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BOATMASTER'S LICENCE REVIEW

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1073: tabled on 11 March 2010

Tabled in the 2009-10 session.

This motion has been signed by 45 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 salutes the high level of skill and competence of River Thames Watermen holding boatmasters' licences plying their trade on one of Europe's most congested waterways; acknowledges that the river is unique in Europe as the conduit for a lethal cocktail of a large tonnage of goods and many frail pleasure craft; welcomes the opportunity through the current review to act upon concerns raised through the Transport Select Committee's investigation and from experiences of boatmasters nationally; is concerned that current proposals have not enjoyed the full consideration of stakeholders and would further reduce safety standards on the UK's inland waterways as experience requirements are proposed to be reduced by as much as 80 per cent.; requests that the Government fulfil assurances given in 2006 that there would be no watering down of safety standards; and calls on the Government to confirm the highest of standards for qualifying to command vessels on the tidal River Thames.

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.

Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 11 March 2010
Southend West
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 12 March 2010
Worthing West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 March 2010
Carshalton and Wallington
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2010
Gower
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2010
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2010
Easington
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 March 2010
Kingston and Surbiton
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2010
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2010
Hendon
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2010
Sunderland North
Evennett, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 11 March 2010
Bexleyheath and Crayford
Field, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 11 March 2010
Cities of London and Westminster
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 March 2010
St Ives
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 16 March 2010
North Wiltshire
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 March 2010
Portsmouth South
Hands, Mr Greg
Conservative
Signed on 11 March 2010
Hammersmith and Fulham
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 March 2010
North Devon
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2010
Vauxhall
Holloway, Mr Adam
Conservative
Signed on 11 March 2010
Gravesham
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2010
Luton North
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2010
Chorley
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2010
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2010
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 March 2010
Manchester, Withington
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 22 March 2010
Belfast South
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2010
Mansfield
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 18 March 2010
North East Cambridgeshire
Neill, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 11 March 2010
Bromley and Chislehurst
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2010
Ynys Môn
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Independent
Signed on 7 April 2010
Croydon Central
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2010
Dover
Robertson, Hugh
Conservative
Signed on 11 March 2010
Faversham and Mid Kent
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 22 March 2010
Romford
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2010
Nottingham South
Spink, Bob
Independent
Signed on 15 March 2010
Castle Point
Swayne, Mr Desmond
Conservative
Signed on 25 March 2010
New Forest West
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2010
Finchley and Golders Green
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 11 March 2010
Upminster
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 11 March 2010
Maidstone and The Weald

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.