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NOISE-INDUCED HEARING LOSS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 135: tabled on 16 December 1998

Tabled in the 1998-99 session.

This motion has been signed by 92 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 notes that thousands of ex-servicemen and women are believed to be affected by exposure to excess noise during their period of service; notes that war pensions and gratuities have long been awarded for hearing disability due to service; notes that entitlement is often based on a hearing level test; notes that a threshold below which no payment is made was introduced in 1992; expresses concern that this has meant that many ex-service people who would previously have received a gratuity now receive no compensation; notes that some medical experts believe that the effect of ageing is made worse by the excess noise experienced through service; welcomes the campaign by the Royal British Legion to bring these issues to public attention; and calls on Her Majesty's Government immediately to review the threshold for compensation, accept that noise induced hearing loss and the effect of ageing should be considered together when assessing the degree of disablement, and to fund further research into the problem.

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.

Beggs, Mr Roy
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 26 January 1999
East Antrim
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 1998
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Bermingham, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 26 February 1999
St Helens South
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 27 January 1999
Kingswood
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 8 June 1999
Leeds North West
Blizzard, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 4 March 1999
Waveney
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1999
South Ribble
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 1 February 1999
Worthing West
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 1 February 1999
Altrincham and Sale West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 January 1999
Carshalton and Wallington
Brand, Dr Peter
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 January 1999
Isle of Wight
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 1998
South East Cornwall
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 1998
Sutton and Cheam
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 1998
Twickenham
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 1998
North East Fife
Chidgey, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 1998
Eastleigh
Colvin, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 21 January 1999
Romsey
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 11 January 1999
Keighley
Cunningham, Ms Roseanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 March 1999
Perth
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 26 March 1999
Bristol West
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1999
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 20 January 1999
Burton
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 27 January 1999
Lagan Valley
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1999
Sunderland North
Ewing, Mrs Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 January 1999
Moray
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 1998
Southport
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 January 1999
Bath
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 18 January 1999
Hastings and Rye
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 January 1999
St Ives
Golding, Mrs Llin
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1999
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Gorrie, Mr Donald
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 1998
Edinburgh West
Graham, Mr Tommy
Independent Labour
Signed on 26 February 1999
West Renfrewshire
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 January 1999
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 January 1999
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 January 1999
North Devon
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 May 1999
Somerton and Frome
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 3 February 1999
Luton North
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 22 February 1999
Orpington
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 13 January 1999
Chorley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 March 1999
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Johnson Smith, Sir Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 11 February 1999
Wealden
Jones, Mr Ieuan Wyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 8 March 1999
Ynys Môn
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 March 1999
Cheltenham
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 January 1999
Hereford
Kingham, Ms Tess
Labour
Signed on 18 January 1999
Gloucester
Kirkwood, Sir Archy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 January 1999
Roxburgh and Berwickshire
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 12 January 1999
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Ladyman, Dr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 31 March 1999
South Thanet
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1999
Brighton, Pavilion
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 5 May 1999
Brent East
Livsey, Mr Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 1998
Brecon and Radnorshire
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 30 March 1999
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 14 January 1999
Blackpool South
Mates, Lt Col Michael
Conservative
Signed on 25 January 1999
East Hampshire
McCartney, Mr Robert
United Kingdom Unionist
Signed on 28 January 1999
North Down
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1999
Hayes and Harlington
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 21 January 1999
Hemel Hempstead
Michie, Mrs Ray
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 January 1999
Argyll and Bute
Morgan, Mr Alasdair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 March 1999
Galloway and Upper Nithsdale
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 23 February 1999
Bristol North West
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 1998
Winchester
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 20 January 1999
Nuneaton
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 January 1999
Montgomeryshire
Pollard, Mr Kerry
Labour
Signed on 21 January 1999
St Albans
Pond, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 15 March 1999
Gravesham
Randall, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 20 January 1999
Uxbridge
Rendel, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 1998
Newbury
Ruffley, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 26 February 1999
Bury St Edmunds
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 1998
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 1998
Torbay
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 23 February 1999
Nottingham South
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
City of Durham
Stinchcombe, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 11 February 1999
Wellingborough
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 1998
Hazel Grove
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 February 1999
Richmond Park
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 28 January 1999
Pudsey
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 22 April 1999
Brighton, Kemptown
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 1998
North Cornwall
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1999
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 12 January 1999
Stoke-on-Trent North
Wilkinson, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 1 March 1999
Ruislip - Northwood
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1999
Conwy
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 January 1999
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 19 January 1999
Macclesfield
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1999
Preston
Wright, Mr Anthony
Labour
Signed on 9 March 1999
Great Yarmouth

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.