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ZERO TOLERANCE ON ATTACKS ON FIREFIGHTERS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 600: tabled on 26 October 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 32 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 regret the necessary and strong warning issued by the Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS) about prosecuting people who attack firefighters while they carry out their life saving work in the light of recent physical attacks; agrees with the TWFRS that attacks on crews not only hinder them from fulfilling their role to make our communities safe but also risk putting emergency equipment out of action which could be needed to save a life at any time, and not least around the time of bonfire night; welcomes their decision to employ CCTV on their vehicles and overt and covert methods to prevent such irresponsible and dangerous attacks; and urges the public to co-operate with the fire and rescue service and the police in encouraging zero tolerance of such behaviour against firefighters in the line of their duty to protect the community.

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.

Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 October 2015
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 28 October 2015
East Londonderry
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2016
Bolton North East
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2015
Leyton and Wanstead
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 28 October 2015
Belfast North
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 27 October 2015
Foyle
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2015
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2015
Vauxhall
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2015
Luton North
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2015
Knowsley
Hussain, Imran
Labour
Signed on 29 October 2015
Bradford East
Mactaggart, Fiona
Labour
Signed on 29 October 2015
Slough
McDonald, Andy
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2015
Middlesbrough
McGinn, Conor
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2015
St Helens North
McInnes, Liz
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2015
Heywood and Middleton
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2015
Mansfield
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2015
Gateshead
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 October 2015
East Renfrewshire
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2015
Bolton South East
Rimmer, Marie
Labour
Signed on 29 October 2015
St Helens South and Whiston
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 29 October 2015
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 28 October 2015
Upper Bann
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2015
Bolsover
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 October 2015
Glasgow South West
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 October 2015
Glasgow Central
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 November 2015
Central Ayrshire

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.