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PRISON SENTENCES FOR DRUNK DRIVERS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1527: tabled on 01 July 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 35 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 deplores the decision of the Court of Appeal to reduce from 15 years to 10 years the prison sentence imposed on drunk driver Peter Noble who killed six people in a road crash after drinking 13 pints of lager; considers that this is yet another example where the judiciary regard deaths on the road as less important than any other form of involuntary death; commends successive governments for highlighting the dangers caused by people driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs; believes, however, that further and more determined action is needed; and therefore calls on the Government to introduce legislation so that those whose actions cause death on the road are dealt with as if they had killed an innocent person by any other means.

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.

Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 3 July 2002
Blyth Valley
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2002
Barnsley West and Penistone
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2002
Islington North
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2002
Glasgow, Pollok
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2002
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 16 July 2002
Lagan Valley
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2002
Stroud
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2002
Sunderland North
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2002
Ilford South
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 July 2002
St Ives
Griffiths, Jane
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2002
Reading East
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2002
Bridgend
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 July 2002
Portsmouth South
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 July 2002
Chesterfield
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2002
Barnsley Central
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 July 2002
Cheltenham
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2002
Manchester Central
Lucas, Ian
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2002
Wrexham
Mann, John
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2002
Bassetlaw
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2002
Kingston upon Hull North
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2002
Wansbeck
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2002
Portsmouth North
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 10 July 2002
Strangford
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2002
Glasgow, Govan
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2002
City of Durham
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2002
Hemsworth
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2002
Pudsey
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2002
Finchley and Golders Green
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2002
Conwy

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.