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TACKLING DOG ATTACKS ON POSTMEN AND POSTWOMEN

EDM (Early Day Motion) 822: tabled on 05 December 2012

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 82 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 the increasing number of dog attacks on postmen and postwomen in the UK; is concerned by the frequency of attacks on workers and a lack of appropriate action in response; further notes that Royal Mail estimates that over 3,000 postmen and postwomen were attacked between April 2011 and April 2012; believes that no postal workers should face increased risk and fear of dog attacks because of their profession; further notes that England is soon to be the only part of the UK without updated dog laws; welcomes the findings of an independent inquiry led by former High Court judge Sir Gordon Langley into this issue; further welcomes Royal Mail's announcement that it will take a more robust approach to suspending deliveries to addresses where dog attacks occur and actively pursue legal action; and calls on the Government to support postmen and postwomen and the wider public by introducing tougher legal sanctions against the owners of dangerous dogs.

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 28 February 2013
Blaydon
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2013
York Central
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2013
Bootle
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2013
Sheffield South East
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2013
Sheffield Central
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 2012
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2012
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2012
Gower
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2012
North Ayrshire and Arran
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2013
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2013
West Lancashire
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2012
Bolton North East
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 December 2012
Edinburgh West
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2013
Stockton North
Cunningham, Sir Tony
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2013
Workington
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2013
Glasgow South West
Davies, Geraint
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2013
Swansea West
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2012
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 10 January 2013
Belfast North
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2013
Aberdeen North
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2013
Lewisham West and Penge
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2013
Eltham
Esterson, Bill
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2013
Sefton Central
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2012
Newport West
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2013
Aberavon
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 13 December 2012
Bradford West
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2013
Ilford South
Gardiner, Barry
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2013
Brent North
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 December 2012
St Ives
Glass, Pat
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2013
North West Durham
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2012
North Tyneside
Goodman, Helen
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2013
Bishop Auckland
Hain, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2013
Neath
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 December 2012
Portsmouth South
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2013
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2012
Vauxhall
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2013
Lanark and Hamilton East
Huppert, Dr Julian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 March 2013
Cambridge
Johnson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2013
Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2013
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 December 2012
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 26 February 2013
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 5 March 2013
Brighton, Pavilion
Mann, John
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2013
Bassetlaw
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2012
Blackpool South
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 11 December 2012
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 23 January 2013
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2012
Hayes and Harlington
McGovern, Jim
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2012
Dundee West
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2013
Gateshead
Morden, Jessica
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2013
Newport East
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2013
Livingston
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2012
Easington
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2013
Leeds East
Murphy, Paul
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2013
Torfaen
O'Donnell, Fiona
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2013
East Lothian
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2012
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 March 2013
Southport
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2012
Bolton South East
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2012
Glenrothes
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2013
Vale of Clwyd
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2013
Lewisham, Deptford
Sawford, Andy
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2012
Corby
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 6 December 2012
Strangford
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2013
Huddersfield
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2012
Bolsover
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 2012
Hazel Grove
Sutcliffe, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2013
Bradford South
Vickers, Martin
Conservative
Signed on 17 April 2013
Cleethorpes
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2013
Stoke-on-Trent North
Watts, Mr Dave
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2013
St Helens North
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 March 2013
Ceredigion
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 December 2012
Bristol West
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2013
Batley and Spen
Woodward, Mr Shaun
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2013
St Helens South and Whiston
Wright, David
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2013
Telford

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.