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RESTRICTIONS FOR COMMERCIAL PILOTS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1133: tabled on 14 March 2007

Tabled in the 2006-07 session.

This motion has been signed by 29 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 notes that current licensing arrangements for commercial pilots require them to retire from flying single pilot aircraft, and captaining dual pilot aircraft, at age 60; further notes that such pilots are already subject to six-monthly medical checks from the age of 40; welcomes the fact that the Civil Aviation Authority is chairing the European Aviation Safety Agency safety working party examining this issue and is participating in the parallel International Civil Aviation Organisation study; further notes that the incidence of disabling heart and other conditions is dependent on many factors other than age; and believes that a move towards individual targeted risk assessments for such pilots, to replace a discriminatory cut off age at 60, is overdue.

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.

Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 19 March 2007
Worthing West
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 March 2007
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 20 March 2007
East Londonderry
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2007
Gower
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 19 March 2007
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2007
Islington North
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2007
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2007
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 March 2007
Portsmouth South
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2007
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2007
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 March 2007
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 21 March 2007
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Mackay, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 15 March 2007
Bracknell
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2007
Wolverhampton South West
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 21 March 2007
Belfast South
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 April 2007
Leeds North West
Scott, Mr Lee
Conservative
Signed on 19 March 2007
Ilford North
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 21 March 2007
Upper Bann
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 2007
Upminster
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 21 March 2007
Spelthorne
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 26 March 2007
East Antrim
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 15 March 2007
Congleton

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.