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PRIVATISED FIREWORK SAFETY CAMPAIGN

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1070: tabled on 19 April 1994

Tabled in the 1993-94 session.

This motion has been signed by 86 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 blinkered ideology and the privatisation of last year's firework safety campaign has contributed to a rise in the number of injuries to over 1,000, a 20 year high; notes that the Government ignored repeated warnings from safety experts and others that the privatised campaign would be a disaster; notes that when civil servants ran the safety campaign firework injuires were less than 1,000; notes that the Government gave the contract to a French company subsidiary, Euro RSCG, and doubled the budget previously administered by civil servants to ú160,000; notes that the Minister cancelled the key firework safety booklet, Safer Displays, against the advice of civil servants and to the consternation of Britain's fire chiefs; notes that the fire posters produced by Europe RSCG were so poor that fire departments refused to circulate them and that television advertisements were so ineffective that they were cancelled; calls on Euro RSCG to return the fee they received from the DTI and compensate the victims of firework injuries; requests the National Audit Office and the Committee of Public Accounts to investigate how this campaign came to be privatised and why the spending of public money was so ineffective, and to make recommendations to ensure that future firework safety campaigns are run effectively by experienced civil servants and fire safety experts; and regrets that Ministers are seeking to abolish the licensing of imported fireworks, thus putting the public at risk from potentially dangerous category 4 fireworks.

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.

Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 20 April 1994
York
Bradley, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 19 April 1994
Manchester, Withington
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 20 April 1994
Birmingham, Northfield
Callaghan, James
Labour
Signed on 21 April 1994
Heywood and Middleton
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 20 April 1994
Blyth Valley
Carlile, Alex
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 April 1994
Montgomery
Chisholm, Mr Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 20 April 1994
Edinburgh, Leith
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 22 April 1994
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clarke, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 21 April 1994
Midlothian
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 21 April 1994
Tyne Bridge
Coffey, Ann
Labour
Signed on 19 April 1994
Stockport
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 25 April 1994
Leyton
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 25 April 1994
Falkirk East
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 21 April 1994
Islington North
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 21 April 1994
Tooting
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 20 April 1994
Easington
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 20 April 1994
Leigh
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 20 April 1994
Glasgow, Govan
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 21 April 1994
Lewisham West
Dunnachie, Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 19 April 1994
Glasgow, Pollok
Eagle, Angela
Labour
Signed on 19 April 1994
Wallasey
Enright, Derek
Labour
Signed on 21 April 1994
Hemsworth
Evans, John
Labour
Signed on 20 April 1994
St Helens North
Faulds, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 20 April 1994
Warley East
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 21 April 1994
Newport West
Galloway, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 29 April 1994
Glasgow, Hillhead
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 20 April 1994
Greenock and Port Glasgow
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 21 April 1994
Birmingham, Small Heath
Graham, Mr Tommy
Labour
Signed on 21 April 1994
Renfrew West and Inverclyde
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 19 April 1994
Bridgend
Grocott, Mr Bruce
Labour
Signed on 26 April 1994
The Wrekin
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 21 April 1994
Morley and Leeds South
Hall, Mr Mike
Labour
Signed on 21 April 1994
Warrington South
Hanson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 21 April 1994
Delyn
Hardy, Peter
Labour
Signed on 20 April 1994
Wentworth
Heppell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 20 April 1994
Nottingham East
Hill, Keith
Labour
Signed on 21 April 1994
Streatham
Hogg, Norman
Labour
Signed on 20 April 1994
Cumbernauld and Kilsyth
Howells, Dr Kim
Labour
Signed on 20 April 1994
Pontypridd
Hughes, Roy
Labour
Signed on 21 April 1994
Newport East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 20 April 1994
Barnsley Central
Ingram, Mr Adam
Labour
Signed on 19 April 1994
East Kilbride
Jamieson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 19 April 1994
Plymouth, Devonport
Jones, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 20 April 1994
Alyn and Deeside
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 20 April 1994
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 19 April 1994
Clwyd South West
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 26 April 1994
Brent East
Loyden, Eddie
Labour
Signed on 20 April 1994
Liverpool, Garston
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 20 April 1994
Halifax
Maxton, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 19 April 1994
Glasgow, Cathcart
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 19 April 1994
Dundee East
McFall, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 19 April 1994
Dumbarton
McKelvey, William
Labour
Signed on 19 April 1994
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
McMaster, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 20 April 1994
Paisley South
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 21 April 1994
Mansfield
Michael, Alun
Labour
Signed on 19 April 1994
Cardiff South and Penarth
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 19 April 1994
Sheffield, Heeley
Milburn, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 21 April 1994
Darlington
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 28 April 1994
Ellesmere Port and Neston
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 20 April 1994
Knowsley South
O'Neill, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 19 April 1994
Clackmannan
Patchett, Terry
Labour
Signed on 20 April 1994
Barnsley East
Pickthall, Mr Colin
Labour
Signed on 20 April 1994
West Lancashire
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 21 April 1994
Burnley
Prentice, Bridget
Labour
Signed on 20 April 1994
Lewisham East
Primarolo, Dawn
Labour
Signed on 20 April 1994
Bristol South
Purchase, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 19 April 1994
Wolverhampton North East
Redmond, Martin
Labour
Signed on 20 April 1994
Don Valley
Roche, Mrs Barbara
Labour
Signed on 19 April 1994
Hornsey and Wood Green
Rogers, Mr Allan
Labour
Signed on 19 April 1994
Rhondda
Rooker, Mr Jeff
Labour
Signed on 20 April 1994
Birmingham, Perry Barr
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 20 April 1994
Dundee West
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 25 April 1994
Lewisham, Deptford
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 21 April 1994
City of Durham
Tipping, Paddy
Labour
Signed on 25 April 1994
Sherwood
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 21 April 1994
Wolverhampton South East
Wallace, Mr Jim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 April 1994
Orkney and Shetland
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 26 April 1994
Liverpool, West Derby
Watson, Mike
Labour
Signed on 20 April 1994
Glasgow Central
Wilson, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 19 April 1994
Cunninghame North

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.