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UN World Drowning Prevention Day

EDM (Early Day Motion) 351: tabled on 21 July 2021

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 29 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House welcomes the UN General Assembly’s adoption of its first ever resolution on global drowning prevention; recognises the first ever UN World Drowning Prevention Day on 25 July 2021 and deeply regrets that almost 4,000 people in the UK lost their lives in water accidents from 2009-20 according to the Water Incidents Database; acknowledges that most water accidents could be prevented with simple, low cost awareness-raising measures; and calls on the Government to work with school leaders and the National Water Safety Forum, a network of voluntary organisations working together to reduce water-related deaths, to ensure water safety is taught to a high standard in every school.

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.

Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 22 July 2021
Eltham
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 July 2021
Glasgow Central
Mishra, Navendu
Labour
Signed on 22 July 2021
Stockport
Corbyn, Jeremy
Independent
Signed on 22 July 2021
Islington North
Lewell-Buck, Mrs Emma
Labour
Signed on 22 July 2021
South Shields
Ali, Rushanara
Labour
Signed on 22 July 2021
Bethnal Green and Bow
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 July 2021
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
Signed on 22 July 2021
Streatham
Morris, Grahame
Labour
Signed on 6 September 2021
Easington
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 6 September 2021
Jarrow
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 September 2021
North Ayrshire and Arran
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 6 September 2021
West Lancashire
Ferrier, Margaret
Independent
Signed on 6 September 2021
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Girvan, Paul
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 6 September 2021
South Antrim
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 September 2021
Motherwell and Wishaw
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 September 2021
Oxford West and Abingdon
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 September 2021
Bath
Knight, Sir Greg
Conservative
Signed on 18 August 2021
East Yorkshire
Whitley, Mick
Labour
Signed on 23 August 2021
Birkenhead
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 September 2021
Dundee West
Eagle, Dame Angela
Labour
Signed on 7 September 2021
Wallasey
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 September 2021
Glasgow North West
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 17 September 2021
Hayes and Harlington

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.