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HEALTH AND SAFETY (OFFENCES) ACT 2008

EDM (Early Day Motion) 619: tabled on 28 January 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 49 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 each of the 229 workplace deaths in 2008 was a personal tragedy and that the 299,000 injuries at work represent a wholly unacceptable toll; welcomes the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health event on 20 January 2009 to discuss the Health and Safety (Offences) Act 2008 which received Royal Assent on 16 October 2008; recognises that the Act sends an important message to those who break the law, enabling sentences to be set at a level more commensurate with the severity of the offence and to deter those employers who may not otherwise take their health and safety management responsibilities seriously; and urges all hon. Members to support the Act, seeking to help prevent needless work-related injury, ill-health and death for employees and members of the public and to ensure that health and safety offences are treated as seriously as other breaches.

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, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2009
Blaydon
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2009
Erith and Thamesmead
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2009
Aberdeen South
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2009
Dumfries and Galloway
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2009
Gower
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2009
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2009
North Ayrshire and Arran
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2009
Leyton and Wanstead
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2009
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2009
Keighley
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2009
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2009
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2009
Heywood and Middleton
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 23 February 2009
Foyle
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2009
Sunderland North
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2009
Newport West
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2009
Walthamstow
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2009
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2009
Portsmouth South
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2009
Luton North
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2009
Knowsley North and Sefton East
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2009
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2009
Hampstead and Highgate
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2009
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2009
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 23 February 2009
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 3 March 2009
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2009
Hayes and Harlington
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2009
Hyndburn
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2009
Pendle
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 March 2009
Rochdale
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 February 2009
Colchester
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2009
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2009
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2009
Bolsover
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2009
Eccles
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2009
Stoke-on-Trent North
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2009
Conwy
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 February 2009
Ceredigion
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 March 2009
Cardiff Central

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.