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Mandatory Rear Seat Belt Wearing

EDM number 1102 in 1989-90, proposed by Stephen Day on 13/06/1990.

That this House is concerned that during 1988 there were over 23, 000 rear seat casualties in car accidents who were not wearing a seat belt, including 4,000 serious casualties and over 300 deaths; notes that since front seat belt wearing became compulsory, adults are now twice as likely to be injured in the rear than in the front of cars; recognises that unrestrained rearseat passengers kill and injure other car occupants as well as themselves; accepts that rear seat belts may reduce deaths and serious injuries by two-thirds; regrets that while around 50 per cent. of cars are fitted with belts only 11 per cent. of adults use them; notes that mandatory rear seat laws overseas have significantly increased wearing rates; further notes that a recent Gallup survey reported that 82 per cent. of participants were in favour of the mandatory use of rear seat belts; welcomes the support of motoring, medical and safety organisations and the motor industry for such a measure; notes the important contribution that this measure will make to his target of reducing casualties by two-thirds by the year 2000; and calls upon the Secretary of State for Transport to initiate a consultation process speedily with a view to the introduction of the mandatory use of rear seat belts, where fitted, in cars and taxis as soon as possible.

This motion has been signed by a total of 94 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Stephen Day13/06/1990CheadleProposed
Barry Sheerman13/06/1990HuddersfieldSigned
Ronnie Fearn13/06/1990SouthportSigned
David Knox13/06/1990Staffordshire MoorlandsSigned
David Marshall13/06/1990Glasgow, ShettlestonSigned
Jerry Hayes14/06/1990HarlowSigned
Archy Kirkwood14/06/1990Roxburgh & BerwickshireSigned
John McAllion14/06/1990Dundee EastSigned
William McKelvey14/06/1990Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
John Ward14/06/1990PooleSigned
Ernie Ross14/06/1990Dundee WestSigned
Russell Johnston15/06/1990Inverness, Nairn and LochaberSigned
Alex Carlile15/06/1990MontgomerySigned
Tom Cox15/06/1990TootingSigned
Roy Hughes18/06/1990Newport EastSigned
Norman Hogg18/06/1990Cumbernauld & KilsythSigned
Austin Mitchell19/06/1990Great GrimsbySigned
Jimmy Dunnachie19/06/1990Glasgow, PollokSigned
Elizabeth Peacock20/06/1990Batley & SpenSigned
John Smith21/06/1990Vale of GlamorganSigned
David Hinchliffe21/06/1990WakefieldSigned
Gwyneth Dunwoody21/06/1990Crewe & NantwichSigned
Jack Thompson21/06/1990WansbeckSigned
Tony Lloyd22/06/1990StretfordSigned
Douglas French25/06/1990GloucesterSigned
Simon Coombs25/06/1990SwindonSigned
Jack Aspinwall26/06/1990WansdykeSigned
Andrew Faulds03/07/1990Warley EastSigned
Gerry Bermingham11/07/1990St Helens SouthSigned
Jim Wallace11/07/1990Orkney & ShetlandSigned
Alan Haselhurst12/07/1990Saffron WaldenSigned
Greville Janner12/07/1990Leicester WestSigned
John Marek12/07/1990WrexhamSigned
Roger Moate12/07/1990FavershamSigned
Alf Morris12/07/1990Manchester WythenshaweSigned
Harry Cohen12/07/1990LeytonSigned
Charles Kennedy16/07/1990Ross and Cromarty and SkyeSigned
Dafydd Wigley16/07/1990CaernarfonSigned
Gareth Wardell16/07/1990GowerSigned
Eric Martlew16/07/1990CarlisleSigned
John Gilbert17/07/1990Dudley EastSigned
Anthony Grant17/07/1990Cambridge South WestSigned
Chris Smith18/07/1990Islington South & FinsburySigned
Martyn Jones24/07/1990Clwyd South WestSigned
Joan Ruddock25/07/1990Lewisham, DeptfordSigned
Mo Mowlam26/07/1990RedcarSigned
Gerard Vaughan06/09/1990Reading EastSigned
Tommy Graham06/09/1990Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Martin Smyth18/10/1990Belfast SouthSigned
Kim Howells18/10/1990PontypriddSigned
John Hunt18/10/1990RavensbourneSigned
Tam Dalyell18/10/1990LinlithgowSigned
Den Dover18/10/1990ChorleySigned
Win Griffiths18/10/1990BridgendSigned
Stuart Bell18/10/1990MiddlesbroughSigned
Tony Worthington19/10/1990Clydebank & MilngavieSigned
Robert Litherland22/10/1990Manchester CentralSigned
Julian Brazier22/10/1990CanterburySigned
James Wray22/10/1990Glasgow ProvanSigned
Tim Smith23/10/1990BeaconsfieldSigned
Michael Colvin23/10/1990Romsey and WatersideSigned
Richard Livsey24/10/1990Brecon and RadnorSigned
Joan Walley24/10/1990Stoke-on-Trent NorthSigned
Robert Wareing25/10/1990Liverpool, West DerbySigned
Peter Thurnham25/10/1990Bolton North EastSigned
John Battle25/10/1990Leeds WestSigned
Jeremy Hanley25/10/1990Richmond and BarnesSigned
Graham Allen25/10/1990Nottingham NorthSigned
Paul Flynn25/10/1990Newport WestSigned
John Evans25/10/1990St Helens NorthSigned
Alun Michael25/10/1990Cardiff South & PenarthSigned
Kenneth Eastham25/10/1990Manchester, BlackleySigned
Ron Davies25/10/1990CaerphillySigned
Robin Corbett25/10/1990Birmingham, ErdingtonSigned
Michael Clark25/10/1990RochfordSigned
Keith Bradley25/10/1990Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Terry Patchett25/10/1990Barnsley EastSigned
Doug Henderson25/10/1990Newcastle upon Tyne NorthSigned
Jimmy Hood25/10/1990ClydesdaleSigned
Geraint Howells25/10/1990Ceredigion and Pembroke NorthSigned
Adam Ingram25/10/1990East KilbrideSigned
Ieuan Wyn Jones25/10/1990Ynys MSigned
Ian McCartney25/10/1990MakerfieldSigned
Rhodri Morgan25/10/1990Cardiff WestSigned
Paul Murphy25/10/1990TorfaenSigned
Roland Boyes25/10/1990Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Ronnie Campbell25/10/1990Blyth ValleySigned
Seamus Mallon26/10/1990Newry & ArmaghSigned
Ray Michie26/10/1990Argyll & ButeSigned
John McWilliam29/10/1990BlaydonSigned
David Blunkett29/10/1990Sheffield, BrightsideSigned
Winston Churchill30/10/1990DavyhulmeSigned
David Tredinnick31/10/1990BosworthSigned
George YoungUnknownWithdrawn

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