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Passports For Horses

EDM number 680 in 2002-03, proposed by David Cameron on 06/02/2003.

That this House notes that the Government is pressing ahead with its plans for compulsory passports for all horses, ponies, donkeys, mules, zebra and other equidae even though this will add to the cost and bureaucracy of owning a horse, without improving animal welfare; notes that passports, including vets fees, would cost up to ú100 and that owners without passports will be liable to fines of ú5,000 or six months in prison; further notes that passports are only necessary because of continental european concerns about equine drugs entering the human food chain and despairs that the Government failed to oppose the EU decision and then gold plated it; further notes that the consultation process carried out by the Government was flawed and that many owners of the UK's 850,000 horses are unaware of the Government's draconian plans; and calls on the Government to introduce a voluntary scheme where only horses destined for the human food chain require passports or, better still seek a derogation from the EU decision on the basis that very few British horses enter the human food chain and that the British do not eat horsemeat.

This motion has been signed by a total of 49 MPs.

David Cameron06/02/2003WitneyConservativeProposed
Mark Simmonds06/02/2003Boston & SkegnessConservativeSigned
Desmond Swayne06/02/2003New Forest WestConservativeSigned
Henry Bellingham06/02/2003North West NorfolkConservativeSigned
James Gray06/02/2003North WiltshireConservativeSigned
Mark Francois06/02/2003RayleighConservativeSigned
Peter Duncan06/02/2003Galloway & Upper NithsdaleConservativeSigned
Stephen O'Brien06/02/2003EddisburyConservativeSigned
Peter Luff06/02/2003Mid WorcestershireConservativeSigned
Bob Spink06/02/2003Castle PointConservativeSigned
Nicholas Soames06/02/2003Mid SussexConservativeSigned
George Osborne06/02/2003TattonConservativeSigned
Mike Hancock10/02/2003Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Elfyn Llwyd11/02/2003Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
Andrew MacKay11/02/2003BracknellConservativeSigned
Hugo Swire13/02/2003East DevonConservativeSigned
Nicholas Winterton13/02/2003MacclesfieldConservativeSigned
Boris Johnson13/02/2003HenleyConservativeSigned
Jonathan Sayeed24/02/2003Mid BedfordshireConservativeSigned
Caroline Spelman24/02/2003MeridenConservativeSigned
Andrew Murrison24/02/2003WestburyConservativeSigned
Andrew Hunter25/02/2003BasingstokeIndependent ConservativeSigned
Cheryl Gillan26/02/2003Chesham & AmershamConservativeSigned
Bill Wiggin27/02/2003LeominsterConservativeSigned
Gregory Barker27/02/2003Bexhill & BattleConservativeSigned
Alistair Carmichael27/02/2003Orkney & ShetlandLiberal DemocratSigned
Eleanor Laing28/02/2003Epping ForestConservativeSigned
Anne McIntosh03/03/2003Vale of YorkConservativeSigned
Tony Baldry03/03/2003BanburyConservativeSigned
John Wilkinson03/03/2003Ruislip - NorthwoodConservativeSigned
Pete Wishart03/03/2003North TaysideScottish National PartySigned
Julian Brazier05/03/2003CanterburyConservativeSigned
David Maclean06/03/2003Penrith & The BorderConservativeSigned
Patrick Mercer06/03/2003NewarkConservativeSigned
Andrew Stunell12/03/2003Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Richard Younger-Ross12/03/2003TeignbridgeLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew Lansley14/03/2003South CambridgeshireConservativeSigned
Edward Garnier17/03/2003HarboroughConservativeSigned
Peter Lilley18/03/2003Hitchin & HarpendenConservativeSigned
Nigel Evans19/03/2003Ribble ValleyConservativeSigned
Andrew Selous24/03/2003South West BedfordshireConservativeSigned
Oliver Heald31/03/2003North East HertfordshireConservativeSigned
Julian Lewis31/03/2003New Forest EastConservativeSigned
John Bercow01/04/2003BuckinghamConservativeSigned
John Horam07/04/2003OrpingtonConservativeSigned
Ann Widdecombe14/04/2003Maidstone & The WealdConservativeSigned
Diana Organ28/04/2003Forest of DeanLabourSigned
John Burnett28/04/2003Torridge & West DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Philip Hammond03/06/2003Runnymede & WeybridgeConservativeSigned

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