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Dogs Given As Christmas Presents

EDM number 399 in 2004-05, proposed by Andrew Rosindell on 15/12/2004.

That this House notes that the Dogs Trust's famous slogan, A Dog is For Life, Not Just for Christmas, was created in 1978 by the charity's Chief Executive, Clarrisa Baldwin, at a time when thousands of people were buying puppies to give to family and friends as Christmas presents, resulting in puppies being abandoned in the New Year; recognises that despite many years of campaigning by the Dogs Trust there still exists a problem of dogs being given as Christmas presents; further recognises that the Dogs Trust has seen that the most popular time of year for pups to be abandoned is at the start of the Easter holidays, when pups who were given for Christmas presents have grown up to be big boisterous dogs; further notes the problem of dogs being given as Christmas presents is still a major concern, in a country where there were at least 117,000 stray and abandoned dogs taken in by local authorities last year; and wholeheartedly supports the Dogs Trust in their determination to ensure that one day all dogs are cared for be responsible owners, and have a home for life.

This motion has been signed by a total of 61 MPs.

Andrew Rosindell15/12/2004RomfordConservativeProposed
Bob Russell15/12/2004ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Lindsay Hoyle15/12/2004ChorleyLabourSigned
Andrew George15/12/2004St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
David Taylor16/12/2004North West LeicestershireLabour Co-operativeSigned
Richard Younger-Ross16/12/2004TeignbridgeLiberal DemocratSigned
Ann Winterton16/12/2004CongletonConservativeSigned
Michael Weir16/12/2004AngusScottish National PartySigned
Rudi Vis16/12/2004Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Paul Tyler16/12/2004North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Harry Barnes16/12/2004North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Tony Banks16/12/2004West HamLabourSigned
Andrew Dismore16/12/2004HendonLabourSigned
Ann Cryer16/12/2004KeighleyLabourSigned
Edward O'Hara16/12/2004Knowsley SouthLabourSigned
Laura Moffatt16/12/2004CrawleyLabourSigned
Lady Hermon16/12/2004North DownUUPSigned
Martin Smyth16/12/2004Belfast SouthUUPSigned
Betty Williams20/12/2004ConwyLabourSigned
Robert Wareing20/12/2004Liverpool, West DerbyLabourSigned
Andrew Stunell20/12/2004Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Mike Hancock20/12/2004Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Win Griffiths20/12/2004BridgendLabourSigned
Sue Doughty20/12/2004GuildfordLiberal DemocratSigned
Annette Brooke20/12/2004Mid Dorset & North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
Kevin McNamara20/12/2004Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Tim Loughton20/12/2004East Worthing & ShorehamConservativeSigned
Bob Spink20/12/2004Castle PointConservativeSigned
Syd Rapson20/12/2004Portsmouth NorthLabourSigned
Adam Price20/12/2004Carmarthen East & DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
John Cummings20/12/2004EasingtonLabourSigned
Patsy Calton21/12/2004CheadleLiberal DemocratSigned
Gerry Steinberg21/12/2004Durham, City ofLabourSigned
Peter Bottomley21/12/2004Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Vera Baird21/12/2004RedcarLabourSigned
Tom Cox21/12/2004TootingLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn21/12/2004Islington NorthLabourSigned
Tony Colman21/12/2004PutneyLabourSigned
John McDonnell21/12/2004Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Nigel Jones21/12/2004CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Jim Sheridan21/12/2004West RenfrewshireLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins10/01/2005Luton NorthLabourSigned
Mark Oaten10/01/2005WinchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Meale10/01/2005MansfieldLabourSigned
Lynne Jones10/01/2005Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Nick Harvey10/01/2005North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Rob Marris10/01/2005Wolverhampton South WestLabourSigned
Janet Dean11/01/2005BurtonLabourSigned
David Drew11/01/2005StroudLabour Co-operativeSigned
Stephen Hepburn12/01/2005JarrowLabourSigned
David Crausby12/01/2005Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Bill Etherington18/01/2005Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Gregory Campbell18/01/2005East LondonderryDUPSigned
Mohammad Sarwar24/01/2005Glasgow, GovanLabourSigned
Alan Simpson24/01/2005Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Nigel Dodds24/01/2005Belfast NorthDUPSigned
Adrian Bailey24/01/2005West Bromwich WestLabour Co-operativeSigned
Simon Hughes02/02/2005North Southwark & BermondseyLiberal DemocratSigned
John Austin03/02/2005Erith & ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Dennis Turner10/02/2005Wolverhampton South EastLabour Co-operativeSigned
Parmjit Gill06/04/2005Leicester SouthLiberal DemocratSigned

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