Early day motion 432

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That this House recognises the important role horseracing has long played in Britain's sporting and cultural life and that the industry's reputation and future financial health could be damaged by growing public concern about the welfare of horses entered into Aintree's annual Grand National event; notes that the race, according to figures published by the British Horseracing Authority, is more than five times more lethal to horses than the average British jump race; further notes that a recent NOP opinion poll found that the majority of respondents now regard this long and punishing event as cruel; and calls on the Government to bring forward an additional Code of Practice under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 that would resolve the problems of the Grand National by applying minimum horse welfare standards to all races in Britain, after having considered matters such as the number and hazardous nature of fences, and the number of horses permitted to enter each event.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Begg, Anne Labour Party Aberdeen South 11.12.2012
Blunkett, David Labour Party Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough 10.12.2012
Brooke, Annette Liberal Democrats Mid Dorset and North Poole 22.10.2012
Bruce, Malcolm Liberal Democrats Gordon 26.11.2012
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 11.09.2012
Clark, Katy Labour Party North Ayrshire and Arran 03.09.2012
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 13.12.2012
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 05.03.2013
Cunningham, Jim Labour Party Coventry South 04.09.2012
Dobson, Frank Labour Party Holborn and St Pancras 28.02.2013
Doran, Frank Labour Party Aberdeen North 17.01.2013
Dowd, Jim Labour Party Lewisham West and Penge 17.09.2012
Engel, Natascha Labour Party North East Derbyshire 17.12.2012
Field, Frank Labour Party Birkenhead 05.11.2012
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 06.09.2012
Francis, Hywel Labour Party Aberavon 26.03.2013
Gilmore, Sheila Labour Party Edinburgh East 22.11.2012
Hamilton, Fabian Labour Party Leeds North East 05.12.2012
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 07.09.2012
Hemming, John Liberal Democrats Birmingham Yardley 04.12.2012
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 29.01.2013
Horwood, Martin Liberal Democrats Cheltenham 06.11.2012
Jackson, Glenda Labour Party Hampstead and Kilburn 04.09.2012
Kaufman, Gerald Labour Party Manchester Gorton 15.01.2013
Lazarowicz, Mark Labour Party Edinburgh North and Leith 19.11.2012
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 10.09.2012
Lloyd, Stephen Liberal Democrats Eastbourne 22.04.2013
Lucas, Caroline Green Party Brighton Pavilion 05.11.2012
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 04.09.2012
Mitchell, Austin Labour Party Great Grimsby 05.12.2012
Mudie, George Labour Party Leeds East 17.10.2012
Owen, Albert Labour Party Ynys Môn 16.10.2012
Russell, Bob Liberal Democrats Colchester 05.11.2012
Sanders, Adrian Liberal Democrats Torbay 03.09.2012
Sharma, Virendra Labour Party Ealing Southall 05.09.2012
Sheridan, Jim Labour Party Paisley and Renfrewshire North 17.12.2012
Williams, Hywel Plaid Cymru Arfon 12.11.2012
Williams, Mark Liberal Democrats Ceredigion 05.03.2013
Williams, Stephen Liberal Democrats Bristol West 24.04.2013