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SAFETY ON THE THAMES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 908: tabled on 01 November 2005

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 120 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 salutes the robust standards for qualifying as a waterman on the River Thames introduced since the loss of 51 lives on board the Marchioness in 1989; welcomes the introduction of a national Boatmasters' licence for other waterways as a result of a European Directive, but observes that it requires lower standards than the existing requirements for Watermen of the Thames; is concerned that the new licence will diminish the standards and experience demanded of Watermen on the Thames; notes that 77 per cent. of the responses to the recent consultation were from Thames practitioners, all expressing similar concerns; and calls on the Government to make arrangements with the European Union which continue to allow special arrangements to be made for the Thames, as proposed for the Rhine and Danube.

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.

Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2005
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Ainsworth, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 24 November 2005
East Surrey
Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 16 November 2005
Southend West
Ancram, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 2005
Devizes
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2006
Erith and Thamesmead
Baldry, Tony
Conservative
Signed on 3 November 2005
Banbury
Banks, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2006
Ochil and South Perthshire
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 December 2005
Edinburgh West
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 2 November 2005
Worthing West
Brokenshire, James
Conservative
Signed on 3 November 2005
Hornchurch
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2006
Dumfries and Galloway
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 November 2005
Sutton and Cheam
Burt, Alistair
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 2005
North East Bedfordshire
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 November 2005
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 2 November 2005
East Londonderry
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 November 2005
North East Fife
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 June 2006
Orkney and Shetland
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 8 November 2005
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Crabb, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 16 November 2005
Preseli Pembrokeshire
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2005
Dagenham
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 November 2005
Kingston and Surbiton
Devine, Jim
Labour
Signed on 3 November 2005
Livingston
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 2 November 2005
Belfast North
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 30 November 2005
Lagan Valley
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2006
Lewisham West
Duddridge, James
Conservative
Signed on 7 November 2005
Rochford and Southend East
Duncan Smith, Mr Iain
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 2006
Chingford and Woodford Green
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2006
Eltham
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2005
Sunderland North
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 11 November 2005
Ribble Valley
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 7 November 2005
Lichfield
Fallon, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 28 November 2005
Sevenoaks
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2005
Newport West
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2005
Ilford South
Garnier, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 23 November 2005
Harborough
Gauke, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 2005
South West Hertfordshire
Gillan, Mrs Cheryl
Conservative
Signed on 10 November 2005
Chesham and Amersham
Gove, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 2005
Surrey Heath
Grayling, Chris
Conservative
Signed on 20 December 2005
Epsom and Ewell
Gummer, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 20 December 2005
Suffolk Coastal
Hammond, Mr Philip
Conservative
Signed on 1 December 2005
Runnymede and Weybridge
Hammond, Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 1 November 2005
Wimbledon
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 November 2005
Portsmouth South
Hands, Mr Greg
Conservative
Signed on 1 November 2005
Hammersmith and Fulham
Heald, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 8 November 2005
North East Hertfordshire
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 November 2005
Birmingham, Yardley
Hendry, Charles
Conservative
Signed on 10 November 2005
Wealden
Holloway, Mr Adam
Conservative
Signed on 10 November 2005
Gravesham
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 22 November 2005
Orpington
Howarth, Mr Gerald
Conservative
Signed on 28 November 2005
Aldershot
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 December 2005
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Jones, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 16 November 2005
Clwyd West
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 3 November 2005
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 10 November 2005
Salisbury
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2006
Ealing, Southall
Kirkbride, Julie
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 2005
Bromsgrove
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 December 2005
Richmond Park
Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Conservative
Signed on 15 November 2005
Epping Forest
Lait, Mrs Jacqui
Conservative
Signed on 16 November 2005
Beckenham
Lancaster, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 11 January 2006
North East Milton Keynes
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2006
Edinburgh North and Leith
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 14 November 2005
New Forest East
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 2 November 2005
East Worthing and Shoreham
Love, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2006
Edmonton
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 15 November 2005
Mid Worcestershire
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2005
Thurrock
Main, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 15 December 2005
St Albans
May, Mrs Theresa
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 2005
Maidenhead
Mercer, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 15 November 2005
Newark
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 3 November 2005
North East Cambridgeshire
Mundell, David
Conservative
Signed on 15 November 2005
Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale
Murrison, Dr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 20 December 2005
Westbury
O'Brien, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 14 November 2005
Eddisbury
Penning, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 2 November 2005
Hemel Hempstead
Prisk, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 26 January 2006
Hertford and Stortford
Pritchard, Mark
Conservative
Signed on 29 March 2006
The Wrekin
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 November 2005
Southport
Randall, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 3 November 2005
Uxbridge
Rifkind, Sir Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 2006
Kensington and Chelsea
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 3 November 2005
Romford
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2005
Lewisham, Deptford
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 November 2005
Colchester
Scott, Mr Lee
Conservative
Signed on 7 November 2005
Ilford North
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 7 November 2005
South West Bedfordshire
Short, Clare
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2005
Birmingham, Ladywood
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 3 November 2005
Nottingham South
Spelman, Mrs Caroline
Conservative
Signed on 1 December 2005
Meriden
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 7 November 2005
Castle Point
Stanley, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 9 January 2006
Tonbridge and Malling
Stoate, Dr Howard
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2005
Dartford
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2006
Edinburgh East
Swayne, Mr Desmond
Conservative
Signed on 15 November 2005
New Forest West
Swire, Mr Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 6 March 2006
East Devon
Taylor, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 2005
Esher and Walton
Thornberry, Ms Emily
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2006
Islington South and Finsbury
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2005
South Derbyshire
Tredinnick, David
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 2005
Bosworth
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2005
Brighton, Kemptown
Vaizey, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 17 November 2005
Wantage
Villiers, Mrs Theresa
Conservative
Signed on 15 December 2005
Chipping Barnet
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2005
Finchley and Golders Green
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 16 November 2005
North Dorset
Waterson, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 15 November 2005
Eastbourne
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 10 November 2005
Upminster
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 16 November 2005
Maidstone and The Weald
Wiggin, Bill
Conservative
Signed on 5 December 2005
Leominster
Willetts, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 1 December 2005
Havant
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 November 2005
Brecon and Radnorshire
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 December 2005
Cardiff Central
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 19 December 2005
Spelthorne
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 3 November 2005
Congleton
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2005
Batley and Spen
Wright, Mr Anthony
Labour
Signed on 16 May 2006
Great Yarmouth
Yeo, Mr Tim
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 2005
South Suffolk

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.