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Compensation For Swill Feeders

EDM number 830 in 2004-05, proposed by George Howarth on 03/03/2005.

That this House notes that the practice of feeding swill to pigs was banned three months after the outbreak of foot and mouth disease (FMD) on 24th May 2001; further notes that the outbreak of FMD is generally accepted to have originated at Burnside Farm, Northumberland; further notes that 62 swill feeders were put out of business as a result of the ban and that the use of swill could only be carried out under a licence issued under the Animal By Products Order 1999 and in accordance with its requirements; further notes that the owners of Burnside Farm were only licensed to feed swill to pigs and that no licensed processor was convicted of having broken that Order; and, whilst accepting that the banning of swill is a matter for veterinary and scientific advice, joins with the Country Land and Business Association together with the Association of Swill Users to call on the Government to compensate those who lost their livelihoods as a result of the ban.

This motion has been signed by a total of 27 MPs.

George Howarth03/03/2005Knowsley North & Sefton EastLabourProposed
Boris Johnson03/03/2005HenleyConservativeSigned
Nigel Evans04/03/2005Ribble ValleyConservativeSigned
Elfyn Llwyd07/03/2005Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
Andrew George07/03/2005St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Mike Hancock07/03/2005Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
David Taylor07/03/2005North West LeicestershireLabour Co-operativeSigned
Syd Rapson08/03/2005Portsmouth NorthLabourSigned
Bob Spink08/03/2005Castle PointConservativeSigned
Albert Owen08/03/2005Ynys MLabourSigned
Ann Winterton08/03/2005CongletonConservativeSigned
Huw Edwards09/03/2005MonmouthLabourSigned
Nicholas Winterton09/03/2005MacclesfieldConservativeSigned
Dennis Turner09/03/2005Wolverhampton South EastLabour Co-operativeSigned
Edward O'Hara09/03/2005Knowsley SouthLabourSigned
Terry Lewis09/03/2005WorsleyLabourSigned
Nigel Jones10/03/2005CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Tyler10/03/2005North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Greg Pope14/03/2005HyndburnLabourSigned
Alan Simpson14/03/2005Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Annette Brooke14/03/2005Mid Dorset & North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
Matthew Green14/03/2005LudlowLiberal DemocratSigned
Harry Barnes14/03/2005North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Roger Williams14/03/2005Brecon & RadnorshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Parmjit Gill17/03/2005Leicester SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Richard Younger-Ross04/04/2005TeignbridgeLiberal DemocratSigned
Chris McCafferty05/04/2005Calder ValleyLabourSigned

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