Early day motion 265

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That this House notes that scientific research shows that cloning entails serious health and welfare problems for both cloned animals and the surrogate mothers who carry them to birth; further notes that most cloned foetuses die during pregnancy or birth and many of those born alive die early in life from deficiencies in their cardiovascular, respiratory or immune systems; further notes that clones will primarily be used as elite breeding animals and it is their offspring that will be farmed for meat or milk; further notes that cloning will probably be used to produce copies of the highest yielding dairy cows and fastest growing pigs despite scientific evidence that traditional genetic selection has already led to major health problems for such animals; believes that the use of the offspring of clones on UK and other EU farms is likely to entrench the use of animals chosen for extreme production traits and risks perpetuating the health problems associated with such traits; and urges the Government to abandon its opposition to the European Commission's proposals for a ban on cloning and the sale of food from clones and to press the EU to also ban the use of the offspring of clones in EU farming and the sale of food from the offspring of clones or, at least, to require such food to be labelled to enable consumers to make informed choices.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Abbott, Diane Labour Party Hackney North and Stoke Newington 03.09.2014
Amess, David Conservative Party Southend West 27.10.2014
Blackman, Bob Conservative Party Harrow East 22.07.2014
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 16.07.2014
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 17.07.2014
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 21.10.2014
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 17.07.2014
Field, Frank Labour Party Birkenhead 28.10.2014
Galloway, George Respect Bradford West 05.11.2014
George, Andrew Liberal Democrats St Ives 22.07.2014
Godsiff, Roger Labour Party Birmingham Hall Green 15.10.2014
Goldsmith, Zac Conservative Party Richmond Park 16.07.2014
Hancock, Mike INDEPENDENT Portsmouth South 01.09.2014
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 21.07.2014
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 01.09.2014
Lucas, Caroline Green Party Brighton Pavilion 16.07.2014
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 16.07.2014
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 16.07.2014
Russell, Bob Liberal Democrats Colchester 16.07.2014
Sanders, Adrian Liberal Democrats Torbay 24.10.2014
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 17.07.2014
Vaz, Valerie Labour Party Walsall South 21.07.2014
Walley, Joan Labour Party Stoke-on-Trent North 04.11.2014
Ward, David Liberal Democrats Bradford East 02.09.2014
Williams, Mark Liberal Democrats Ceredigion 30.10.2014
Williamson, Chris Labour Party Derby North 16.07.2014