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Immobilisation Of Ambulances

EDM number 261 in 1989-90, proposed by Harry Cohen on 09/01/1990.

That this House condemns the action of Senior Health Service Management on 8th January in taking away the motor bays from all but two ambulances at Whipps Cross Ambulance Station, Leytonstone; notes with grave concern that there were three emergency calls at the same time requiring ambulances in the area on the morning of 9th January and so condemns the management for callously placing at risk those in desperate need of ambulance assistance; further notes that because of management action at Whipps Cross and Buckhurst Hill ambulance depots there are now 35 ambulances without keys and only three with keys despite ambulance workers repeated preparedness to help in emergencies, notes that this 'keys away' policy will mean much unnecessary suffering and loss of lives in the event of a serious accident requiring swift, expert paramedical response; is further concerned that a fitter was told verbally to remove the rotor arms from ambulances to make them immobile but has refused to do so in the absence of a specific written instruction, and regards this as outright vandalism; and is aware that this life-threatening vandalism is being carried out at the behest and on the behalf of the Conservative Government.

This motion has been signed by a total of 50 MPs.

Harry Cohen09/01/1990LeytonProposed
Dennis Skinner09/01/1990BolsoverSigned
Frank Cook10/01/1990Stockton NorthSigned
Robert Wareing10/01/1990Liverpool, West DerbySigned
Tony Banks10/01/1990Newham North WestSigned
Win Griffiths10/01/1990BridgendSigned
Norman Godman10/01/1990Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
John Cummings10/01/1990EasingtonSigned
Keith Bradley10/01/1990Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Bill Michie10/01/1990Sheffield, HeeleySigned
William McKelvey10/01/1990Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
John McAllion10/01/1990Dundee EastSigned
Ernie Ross10/01/1990Dundee WestSigned
Jeff Rooker10/01/1990Birmingham, Perry BarrSigned
Martin Redmond10/01/1990Don ValleySigned
Robert Parry10/01/1990Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Harry Barnes11/01/1990North East DerbyshireSigned
John Battle11/01/1990Leeds WestSigned
Diane Abbott11/01/1990Hackney North & Stoke NewingtonSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie11/01/1990Glasgow, PollokSigned
Frank Doran11/01/1990Aberdeen SouthSigned
Alice Mahon11/01/1990HalifaxSigned
Tony Lloyd11/01/1990StretfordSigned
Eric Illsley11/01/1990Barnsley CentralSigned
Peter Hardy11/01/1990WentworthSigned
Dawn Primarolo11/01/1990Bristol SouthSigned
Jeremy Corbyn11/01/1990Islington NorthSigned
Eddie Loyden12/01/1990Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Tom Cox12/01/1990TootingSigned
Keith Vaz12/01/1990Leicester EastSigned
Ron Leighton15/01/1990Newham North EastSigned
Ian McCartney15/01/1990MakerfieldSigned
Alan Meale15/01/1990MansfieldSigned
Alun Michael15/01/1990Cardiff South & PenarthSigned
Ronnie Campbell15/01/1990Blyth ValleySigned
David Hinchliffe16/01/1990WakefieldSigned
James Wray16/01/1990Glasgow ProvanSigned
Jimmy Hood17/01/1990ClydesdaleSigned
George Galloway17/01/1990Glasgow HillheadSigned
Kevin Barron17/01/1990Rother ValleySigned
Mildred Gordon18/01/1990Bow and PoplarSigned
Tommy Graham18/01/1990Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Dennis Turner18/01/1990Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Joan Ruddock22/01/1990Lewisham, DeptfordSigned
Jack Thompson23/01/1990WansbeckSigned
Audrey Wise23/01/1990PrestonSigned
Allan Rogers25/01/1990RhonddaSigned
Doug Hoyle29/01/1990Warrington NorthSigned
Martyn Jones31/01/1990Clwyd South WestSigned
Max Madden13/02/1990Bradford WestSigned

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