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EDM number 1056 in 1993-94, proposed by Dawn Primarolo on 19/04/1994.

That this House notes that junior doctors consist of hospital house officers, senior house officers, registrars and senior registrars, the average age of whom is over 30, and in total there are 23,438 in England; further notes that there are by the Government's own admission 91 junior doctors still contracted for more than 83 hours per week and 11,205 contracted for more than 72 hours with the worst three regions being Yorkshire with 1,381, North Western with 1,369 and North East Thames with 1,229; is greatly concerned that the Government will not meet its target of no contracts of more than 72 hours by 31 December 1994; is further concerned that the British Medical Association discovered in a survey in January of this year that 1,200 junior doctors routinely worked more than 83 hours; expresses its condolences to the family of Dr Alan Massie who died following an 86-hour working week; believes the situation where England has the lowest number of consultants per head of population in Europe and therefore unacceptably long working hours weeks for junior doctors is inimical to good patient care as well as dangerous for the doctors; calls for the rigorous implementation of the New Deal Guidelines whereby those on call should have at least four hours rest within a duty period of 16 hours and eight hours rest in any 32 hour period; and concludes that if lorry drivers can only work 10 hours in 24, that if train drivers can only work a maximum of 12 hours without a 12 hour rest period and airline pilots are limited to a 55 hour week and 90 hours in any two consecutive weeks then junior doctors have a legitimate and pressing case for all contracts over 72 hours to end as soon as possible, ensuring that junior doctors do not actually work more than 56 hours, and certainly before, not after, 31 December 1994. (Relevant registered interest declared).

This motion has been signed by a total of 115 MPs.

