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Future Of The 999 Service

EDM number 839 in 1991-92, proposed by Peter Hain on 10/03/1992.

That this House calls on the Government to reject the proposal from the Office for Telecommunications to hive off the 999 emergency operator service to an independent agency, since the new 999 service will employ less than 700 operators in just three centres, whereas it is currently fully integrated into the comprehensive nationwide British Telecom network of operator centres employing some 8,000 staff specially trained in all the skills needed to handle emergency calls and able to switch from their general duties to handle priority 999 calls during disasters or emergencies, and since concentrating such 999 calls into just three centres in England, Wales and Scotland can only be at the cost of local knowledge and pronunciation of places and names often vital for a speedy and accurate response from the police, ambulance and fire services, thus endangering lives and personal security.

This motion has been signed by a total of 78 MPs.

Peter Hain10/03/1992NeathProposed
Jeremy Corbyn10/03/1992Islington NorthSigned
Nigel Griffiths10/03/1992Edinburgh SouthSigned
Alistair Darling10/03/1992Edinburgh CentralSigned
Gwyneth Dunwoody10/03/1992Crewe & NantwichSigned
Derek Enright10/03/1992HemsworthSigned
Harry Ewing10/03/1992Falkirk EastSigned
Andrew Faulds10/03/1992Warley EastSigned
George Foulkes10/03/1992Carrick, Cumnock and Doon ValleySigned
Maria Fyfe10/03/1992Glasgow, MaryhillSigned
Diane Abbott10/03/1992Hackney North & Stoke NewingtonSigned
Win Griffiths10/03/1992BridgendSigned
Donald Anderson10/03/1992Swansea EastSigned
Hilary Armstrong10/03/1992North West DurhamSigned
Joe Ashton10/03/1992BassetlawSigned
Tony Banks10/03/1992Newham North WestSigned
Kevin Barron10/03/1992Rother ValleySigned
Stuart Bell10/03/1992MiddlesbroughSigned
Joe Benton10/03/1992BootleSigned
Gavin Strang10/03/1992Edinburgh EastSigned
Jack Thompson10/03/1992WansbeckSigned
Keith Vaz10/03/1992Leicester EastSigned
Gareth Wardell10/03/1992GowerSigned
Mike Watson10/03/1992Glasgow CentralSigned
Alan Wynne Williams10/03/1992CarmarthenSigned
Audrey Wise10/03/1992PrestonSigned
Tony Worthington10/03/1992Clydebank & MilngavieSigned
David Clelland10/03/1992Tyne BridgeSigned
Max Madden10/03/1992Bradford WestSigned
Dawn Primarolo10/03/1992Bristol SouthSigned
Joyce Quin10/03/1992Gateshead EastSigned
Allan Rogers10/03/1992RhonddaSigned
Andrew Smith10/03/1992Oxford EastSigned
Chris Smith10/03/1992Islington South & FinsburySigned
John Smith10/03/1992Vale of GlamorganSigned
Peter Hardy10/03/1992WentworthSigned
Sylvia Heal10/03/1992Staffordshire MidSigned
Kate Hoey10/03/1992VauxhallSigned
Kim Howells10/03/1992PontypriddSigned
Greville Janner10/03/1992Leicester WestSigned
Keith Bradley10/03/1992Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Ashok Kumar10/03/1992LangbaurghSigned
Robin Corbett10/03/1992Birmingham, ErdingtonSigned
Tom Clarke10/03/1992Monklands WestSigned
Dale Campbell-Savours10/03/1992WorkingtonSigned
Paul Murphy10/03/1992TorfaenSigned
John McWilliam10/03/1992BlaydonSigned
John McAllion10/03/1992Dundee EastSigned
David Marshall10/03/1992Glasgow, ShettlestonSigned
Alice Mahon10/03/1992HalifaxSigned
Eddie Loyden10/03/1992Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Geoffrey Lofthouse10/03/1992Pontefract & CastlefordSigned
Joan Lestor10/03/1992EcclesSigned
Bob Cryer11/03/1992Bradford SouthSigned
Harry Barnes11/03/1992North East DerbyshireSigned
John Evans11/03/1992St Helens NorthSigned
Alexander Eadie11/03/1992MidlothianSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe11/03/1992LeighSigned
John Cummings11/03/1992EasingtonSigned
Gordon Oakes11/03/1992HaltonSigned
William McKelvey11/03/1992Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
Eric Illsley11/03/1992Barnsley CentralSigned
Ernie Ross11/03/1992Dundee WestSigned
Martin Redmond11/03/1992Don ValleySigned
Frank Cook11/03/1992Stockton NorthSigned
Ronnie Campbell12/03/1992Blyth ValleySigned
Norman Godman12/03/1992Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie12/03/1992Glasgow, PollokSigned
Frank Doran12/03/1992Aberdeen SouthSigned
Terry Davis12/03/1992Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Harry Cohen12/03/1992LeytonSigned
Edward O'Hara12/03/1992Knowsley SouthSigned
Dennis Skinner12/03/1992BolsoverSigned
Peter Pike12/03/1992BurnleySigned
Alan Meale13/03/1992MansfieldSigned
Bill Michie13/03/1992Sheffield, HeeleySigned
John Battle13/03/1992Leeds WestSigned
Gerry Steinberg13/03/1992Durham, City ofSigned

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