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AMBER ALERT SCHEME TO COUNTER CHILD ABDUCTIONS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1808: tabled on 23 October 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 38 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 great sadness the recent violent deaths of children and expresses its deep concern at the continued threat faced by our children at the hands of evil abductors; further notes that in the United States, the America's Missing Broadcast Emergency Response (Amber Alert) scheme started in Texas in 1996, and now operating in 15 states, has scored great success in saving the lives of abducted children by means of early interruption of television and other media broadcasts and messages beamed on to road signs, alerting the public to the details of missing children in the crucial early hours, and that since the adoption of the scheme in California in July of this year at least 11 children have been rescued as a result of this scheme; welcomes the response of Sussex Police who are looking to replicate the success of such a scheme backed by Adur Council and other local authorities; and calls upon the Government to set up pilots across the United Kingdom to evaluate the practical implementation of such a scheme in this country as part of an urgent campaign to provide a practical response to those horrific murders and help prevent further such deaths in the future.

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.

Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2002
Falkirk East
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2002
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 29 October 2002
Keighley
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2002
Hornchurch
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2002
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2002
Hendon
Djanogly, Mr Jonathan
Conservative
Signed on 23 October 2002
Huntingdon
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2002
Sunderland North
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 October 2002
St Ives
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 October 2002
Portsmouth South
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 November 2002
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2002
Barnsley Central
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2002
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 24 October 2002
New Forest East
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 30 October 2002
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2002
Blackpool South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2002
Hayes and Harlington
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2002
Hemel Hempstead
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2002
Crawley
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2002
Portsmouth North
Roe, Mrs Marion
Conservative
Signed on 29 October 2002
Broxbourne
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 24 October 2002
Romford
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 October 2002
Colchester
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2002
Nottingham South
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 29 October 2002
Belfast South
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 24 October 2002
Castle Point
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2002
Pudsey
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 29 October 2002
Leicester East
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 29 October 2002
Finchley and Golders Green
Waterson, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 23 October 2002
Eastbourne
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2002
Conwy
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 30 October 2002
Macclesfield

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.