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EDM (Early Day Motion) 1474: tabled on 03 July 2018

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 22 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House pays tribute to the young children who have sadly lost their life while playing on bouncy castles; notes the very negative effects that severe weather conditions can have on these inflatables; is aware of the case in Harlow in Summer 2016 where a young child tragically lost her life after the bouncy castle blew away in high winds due to incorrect mooring; is shocked to hear of the death of a three-year-old in Norfolk on 1 July 2018, potentially due to the effect of severe hot weather on the bouncy castle; notes, therefore, that the annual inspections of equipment are insufficient to ensure the safety of the public; further notes that inspection at installation of the inflatable could ensure greater safety for users; and therefore urges the Government to conduct a fundamental review into the legislation surrounding bouncy castles and, specifically, the inspection regime for such installations.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.