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Night Noise Nuisance

EDM number 256 in 1994-95, proposed by Ken Livingstone on 12/12/1994.

That this House records its deep concern and regret at recent homicides and the two tragic suicides in Bristol and Manchester; notes the disturbing press reports arising from the ever increasing problem of noise related inter-neighbour disputes; notes the representation from pressure groups who believe that the combination of obsolete law and inefficient local authorities has led to loss of public confidence in the legal system, increased costs to local authorities, DSS, and the criminal justice systems; notes that it is Government policy as set out in The Health of the Nation, to attempt to reduce the national suicide rate by 15 per cent. by the year 2000; therefore urges the Government to introduce a new offence of night noise nuisance for severe noise problems occurring between the hours of 9 p.m. and 7 a.m. carrying a minimum penalty of ú500, reflecting the number of citizens disturbed; and, in addition, urges that a full review of the practical problems associated with the enforcement of current laws should be undertaken without delay by a panel of environmental health officers, the police and representative pressure groups, namely those who suffer from or who are directly concerned with tackling the problem.

This motion has been signed by a total of 38 MPs.

Ken Livingstone12/12/1994Brent EastProposed
Robert Parry13/12/1994Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Denis MacShane13/12/1994RotherhamSigned
Bill Michie13/12/1994Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Tom Cox13/12/1994TootingSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe13/12/1994LeighSigned
Terry Davis13/12/1994Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Jim Dowd13/12/1994Lewisham WestSigned
Angela Eagle13/12/1994WallaseySigned
Harry Barnes13/12/1994North East DerbyshireSigned
Ian McCartney14/12/1994MakerfieldSigned
Mike Hall14/12/1994Warrington SouthSigned
Neil Gerrard14/12/1994WalthamstowSigned
John Cummings14/12/1994EasingtonSigned
Jeremy Corbyn14/12/1994Islington NorthSigned
Harry Cohen14/12/1994LeytonSigned
Richard Burden14/12/1994Birmingham, NorthfieldSigned
John Heppell14/12/1994Nottingham EastSigned
Dawn Primarolo15/12/1994Bristol SouthSigned
Tommy Graham15/12/1994Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Paul Flynn15/12/1994Newport WestSigned
Bill Etherington15/12/1994Sunderland NorthSigned
Simon Hughes15/12/1994Southwark and BermondseySigned
Keith Hill15/12/1994StreathamSigned
Colin Pickthall15/12/1994West LancashireSigned
Keith Vaz16/12/1994Leicester EastSigned
Glenda Jackson19/12/1994Hampstead & HighgateSigned
Helen Jackson10/01/1995Sheffield, HillsboroughSigned
Martyn Jones10/01/1995Clwyd South WestSigned
Ann Coffey10/01/1995StockportSigned
Michael Connarty10/01/1995Falkirk EastSigned
Paddy Tipping10/01/1995SherwoodSigned
Norman Godman17/01/1995Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Nigel Jones19/01/1995CheltenhamSigned
Roland Boyes19/01/1995Houghton and WashingtonSigned
John Gunnell13/02/1995Leeds South and MorleySigned
Dale Campbell-Savours16/02/1995WorkingtonSigned
Roy Beggs02/03/1995East AntrimSigned

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