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EDM number 444 in 1991-92, proposed by Dave Nellist on 19/12/1991.

That this House recognises the sterling campaign of Mr Deryck Senior, father of the late Dr Robin Q. Senior MD, to seek protective statutory legislation limiting the duty hours and periods of work required of junior hospital doctors, particularly during their first vulnerable year; notes that legislation exists controlling conditions of work and rest for lorry drivers and airline pilots, but not doctors; supports the immediate introduction, with full consultation with the representative organisations involved, of (a) maximum duty hours in any one day of 12, with a minimum of 12 hours off before and after each shift, (b) only five days duty maximum in any one week, (c) minimum and flexible refreshment periods of a least two hours 24 minutes per 12 hour shift, (d) minimum vacation of one week per quarter and (e) during the first month of appointment a limit on the daily hours to eight, between 9 am and 5 pm, Monday to Friday, and with any induction programme being held on the first day of appointment; and looks forward to the expansion of training and recruitment of doctors and the establishment, for all health workers, of a 35 hour week.

This motion has been signed by a total of 27 MPs.

Dave Nellist19/12/1991Coventry South EastProposed
Dennis Skinner20/12/1991BolsoverSigned
Terry Davis13/01/1992Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Eddie Loyden14/01/1992Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Bill Michie14/01/1992Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Frank Cook14/01/1992Stockton NorthSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie14/01/1992Glasgow, PollokSigned
Maria Fyfe14/01/1992Glasgow, MaryhillSigned
Harry Barnes14/01/1992North East DerbyshireSigned
Ronald Brown15/01/1992Edinburgh LeithSigned
Tony Banks15/01/1992Newham North WestSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe15/01/1992LeighSigned
Ronnie Campbell15/01/1992Blyth ValleySigned
Ian McCartney15/01/1992MakerfieldSigned
Alice Mahon15/01/1992HalifaxSigned
Roy Hughes15/01/1992Newport EastSigned
Robert Parry15/01/1992Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Alan Meale16/01/1992MansfieldSigned
Keith Bradley16/01/1992Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Audrey Wise16/01/1992PrestonSigned
Win Griffiths21/01/1992BridgendSigned
Martin Redmond22/01/1992Don ValleySigned
Tommy Graham23/01/1992Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Michael Welsh23/01/1992Doncaster NorthSigned
Martyn Jones03/02/1992Clwyd South WestSigned
John Garrett03/02/1992Norwich SouthSigned
Jack Thompson10/02/1992WansbeckSigned

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