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Badger Culling

EDM number 240 in 2007-08, proposed by Paul Flynn on 14/11/2007.
Categorised under the topics of Agriculture, Animal diseases and Wildlife.

That this House rejects the evidence-free call for a mass slaughter of badgers, in contradiction of the proof of a 10-year detailed scientific study and the assurance of Professor John Bourne that badger culling will have no impact on reducing the spread of bovine tuberculosis; notes that the virtual extermination of badgers in the Republic of Ireland has failed to reduce the incidence of tuberculosis, which is currently twice as high as in the UK; further notes that British areas where badgers have been culled show a four fold increase in cases; and believes that the £80 million paid to farmers in free insurance for cattle destroyed in 2006 should be phased out to encourage farmers to restrict non-essential animal movements, which are the principal cause of cattle infections.

This motion has been signed by a total of 33 MPs.

Paul Flynn14/11/2007Newport WestLabourProposed
Jeremy Corbyn15/11/2007Islington NorthLabourSeconded
Chris McCafferty15/11/2007Calder ValleyLabourSeconded
Andrew Dismore15/11/2007HendonLabourSeconded
Peter Bottomley15/11/2007Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Alan Simpson15/11/2007Nottingham SouthLabourSeconded
Gordon Marsden19/11/2007Blackpool SouthLabourSigned
Ann Cryer19/11/2007KeighleyLabourSigned
Glenda Jackson20/11/2007Hampstead and HighgateLabourSigned
David Anderson20/11/2007BlaydonLabourSigned
Colin Burgon21/11/2007ElmetLabourSigned
Mike Hancock21/11/2007Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Rudi Vis21/11/2007Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
John Leech21/11/2007Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Clive Betts22/11/2007Sheffield, AttercliffeLabourSigned
Bill Etherington22/11/2007Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Michael Clapham22/11/2007Barnsley West and PenistoneLabourSigned
Andrew MacKinlay22/11/2007ThurrockLabourSigned
John Pugh22/11/2007SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
Edward O'Hara27/11/2007Knowsley SouthLabourSigned
Dari Taylor27/11/2007Stockton SouthLabourSigned
David Heyes28/11/2007Ashton-under-LyneLabourSigned
Chris Ruane06/12/2007Vale of ClwydLabourSigned
Bob Spink10/12/2007Castle PointConservativeSigned
Michael Penning10/12/2007Hemel HempsteadConservativeSigned
Tom Levitt13/12/2007High PeakLabourSigned
Fraser Kemp07/01/2008Houghton and Washington EastLabourSigned
Neil Gerrard14/01/2008WalthamstowLabourSigned
Bob Russell19/03/2008ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
John Austin12/05/2008Erith and ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Colin Challen20/05/2008Morley and RothwellLabourSigned
Paul Truswell03/06/2008PudseyLabourSigned
John McDonnell25/11/2008Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned

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