Early day motion 2088

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ANIMAL EXPERIMENTS

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.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Amess, David Conservative Party Southend West 09.10.2006
Anderson, Janet Labour Party Rossendale and Darwen 11.05.2006
Baker, Norman Liberal Democrats Lewes 23.05.2006
Brooke, Annette Liberal Democrats Mid Dorset and North Poole 23.05.2006
Burt, Lorely Liberal Democrats Solihull 13.06.2006
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 10.05.2006
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 09.05.2006
Connarty, Michael Labour Party Linlithgow and East Falkirk 13.06.2006
Conway, Derek Conservative Party Old Bexley and Sidcup 23.05.2006
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 24.05.2006
Cryer, Ann Labour Party Keighley 11.05.2006
Devine, Jim Labour Party Livingston 15.05.2006
Dismore, Andrew Labour Party Hendon 08.05.2006
Drew, David Labour Party Stroud 11.05.2006
Engel, Natascha Labour Party North East Derbyshire 31.10.2006
Etherington, Bill Labour Party Sunderland North 11.05.2006
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 10.05.2006
Griffith, Nia Labour Party Llanelli 29.06.2006
Hamilton, David Labour Party Midlothian 24.10.2006
Harvey, Nick Liberal Democrats North Devon 25.05.2006
Hemming, John Liberal Democrats Birmingham Yardley 12.05.2006
Heyes, David Labour Party Ashton under Lyne 15.05.2006
Holmes, Paul Liberal Democrats Chesterfield 08.05.2006
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 08.05.2006
Hoyle, Lindsay Labour Party Chorley 10.05.2006
Illsley, Eric Labour Party Barnsley Central 10.05.2006
Jenkins, Brian Labour Party Tamworth 25.05.2006
Kramer, Susan Liberal Democrats Richmond Park 23.05.2006
Lazarowicz, Mark Labour Party Edinburgh North and Leith 09.10.2006
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 09.05.2006
Lepper, David Labour Party Brighton Pavilion 15.05.2006
Marsden, Gordon Labour Party Blackpool South 10.05.2006
Martlew, Eric Labour Party Carlisle 09.05.2006
McCafferty, Chris Labour Party Calder Valley 10.05.2006
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 04.05.2006
Mulholland, Greg Liberal Democrats Leeds North West 09.10.2006
Murphy, Denis Labour Party Wansbeck 20.06.2006
Pugh, John Liberal Democrats Southport 12.05.2006
Purchase, Ken Labour Party Wolverhampton North East 10.05.2006
Russell, Bob Liberal Democrats Colchester 03.05.2006
Simpson, Alan Labour Party Nottingham South 11.05.2006
Stewart, Ian Labour Party Eccles 26.10.2006
Stunell, Andrew Liberal Democrats Hazel Grove 12.05.2006
Taylor, David Labour Party North West Leicestershire 03.05.2006
Vaz, Keith Labour Party Leicester East 04.05.2006
Vis, Rudi Labour Party Finchley and Golders Green 10.05.2006
Weir, Mike Scottish National Party Angus 04.05.2006
Williams, Stephen Liberal Democrats Bristol West 09.05.2006