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USE OF THE WHIP IN HORSERACING

That this House notes that use of the whip in horseracing is increasingly controversial within the industry itself, not least after the winner of the 2011 Grand National was severely beaten in the last part of a race that left the horse so exhausted he needed oxygen; further notes that Towcester racecourse recently announced that it wants to ban the whip except for reasons of safety; is dismayed that the standard whip in use in both Flat and Jump racing caused the wealing of at least 17 horses in 2010; and therefore calls on the Government to take steps to ensure that jockeys are banned from using the whip for encouragement of horses, but areallowed to use a whip only where safety is genuinely an issue, and that any jockey who breaks this rule loses his winnings in addition to being suspended from racing for a period of time.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Abrahams, Debbie Labour Party Oldham East and Saddleworth 05.07.2011
Begg, Anne Labour Party Aberdeen South 28.06.2011
Beith, Alan Liberal Democrats Berwick-Upon-Tweed 06.07.2011
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 17.06.2011
Brake, Tom Liberal Democrats Carshalton and Wallington 16.04.2012
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 21.06.2011
Chapman, Jenny Labour Party Darlington 05.07.2011
Clark, Katy Labour Party North Ayrshire and Arran 23.04.2012
Clwyd, Ann Labour Party Cynon Valley 21.06.2011
Crockart, Mike Liberal Democrats Edinburgh West 22.06.2011
Cunningham, Jim Labour Party Coventry South 30.06.2011
Doran, Frank Labour Party Aberdeen North 11.08.2011
Dowd, Jim Labour Party Lewisham West and Penge 28.06.2011
Evans, Chris Labour Party Islwyn 12.09.2011
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 27.06.2011
Hamilton, Fabian Labour Party Leeds North East 05.09.2011
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 16.06.2011
Henderson, Gordon Conservative Party Sittingbourne and Sheppey 30.06.2011
Heyes, David Labour Party Ashton under Lyne 29.06.2011
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 20.06.2011
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 23.06.2011
Llwyd, Elfyn Plaid Cymru Dwyfor Meirionnydd 11.08.2011
Long, Naomi Alliance Party Belfast East 13.07.2011
Lucas, Caroline Green Party Brighton Pavilion 29.06.2011
McCarthy, Kerry Labour Party Bristol East 11.07.2011
Morrice, Graeme Labour Party Livingston 14.07.2011
Munt, Tessa Liberal Democrats Wells Somerset 04.07.2011
Osborne, Sandra Labour Party Ayr Carrick and Cumnock 07.07.2011
Qureshi, Yasmin Labour Party Bolton South East 27.06.2011
Ruddock, Joan Labour Party Lewisham Deptford 05.07.2011
Sanders, Adrian Liberal Democrats Torbay 20.06.2011
Sheridan, Jim Labour Party Paisley and Renfrewshire North 05.07.2011
Skinner, Dennis Labour Party Bolsover 27.06.2011
Williams, Mark Liberal Democrats Ceredigion 14.11.2011
Williams, Stephen Liberal Democrats Bristol West 21.06.2011
Wishart, Pete Scottish National Party Perth and North Perthshire 05.09.2011
Wood, Mike Roy Labour Party Batley and Spen 11.07.2011