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Crash Test Legislation

EDM number 846 in 1994-95, proposed by Paul Channon on 20/03/1995.

That this House welcomes the development of crash tests for frontal impact (offset deformable barrier) and side impact (Barrier height of 300mm); recognises that these realistic crash tests could achieve a reduction of 90,000 serious injuries and deaths in the European Union, 9,000 of which would occur in the United Kingdom; deeply regrets that the European Commission has proposed draft Directives for frontal and side impact which do not introduce these new realistic test standards; notes that the European Commission proposed tests for frontal impact (an angled barrier) and side impact (barrier height of 260mm) are not supported by their own expert research; is concerned that these weaker test standards will not provide the same casualty reduction potential as the more realistic tests now available; and therefore, urges Her Majesty's Government to propose amendments to the draft Directives to introduce the realistic test standards now available at the earliest possible date and to reject the frontal and side impact tests currently included in the draft Directives.

This motion has been signed by a total of 64 MPs.

Paul Channon20/03/1995Southend WestProposed
Alan Haselhurst20/03/1995Saffron WaldenSigned
Peter Bottomley20/03/1995ElthamSigned
Matthew Banks20/03/1995SouthportSigned
Paul Flynn20/03/1995Newport WestSigned
Gwyneth Dunwoody20/03/1995Crewe & NantwichSigned
Brian H Donohoe20/03/1995Cunninghame SouthSigned
David Madel20/03/1995South West BedfordshireSigned
Andrew MacKinlay20/03/1995ThurrockSigned
Keith Hill20/03/1995StreathamSigned
Nick Hawkins20/03/1995Blackpool SouthSigned
William McKelvey21/03/1995Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
Paddy Tipping21/03/1995SherwoodSigned
Hugh Bayley21/03/1995York, City ofSigned
John Evans21/03/1995St Helens NorthSigned
Jim Dowd21/03/1995Lewisham WestSigned
Terry Davis21/03/1995Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Ian Davidson21/03/1995Glasgow, GovanSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe21/03/1995LeighSigned
John Cummings21/03/1995EasingtonSigned
Eric Clarke21/03/1995MidlothianSigned
David Nicholson21/03/1995TauntonSigned
Alan Meale21/03/1995MansfieldSigned
John McAllion21/03/1995Dundee EastSigned
David Knox21/03/1995Staffordshire MoorlandsSigned
Eric Illsley21/03/1995Barnsley CentralSigned
Roy Hughes21/03/1995Newport EastSigned
Peter Hardy21/03/1995WentworthSigned
Ernie Ross21/03/1995Dundee WestSigned
Richard Burden22/03/1995Birmingham, NorthfieldSigned
Dennis Turner22/03/1995Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Harry Barnes22/03/1995North East DerbyshireSigned
Mike Hall22/03/1995Warrington SouthSigned
Mike Gapes22/03/1995Ilford SouthSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie22/03/1995Glasgow, PollokSigned
Michael Clapham22/03/1995Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Keith Bradley22/03/1995Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Ken Livingstone22/03/1995Brent EastSigned
Robert Key22/03/1995SalisburySigned
Michael Connarty22/03/1995Falkirk EastSigned
John Hutton23/03/1995Barrow & FurnessSigned
Win Griffiths23/03/1995BridgendSigned
Bill Etherington23/03/1995Sunderland NorthSigned
John Heppell23/03/1995Nottingham EastSigned
Nick Harvey23/03/1995North DevonSigned
Alan Simpson23/03/1995Nottingham SouthSigned
Janet Anderson27/03/1995Rossendale & DarwenSigned
Peter Pike28/03/1995BurnleySigned
Peter Hain28/03/1995NeathSigned
Tessa Jowell29/03/1995DulwichSigned
Gerry Sutcliffe29/03/1995Bradford SouthSigned
Jean Corston29/03/1995Bristol EastSigned
David Chidgey29/03/1995EastleighSigned
Bill Olner29/03/1995NuneatonSigned
John Marek29/03/1995WrexhamSigned
Jamie Cann30/03/1995IpswichSigned
Anthony Grant30/03/1995Cambridge South WestSigned
Stephen Day04/04/1995CheadleSigned
Alex Carlile05/04/1995MontgomerySigned
Martyn Jones18/04/1995Clwyd South WestSigned
Audrey Wise19/04/1995PrestonSigned
Austin Mitchell20/04/1995Great GrimsbySigned
Joan Walley21/04/1995Stoke-on-Trent NorthSigned
Nigel Jones16/05/1995CheltenhamSigned

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