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EDM number 699 in 1993-94, proposed by Ray Michie on 01/03/1994.

That this House welcomes the Scottish Office decision to fund a study by the Mountain Rescue Committee of Scotland into the number of incidents in the Scottish hills and mountains, many of which have resulted in the tragic loss of life; recognises that a lack of resources may hamper the full and accurate analysis necessary and urges the Scottish Office to pledge a more realistic amount for the project and encourages investigation into the use of electronic homing devices; notes with concern that so far 14 people have lost their lives on the Scottish mountains in 1994; accepts that fatalities can occur where experienced climbers are well equipped but acknowledges that inadequate equipment or skills have accounted for 50 fatalities in the past decade; commends the superb work of the rescue teams which have been involved in more than 3,000 incidents over the past 10 years; and recognises the role of volunteers, their employers, the police, RAF and other bodies which have a long standing tradition of service to those who get into difficulty on Scotland's hills and mountains.

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

Ray Michie01/03/1994Argyll & ButeProposed
Jim Wallace01/03/1994Orkney & ShetlandSigned
Lynne Jones02/03/1994Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Ken Livingstone02/03/1994Brent EastSigned
Alex Carlile02/03/1994MontgomerySigned
Lawrence Cunliffe02/03/1994LeighSigned
Norman Godman02/03/1994Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Allan Rogers03/03/1994RhonddaSigned
Michael Clapham03/03/1994Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Bill Etherington03/03/1994Sunderland NorthSigned
John Gunnell03/03/1994Leeds South and MorleySigned
Mike Hall03/03/1994Warrington SouthSigned
Ian Davidson04/03/1994Glasgow, GovanSigned
Menzies Campbell04/03/1994Fife North EastSigned
Malcolm Bruce08/03/1994GordonSigned
Andrew Faulds08/03/1994Warley EastSigned
Paddy Tipping08/03/1994SherwoodSigned
Greg Pope09/03/1994HyndburnSigned
Nick Harvey10/03/1994North DevonSigned
Nigel Jones10/03/1994CheltenhamSigned
Derek Enright11/03/1994HemsworthSigned
Russell Johnston14/03/1994Inverness, Nairn and LochaberSigned
George Galloway17/03/1994Glasgow HillheadSigned
Paul Tyler17/03/1994North CornwallSigned
Martyn Jones22/03/1994Clwyd South WestSigned
Charles Kennedy22/03/1994Ross and Cromarty and SkyeSigned
Archy Kirkwood23/03/1994Roxburgh & BerwickshireSigned

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