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Accidents Involving School Buses

EDM (Early Day Motion) 129: tabled on 01 December 1989

Tabled in the 1989-90 session.

This motion has been signed by 137 Members. It has received 4 amendments.

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

Amendments to this motion

There have been 4 amendments submitted to this motion.

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Motion text

That this House notes with great sadness the number of serious accidents involving children and school buses; is concerned that no statutory safety regulations exist for school transport systems; calls on the Government to take note of demands from parents and school governing bodies to introduce legislation setting a minimum standard of safety provision for school buses; and urges the Secretary of State for Transport to consider such measures as large visible signs and flashing lights attached to school buses, safe routes to school, seat belts for buses and coaches, adult supervision, first aid training for school bus drivers, school transport safety education and advice to children and the halting of all traffic when children are boarding or alighting a school bus, so that unnecessary traffic accidents are prevented in 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.

Atkinson, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 14 December 1989
Bournemouth East
Banks, Tony
Labour
Signed on 18 December 1989
Newham North West
Barnes, Mrs Rosie
Social Democratic Party
Signed on 5 December 1989
Greenwich
Benn, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 8 January 1990
Chesterfield
Benyon, Sir William
Conservative
Signed on 19 December 1989
Milton Keynes
Body, Sir Richard
Conservative
Signed on 15 December 1989
Holland with Boston
Boyes, Roland
Labour
Signed on 5 December 1989
Houghton and Washington
Braine, Sir Bernard
Conservative
Signed on 14 December 1989
Castle Point
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 5 December 1989
Canterbury
Browne, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 10 January 1990
Winchester
Bruce, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 4 December 1989
South Dorset
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 January 1990
Gordon
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 January 1990
North East Fife
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 18 December 1989
Blyth Valley
Canavan, Dennis
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1989
Falkirk West
Carlile, Alex
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 1989
Montgomery
Cartwright, John
Social Democratic Party
Signed on 18 December 1989
Woolwich
Churchill, Winston
Conservative
Signed on 8 January 1990
Davyhulme
Colvin, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 18 December 1989
Romsey and Waterside
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 5 December 1989
Stockton North
Coombs, Mr Simon
Conservative
Signed on 19 December 1989
Swindon
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 10 January 1990
Tooting
Critchley, Sir Julian
Conservative
Signed on 21 December 1989
Aldershot
Crowther, Stan
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1989
Rotherham
Day, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 26 January 1990
Cheadle
Devlin, Mr Tim
Conservative
Signed on 8 January 1990
Stockton South
Dunwoody, Mrs Gwyneth
Labour
Signed on 8 January 1990
Crewe and Nantwich
Evans, John
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1989
St Helens North
Ewing, Mrs Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 December 1989
Moray
Faulds, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 12 December 1989
Warley East
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 December 1989
Southport
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 20 December 1989
Birkenhead
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 20 December 1989
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Fox, Sir Marcus
Conservative
Signed on 5 July 1990
Shipley
Franks, Cecil
Conservative
Signed on 6 September 1990
Barrow and Furness
French, Douglas
Conservative
Signed on 16 July 1990
Gloucester
Gale, Mr Roger
Conservative
Signed on 9 January 1990
North Thanet
Garrett, Edward
Labour
Signed on 8 January 1990
Wallsend
Gordon, Mildred
Labour
Signed on 8 January 1990
Bow and Poplar
Graham, Mr Tommy
Labour
Signed on 8 January 1990
Renfrew West and Inverclyde
Greenway, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 19 December 1989
Ryedale
Griffiths, Sir Eldon
Conservative
Signed on 8 January 1990
Bury St Edmunds
Griffiths, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 8 January 1990
Portsmouth North
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 5 December 1989
Bridgend
Hampson, Dr Keith
Conservative
Signed on 8 January 1990
Leeds North West
Hardy, Peter
Labour
Signed on 8 January 1990
Wentworth
Hargreaves, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 10 January 1990
Birmingham, Hall Green
Haselhurst, Sir Alan
Conservative
Signed on 9 January 1990
Saffron Walden
Hayes, Jerry
Conservative
Signed on 8 January 1990
Harlow
Henderson, Mr Doug
Labour
Signed on 17 January 1990
Newcastle upon Tyne North
Hicks, Sir Robert
Conservative
Signed on 4 December 1989
South East Cornwall
Holt, Richard
Conservative
Signed on 21 December 1989
Langbaurgh
Home Robertson, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1989
East Lothian
Howell, Sir Ralph
Conservative
Signed on 11 January 1990
North Norfolk
Howells, Geraint
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 January 1990
Ceredigion and Pembroke North
Howells, Dr Kim
Labour
Signed on 9 January 1990
Pontypridd
Hoyle, Doug
Labour
Signed on 29 January 1990
Warrington North
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 December 1989
Southwark and Bermondsey
Irving, Sir Charles
Conservative
Signed on 15 January 1990
Cheltenham
Janner, Greville
Labour
Signed on 15 January 1990
Leicester West
Jessel, Toby
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 1990
Twickenham
Johnson Smith, Sir Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 5 February 1990
Wealden
Johnston, Sir Russell
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 January 1990
Inverness, Nairn and Lochaber
Jones, Mr Ieuan Wyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 16 January 1990
Ynys Môn
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 16 January 1990
