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CLASSIFICATION OF CHILDREN'S FANCY DRESS CLOTHES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 80: tabled on 04 June 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 44 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 with concern that, at present, children's fancy dress costumes are classified as toys and, as such, are not necessarily fire-proofed or retardant; further notes that whilst fancy dress clothes have passed a flammability test and been awarded a CE mark this test, known as an EN71 test, was designed to test toys and not clothes, and is only suitable for toys which burn a lot slower than fancy dress clothes; further notes that the number of children admitted to hospital with injuries resulting from a fancy dress costume catching alight is increasing; further notes that this could be prevented by simply changing the classification of fancy dress clothing from toys to clothes; and calls on the Government to investigate this issue and to review classification criteria urgently to ensure that fancy dress clothing is properly classified and undergoes proper flammability testing to promote safety for children and adults alike and to significantly reduce the risk of accidents occurring.

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.

Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2015
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 June 2015
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2015
Blyth Valley
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2015
Islington North
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 June 2015
Inverclyde
Cox, Jo
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2015
Batley and Spen
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2015
Bolton North East
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 June 2015
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Docherty, Martin John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 June 2015
West Dunbartonshire
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 June 2015
Belfast North
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 8 June 2015
Foyle
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 11 June 2015
Ribble Valley
Ferrier, Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 June 2015
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Flello, Robert
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2015
Stoke-on-Trent South
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2015
Newport West
Foxcroft, Vicky
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2015
Lewisham, Deptford
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 June 2015
North Ayrshire and Arran
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2015
Birmingham, Hall Green
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 June 2015
Airdrie and Shotts
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 10 June 2015
North Down
Mactaggart, Fiona
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2015
Slough
Main, Mrs Anne
Conservative
Signed on 5 November 2015
St Albans
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2015
York Central
Matheson, Christian
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2015
City of Chester
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 10 June 2015
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2015
Hayes and Harlington
McInnes, Liz
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2015
Heywood and Middleton
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 June 2015
Falkirk
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2015
Mansfield
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 July 2015
Glasgow North West
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2015
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 June 2015
East Renfrewshire
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2015
Bolton South East
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 9 June 2015
South Down
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 10 June 2015
Belfast East
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2015
Liverpool, Walton
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 June 2015
Strangford
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 June 2015
Midlothian

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.