Early day motion 60

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LIVE ANIMAL EXPORTS

That this House is extremely concerned that the live export of animals to continental Europe has resumed from the port of Dover for the first time in two years, despite widespread opposition from the British public; is aware that a recent YouGov poll revealed that two-thirds of the public would prefer British farm animals to be slaughtered in the UK and exported as meat; calls on the Government to ban the export of live animals to continental Europe; notes with concern that in September 2012, 46 sheep drowned or had to be euthanised on the quayside in Ramsgate; further notes that in 2011 Portsmouth City Council was able to deter the export of live animals through the introduction of a levy; and urges the Secretaries of State for Transport and for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to amend the outdated Harbours, Docks and Piers Clauses Act 1847 to allow ports authorities in the UK the right to refuse any ship involved in such activities the use of its port.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Anderson, David Labour Party Blaydon 14.05.2013
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 13.05.2013
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 15.05.2013
Clark, Katy Labour Party North Ayrshire and Arran 20.05.2013
Cooper, Rosie Labour Party West Lancashire 20.05.2013
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 21.05.2013
Crockart, Mike Liberal Democrats Edinburgh West 21.05.2013
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 13.05.2013
George, Andrew Liberal Democrats St Ives 15.05.2013
Glindon, Mary Labour Party North Tyneside 14.05.2013
Godsiff, Roger Labour Party Birmingham Hall Green 21.05.2013
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 13.05.2013
Hermon, Lady INDEPENDENT North Down 15.05.2013
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 14.05.2013
Jackson, Glenda Labour Party Hampstead and Kilburn 14.05.2013
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 11.06.2013
Long, Naomi Alliance Party Belfast East 16.05.2013
Lucas, Caroline Green Party Brighton Pavilion 20.05.2013
Marsden, Gordon Labour Party Blackpool South 20.05.2013
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 14.05.2013
Morrice, Graeme Labour Party Livingston 21.05.2013
Mudie, George Labour Party Leeds East 02.07.2013
Riordan, Linda Labour Party Halifax 21.05.2013
Ritchie, Margaret Social Democratic and Labour Party South Down 14.05.2013
Roy, Lindsay Labour Party Glenrothes 19.06.2013
Russell, Bob Liberal Democrats Colchester 15.05.2013
Sanders, Adrian Liberal Democrats Torbay 15.05.2013
Sharma, Virendra Labour Party Ealing Southall 20.05.2013
Sheridan, Jim Labour Party Paisley and Renfrewshire North 15.05.2013
Stringer, Graham Labour Party Blackley and Broughton 21.05.2013
Stunell, Andrew Liberal Democrats Hazel Grove 04.06.2013
Swales, Ian Liberal Democrats Redcar 18.06.2013
Weatherley, Mike Conservative Party Hove 03.07.2013
Weir, Mike Scottish National Party Angus 14.05.2013