etherington25/01/1999Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Andrew George25/01/1999St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Norman Godman25/01/1999Greenock & InverclydeLabourSigned
Mike Hancock25/01/1999Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Rudi Vis25/01/1999Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Phil Sawford26/01/1999KetteringLabourSigned
John Cummings26/01/1999EasingtonLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin26/01/1999Heywood & MiddletonLabour Co-operativeSigned
Derek Wyatt26/01/1999Sittingbourne & SheppeyLabourSigned
Audrey Wise27/01/1999PrestonLabourSigned
Eric Clarke27/01/1999MidlothianLabourSigned
Nigel Jones27/01/1999CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Michael Jabez Foster27/01/1999Hastings & RyeLabourSigned
Norman Baker02/02/1999LewesLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew Stunell02/02/1999Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Gerry Steinberg04/02/1999Durham, City ofLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins08/02/1999Luton NorthLabourSigned
Betty Williams08/02/1999ConwyLabourSigned
Joan Walley09/02/1999Stoke-on-Trent NorthLabourSigned
Michael Clapham10/02/1999Barnsley West & PenistoneLabourSigned
Ann Cryer15/02/1999KeighleyLabourSigned
Kevin McNamara22/02/1999Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Bill Michie25/02/1999Sheffield, HeeleyLabourSigned
John Cryer01/03/1999HornchurchLabourSigned
John McDonnell05/03/1999Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Ken Livingstone05/05/1999Brent EastLabourSigned
Diane Abbott10/05/1999Hackney North & Stoke NewingtonLabourSigned
Graham StringerUnknownWithdrawn

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