Skip to main content

TEACHING LIFE-SAVING SKILLS AT SCHOOL

EDM (Early Day Motion) 550: tabled on 18 September 2012

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 30 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 knows that around 60,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur each year in Britain, with around 50 per cent of these being treated by emergency medical services, with survival rates varying across the UK; understands therefore the importance of the teaching of emergency life support skills which would enable the set of actions required to keep someone alive until such times as professional help arrives; is aware that young people and children are often present at the scenes of accidents and emergencies and if properly trained can be at least as effective as adults in administrating life-saving actions; believes that such skills should be a mandatory part of secondary education in the UK; and calls on the Secretary of State for Education to immediately examine ways in which this could be achieved.

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 18 October 2012
Blaydon
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2012
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2012
Gower
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2012
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2012
Bolton North East
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 October 2012
Edinburgh West
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2013
Coventry South
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2012
Heywood and Middleton
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 17 October 2012
Lagan Valley
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2012
Lewisham West and Penge
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 17 October 2012
Bradford West
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2012
North Tyneside
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2012
Luton North
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2012
Knowsley
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 October 2012
Manchester, Withington
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 17 October 2012
Belfast East
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 17 October 2012
South Antrim
Murphy, Paul
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2012
Torfaen
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2012
Halifax
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2013
Lewisham, Deptford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2012
Ealing, Southall
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 October 2012
Upper Bann
Vickers, Martin
Conservative
Signed on 19 October 2012
Cleethorpes
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 December 2012
Bristol West

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.