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TASER GUNS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 292: tabled on 15 December 2008

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 47 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 expresses concern at the decision to arm 30,000 police officers with Taser stun guns; believes that such weapons should be in the hands of a select group of highly trained officers and used for specific threat purposes; further believes that strict procedures are needed to prevent misuse of such guns; asks that Tasers should not be deployed any more widely than firearms; recalls that Tasers must be used as a weapon of last resort, in situations which fall only just below the point when lethal force should be used; and rejects any move towards fully-armed, US-style policing.

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.

Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 2008
Lewes
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 January 2009
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 2008
South East Cornwall
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 July 2009
Sutton and Cheam
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2008
North Ayrshire and Arran
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2008
Stockton North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2008
Keighley
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2008
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 17 December 2008
Foyle
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2009
Sunderland North
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 January 2009
Bath
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2008
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2008
Walthamstow
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 January 2009
Falmouth and Camborne
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 2008
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 2008
Oxford West and Abingdon
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2008
Chesterfield
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 January 2009
Cambridge
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 2009
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2008
Cheadle
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2008
Barnsley Central
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 2008
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 January 2009
North Norfolk
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2008
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 14 January 2009
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2008
Hayes and Harlington
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2009
Leeds North West
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 2009
Montgomeryshire
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 January 2009
North Cornwall
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 January 2009
Rochdale
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 January 2009
Colchester
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2008
Nottingham South
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 January 2009
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 2008
East Dunbartonshire
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 January 2009
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2008
Leicester East
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2009
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2009
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2008
Bristol West
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2009
Cardiff Central
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 July 2009
Teignbridge

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.

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

TASER GUNS (Amendment 1)
after `guns', insert `; but accepts, given the increasing threat to the lives of both police officers and other members of the public, that there is a need for an effective weapon to prevent violent law breakers from causing injury.'.
Democratic Unionist Party, East Londonderry
2
signatures
EDM 292A1: tabled on 16 December 2008