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SLEEP DISORDERS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1156: tabled on 30 November 2005

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 84 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 findings 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 UK'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 (OSA) sufferers may have driving impairments comparable with drivers in excess of the legal alcohol limit; further acknowledges that OSA is readily treatable with a machine costing £300 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 £400,000; further notes the estimated cost of accidents caused by untreated patients over the same period is £53 million; and urges the Government to incorporate this issue into its proposals in the Road Safety Bill [Lords] to raise awareness of sleep disorders amongst unknowing sufferers and to improve 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.

Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2006
Erith and Thamesmead
Banks, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2005
Ochil and South Perthshire
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 May 2006
Edinburgh West
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 December 2005
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2006
Kingswood
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 December 2005
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 December 2005
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2005
Birmingham, Northfield
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 December 2005
Solihull
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 December 2005
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 6 December 2005
East Londonderry
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2005
Gower
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2005
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2006
North Ayrshire and Arran
Clegg, Mr Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 January 2006
Sheffield, Hallam
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2005
Leyton and Wanstead
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2005
West Lancashire
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2006
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2005
Keighley
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2005
Coventry South
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2006
Burton
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2005
Heywood and Middleton
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2005
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 7 December 2005
Foyle
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2005
Sunderland North
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 January 2006
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2005
Newport West
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2005
Norwich North
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2006
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Griffith, Nia
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2006
Llanelli
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 December 2005
Portsmouth South
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 December 2005
Birmingham, Yardley
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2006
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 13 December 2005
North Down
Hodgson, Mrs Sharon
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2006
Gateshead East and Washington West
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2005
Luton North
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 February 2006
Cheltenham
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 December 2005
Cheadle
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2005
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2005
Hampstead and Highgate
James, Mrs Siân C.
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2005
Swansea East
Jones, Mr Kevan
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2005
North Durham
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2005
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2005
Ealing, Southall
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2005
Edinburgh North and Leith
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2005
Manchester Central
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 9 January 2006
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2005
Wolverhampton South West
Marshall, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2005
Glasgow East
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2005
Calder Valley
McCarthy-Fry, Sarah
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2005
Portsmouth North
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 7 December 2005
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 19 December 2005
Belfast South
McGovern, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2005
Dundee West
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2005
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2005
Cardiff North
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2005
Knowsley South
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 9 January 2006
Croydon Central
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 19 December 2005
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 December 2005
Southport
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 December 2005
North Cornwall
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2006
Glasgow Central
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2005
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 7 December 2005
Upper Bann
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2005
Bradford West
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 5 December 2005
Castle Point
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2006
Edinburgh East
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 December 2005
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, Dr Richard
Independent
Signed on 19 December 2005
Wyre Forest
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2006
Pudsey
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2006
Brighton, Kemptown
Ussher, Kitty
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2005
Burnley
Vaizey, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 15 December 2005
Wantage
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2005
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2005
Conwy
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 January 2006
Brecon and Radnorshire
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 20 December 2005
East Antrim
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2006
Batley and Spen

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.