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EDM number 302 in 1989-90, proposed by Stephen Day on 15/01/1990.

That this House deplores the fact that around 20,000 casualties are injured each year in alcohol-related accidents on British roads, half of whom are innocent victims of the excess alcohol offender; notes that research and practice has shown that the best way to deter potential excess alcohol offenders is to increase the likelihood of detection by the police; further notes the police view, which has been re-stated following the mixed results of the Christmas campaign, that existing legislation is failing to deter a reckless minority; acknowledges the broad support from the public, the professions and a wide range of organisations for the introduction of an additional police power to conduct random breath testing within the prescribed context of a roadside checkpoint which has been properly authorised, controlled and signposted; further notes that 3,000 out of 3,400 responses to the Government consultation exercise favoured a significant extension of breath testing powers; and calls upon Her Majesty's Government to introduce the necessary amending legislation as soon as possible.

This motion has been signed by a total of 67 MPs.

Stephen Day15/01/1990CheadleProposed
Chris Mullin15/01/1990Sunderland SouthSigned
Peter Pike15/01/1990BurnleySigned
Emma Nicholson15/01/1990Torridge & West DevonSigned
Gordon Oakes15/01/1990HaltonSigned
Roland Boyes15/01/1990Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Richard Caborn15/01/1990Sheffield CentralSigned
Ron Davies15/01/1990CaerphillySigned
John Evans15/01/1990St Helens NorthSigned
Margaret Ewing15/01/1990MoraySigned
Ronnie Fearn15/01/1990SouthportSigned
Anthony Grant15/01/1990Cambridge South WestSigned
David Alton15/01/1990Liverpool Mossley HillSigned
Hilary Armstrong15/01/1990North West DurhamSigned
John Battle15/01/1990Leeds WestSigned
Matthew Taylor15/01/1990TruroSigned
Malcolm Thornton15/01/1990CrosbySigned
Keith Vaz15/01/1990Leicester EastSigned
Gareth Wardell15/01/1990GowerSigned
Alan Wynne Williams15/01/1990CarmarthenSigned
David Winnick15/01/1990Walsall NorthSigned
Nigel Spearing15/01/1990Newham SouthSigned
Mo Mowlam15/01/1990RedcarSigned
Elizabeth Peacock15/01/1990Batley & SpenSigned
Jeff Rooker15/01/1990Birmingham, Perry BarrSigned
Andrew Rowe15/01/1990Kent MidSigned
Barry Sheerman15/01/1990HuddersfieldSigned
Clare Short15/01/1990Birmingham, LadywoodSigned
John Smith15/01/1990Vale of GlamorganSigned
Peter Hardy15/01/1990WentworthSigned
Jerry Hayes15/01/1990HarlowSigned
John Home Robertson15/01/1990East LothianSigned
Robert Hughes15/01/1990Aberdeen NorthSigned
Charles Kennedy15/01/1990Ross and Cromarty and SkyeSigned
James Kilfedder15/01/1990North DownSigned
Ken Livingstone15/01/1990Brent EastSigned
David Marshall15/01/1990Glasgow, ShettlestonSigned
Eric Martlew15/01/1990CarlisleSigned
Ian McCartney15/01/1990MakerfieldSigned
Alun Michael15/01/1990Cardiff South & PenarthSigned
William McKelvey16/01/1990Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
Bill Walker16/01/1990North TaysideSigned
Jack Aspinwall16/01/1990WansdykeSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie16/01/1990Glasgow, PollokSigned
Terry Davis16/01/1990Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
John McAllion16/01/1990Dundee EastSigned
Kate Hoey16/01/1990VauxhallSigned
David Hinchliffe16/01/1990WakefieldSigned
Ernie Ross16/01/1990Dundee WestSigned
John Cummings16/01/1990EasingtonSigned
Joan Ruddock17/01/1990Lewisham, DeptfordSigned
Ieuan Wyn Jones17/01/1990Ynys MSigned
Tony Lloyd17/01/1990StretfordSigned
George Galloway17/01/1990Glasgow HillheadSigned
Win Griffiths17/01/1990BridgendSigned
Kevin Barron17/01/1990Rother ValleySigned
Alex Salmond18/01/1990Banff & BuchanSigned
Tommy Graham18/01/1990Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Llin Golding18/01/1990Newcastle-under-LymeSigned
Terry Lewis18/01/1990WorsleySigned
Ian Bruce22/01/1990South DorsetSigned
Donald Anderson22/01/1990Swansea EastSigned
Eric Illsley23/01/1990Barnsley CentralSigned
Ann Taylor23/01/1990DewsburySigned
Jack Thompson23/01/1990WansbeckSigned
Audrey Wise23/01/1990PrestonSigned
John Garrett24/01/1990Norwich SouthSigned

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