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DISCLOSURE OF CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS FOR NEW APPLICANTS FOR TAXI DRIVERS LICENCES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 667: tabled on 26 March 1991

Tabled in the 1990-91 session.

This motion has been signed by 191 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 with grave concern the findings of a survey by the National Association of Taxi and Private Hire Licensing and Enforcement Officers which revealed that in the 136 councils that replied 486 criminal records had actually been discovered in a 18 month period, none of which had initially been declared during the interviews which took place under the provisions of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 which required a district council not to grant a licence unless they are satisfied that the applicant is a fit and proper person to hold a taxi driver's licence; calls upon the Home Office, the Department of Transport and the Association of Chief Police Officers to co-operate in the release of past criminal records of all new applicants to the chairmen of district licensing committees in a confidential file, so as to prevent any recurrence of what occurred in Southampton where a licence was given to a convicted rapist; and calls for a similar system to be introduced to all district councils in the United Kingdom as that practised in London where the Metropolitan Police have access to criminal records when determining applicants for Hackney carriage drivers' licences.

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.

Anderson, Donald
Labour
Signed on 15 April 1991
Swansea East
Armstrong, Hilary
Labour
Signed on 4 June 1991
North West Durham
Arnold, Mr Jacques
Conservative
Signed on 4 June 1991
Gravesham
Ashton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 10 June 1991
Bassetlaw
Aspinwall, Jack
Conservative
Signed on 14 May 1991
Wansdyke
Atkinson, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 7 May 1991
Bournemouth East
Barnes, Mrs Rosie
Independent SDP
Signed on 10 June 1991
Greenwich
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 6 June 1991
Leeds West
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 July 1991
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Bellotti, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 June 1991
Eastbourne
Bendall, Mr Vivian
Conservative
Signed on 17 May 1991
Ilford North
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 10 June 1991
Bootle
Benyon, Sir William
Conservative
Signed on 9 May 1991
Milton Keynes
Bermingham, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 26 April 1991
St Helens South
Bidwell, Sydney
Labour
Signed on 3 June 1991
Ealing, Southall
Blackburn, Dr John
Conservative
Signed on 16 April 1991
Dudley West
Blaker, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 20 May 1991
Blackpool South
Blunkett, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 2 May 1991
Sheffield, Brightside
Body, Sir Richard
Conservative
Signed on 9 May 1991
Holland with Boston
Bowden, Sir Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 24 July 1991
Brighton, Kemptown
Boyes, Roland
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1991
Houghton and Washington
Braine, Sir Bernard
Conservative
Signed on 15 July 1991
Castle Point
Browne, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 15 May 1991
Winchester
Bruce, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 22 May 1991
South Dorset
Butler, Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 13 May 1991
Warrington South
Caborn, Mr Richard
Labour
Signed on 23 April 1991
Sheffield Central
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 July 1991
North East Fife
Canavan, Dennis
Labour
Signed on 3 June 1991
Falkirk West
Carlile, Alex
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 April 1991
Montgomery
Cartwright, John
Independent SDP
Signed on 13 May 1991
Woolwich
Cash, Mr William
Conservative
Signed on 27 June 1991
Stafford
Churchill, Winston
Conservative
Signed on 26 April 1991
Davyhulme
Clark, Dr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 23 May 1991
Rochford
Clark, Sir William
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1991
Croydon South
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 3 June 1991
Tyne Bridge
Colvin, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 9 May 1991
Romsey and Waterside
Coombs, Mr Simon
Conservative
Signed on 7 May 1991
Swindon
Corbett, Mr Robin
Labour
Signed on 14 May 1991
Birmingham, Erdington
Cormack, Sir Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 21 May 1991
South Staffordshire
Couchman, James
Conservative
Signed on 18 July 1991
Gillingham
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 3 June 1991
Tooting
Critchley, Sir Julian
Conservative
Signed on 21 May 1991
Aldershot
Crowther, Stan
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1991
Rotherham
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 28 March 1991
Leigh
Day, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 21 May 1991
Cheadle
Devlin, Mr Tim
Conservative
Signed on 13 May 1991
Stockton South
Dickens, Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 7 May 1991