Clwyd South West
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 January 1990
Ross, Cromarty and Skye
Kilfedder, Sir James
Ulster Popular Unionist Party
Signed on 16 January 1990
North Down
Knox, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 5 December 1989
Staffordshire Moorlands
Lambie, David
Labour
Signed on 24 January 1990
Cunninghame South
Leadbitter, Ted
Labour
Signed on 30 January 1990
Hartlepool
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 10 January 1990
Brent East
Livsey, Mr Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 January 1990
Brecon and Radnor
Lord, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 10 January 1990
Central Suffolk
MacDonald, Dr Calum
Labour
Signed on 8 January 1990
Western Isles
Madel, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 9 January 1990
South West Bedfordshire
Martin, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 1990
Portsmouth South
Martlew, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1990
Carlisle
Mates, Lt Col Michael
Conservative
Signed on 23 January 1990
East Hampshire
McKay, Allen
Labour
Signed on 22 January 1990
Barnsley West and Penistone
McNair-Wilson, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 18 December 1989
Newbury
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 31 January 1990
Mansfield
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 29 January 1990
Great Grimsby
Moonie, Dr Lewis
Labour
Signed on 30 January 1990
Kirkcaldy
Morris, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 6 February 1990
Northampton South
Mudd, David
Conservative
Signed on 12 December 1989
Falmouth and Camborne
Neale, Sir Gerry
Conservative
Signed on 25 January 1990
North Cornwall
Nelson, Anthony
Conservative
Signed on 24 January 1990
Chichester
Nicholson, David
Conservative
Signed on 17 January 1990
Taunton
Paisley, The Reverend Ian
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 18 January 1990
North Antrim
Patchett, Terry
Labour
Signed on 6 December 1989
Barnsley East
Pattie, Sir Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 17 January 1990
Chertsey and Walton
Pendry, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 16 January 1990
Stalybridge and Hyde
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 30 January 1990
Burnley
Porter, David
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 1989
Waveney
Powell, William
Conservative
Signed on 5 December 1989
Corby
Price, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 15 January 1990
Eastleigh
Rathbone, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 15 January 1990
Lewes
Robertson, George
Labour
Signed on 23 January 1990
Hamilton
Ross, Mr William
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 8 February 1990
East Londonderry
Rost, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Erewash
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 1 February 1990
Lewisham, Deptford
Sayeed, Mr Jonathan
Conservative
Signed on 31 January 1990
Bristol East
Shaw, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 12 February 1990
Dover
Shelton, Sir William
Conservative
Signed on 29 January 1990
Streatham
Shepherd, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 29 January 1990
Aldridge-Brownhills
Smith, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 14 December 1989
Islington South and Finsbury
Smith, Sir Cyril
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 1990
Rochdale
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 30 January 1990
South Belfast
Spicer, Sir James
Conservative
Signed on 6 December 1989
West Dorset
Squire, Mr Robin
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Hornchurch
Taylor, Ann
Labour
Signed on 6 February 1990
Dewsbury
Taylor, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Esher
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 1990
Truro
Thompson, Jack
Labour
Signed on 18 January 1990
Wansbeck
Thorne, Sir Neil
Conservative
Signed on 24 January 1990
Ilford South
Thornton, Sir Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Crosby
Townsend, Sir Cyril
Conservative
Signed on 23 January 1990
Bexleyheath
Tredinnick, David
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 1990
Bosworth
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 23 January 1990
Wolverhampton South East
Walden, George
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1990
Buckingham
Wallace, Mr Jim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 December 1989
Orkney and Shetland
Wardell, Gareth
Labour
Signed on 22 January 1990
Gower
Warren, Sir Kenneth
Conservative
Signed on 8 January 1990
Hastings and Rye
Watson, Mike
Labour
Signed on 8 January 1990
Glasgow Central
Wells, Mr Bowen
Conservative
Signed on 10 January 1990
Hertford and Stortford
Welsh, Michael
Labour
Signed on 9 January 1990
Doncaster North
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 31 January 1990
Maidstone
Wigley, Mr Dafydd
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 11 January 1990
Caernarfon
Wilson, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 11 January 1990
Cunninghame North
Wolfson, Mark
Conservative
Signed on 15 January 1990
Sevenoaks

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.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

Accidents Involving School Buses (Amendment 1)
At end add 'notes the undertaking by the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport that he would examine the possibility of the United States system of all school buses being painted distinctive yellow and carrying automatic flashing lights, where it is an offence to pass a stationary school bus when children are alighting; and calls for the results of such examination to be put in legislative form within the lifetime of this Parliament.'.
Labour, Nottingham North
7
signatures
EDM 129A1: tabled on 6 December 1989
Accidents Involving School Buses (Amendment 2)
At end add ';and believes that the Government should fully reimburse local authorities for all additional expenditure that will arise from these improvements.'.
Labour, Newport West
8
signatures
EDM 129A2: tabled on 18 December 1989
Accidents Involving School Buses (Amendment 3)
leave out from 'children' to 'so' in line 9.
Conservative, Westbury
1
signature
EDM 129A3: tabled on 8 January 1990
Accidents Involving School Buses (Amendment 4)
after 'belts' insert 'on all seats'.
Labour, Leyton
1
signature
EDM 129A4: tabled on 8 January 1990