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Side-Handled Batons

EDM number 2039 in 1992-93, proposed by Alun Michael on 19/05/1993.

That this House calls on the Home Secretary to recognise the need to offer greater protection to police officers against the threat of violence and injury in the course of their duties; notes the belief among many police officers that use of the expandable side-handled baton would assist to reduce the risk of injury while increasing effectiveness in some dangerous situations; notes also fears that the use of such equipment could change the nature of the relationship between police and public in a way that could bring fresh danger to serving officers; believes that the lack of a sensible response is now increasing the sense of frustration amongst police officers; calls on the Home Secretary to agree to a pilot project involving the use of these batons in a selected area within each of three police forces, offering contrasting conditions for the experiment, with monitoring by the Inspectorate, the Association of Chief Police Officers, the Police Federation and an independent research team on a basis which allows assessment of operational advantages and disadvantages, police opinion, public reaction and consideration of all other relevant factors; urges that the findings of each be reported to the Home Secretary and to the Home Affairs Select Committee whose findings shall also be considered by the Home Secretary in deciding what proposals to lay before Parliament; calls for this course of action to be commenced without delay in order that the issue may be resolved speedily and in an atmosphere of co-operation amongst all concerned; and calls also for other steps to protect police officers and to tackle violence and the causes of violence in British society.

This motion has been signed by a total of 94 MPs.

Alun Michael19/05/1993Cardiff South & PenarthProposed
Paul Flynn19/05/1993Newport WestSigned
Elliot Morley19/05/1993Glanford and ScunthorpeSigned
Mark Fisher19/05/1993Stoke-on-Trent CentralSigned
Jim Dowd19/05/1993Lewisham WestSigned
Terry Davis19/05/1993Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Bryan Davies19/05/1993Oldham Central and RoytonSigned
Alistair Darling19/05/1993Edinburgh CentralSigned
Frank Cook19/05/1993Stockton NorthSigned
Malcolm Chisholm19/05/1993Edinburgh LeithSigned
Stephen Byers19/05/1993WallsendSigned
Nick Brown19/05/1993Newcastle upon Tyne EastSigned
Bill Olner19/05/1993NuneatonSigned
Bill O'Brien19/05/1993NormantonSigned
Paul Murphy19/05/1993TorfaenSigned
Estelle Morris19/05/1993Birmingham, YardleySigned
David Hanson19/05/1993DelynSigned
Mike Gapes19/05/1993Ilford SouthSigned
Neil Gerrard19/05/1993WalthamstowSigned
Nick Ainger19/05/1993PembrokeSigned
Graham Allen19/05/1993Nottingham NorthSigned
Win Griffiths19/05/1993BridgendSigned
Bruce Grocott19/05/1993Wrekin, TheSigned
Janet Anderson19/05/1993Rossendale & DarwenSigned
John Battle19/05/1993Leeds WestSigned
Gerry Bermingham19/05/1993St Helens SouthSigned
Paul Boateng19/05/1993Brent SouthSigned
George Stevenson19/05/1993Stoke-on-Trent SouthSigned
Paddy Tipping19/05/1993SherwoodSigned
Gareth Wardell19/05/1993GowerSigned
Mike Watson19/05/1993Glasgow CentralSigned
Alan Wynne Williams19/05/1993CarmarthenSigned
Tony Wright19/05/1993Cannock and BurntwoodSigned
Alan Milburn19/05/1993DarlingtonSigned
Mike O'Brien19/05/1993North WarwickshireSigned
Colin Pickthall19/05/1993West LancashireSigned
Raymond Powell19/05/1993OgmoreSigned
Bridget Prentice19/05/1993Lewisham EastSigned
Gordon Prentice19/05/1993PendleSigned
Ken Purchase19/05/1993Wolverhampton North EastSigned
Joyce Quin19/05/1993Gateshead EastSigned
Nick Raynsford19/05/1993GreenwichSigned
Allan Rogers19/05/1993RhonddaSigned
Terry Rooney19/05/1993Bradford NorthSigned
Ernie Ross19/05/1993Dundee WestSigned
Joan Ruddock19/05/1993Lewisham, DeptfordSigned
Andrew Smith19/05/1993Oxford EastSigned
Peter Snape19/05/1993West Bromwich EastSigned
Geoff Hoon19/05/1993AshfieldSigned
John McAllion19/05/1993Dundee EastSigned
Kim Howells19/05/1993PontypriddSigned
Andrew Miller19/05/1993Ellesmere Port & NestonSigned
Bill Michie19/05/1993Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Alan Meale19/05/1993MansfieldSigned
William McKelvey19/05/1993Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
Peter Mandelson19/05/1993HartlepoolSigned
Calum MacDonald19/05/1993Na h-Eileanan an IarSigned
Tony Lloyd19/05/1993StretfordSigned
Ron Leighton19/05/1993Newham North EastSigned
Peter Kilfoyle19/05/1993Liverpool, WaltonSigned
Piara S Khabra19/05/1993Ealing, SouthallSigned
Jon Owen Jones19/05/1993Cardiff CentralSigned
Barry Jones19/05/1993Alyn & DeesideSigned
Adam Ingram19/05/1993East KilbrideSigned
Roy Hughes19/05/1993Newport EastSigned
Ken Livingstone20/05/1993Brent EastSigned
Dennis Turner20/05/1993Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Harry Barnes20/05/1993North East DerbyshireSigned
Norman Godman20/05/1993Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
John Evans20/05/1993St Helens NorthSigned
John Cummings20/05/1993EasingtonSigned
Tom Cox20/05/1993TootingSigned
Terry Lewis20/05/1993WorsleySigned
Helen Jackson20/05/1993Sheffield, HillsboroughSigned
Glenda Jackson20/05/1993Hampstead & HighgateSigned
John Heppell20/05/1993Nottingham EastSigned
Peter Hardy20/05/1993WentworthSigned
Peter Pike20/05/1993BurnleySigned
Keith Bradley20/05/1993Manchester, WithingtonSigned
John Hutton24/05/1993Barrow & FurnessSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe24/05/1993LeighSigned
Tony Banks24/05/1993Newham North WestSigned
Ann Coffey25/05/1993StockportSigned
Gerry Steinberg25/05/1993Durham, City ofSigned
Greg Pope25/05/1993HyndburnSigned
Michael Shersby26/05/1993UxbridgeSigned
Edward O'Hara26/05/1993Knowsley SouthSigned
Ian Davidson26/05/1993Glasgow, GovanSigned
John Gunnell08/06/1993Leeds South and MorleySigned
Martyn Jones10/06/1993Clwyd South WestSigned
Bill Etherington10/06/1993Sunderland NorthSigned
Geoffrey Robinson14/06/1993Coventry North WestSigned
Greville Janner16/06/1993Leicester WestSigned
Mike Hall16/06/1993Warrington SouthSigned

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