Littleborough and Saddleworth
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 4 June 1991
Aberdeen South
Dover, Den
Conservative
Signed on 7 May 1991
Chorley
Duffy, Sir Patrick
Labour
Signed on 3 June 1991
Sheffield, Attercliffe
Dunwoody, Mrs Gwyneth
Labour
Signed on 13 June 1991
Crewe and Nantwich
Durant, Sir Anthony
Conservative
Signed on 8 May 1991
Reading West
Dykes, Hugh
Conservative
Signed on 16 April 1991
Harrow East
Evans, John
Labour
Signed on 17 April 1991
St Helens North
Fairbairn, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 14 May 1991
Perth and Kinross
Faulds, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 3 June 1991
Warley East
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 May 1991
Southport
Fenner, Dame Peggy
Conservative
Signed on 14 May 1991
Medway
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 3 June 1991
Birkenhead
Finsberg, Sir Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 9 May 1991
Hampstead and Highgate
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 20 June 1991
Newport West
Fookes, Dame Janet
Conservative
Signed on 21 May 1991
Plymouth, Drake
Fox, Sir Marcus
Conservative
Signed on 7 May 1991
Shipley
Fry, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 15 May 1991
Wellingborough
Gale, Mr Roger
Conservative
Signed on 8 May 1991
North Thanet
Galloway, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 13 June 1991
Glasgow, Hillhead
Gardiner, Sir George
Conservative
Signed on 11 June 1991
Reigate
Gilbert, Dr John
Labour
Signed on 7 May 1991
Dudley East
Gill, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 8 May 1991
Ludlow
Glyn, Sir Alan
Conservative
Signed on 21 May 1991
Windsor and Maidenhead
Gorman, Mrs Teresa
Conservative
Signed on 9 May 1991
Billericay
Graham, Mr Tommy
Labour
Signed on 26 April 1991
Renfrew West and Inverclyde
Grant, Sir Anthony
Conservative
Signed on 16 April 1991
South West Cambridgeshire
Gregory, Conal
Conservative
Signed on 7 May 1991
York
Griffiths, Sir Eldon
Conservative
Signed on 14 May 1991
Bury St Edmunds
Griffiths, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 15 April 1991
Portsmouth North
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 17 April 1991
Bridgend
Grist, Ian
Conservative
Signed on 30 April 1991
Cardiff Central
Grylls, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 15 May 1991
North West Surrey
Hampson, Dr Keith
Conservative
Signed on 13 May 1991
Leeds North West
Hannam, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 7 May 1991
Exeter
Hargreaves, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 21 May 1991
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hargreaves, Kenneth
Conservative
Signed on 15 April 1991
Hyndburn
Haselhurst, Sir Alan
Conservative
Signed on 7 May 1991
Saffron Walden
Hawkins, Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 24 June 1991
High Peak
Heal, Sylvia
Labour
Signed on 25 June 1991
Mid Staffordshire
Hicks, Sir Robert
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1991
South East Cornwall
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 4 July 1991
Clydesdale
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 20 June 1991
Knowsley North
Howell, Sir Ralph
Conservative
Signed on 10 May 1991
North Norfolk
Howells, Geraint
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 June 1991
Ceredigion and Pembroke North
Howells, Dr Kim
Labour
Signed on 4 June 1991
Pontypridd
Hoyle, Doug
Labour
Signed on 17 May 1991
Warrington North
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 10 June 1991
Barnsley Central
Ingram, Mr Adam
Labour
Signed on 6 June 1991
East Kilbride
Janman, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 9 May 1991
Thurrock
Johnson Smith, Sir Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 7 May 1991
Wealden
Johnston, Sir Russell
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 June 1991
Inverness, Nairn and Lochaber
Jones, Gwilym
Conservative
Signed on 21 May 1991
Cardiff North
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 3 May 1991
Clwyd South West
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 June 1991
Ross, Cromarty and Skye
Kilfedder, Sir James
Ulster Popular Unionist Party
Signed on 27 March 1991
North Down
Knox, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 7 May 1991
Staffordshire Moorlands
Lambie, David
Labour
Signed on 3 June 1991
Cunninghame South
Lamond, James
Labour
Signed on 4 June 1991
Oldham Central and Royton
Latham, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 13 June 1991
Rutland and Melton
Lawson, Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 25 June 1991
Blaby
Lestor, Joan
Labour
Signed on 3 June 1991
Eccles
Livsey, Mr Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 June 1991
Brecon and Radnor
Lord, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 8 May 1991
Central Suffolk
Luce, Sir Richard
Conservative
Signed on 8 May 1991
Shoreham
Marek, Dr John
Labour
Signed on 6 June 1991
Wrexham
Marland, Paul
Conservative
Signed on 8 May 1991
West Gloucestershire
Mates, Lt Col Michael
Conservative
Signed on 8 May 1991
East Hampshire
Maxwell-Hyslop, Sir Robin
Conservative
Signed on 21 May 1991
Tiverton
