Early day motion 63

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KEEPING OF CETACEANS IN CAPTIVITY

That this House welcomes the fact that no whales, dolphins and porpoises have been kept in captivity in the United Kingdom since 1993 but is concerned that there is no legislation to prevent these animals being housed in captive facilities within the United Kingdom in the future; notes that cetaceans are intelligent, social animals with complex needs which cannot be met in captivity and that there is evidence to suggest that captivity causes serious physical and behavioural welfare problems, and that many cetaceans are still taken from the wild to supply captive facilities; furthermore, notes with concern the involvement of companies in the United Kingdom with overseas establishments which keep cetaceans in captivity; and calls on the Government to introduce legislation specifically prohibiting the keeping of cetaceans in captivity other than in cases which involve short-term rehabilitation with a view to a release back to the wild in the cases of injured cetaceans.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Austin, John Labour Party Erith and Thamesmead 19.11.2007
Baker, Norman Liberal Democrats Lewes 13.11.2007
Bercow, John Conservative Party Buckingham 08.01.2008
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 07.11.2007
Brake, Tom Liberal Democrats Carshalton and Wallington 08.11.2007
Brooke, Annette Liberal Democrats Mid Dorset and North Poole 13.11.2007
Cable, Vincent Liberal Democrats Twickenham 07.01.2008
Carmichael, Alistair Liberal Democrats Orkney and Shetland 21.11.2007
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 14.11.2007
Clapham, Michael Labour Party Barnsley West and Penistone 13.11.2007
Conway, Derek Conservative Party Old Bexley and Sidcup 13.11.2007
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 07.11.2007
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 12.11.2007
Cryer, Ann Labour Party Keighley 19.11.2007
Dean, Janet Labour Party Burton 14.11.2007
Devine, Jim Labour Party Livingston 21.04.2008
Dismore, Andrew Labour Party Hendon 07.11.2007
Drew, David Labour Party Stroud 08.11.2007
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 13.11.2007
Efford, Clive Labour Party Eltham 08.11.2007
Etherington, Bill Labour Party Sunderland North 22.11.2007
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 14.11.2007
Foster, Michael Jabez Labour Party Hastings and Rye 13.11.2007
George, Andrew Liberal Democrats St Ives 07.11.2007
Gidley, Sandra Liberal Democrats Romsey 12.11.2007
Hall, Patrick Labour Party Bedford 20.11.2007
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 06.11.2007
Harris, Evan Liberal Democrats Oxford West and Abingdon 06.11.2007
Holmes, Paul Liberal Democrats Chesterfield 07.11.2007
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 29.11.2007
Horam, John Conservative Party Orpington 20.11.2007
Hoyle, Lindsay Labour Party Chorley 12.11.2007
Humble, Joan Labour Party Blackpool North and Fleetwood 19.11.2007
Illsley, Eric Labour Party Barnsley Central 13.12.2007
Jenkins, Brian Labour Party Tamworth 21.11.2007
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 21.11.2007
Marsden, Gordon Labour Party Blackpool South 07.11.2007
Martlew, Eric Labour Party Carlisle 14.11.2007
McCafferty, Chris Labour Party Calder Valley 12.11.2007
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 11.12.2007
Moffat, Anne Labour Party East Lothian 31.03.2008
O'Hara, Edward Labour Party Knowsley South 06.12.2007
Sanders, Adrian Liberal Democrats Torbay 07.11.2007
Simpson, Alan Labour Party Nottingham South 15.11.2007
Swinson, Jo Liberal Democrats East Dunbartonshire 19.11.2007
Taylor, David Labour Party North West Leicestershire 07.11.2007
Truswell, Paul Labour Party Pudsey 13.11.2007
Vis, Rudi Labour Party Finchley and Golders Green 08.11.2007
Williams, Betty Labour Party Conwy 12.11.2007
Williams, Stephen Liberal Democrats Bristol West 15.11.2007
Younger-Ross, Richard Liberal Democrats Teignbridge 22.11.2007