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OFFENSIVE MATERIALS IN NEWSAGENTS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1622: tabled on 09 February 2006

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 158 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

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Motion text

That this House notes that there is still no legislation in place to ensure that adult titles, including so called lads mags, newspapers and tabloids containing disturbing pornographic material, are kept out of reach and sight of children; acknowledges that most newsagents adhere to the voluntary Code of Practice as set out by the National Federation of Retail Newsagents; welcomes local campaigners all over the UK who are putting pressure on WH Smith to recognise certain tabloid titles as pornography; and calls on the Government once again to consider introducing legislation to ensure offensive material is kept well out of reach and sight of children.

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.

Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 18 April 2006
Southend West
Bailey, Mr Adrian
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2006
West Bromwich West
Barlow, Ms Celia
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2006
Hove
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 May 2006
Edinburgh West
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 28 March 2006
Leeds West
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2006
Aberdeen South
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2006
Bootle
Bercow, John
Conservative
Signed on 18 April 2006
Buckingham
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2006
Kingswood
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 22 May 2006
Altrincham and Sale West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 March 2006
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 February 2006
South East Cornwall
Brokenshire, James
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 2006
Hornchurch
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 June 2006
Gordon
Burns, Mr Simon
Conservative
Signed on 17 March 2006
West Chelmsford
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 May 2006
Sutton and Cheam
Burt, Alistair
Conservative
Signed on 26 April 2006
North East Bedfordshire
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 April 2006
Solihull
Butler, Ms Dawn
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2006
Brent South
Butterfill, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 26 April 2006
Bournemouth West
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 February 2006
Twickenham
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 March 2006
Orkney and Shetland
Cash, Mr William
Conservative
Signed on 27 March 2006
Stone
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2006
Gower
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2006
Bury North
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2006
Leyton and Wanstead
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 14 February 2006
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2006
Stockton North
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2006
West Lancashire
Creagh, Mary
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2006
Wakefield
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 15 February 2006
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2006
Easington
Davies, Philip
Conservative
Signed on 22 March 2006
Shipley
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2006
Burton
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 16 February 2006
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 February 2006
Belfast North
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 21 March 2006
Lagan Valley
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2006
Lewisham West
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2006
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 14 February 2006
Foyle
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2006
Liverpool, Riverside
Ellwood, Mr Tobias
Conservative
Signed on 15 March 2006
Bournemouth East
Engel, Mrs Natascha
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2006
North East Derbyshire
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2006
Sunderland North
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 23 March 2006
Ribble Valley
Fallon, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 5 June 2006
Sevenoaks
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 March 2006
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 March 2006
Hornsey and Wood Green
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2006
Birkenhead
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2006
Hastings and Rye
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 2 March 2006
Bethnal Green and Bow
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 March 2006
Romsey
Gilroy, Linda
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2006
Plymouth, Sutton
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2006
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 April 2006
Falmouth and Camborne
Goodman, Helen
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2006
Bishop Auckland
Goodwill, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 14 March 2006
Scarborough and Whitby
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 18 May 2006
North Wiltshire
Griffith, Nia
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2006
Llanelli
Gummer, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 10 May 2006
Suffolk Coastal
Hammond, Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 8 March 2006
Wimbledon
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 February 2006
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 March 2006
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 February 2006
North Devon
Hayes, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 15 March 2006
South Holland and The Deepings
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 April 2006
Somerton and Frome
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2006
Jarrow
Holloway, Mr Adam
Conservative
Signed on 21 March 2006
Gravesham
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 February 2006
Chesterfield
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 18 April 2006
Orpington
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 April 2006
Cambridge
Huhne, Chris
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 March 2006
Eastleigh
Hurd, Mr Nick
Conservative
Signed on 17 March 2006
Ruislip - Northwood
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2006
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2006
Barnsley Central
James, Mrs Siân C.
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2006
Swansea East
Jones, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 16 March 2006
Clwyd West
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2006
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Kawczynski, Daniel
Conservative
Signed on 18 April 2006
Shrewsbury and Atcham
Keeley, Ms Barbara
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2006
Worsley
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 March 2006
Hereford
Khan, Mr Sadiq
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2006
Tooting
Kirkbride, Julie
Conservative
Signed on 30 March 2006
Bromsgrove
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 May 2006
Richmond Park
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2006
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Conservative
Signed on 18 April 2006
Epping Forest
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2006
Derby North
Leigh, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 8 March 2006
Gainsborough
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2006
Brighton, Pavilion
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 8 May 2006
East Worthing and Shoreham
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2006
Thurrock
MacNeil, Mr Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 February 2006
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Main, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 29 March 2006
St Albans
Malik, Mr Shahid
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2006
Dewsbury
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 15 February 2006
Wolverhampton South West
Mates, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 16 March 2006
East Hampshire
McCarthy, Kerry
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2006
Bristol East
McCarthy-Fry, Sarah
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2006
Portsmouth North
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 27 February 2006
Belfast South
McKechin, Ann
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2006
Glasgow North
Mitchell, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 11 May 2006
Sutton Coldfield
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2006
Great Grimsby
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2006
Leeds East
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 May 2006
Leeds North West
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2006
Bristol North West
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2006
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 23 March 2006
Croydon Central
Penning, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 27 March 2006
Hemel Hempstead
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2006
Halifax
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 March 2006
Moray
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2006
Coventry North West
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 March 2006
Banff and Buchan
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 March 2006
Torbay
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2006
Glasgow Central
Scott, Mr Lee
Conservative
Signed on 15 March 2006
Ilford North
Seabeck, Alison
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2006
Plymouth, Devonport
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 15 March 2006
South West Bedfordshire
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2006
Huddersfield
Shepherd, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 2 May 2006
Aldridge-Brownhills
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2006
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 14 February 2006
Upper Bann
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2006
Bradford West
Smith, Geraldine
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2006
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Soames, Hon Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 30 March 2006
Mid Sussex
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 27 February 2006
Castle Point
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2006
Edinburgh East
Streeter, Mr Gary
Conservative
Signed on 14 February 2006
South West Devon
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 March 2006
East Dunbartonshire
Syms, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 18 April 2006
Poole
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2006
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Dr Richard
Independent
Signed on 19 April 2006
Wyre Forest
Thornberry, Ms Emily
Labour
Signed on 29 March 2006
Islington South and Finsbury
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2006
South Derbyshire
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2006
Pudsey
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 19 April 2006
Brighton, Kemptown
Vaizey, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 15 March 2006
Wantage
Vara, Mr Shailesh
Conservative
Signed on 12 June 2006
North West Cambridgeshire
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 15 February 2006
Finchley and Golders Green
Walker, Mr Charles
Conservative
Signed on 15 March 2006
Broxbourne
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 17 March 2006
Upminster
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 February 2006
Angus
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 3 March 2006
Maidstone and The Weald
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2006
Conwy
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 June 2006
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 February 2006
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 February 2006
Bristol West
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 2 March 2006
East Antrim
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 2006
Congleton
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 28 March 2006
Batley and Spen
Wright, Dr Tony
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2006
Cannock Chase
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 15 February 2006
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

OFFENSIVE MATERIALS IN NEWSAGENTS (Amendment 1)
after `tabloids' add `; and magazines such as More which treat sexual matters in an entirely mechanical fashion, virtually devoid of any moral content and are therefore detrimental to the well-being of young people to whom they are marketed by unscrupulous adults'.
Conservative, Aldershot
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signatures
EDM 1622A1: tabled on 8 March 2006