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 13 June 1991
Mid Ulster
McKay, Allen
Labour
Signed on 17 April 1991
Barnsley West and Penistone
McKelvey, William
Labour
Signed on 6 June 1991
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
McNair-Wilson, Sir Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 14 May 1991
New Forest
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 16 April 1991
Mansfield
Meyer, Sir Anthony
Conservative
Signed on 7 May 1991
Clwyd North West
Mills, Iain
Conservative
Signed on 25 April 1991
Meriden
Mitchell, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 10 May 1991
North West Hampshire
Moate, Sir Roger
Conservative
Signed on 3 June 1991
Faversham
Morris, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 7 May 1991
Northampton South
Morrison, Sir Charles
Conservative
Signed on 17 May 1991
Devizes
Mudd, David
Conservative
Signed on 22 April 1991
Falmouth and Camborne
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1991
Knowsley South
Oakes, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 14 May 1991
Halton
Page, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 1991
South West Hertfordshire
Parkinson, Cecil
Conservative
Signed on 17 May 1991
Hertsmere
Patchett, Terry
Labour
Signed on 22 May 1991
Barnsley East
Peacock, Mrs Elizabeth
Conservative
Signed on 7 May 1991
Batley and Spen
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 15 May 1991
Burnley
Powell, William
Conservative
Signed on 15 April 1991
Corby
Price, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 7 May 1991
Eastleigh
Radice, Mr Giles
Labour
Signed on 3 June 1991
North Durham
Raffan, Keith
Conservative
Signed on 24 April 1991
Delyn
Rathbone, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 15 April 1991
Lewes
Reid, John
Labour
Signed on 3 June 1991
Motherwell North
Shaw, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 7 May 1991
Dover
Shaw, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 4 June 1991
Scarborough
Shelton, Sir William
Conservative
Signed on 21 May 1991
Streatham
Shepherd, Sir Colin
Conservative
Signed on 13 May 1991
Hereford
Shore, Peter
Labour
Signed on 6 June 1991
Bethnal Green and Stepney
Short, Clare
Labour
Signed on 3 June 1991
Birmingham, Ladywood
Smith, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 4 June 1991
Oxford East
Smith, Sir Dudley
Conservative
Signed on 13 May 1991
Warwick and Leamington
Smith, Timothy
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 1991
Beaconsfield
Speed, Sir Keith
Conservative
Signed on 22 May 1991
Ashford
Spicer, Sir James
Conservative
Signed on 9 May 1991
West Dorset
Stanbrook, Ivor
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 1991
Orpington
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 4 June 1991
City of Durham
Stewart, Ian
Signed on 21 May 1991
Stokes, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 21 May 1991
Halesowen and Stourbridge
Summerson, Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 13 May 1991
Walthamstow
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 June 1991
Truro
Taylor, Sir Teddy
Conservative
Signed on 25 April 1991
Southend East
Temple-Morris, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 5 June 1991
Leominster
Thomas, Dafydd Elis
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 13 June 1991
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Thompson, Jack
Labour
Signed on 1 May 1991
Wansbeck
Thorne, Sir Neil
Conservative
Signed on 14 May 1991
Ilford South
Townend, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 15 May 1991
Bridlington
Vaughan, Sir Gerard
Conservative
Signed on 8 July 1991
Reading East
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 17 May 1991
Leicester East
Viggers, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 8 May 1991
Gosport
Walden, George
Conservative
Signed on 27 June 1991
Buckingham
Walker, Sir Harold
Labour
Signed on 15 May 1991
Doncaster Central
Wallace, Mr Jim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 June 1991
Orkney and Shetland
Walters, Sir Dennis
Conservative
Signed on 13 May 1991
Westbury
Ward, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 8 May 1991
Poole
Wardell, Gareth
Labour
Signed on 3 June 1991
Gower
Watson, Mike
Labour
Signed on 25 June 1991
Glasgow Central
Wells, Mr Bowen
Conservative
Signed on 5 June 1991
Hertford and Stortford
Wilkinson, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 8 May 1991
Ruislip - Northwood
Williams, Dr Alan
Labour
Signed on 6 June 1991
Carmarthen
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 15 May 1991
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 21 May 1991
Macclesfield
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 22 April 1991
Preston
Wolfson, Mark
Conservative
Signed on 3 July 1991
Sevenoaks
Woodcock, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 20 June 1991
Ellesmere Port and Neston

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

DISCLOSURE OF CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS FOR NEW APPLICANTS FOR TAXI DRIVERS LICENCES (Amendment 1)
after 'introduced', insert 'before the end of this session of Parliament.'.
Labour, Don Valley
30
signatures
EDM 667A1: tabled on 30 April 1991