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FIRE SPRINKLERS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1098: tabled on 24 February 2014

Tabled in the 2013-14 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 is concerned at the risk to firefighters' lives and safety caused by fires in industrial and commercial buildings; notes the recent findings of the Centre for Economics and Business Research which detail the high cost of fires in warehouses to business, to gross domestic product, to tax revenues, and to the environment; further notes that automatic fire sprinkler systems prevent large fires and so avert these costs which are needlessly borne by UK plc and the national finances; further notes the recent research by BRE Global showing fire sprinklers are cost beneficial in single-storey warehouse buildings larger than 2,000 square metres; further notes that the Building Regulations provide guidance for fire sprinklers to be installed in single-storey warehouse buildings of 14,000 square metres in Scotland, 20,000 square metres in England and Wales, and no limit in Northern Ireland, so the vast majority of warehouse buildings in the UK are not required to be protected from fire by fire sprinklers; further notes that the benefits of fire prevention with fire sprinklers are not widely known and that there are common misconceptions about their operation; and urges the Government to promote more actively the benefits of fire sprinklers in industrial and commercial buildings, to incentivise the business community to install fire sprinklers and to review the existing guidance contained in Approved Document B of the Building Regulations in light of the new evidence.

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.

Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2014
York Central
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 1 April 2014
Aberdeen South
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2014
Sheffield South East
Blackman, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 26 February 2014
Harrow East
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 26 February 2014
Worthing West
Bridgen, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 2014
North West Leicestershire
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2014
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2014
Gower
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 31 March 2014
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2014
West Lancashire
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2014
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2014
Bolton North East
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 March 2014
Edinburgh West
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2014
Coventry South
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 25 February 2014
Foyle
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2014
Newport West
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 1 April 2014
Bradford West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 February 2014
St Ives
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 7 May 2014
North Tyneside
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
Signed on 4 March 2014
Portsmouth South
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 4 March 2014
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2014
Luton North
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2014
Knowsley
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 February 2014
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 27 February 2014
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 26 February 2014
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 27 February 2014
Belfast South
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2014
Mansfield
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2014
Livingston
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2014
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 26 February 2014
South Down
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
Signed on 2 April 2014
Lewisham, Deptford
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 25 February 2014
Upper Bann
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 March 2014
Brent Central
Watkinson, Dame Angela
Conservative
Signed on 10 March 2014
Hornchurch and Upminster
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 27 March 2014
Arfon
Williams, Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 February 2014
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williamson, Chris
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2014
Derby North
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2014
Batley and Spen

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.