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PENALTIES FOR DANGEROUS DRIVING

EDM (Early Day Motion) 159: tabled on 07 December 1999

Tabled in the 1999-00 session.

This motion has been signed by 62 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 with concern that the killer of PC Jeff Tooley, who was run down by a driver who failed to stop, whilst on active duty in Shoreham, West Sussex, has been sentenced to a term of just seven years imprisonment, and will be eligible for parole in three years; further notes that the judge in the case highlighted the inconsistencies in the law when passing sentence when he stated that 'Parliament has decided that the maximum penalty for death by dangerous driving is 10 years, whereas the maximum penalty for burglary is 14 years'; agrees with the comments by the judge that 'this might strike the public as an odd approach to the value placed on human life'; and calls on the Government urgently to review the level of penalties for causing death by dangerous driving with a view to making life sentences available for the worst offences.

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.

Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 8 December 1999
Worthing West
Brinton, Mrs Helen
Labour
Signed on 7 December 1999
Peterborough
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 15 December 1999
Dumfries
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 December 1999
Twickenham
Clark, Dr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 1999
Rayleigh
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 8 December 1999
Islington North
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 9 December 1999
Glasgow, Pollok
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 14 December 1999
Stroud
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 8 December 1999
Monmouth
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 13 December 1999
Sunderland North
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 1999
Southport
Flight, Mr Howard
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 1999
Arundel and South Downs
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 8 December 1999
Newport West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 December 1999
St Ives
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 8 December 1999
Greenock and Inverclyde
Gorman, Mrs Teresa
Conservative
Signed on 10 January 2000
Billericay
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 8 December 1999
North Wiltshire
Griffiths, Jane
Labour
Signed on 8 December 1999
Reading East
Griffiths, Nigel
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2000
Edinburgh South
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2000
Bridgend
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2000
Morley and Rothwell
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2000
Luton North
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 21 December 1999
Orpington
Howarth, Mr Gerald
Conservative
Signed on 20 December 1999
Aldershot
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2000
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 19 January 2000
Wantage
Johnson Smith, Sir Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 20 December 1999
Wealden
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 8 December 1999
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 December 1999
Cheltenham
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 8 December 1999
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 15 December 1999
Derby North
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 9 December 1999
Brighton, Pavilion
Love, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 20 December 1999
Edmonton
Madel, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 20 December 1999
South West Bedfordshire
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2000
Hayes and Harlington
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 9 December 1999
Kingston upon Hull North
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2000
Hemel Hempstead
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 7 December 1999
Crawley
Prior, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 10 January 2000
North Norfolk
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 9 December 1999
Portsmouth North
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 December 1999
Colchester
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2000
Glasgow, Govan
Sayeed, Mr Jonathan
Conservative
Signed on 20 December 1999
Mid Bedfordshire
Shephard, Mrs Gillian
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 1999
South West Norfolk
Soames, Hon Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 1999
Mid Sussex
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 16 December 1999
City of Durham
Swayne, Mr Desmond
Conservative
Signed on 8 December 1999
New Forest West
Taylor, Sir Teddy
Conservative
Signed on 20 December 1999
Rochford and Southend East
Townend, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 21 December 1999
East Yorkshire
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2000
Pudsey
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 December 1999
North Cornwall
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 9 December 1999
Stoke-on-Trent North
Wilkinson, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 1999
Ruislip - Northwood
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 20 December 1999
Congleton
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 14 December 1999
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.