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VIOLENT VIDEO GAMES AND AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOUR IN CHILDREN

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2416: tabled on 04 November 2008

Tabled in the 2007-08 session.

This motion has been signed by 44 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 condemns the creation of the online computer game Kaboom which asks the player to replicate the actions of suicide bombers; believes that this game is offensive to the families of those killed by suicide bombers and devalues all human life; further believes that this game depicts an unnecessary level of violence; is deeply concerned that vulnerable people under the age of 18 are able to access and play this game; calls upon the game's creator to show sensitivity and responsibility by removing it from the internet; welcomes the findings of a new study from Iowa State University which recognises the link between violent video games and aggressive behaviour; and calls on the Government to revise its regulation of violent video games.

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.

Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 November 2008
South East Cornwall
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2008
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2008
Gower
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 13 November 2008
Barnsley West and Penistone
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2008
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2008
Keighley
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 13 November 2008
Burton
Devine, Jim
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2008
Livingston
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2008
Hendon
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2008
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 10 November 2008
Foyle
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2008
Sunderland North
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2008
Hastings and Rye
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 November 2008
Portsmouth South
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2008
Luton North
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 November 2008
Cheadle
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2008
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 13 November 2008
Tamworth
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 November 2008
Hereford
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 November 2008
Manchester, Withington
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2008
Brighton, Pavilion
MacNeil, Mr Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 November 2008
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 18 November 2008
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2008
Hayes and Harlington
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2008
Knowsley South
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 November 2008
Southport
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2008
Halifax
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 November 2008
Rochdale
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2008
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2008
Bradford West
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 November 2008
East Dunbartonshire
Swire, Mr Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 2008
East Devon
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2008
North West Leicestershire
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2008
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 10 November 2008
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2008
Conwy
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 November 2008
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 November 2008
Brecon and Radnorshire

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.