Early day motion 792

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ENRICHED CAGES FOR EGG-LAYING HENS

  • Session: 2001-02
  • Date tabled: 04.02.2002
  • Primary sponsor: Mullin, Chris
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    That this House is concerned that, although the EU Hens Directive prohibits the use of conventional battery cages from 2012, it permits the use of 'enriched cages'; notes with concern the significant welfare problems associated with 'enriched cage' systems, which the egg industry may well introduce as a substitute for conventional battery cages; believes that the floor space and cage height and the perch, litter and nest box facilities provided in 'enriched cages' are insufficient to allow hens to perform natural behaviours in a way that is meaningful to the birds; and urges Her Majesty's Government to prohibit the use of 'enriched cages', as they offer no significant additional welfare benefits for egg-laying hens.

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Atherton, Candy Labour Party Falmouth and Camborne 13.02.2002
Austin, John Labour Party Erith and Thamesmead 23.04.2002
Baird, Vera Labour Party Redcar 10.05.2002
Baker, Norman Liberal Democrats Lewes 13.02.2002
Banks, Tony Labour Party West Ham 05.02.2002
Barnes, Harry Labour Party North East Derbyshire 07.02.2002
Barrett, John Liberal Democrats Edinburgh West 25.02.2002
Battle, John Labour Party Leeds West 25.04.2002
Best, Harold Labour Party Leeds North West 12.02.2002
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 06.02.2002
Brake, Tom Liberal Democrats Carshalton and Wallington 18.04.2002
Brennan, Kevin Labour Party Cardiff West 05.02.2002
Brooke, Annette Liberal Democrats Mid Dorset and North Poole 24.04.2002
Brown, Russell Labour Party Dumfries 06.02.2002
Burgon, Colin Labour Party Elmet 23.04.2002
Cable, Vincent Liberal Democrats Twickenham 25.04.2002
Calton, Patsy Liberal Democrats Cheadle 23.04.2002
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 06.02.2002
Challen, Colin Labour Party Morley and Rothwell 15.04.2002
Clapham, Michael Labour Party Barnsley West and Penistone 06.02.2002
CLARK, HELEN Labour Party Peterborough 16.04.2002
Clwyd, Ann Labour Party Cynon Valley 16.04.2002
Cohen, Harry Labour Party Leyton and Wanstead 06.02.2002
Coleman, Iain Labour Party Hammersmith and Fulham 24.04.2002
Colman, Tony Labour Party Putney 16.04.2002
Connarty, Michael Labour Party Falkirk East 17.04.2002
Cook, Frank Labour Party Stockton North 12.02.2002
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 13.02.2002
Cousins, Jim Labour Party Newcastle upon Tyne Central 24.04.2002
Cox, Tom Labour Party Tooting 07.02.2002
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 24.09.2002
Cryer, Ann Labour Party Keighley 05.02.2002
Cummings, John Labour Party Easington 06.02.2002
Davidson, Ian Labour Party Glasgow Pollok 12.02.2002
Dean, Janet Labour Party Burton 18.04.2002
Dismore, Andrew Labour Party Hendon 08.02.2002
Dobbin, Jim Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 15.04.2002
Doughty, Sue Liberal Democrats Guildford 18.04.2002
Drew, David Labour Party Stroud 07.02.2002
Edwards, Huw Labour Party Monmouth 07.05.2002
Efford, Clive Labour Party Eltham 14.02.2002
Etherington, Bill Labour Party Sunderland North 14.02.2002
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 07.02.2002
Follett, Barbara Labour Party Stevenage 16.04.2002
Foster, Don Liberal Democrats Bath 15.04.2002
Francis, Hywel Labour Party Aberavon 18.04.2002
Galloway, George Labour Party Glasgow Kelvin 08.02.2002
Gerrard, Neil Labour Party Walthamstow 12.02.2002
Gibson, Ian Labour Party Norwich North 15.04.2002
Gidley, Sandra Liberal Democrats Romsey 04.02.2002
Griffiths, Win Labour Party Bridgend 05.02.2002
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 06.02.2002
Hepburn, Stephen Labour Party Jarrow 11.02.2002
Hinchliffe, David Labour Party Wakefield 12.02.2002
Holmes, Paul Liberal Democrats Chesterfield 13.02.2002
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 06.02.2002
Horam, John Conservative Party Orpington 25.04.2002
Humble, Joan Labour Party Blackpool North and Fleetwood 16.04.2002
Hume, John Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 07.05.2002