Dawn Primarolo19/04/1994Bristol SouthProposed
Max Madden19/04/1994Bradford WestSigned
Mike O'Brien19/04/1994North WarwickshireSigned
Tom Pendry19/04/1994Stalybridge & HydeSigned
Greg Pope19/04/1994HyndburnSigned
Bridget Prentice19/04/1994Lewisham EastSigned
Gordon Prentice19/04/1994PendleSigned
Martin Redmond19/04/1994Don ValleySigned
Alan Simpson19/04/1994Nottingham SouthSigned
Dennis Skinner19/04/1994BolsoverSigned
Clive Soley19/04/1994HammersmithSigned
John Heppell19/04/1994Nottingham EastSigned
David Hinchliffe19/04/1994WakefieldSigned
John Home Robertson19/04/1994East LothianSigned
Kevin Hughes19/04/1994Doncaster NorthSigned
Glenda Jackson19/04/1994Hampstead & HighgateSigned
David Jamieson19/04/1994Plymouth, DevonportSigned
Lynne Jones19/04/1994Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Jane Kennedy19/04/1994Liverpool BroadgreenSigned
Robert Litherland19/04/1994Manchester CentralSigned
Ken Livingstone19/04/1994Brent EastSigned
Eddie Loyden19/04/1994Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Alice Mahon19/04/1994HalifaxSigned
John Marek19/04/1994WrexhamSigned
Jim Marshall19/04/1994Leicester SouthSigned
Ian McCartney19/04/1994MakerfieldSigned
Bill Michie19/04/1994Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Alan Milburn19/04/1994DarlingtonSigned
Lewis Moonie19/04/1994KirkcaldySigned
Rhodri Morgan19/04/1994Cardiff WestSigned
Chris Mullin19/04/1994Sunderland SouthSigned
Stan Orme19/04/1994Salford EastSigned
Anne Campbell19/04/1994CambridgeSigned
Ronnie Campbell19/04/1994Blyth ValleySigned
Michael Clapham19/04/1994Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Eric Clarke19/04/1994MidlothianSigned
Ann Clwyd19/04/1994Cynon ValleySigned
Harry Cohen19/04/1994LeytonSigned
Michael Connarty19/04/1994Falkirk EastSigned
Frank Cook19/04/1994Stockton NorthSigned
Jean Corston19/04/1994Bristol EastSigned
Bryan Davies19/04/1994Oldham Central and RoytonSigned
John Denham19/04/1994Southampton, ItchenSigned
Brian H Donohoe19/04/1994Cunninghame SouthSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie19/04/1994Glasgow, PollokSigned
Gwyneth Dunwoody19/04/1994Crewe & NantwichSigned
Angela Eagle19/04/1994WallaseySigned
John Garrett19/04/1994Norwich SouthSigned
Mildred Gordon19/04/1994Bow and PoplarSigned
Nick Ainger19/04/1994PembrokeSigned
Win Griffiths19/04/1994BridgendSigned
Janet Anderson19/04/1994Rossendale & DarwenSigned
Gerry Bermingham19/04/1994St Helens SouthSigned
Jack Thompson19/04/1994WansbeckSigned
Audrey Wise19/04/1994PrestonSigned
Colin Pickthall20/04/1994West LancashireSigned
Terry Patchett20/04/1994Barnsley EastSigned
Jeff Rooker20/04/1994Birmingham, Perry BarrSigned
Rachel Squire20/04/1994Dunfermline WestSigned
Peter Hardy20/04/1994WentworthSigned
Norman Hogg20/04/1994Cumbernauld & KilsythSigned
Kim Howells20/04/1994PontypriddSigned
Eric Illsley20/04/1994Barnsley CentralSigned
Barry Jones20/04/1994Alyn & DeesideSigned
Edward O'Hara20/04/1994Knowsley SouthSigned
Keith Bradley20/04/1994Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Richard Burden20/04/1994Birmingham, NorthfieldSigned
Alex Carlile20/04/1994MontgomerySigned
Malcolm Chisholm20/04/1994Edinburgh LeithSigned
Tom Cox20/04/1994TootingSigned
John Cummings20/04/1994EasingtonSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe20/04/1994LeighSigned
Alistair Darling20/04/1994Edinburgh CentralSigned
Ian Davidson20/04/1994Glasgow, GovanSigned
John Evans20/04/1994St Helens NorthSigned
Andrew Faulds20/04/1994Warley EastSigned
Norman Godman20/04/1994Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Tony Banks20/04/1994Newham North WestSigned
Harry Barnes20/04/1994North East DerbyshireSigned
Hugh Bayley20/04/1994York, City ofSigned
Gerry Steinberg20/04/1994Durham, City ofSigned
Mike Watson20/04/1994Glasgow CentralSigned
Peter Pike21/04/1994BurnleySigned
Brian Sedgemore21/04/1994Hackney South & ShoreditchSigned
Nick Harvey21/04/1994North DevonSigned
Keith Hill21/04/1994StreathamSigned
Roy Hughes21/04/1994Newport EastSigned
Alan Meale21/04/1994MansfieldSigned
George Mudie21/04/1994Leeds EastSigned
James Callaghan21/04/1994Heywood & MiddletonSigned
David Clelland21/04/1994Tyne BridgeSigned
Jeremy Corbyn21/04/1994Islington NorthSigned
Terry Davis21/04/1994Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Jim Dowd21/04/1994Lewisham WestSigned
Derek Enright21/04/1994HemsworthSigned
Paul Flynn21/04/1994Newport WestSigned
Roger Godsiff21/04/1994Birmingham Small HeathSigned
Tommy Graham21/04/1994Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
John Gunnell21/04/1994Leeds South and MorleySigned
Mike Hall21/04/1994Warrington SouthSigned
Dennis Turner21/04/1994Wolverhampton South EastSigned
John Battle22/04/1994Leeds WestSigned
Joan Ruddock25/04/1994Lewisham, DeptfordSigned
Doug Hoyle25/04/1994Warrington NorthSigned
Helen Jackson25/04/1994Sheffield, HillsboroughSigned
Paddy Tipping25/04/1994SherwoodSigned
Llin Golding26/04/1994Newcastle-under-LymeSigned
Robert Wareing26/04/1994Liverpool, West DerbySigned
Robert Parry27/04/1994Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Martyn Jones27/04/1994Clwyd South WestSigned
Roy Beggs27/04/1994East AntrimSigned
Andrew Miller28/04/1994Ellesmere Port & NestonSigned
Bill Etherington28/04/1994Sunderland NorthSigned
George Galloway29/04/1994Glasgow HillheadSigned
Allan Rogers25/05/1994RhonddaSigned

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