House of Commons
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SLEEP DISORDERS AND ROAD SAFETY
EDM #921
Tabled 14 March 2005
2004-05 Session
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.

Signatures (89)

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
04 April 2005
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
17 March 2005
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
16 March 2005
Bradley, Mr Keith
Labour
15 March 2005
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
18 March 2005
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
23 March 2005
Calton, Mrs Patsy
Liberal Democrat
17 March 2005
Campbell, Mrs Anne
Labour
05 April 2005
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
16 March 2005
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
16 March 2005
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
17 March 2005
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
16 March 2005
Clark, Mrs Helen
Labour
14 March 2005
Colman, Mr Tony
Labour
16 March 2005
Cook, Frank
Labour
22 March 2005
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
17 March 2005
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
16 March 2005
Cummings, John
Labour
15 March 2005
Dalyell, Tam
Labour
04 April 2005
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
06 April 2005
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
16 March 2005
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
15 March 2005
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
16 March 2005
Doughty, Sue
Liberal Democrat
16 March 2005
Drew, Mr David
Labour
17 March 2005
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
16 March 2005
Efford, Clive
Labour
16 March 2005
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
06 April 2005
Flynn, Paul
Labour
15 March 2005
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
17 March 2005
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
21 March 2005
Gill, Parmjit Singh
Liberal Democrat
17 March 2005
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
16 March 2005
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
23 March 2005
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
16 March 2005
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
14 March 2005
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
16 March 2005
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
05 April 2005
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
14 March 2005
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
24 March 2005
Jones, Mr Kevan
Labour
17 March 2005
Jones, Lynne
Labour
23 March 2005
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
22 March 2005
Kidney, Mr David
Labour
16 March 2005
King, Andy
Labour
16 March 2005
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
21 March 2005
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
04 April 2005
Marris, Rob
Labour
04 April 2005
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
16 March 2005
McDonnell, John
Labour
16 March 2005
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
15 March 2005
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
14 March 2005
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
15 March 2005
Morgan, Julie
Labour
24 March 2005
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
14 March 2005
O'Neill, Mr Martin
Labour
22 March 2005
Owen, Albert
Labour
14 March 2005
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
18 March 2005
Randall, Mr John
Conservative
15 March 2005
Rapson, Syd
Labour
17 March 2005
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
24 March 2005
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
15 March 2005
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
17 March 2005
Savidge, Mr Malcolm
Labour
16 March 2005
Sedgemore, Mr Brian
Labour
14 March 2005
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
15 March 2005
Simpson, Alan
Labour
06 April 2005
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
16 March 2005
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
14 March 2005
Taylor, David
Labour
14 March 2005
Taylor, Dr Richard
Independent
17 March 2005
Taylor, Sir Teddy
Conservative
16 March 2005
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
23 March 2005
Trickett, Jon
Labour
15 March 2005
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
16 March 2005
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
17 March 2005
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
16 March 2005
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
16 March 2005
Wilkinson, Mr John
Conservative
14 March 2005
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
14 March 2005
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
16 March 2005
Wood, Mike
Labour
15 March 2005
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
15 March 2005
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion