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SLEEP DISORDERS AND ROAD SAFETY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 921: tabled on 14 March 2005

Tabled in the 2004-05 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 recognises the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency's finding that up to one fifth of all road accidents resulting in death or serious injury are caused by driver sleepiness; notes that at least one per cent. of the United Kingdom's adult population has a medical cause for sleepiness but that an estimated 80 per cent. of people with sleep disorders are unaware they have a treatable medical condition; acknowledges the Royal College of Physician's observation that untreated Obstructive Sleep Apnoea sufferers may have driving impairments comparable with drivers in excess of the legal alcohol limit; further acknowledges that Obstructive Sleep Apnoea is readily treatable with a machine costing ú300 which lasts for 10 years but that the Sleep Apnoea Trust has evidence of individuals who have suffered fatal crashes whilst on NHS waiting lists; further notes the research undertaken by the Sleep Centre at Edinburgh University which shows the cost of treating 500 sleep apnoea patients with continuous positive airway pressure treatment for five years would be a total of ú400,000 in comparison to the estimated cost of accidents caused by untreated patients with sleep apnoea over the same five year period being ú5,300,000; and urges the Government to seize the opportunity of the Road Safety Bill to incorporate this issue into its proposals on driver sleepiness by helping to raise awareness of sleep disorders amongst unknowing sufferers and by improving the provision of NHS diagnosis and treatment services.

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.

Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 4 April 2005
Leeds North West
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2005
South Ribble
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 16 March 2005
Worthing West
Bradley, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2005
Manchester, Withington
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 March 2005
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2005
Dumfries
Calton, Mrs Patsy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 March 2005
Cheadle
Campbell, Mrs Anne
Labour
Signed on 5 April 2005
Cambridge
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 March 2005
East Londonderry
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2005
Blyth Valley
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 March 2005
Orkney and Shetland
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2005
Gower
Clark, Mrs Helen
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2005
Peterborough
Colman, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2005
Putney
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2005
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2005
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2005
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2005
Easington
Dalyell, Tam
Labour
Signed on 4 April 2005
Linlithgow
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 6 April 2005
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2005
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2005
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 March 2005
Belfast North
Doughty, Sue
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 March 2005
Guildford
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2005
Stroud
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2005
Monmouth
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2005
Eltham
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 6 April 2005
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2005
Newport West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 March 2005
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2005
Walthamstow
Gill, Parmjit Singh
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 March 2005
Leicester South
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2005
Bridgend
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2005
Selby
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2005
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 March 2005
Portsmouth South
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 March 2005
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 5 April 2005
Luton North
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2005
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2005
Barnsley Central
Jones, Mr Kevan
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2005
North Durham
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2005
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 March 2005
Cheltenham
Kidney, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2005
Stafford
King, Andy
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2005
Rugby and Kenilworth
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2005
Edinburgh North and Leith
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 4 April 2005
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 4 April 2005
Wolverhampton South West
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2005
Calder Valley
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2005
Hayes and Harlington
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2005
Kingston upon Hull North
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2005
Mansfield
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2005
Crawley
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2005
Cardiff North
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2005
Knowsley South
O'Neill, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2005
Ochil
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2005
Ynys Môn
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2005
Burnley
Randall, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 15 March 2005
Uxbridge
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2005
Portsmouth North
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2005
Loughborough
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 15 March 2005
Strangford
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 March 2005
Colchester
Savidge, Mr Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2005
Aberdeen North
Sedgemore, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2005
Hackney South and Shoreditch
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2005
West Renfrewshire
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 6 April 2005
Nottingham South
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2005
Bolsover
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2005
Edinburgh East and Musselburgh
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2005
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Dr Richard
Independent
Signed on 17 March 2005
Wyre Forest
Taylor, Sir Teddy
Conservative
Signed on 16 March 2005
Rochford and Southend East
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 March 2005
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2005
Hemsworth
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2005
Brighton, Kemptown
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 March 2005
North Cornwall
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2005
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2005
Liverpool, West Derby
Wilkinson, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 14 March 2005
Ruislip - Northwood
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2005
Conwy
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 16 March 2005
Macclesfield
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2005
Batley and Spen
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2005
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.