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CONSTRUCTION FATALITIES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1117: tabled on 22 February 2016

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 33 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 alarmed that the length of time between a construction fatal accident occurring and a prosecution beginning is increasing, as in 2014-15 the average time between a construction fatal accident and a prosecution starting was 879 days; believes these delays are intolerable and for the families involved justice delayed must feel like justice denied; views with extreme concern that although the number of fatalities in construction has declined the percentage of prosecutions following a construction death being undertaken by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has fallen considerably and in 2010-11 the HSE managed to mount a prosecution in just 31 per cent of fatal accidents, and subsequent years reveal similarly low rates of prosecutions; and resolves to ensure that companies guilty in causing the death of a worker do not avoid justice and that delays in prosecuting companies are dramatically reduced.

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.

Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2016
Sheffield South East
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 11 April 2016
Sheffield Central
Cadbury, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2016
Brentford and Isleworth
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2016
Blyth Valley
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2016
West Lancashire
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2016
Bolton North East
Dowd, Peter
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2016
Bootle
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 24 February 2016
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2016
Liverpool, Riverside
Esterson, Bill
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2016
Sefton Central
Fitzpatrick, Jim
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2016
Poplar and Limehouse
Fletcher, Colleen
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2016
Coventry North East
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2016
Newport West
Irranca-Davies, Huw
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2016
Ogmore
Jones, Graham
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2016
Hyndburn
Mahmood, Mr Khalid
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2016
Birmingham, Perry Barr
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2016
Glasgow North East
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2016
Mansfield
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2016
Gateshead
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2016
Bolton South East
Rimmer, Marie
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2016
St Helens South and Whiston
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 29 February 2016
Strangford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2016
Ealing, Southall
Smeeth, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2016
Stoke-on-Trent North
Spellar, John
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2016
Warley
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 February 2016
Glasgow South West
Streeting, Wes
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2016
Ilford North

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.