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Animal Experiments

EDM number 2088 in 2005-06, proposed by David Taylor on 03/05/2006.

That this House notes with deep disappointment that 2.85 million experiments were performed on animals in the UK in 2004; is extremely concerned that animal experiments have risen in the UK for the past three years, reaching their highest level for over a decade; further notes that the recent TGN1412 drug trial has highlighted the problem of relying upon animal test data; supports the development of new technology such as accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS), which allows the accurate analysis of micro-doses of experimental drugs; acknowledges that such a system can replace the use of animals, thus avoiding the problem of species differences, representing a safer method of testing experimental drugs for human volunteers; regrets that the UK has only one AMS facility, whilst countries such as Japan have several; supports the campaign led by the National Anti-Vivisection Society and Lord Dowding Fund for Humane Research (LDF) for the replacement of animals in research; congratulates the LDF for funding over £2 million in medical research since 1973; condemns the small minority of violent extremists as unrepresentative of people opposed to animal experiments but supportive of modern medical research; and calls on the Government to increase funding to techniques to replace animal experiments through the NC3Rs centre.

This motion has been signed by a total of 48 MPs.

David Taylor03/05/2006North West LeicestershireLabourProposed
Bob Russell03/05/2006ColchesterLiberal DemocratSeconded
Michael Weir04/05/2006AngusScottish National PartySeconded
Alan Meale04/05/2006MansfieldLabourSeconded
Keith Vaz04/05/2006Leicester EastLabourSeconded
Andrew Dismore08/05/2006HendonLabourSeconded
Paul Holmes08/05/2006ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSigned
Kelvin Hopkins08/05/2006Luton NorthLabourSigned
Stephen Williams09/05/2006Bristol WestLiberal DemocratSigned
John Leech09/05/2006Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Martin Caton09/05/2006GowerLabourSigned
Eric Martlew09/05/2006CarlisleLabourSigned
Ken Purchase10/05/2006Wolverhampton North EastLabourSigned
Lindsay Hoyle10/05/2006ChorleyLabourSigned
Eric Illsley10/05/2006Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Gordon Marsden10/05/2006Blackpool SouthLabourSigned
Chris McCafferty10/05/2006Calder ValleyLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell10/05/2006Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Paul Flynn10/05/2006Newport WestLabourSigned
Rudi Vis10/05/2006Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
Janet Anderson11/05/2006Rossendale and DarwenLabourSigned
Bill Etherington11/05/2006Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Ann Cryer11/05/2006KeighleyLabourSigned
Alan Simpson11/05/2006Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
David Drew11/05/2006StroudLabourSigned
John Pugh12/05/2006SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew Stunell12/05/2006Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
John Hemming12/05/2006Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
David Heyes15/05/2006Ashton-under-LyneLabourSigned
David Lepper15/05/2006Brighton, PavilionLabourSigned
Jim Devine15/05/2006LivingstonLabourSigned
Annette Brooke23/05/2006Mid Dorset and North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
Derek Conway23/05/2006Old Bexley & SidcupConservativeSigned
Norman Baker23/05/2006LewesLiberal DemocratSigned
Susan Kramer23/05/2006Richmond ParkLiberal DemocratSigned
David Crausby24/05/2006Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Nick Harvey25/05/2006North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Brian Jenkins25/05/2006TamworthLabourSigned
Michael Connarty13/06/2006Linlithgow and East FalkirkLabourSigned
Lorely Burt13/06/2006SolihullLiberal DemocratSigned
Denis Murphy20/06/2006WansbeckLabourSigned
Nia Griffith29/06/2006LlanelliLabourSigned
Mark Lazarowicz09/10/2006Edinburgh North and LeithLabourSigned
David Amess09/10/2006Southend WestConservativeSigned
Greg Mulholland09/10/2006Leeds North WestLiberal DemocratSigned
David Hamilton24/10/2006MidlothianLabourSigned
Ian Stewart26/10/2006EcclesLabourSigned
Natascha Engel31/10/2006North East DerbyshireLabourSigned

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