Jackson, Glenda Labour Party Hampstead and Highgate 06.02.2002
Jenkins, Brian Labour Party Tamworth 17.04.2002
Jones, Kevan Labour Party North Durham 22.04.2002
Jones, Lynne Labour Party Birmingham Selly Oak 05.02.2002
Jones, Nigel Liberal Democrats Cheltenham 06.02.2002
Khabra, Piara S Labour Party Ealing Southall 07.02.2002
Lawrence, Jackie Labour Party Preseli Pembrokeshire 18.04.2002
Lazarowicz, Mark Labour Party Edinburgh North and Leith 06.02.2002
Lepper, David Labour Party Brighton Pavilion 08.05.2002
Lewis, Terry Labour Party Worsley 06.02.2002
Loughton, Tim Conservative Party East Worthing and Shoreham 04.02.2002
Mahon, Alice Labour Party Halifax 16.04.2002
Marris, Rob Labour Party Wolverhampton South West 19.04.2002
Marsden, Paul Liberal Democrats Shrewsbury and Atcham 06.03.2002
Martlew, Eric Labour Party Carlisle 06.02.2002
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 07.03.2002
McNamara, Kevin Labour Party Kingston upon Hull North 05.02.2002
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 12.02.2002
Mullin, Chris Labour Party Sunderland South 04.02.2002
Munn, Meg Labour Party Sheffield Heeley 23.04.2002
Naysmith, Doug Labour Party Bristol North West 19.04.2002
O'Hara, Edward Labour Party Knowsley South 06.02.2002
Organ, Diana Labour Party Forest of Dean 06.02.2002
Palmer, Nick Labour Party Broxtowe 04.02.2002
Perham, Linda Labour Party Ilford North 23.04.2002
Pope, Greg Labour Party Hyndburn 06.02.2002
Prosser, Gwyn Labour Party Dover 04.02.2002
Robinson, Geoffrey Labour Party Coventry North West 10.06.2002
Russell, Bob Liberal Democrats Colchester 05.02.2002
Sanders, Adrian Liberal Democrats Torbay 24.04.2002
Sawford, Phil Labour Party Kettering 25.04.2002
Shipley, Debra Labour Party Stourbridge 17.04.2002
Simpson, Alan Labour Party Nottingham South 07.03.2002
Singh, Marsha Labour Party Bradford West 16.04.2002
Steinberg, Gerry Labour Party City of Durham 06.02.2002
Stewart, David Labour Party Inverness East Nairn and Lochaber 01.05.2002
Stinchcombe, Paul Labour Party Wellingborough 18.04.2002
Stunell, Andrew Liberal Democrats Hazel Grove 19.04.2002
Taylor, David Labour Party North West Leicestershire 05.02.2002
Taylor, Richard INDEPENDENT Wyre Forest 30.04.2002
Taylor, Teddy Conservative Party Rochford and Southend East 16.04.2002
Tonge, Jenny Liberal Democrats Richmond Park 16.04.2002
Turner, Dennis Labour Party Wolverhampton South East 17.04.2002
Turner, Desmond Labour Party Brighton Kemptown 17.06.2002
Vis, Rudi Labour Party Finchley and Golders Green 13.02.2002
Walley, Joan Labour Party Stoke-on-Trent North 29.04.2002
Wareing, Robert N Labour Party Liverpool West Derby 08.02.2002
Weir, Mike Scottish National Party Angus 07.02.2002
Williams, Betty Labour Party Conwy 23.04.2002
Wood, Mike Roy Labour Party Batley and Spen 22.04.2002
Worthington, Tony Labour Party Clydebank and Milngavie 17.04.2002
Wyatt, Derek Labour Party Sittingbourne and Sheppey 17.04.2002

Amendment 792A1 - ENRICHED CAGES FOR EGG-LAYING HENS;Amdt. line 1:

  • Session: 2001-02
  • Date tabled: 04.03.2002
  • Primary sponsor: Wiggin, Bill
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    leave out from 'House' to end and insert 'welcomes the fact that the EU Welfare of Laying Hens Directive, which prohibits the use of conventional battery cages from 2012, will improve the welfare of laying hens by permitting the use of 'enriched cages' which provide hens with two-thirds more floor space than is currently the minimum legal requirement, provide nesting opportunities for birds, provide litter which encourage hens to perform such natural behaviours associated with foraging, and which provide for exercise through perching; draws attention to the most recent academic research as published in the World's Poultry Science Journal in December 2001 which supports the welfare advantages of this system; and urges the Government to work with British poultry farmers to continue the development of poultry husbandry which delivers high standards of welfare based on the best scientific advice as well as maintaining fair competitive conditions with poultry products imported from other countries.'.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Sheerman, Barry Labour Party Huddersfield 25.04.2002
Wiggin, Bill Conservative Party Leominster 04.03.2002