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CONGESTION CHARGE FINE FOR NHS VOLUNTEER DRIVER JAMES QUINN

EDM (Early Day Motion) 793: tabled on 28 November 2012

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 16 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 James Quinn of Lime Street, Morecambe is a volunteer driver in the NHS who drove a 10 month old baby to Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital for critical brain surgery on 15 May 2012; further notes that he unwittingly drove through the congestion charge zone; recognises that Mr Quinn has offered to pay the 12 fine on numerous occasions; further recognises that Transport for Londonis insisting on charging him 120; believes that NHS volunteers are a vital part of our healthcare system; further believes that they should not be charged the congestion charge when on duty; and calls on Transport for London to reconsider this deeply unfair fine which risks alienating a committed volunteer who may have saved the life of the 10 month old baby by gettingit to a specialist unit in a timely fashion.