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FUTURE OF THE 999 SERVICE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 839: tabled on 10 March 1992

Tabled in the 1991-92 session.

This motion has been signed by 85 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 calls on the Government to reject the proposal from the Office for Telecommunications to hive off the 999 emergency operator service to an independent agency, since the new 999 service will employ less than 700 operators in just three centres, whereas it is currently fully integrated into the comprehensive nationwide British Telecom network of operator centres employing some 8,000 staff specially trained in all the skills needed to handle emergency calls and able to switch from their general duties to handle priority 999 calls during disasters or emergencies, and since concentrating such 999 calls into just three centres in England, Wales and Scotland can only be at the cost of local knowledge and pronunciation of places and names often vital for a speedy and accurate response from the police, ambulance and fire services, thus endangering lives and personal security.

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.

Barnes, Mr Harry
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1992
North East Derbyshire
Barron, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1992
Rother Valley
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 13 March 1992
Leeds West
Bell, Sir Stuart
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1992
Middlesbrough
Bennett, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1992
Denton and Reddish
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1992
Bootle
Bidwell, Sydney
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1992
Ealing, Southall
Bradley, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1992
Manchester, Withington
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1992
Blyth Valley
Campbell-Savours, Mr Dale
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1992
Workington
Clarke, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1992
Monklands West
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1992
Tyne Bridge
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1992
Leyton
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1992
Stockton North
Corbett, Mr Robin
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1992
Birmingham, Erdington
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1992
Islington North
Cryer, Bob
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1992
Bradford South
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1992
Easington
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1992
Leigh
Darling, Mr Alistair
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1992
Edinburgh Central
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1992
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1992
Aberdeen South
Dunnachie, Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1992
Glasgow, Pollok
Dunwoody, Mrs Gwyneth
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1992
Crewe and Nantwich
Eadie, Alex
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1992
Midlothian
Enright, Derek
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1992
Hemsworth
Evans, John
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1992
St Helens North
Ewing, Harry
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1992
Falkirk East
Faulds, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1992
Warley East
Foulkes, George
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1992
Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1992
Glasgow, Maryhill
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1992
Greenock and Port Glasgow
Grant, Bernie
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1992
Tottenham
Griffiths, Nigel
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1992
Edinburgh South
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1992
Bridgend
Hardy, Peter
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1992
Wentworth
Haynes, Frank
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1992
Ashfield
Heal, Sylvia
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1992
Mid Staffordshire
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1992
Vauxhall
Howells, Dr Kim
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1992
Pontypridd
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1992
Barnsley Central
Janner, Greville
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1992
Leicester West
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1992
Langbaurgh
Lamond, James
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1992
Oldham Central and Royton
Lestor, Joan
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1992
Eccles
Lofthouse, Sir Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1992
Pontefract and Castleford
Loyden, Eddie
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1992
Liverpool, Garston
Madden, Max
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1992
Bradford West
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1992
Halifax
Marshall, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1992
Glasgow, Shettleston
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1992
Dundee East
McKay, Allen
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1992
Barnsley West and Penistone
McKelvey, William
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1992
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1992
Blaydon
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 13 March 1992
Mansfield
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 13 March 1992
Sheffield, Heeley
Murphy, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1992
Torfaen
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1992
Knowsley South
Oakes, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1992
Halton
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1992
Burnley
Primarolo, Dawn
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1992
Bristol South
Quin, Joyce
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1992
Gateshead East
Redmond, Martin
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1992
Don Valley
Rogers, Mr Allan
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1992
Rhondda
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1992
Dundee West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1992
Bolsover
Smith, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1992
Oxford East
Smith, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1992
Islington South and Finsbury
Smith, John
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1992
Vale of Glamorgan
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 13 March 1992
City of Durham
Stott, Roger
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1992
Wigan
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1992
Edinburgh East
Thompson, Jack
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1992
Wansbeck
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1992
Leicester East
Wardell, Gareth
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1992
Gower
Watson, Mike
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1992
Glasgow Central
Williams, Dr Alan
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1992
Carmarthen
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1992
Preston
Worthington, Tony
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1992
Clydebank and Milngavie

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.

FUTURE OF THE 999 SERVICE (Amendment 1)
leave out from 'House' to end and add 'notes that as usual Labour honourable Members are more interested in protecting the jobs of their trade union masters than in the welfare of patients; and therefore supports the proposals of the office of Telecommunications to transfer the 999 emergency service to an independent agency as being helpful.'.
Conservative, Hampstead and Highgate
1
signature
EDM 839A1: tabled on 13 March 1992