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SLEEP AND ROAD ACCIDENTS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 792: tabled on 06 July 1999

Tabled in the 1998-99 session.

This motion has been signed by 72 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House recognises that a significant proportion of all road accidents resulting in death or serious injury is caused by sleepiness; notes the human misery caused by fatal road accidents, which cost around ú1 million each; further notes that at least 1 per cent. of the United Kingdom adult population has a medical cause for sleepiness; acknowledges the Royal College of Physicians' observation that untreated sleep apnoea sufferes may have driving impairments comparable with those of other drivers well over the legal alcohol limit; acknowledges that sleep apnoea is readily treatable with a machine costing ú300 which lasts 10 years; welcomes the launch of the British Sleep Foundation, whose aims are to increase the public and professional understanding of sleep-related disorders, to reduce the incidence of driving accidents and other health and safety problems related to insufficient sleep and untreated sleep disorders and to advocate public policy change which promotes education, research and NHS treatment; and calls on Her Majesty's Government fully to support the aims of the British Sleep Foundation.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 15 July 1999
Leeds North West
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 19 October 1999
Altrincham and Sale West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 July 1999
Carshalton and Wallington
Brand, Dr Peter
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 July 1999
Isle of Wight
Brinton, Mrs Helen
Labour
Signed on 7 July 1999
Peterborough
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 20 July 1999
Dumfries
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
Signed on 19 October 1999
Regent's Park and Kensington North
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 July 1999
Twickenham
Canavan, Dennis
Independent
Signed on 19 October 1999
Falkirk West
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 15 July 1999
Gower
Chisholm, Mr Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 7 July 1999
Edinburgh North and Leith
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 14 July 1999
Barnsley West and Penistone
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 14 July 1999
Islington North
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 13 July 1999
Tooting
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 12 July 1999
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 19 July 1999
Easington
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 7 July 1999
Leigh
Cunningham, Ms Roseanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 July 1999
Perth
Dalyell, Tam
Labour
Signed on 19 July 1999
Linlithgow
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 July 1999
Kingston and Surbiton
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 16 July 1999
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 7 July 1999
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 8 July 1999
Heywood and Middleton
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 15 July 1999
Stroud
Drown, Julia
Labour
Signed on 27 July 1999
South Swindon
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 12 July 1999
Sunderland North
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 19 July 1999
Newport West
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 22 July 1999
Hastings and Rye
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 July 1999
St Ives
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 7 July 1999
Greenock and Inverclyde
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 14 July 1999
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Gorrie, Mr Donald
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 July 1999
Edinburgh West
Griffiths, Jane
Labour
Signed on 7 July 1999
Reading East
Griffiths, Nigel
Labour
Signed on 27 July 1999
Edinburgh South
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 26 July 1999
Morley and Rothwell
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 July 1999
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 July 1999
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 July 1999
North Devon
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 16 July 1999
Luton North
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1999
Barnsley Central
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 7 July 1999
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Kirkwood, Sir Archy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 October 1999
Roxburgh and Berwickshire
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 7 July 1999
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Marsden, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 8 July 1999
Shrewsbury and Atcham
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1999
Hayes and Harlington
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 7 July 1999
Sheffield, Heeley
Michie, Mrs Ray
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 October 1999
Argyll and Bute
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 7 July 1999
Crawley
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 22 July 1999
Cardiff North
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 16 July 1999
Bristol North West
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 19 October 1999
Burnley
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 2 November 1999
Dover
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 16 July 1999
Loughborough
Rendel, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 July 1999
Newbury
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 July 1999
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 July 1999
Torbay
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 14 July 1999
Nottingham South
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 9 November 1999
Edinburgh East and Musselburgh
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 July 1999
Hazel Grove
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 13 July 1999
Brighton, Kemptown
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 July 1999
North Cornwall
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 12 July 1999
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 8 July 1999
Liverpool, West Derby
Wigley, Mr Dafydd
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 6 July 1999
Caernarfon
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 October 1999
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 6 July 1999
Macclesfield

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.