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PENALTIES FOR DRIVING ILLEGALLY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1495: tabled on 12 July 2004

Tabled in the 2003-04 session.

This motion has been signed by 89 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 the number of pedestrians and passengers who have been tragically killed or suffered serious injury in road traffic accidents caused by drivers not legally entitled to drive, most commonly through failing to have a valid driving licence or insurance cover or driving whilst already disqualified; further notes that around 300,000 people were proceeded against for these offences in 2002 yet Government figures estimate that there are currently some 1.25 million persons driving without compulsory motor insurance, with uninsured drivers involved in accidents costing ú500 million a year, let alone the cost in human suffering; is alarmed at figures suggesting that there are 1.75 million untaxed vehicles thought to be on the road with Government research showing that drivers of untaxed vehicles are nine times more likely to be involved in a crash; welcomes new measures brought in by the Government to increase the maximum penalty for causing death offences to 14 years and calls on it to institute a review aimed at introducing a separate penalty category for illegal drivers who maim or kill with significantly enhanced penalties, and particularly for those drivers who fail to stop after such accidents, in order to send a clear message that such grossly irresponsible and reckless behaviour will not be tolerated on the road.

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 13 July 2004
East Antrim
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2004
Leeds North West
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 12 July 2004
Worthing West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 July 2004
Carshalton and Wallington
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 July 2004
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 July 2004
Twickenham
Campbell, Mrs Anne
Labour
Signed on 22 July 2004
Cambridge
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 14 July 2004
East Londonderry
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2004
Gower
Clark, Mrs Helen
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2004
Peterborough
Clarke, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2004
Coatbridge and Chryston
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2004
Leyton and Wanstead
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2004
Islington North
Cotter, Brian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 July 2004
Weston-Super-Mare
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2004
Keighley
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2004
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2004
Hendon
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 14 July 2004
Belfast North
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 20 July 2004
Lagan Valley
Dorrell, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 21 July 2004
Charnwood
Doughty, Sue
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 September 2004
Guildford
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2004
Stroud
Drown, Julia
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2004
South Swindon
Dunwoody, Mrs Gwyneth
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2004
Crewe and Nantwich
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2004
Monmouth
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2004
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2004
Sunderland North
Ewing, Annabelle
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 July 2004
Perth
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2004
Newport West
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2004
Aberavon
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 July 2004
St Ives
Griffiths, Jane
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2004
Reading East
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2004
Bridgend
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2004
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 July 2004
Portsmouth South
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2004
Luton North
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2004
Chorley
Hunter, Mr Andrew
Independent Conservative
Signed on 20 July 2004
Basingstoke
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2004
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2004
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2004
Hampstead and Highgate
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 22 July 2004
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2004
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 July 2004
Cheltenham
Knight, Jim
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2004
South Dorset
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2004
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leigh, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 22 July 2004
Gainsborough
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2004
Brighton, Pavilion
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 16 July 2004
New Forest East
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2004
Worsley
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 14 July 2004
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2004
Wolverhampton South West
Maude, Mr Francis
Conservative
Signed on 18 October 2004
Horsham
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2004
Calder Valley
McDonagh, Siobhain
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2004
Mitcham and Morden
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2004
Kingston upon Hull North
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2004
Cardiff North
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 20 July 2004
North East Cambridgeshire
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2004
Wansbeck
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2004
Knowsley South
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2004
Hyndburn
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2004
Portsmouth North
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 14 September 2004
Loughborough
Robathan, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 12 July 2004
Blaby
Roe, Dame Marion
Conservative
Signed on 19 July 2004
Broxbourne
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 7 September 2004
Romford
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 July 2004
Colchester
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2004
Glasgow, Govan
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2004
Nottingham South
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 July 2004
Hazel Grove
Taylor, Mr John D.
Conservative
Signed on 13 October 2004
Solihull
Thomas, Mr Simon
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 14 July 2004
Ceredigion
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 July 2004
Richmond Park
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2004
Wolverhampton South East
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2004
Brighton, Kemptown
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 July 2004
North Cornwall
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2004
Finchley and Golders Green
White, Brian
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2004
North East Milton Keynes
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2004
Conwy
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 13 July 2004
Caernarfon
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 13 July 2004
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 14 July 2004
Macclesfield
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2004
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.