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RETRO-REFLECTIVE MARKINGS ON HEAVY GOODS VEHICLES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 565: tabled on 26 January 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 81 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 is concerned that the most recent road accident statistics show that in 2007 the number of fatal accidents involving heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) increased despite a drop in the overall number of accidents; notes that although HGVs make up just 5.7 per cent. of road traffic, they are involved in 15 per cent. of all fatal road accidents; recalls that a report commissioned by the Department for Transport concluded that fitting retro-reflective markings to the sides and back of HGVs increases conspicuity and reduces fatalities and that there is a cost-benefit to making this measure mandatory on all newly registered HGVs; understands the financial pressures currently facing the haulage industry, but notes that this measure would cost approximately 0.001 per cent. of the price of a new vehicle; is dismayed that despite an undertaking to introduce such a measure for all newly registered HGVs by 10 October 2009, under the draft statutory instrument published by the Department for Transport, only around five per cent. of newly registered vehicles will be required to have conspicuity markings; and calls on the Government to ensure that all newly registered vehicles and their trailers are fitted with conspicuity markings from that date, and to use the annual HGV test to enforce this measure.

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.

Ainsworth, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 21 April 2009
East Surrey
Alexander, Danny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 March 2009
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2009
Rossendale and Darwen
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2009
Erith and Thamesmead
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 April 2009
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2009
Sheffield, Attercliffe
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 26 January 2009
Worthing West
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 2009
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
Elmet
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2009
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2009
Gower
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
Leyton and Wanstead
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2009
Keighley
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2009
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2009
Heywood and Middleton
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2009
Lewisham West
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 27 January 2009
Foyle
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2009
Sunderland North
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 1 April 2009
Ribble Valley
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2009
Newport West
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 2009
Bath
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 2009
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2009
Walthamstow
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 2009
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 January 2009
North Devon
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2009
Birmingham, Yardley
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 April 2009
Chesterfield
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 March 2009
Cambridge
Howells, Dr Kim
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2009
Pontypridd
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
Chorley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2009
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 January 2009
Cheadle
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2009
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
Hampstead and Highgate
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2009
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 27 April 2009
Salisbury
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 27 January 2009
East Worthing and Shoreham
Mason, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 February 2009
Glasgow East
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2009
Calder Valley
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2009
Makerfield
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 28 January 2009
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 11 February 2009
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2009
Hayes and Harlington
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2009
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2009
Wansbeck
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2009
Bristol North West
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2009
Knowsley South
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2009
Nuneaton
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Independent
Signed on 15 June 2009
Croydon Central
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2009
Hyndburn
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
Pendle
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 2009
Southport
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 February 2009
Rochdale
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 2009
Colchester
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
Nottingham South
Spink, Bob
Independent
Signed on 26 January 2009
Castle Point
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
Manchester, Blackley
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 2009
Hazel Grove
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2009
North West Leicestershire
Thornberry, Ms Emily
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2009
Islington South and Finsbury
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2009
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 27 January 2009
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2009
Conwy
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 2009
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 2009
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 2009
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 27 January 2009
Macclesfield

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.