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COUNTERFEIT PRODUCTS ONLINE AND ELECTRICAL SAFETY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 632: tabled on 15 December 2014

Tabled in the 2014-15 session.

This motion has been signed by 47 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 recognises the work of Electrical Safety First, a charity dedicated to preventing deaths, injuries and damage caused by electricity, to raise awareness of people being put at risk by a new trend in which thousands of potentially dangerous counterfeit products are out on sale on social media; notes that sales of illegal, fake goods on social media have increased by nearly 15 per cent in the last year; further notes that, in the past year, the percentage of counterfeit goods seized by authorities because they posed a threat to people's health and safety has doubled, with the number of mobile telephones seized for this reason increasing by over 50 per cent in the last year; further notes that counterfeit electrical products often contain faulty parts, causing electric shocks, overheating and the ability to catch fire contributing to nearly 6,000 house fires; and calls on the Government to assess and tackle the number of dangerous counterfeit electrical goods being sold on social media in the UK.

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 12 January 2015
Blaydon
Barron, Kevin
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2015
Rother Valley
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2015
Bootle
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 2014
Worthing West
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 6 January 2015
East Londonderry
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2014
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2014
Gower
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2015
North Ayrshire and Arran
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2015
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2014
Bolton North East
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 17 December 2014
Belfast North
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2015
Lewisham West and Penge
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 16 December 2014
Foyle
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 January 2015
St Ives
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2014
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2014
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
Signed on 16 December 2014
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Sir Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 January 2015
North Devon
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 17 December 2014
North Down
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2015
Lanark and Hamilton East
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 6 January 2015
Luton North
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2014
Knowsley
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2014
Wansbeck
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 January 2015
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 17 December 2014
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 6 January 2015
South Antrim
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2014
Hayes and Harlington
McGovern, Jim
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2015
Dundee West
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2015
Easington
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 2014
Leeds North West
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2014
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 17 December 2014
South Down
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2015
Liverpool, Walton
Russell, Sir Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 2014
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 January 2015
Torbay
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 7 January 2015
Upper Bann
Stunell, Sir Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 January 2015
Hazel Grove
Thornton, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 January 2015
Eastleigh
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 17 December 2014
Arfon
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 January 2015
Ceredigion
Williamson, Chris
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2014
Derby North

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.