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National Weapons Amnesty

EDM number 1704 in 1997-98, proposed by Jim Cunningham on 27/10/1998.

That this House welcomes the partnership between West Midlands Police and Coventry City Council in launching a weapons amnesty on 1st October; fully supports its objectives in promoting community safety issues within the City of Coventry, whilst also raising awareness amongst the community about the dangers associated with knife-related crime; notes the amnesty in Phase 2 concentrating on encouraging members of the public to surrender weapons to the police; further notes that Phase 1 was the highly successful Coventry Knife Code which greatly influenced the previous government's support for the Private Members Bill, which was passed by the House in the form of legislation to control the sale of knives; calls on the Government to promote and encourage police and local authorities throughout Britain, to follow the example of the West Midlands Police and Coventry City Council in promoting community safety issues; and congratulates the local newspaper, The Coventry Evening Telegraph, on its promotion and support of the weapons amnesty.

This motion has been signed by a total of 45 MPs.

Jim Cunningham27/10/1998Coventry SouthLabourProposed
Tom Pendry27/10/1998Stalybridge & HydeLabourSigned
Jimmy Wray27/10/1998Glasgow, BailliestonLabourSigned
Phil Woolas27/10/1998Oldham East & SaddleworthLabourSigned
David Winnick27/10/1998Walsall NorthLabourSigned
Alan Williams27/10/1998Swansea WestLabourSigned
Dave Watts27/10/1998St Helens NorthLabourSigned
Robert Wareing27/10/1998Liverpool, West DerbyLabourSigned
Derek Twigg27/10/1998HaltonLabourSigned
Gisela Stuart27/10/1998Birmingham, EdgbastonLabourSigned
Gerry Bermingham27/10/1998St Helens SouthLabourSigned
Tommy Graham27/10/1998West RenfrewshireIndependent LabourSigned
Neil Gerrard27/10/1998WalthamstowLabourSigned
Brian H Donohoe27/10/1998Cunninghame SouthLabourSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe27/10/1998LeighLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell27/10/1998Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Eric Clarke27/10/1998MidlothianLabourSigned
Martin Salter27/10/1998Reading WestLabourSigned
Jacqui Smith27/10/1998RedditchLabourSigned
Martin Smyth27/10/1998Belfast SouthUUPSigned
Ivan Henderson27/10/1998HarwichLabourSigned
Lindsay Hoyle27/10/1998ChorleyLabourSigned
Fiona Jones27/10/1998NewarkLabourSigned
Helen Jones27/10/1998Warrington NorthLabourSigned
Ann Keen27/10/1998Brentford & IsleworthLabourSigned
David Kidney27/10/1998StaffordLabourSigned
Bill Olner27/10/1998NuneatonLabourSigned
Sandra Osborne27/10/1998AyrLabourSigned
Mike Hancock28/10/1998Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Norman Godman28/10/1998Greenock & InverclydeLabourSigned
Lynne Jones28/10/1998Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Robin Corbett28/10/1998Birmingham, ErdingtonLabourSigned
Ashok Kumar28/10/1998Middlesbrough South & East ClevelandLabourSigned
Eric Illsley28/10/1998Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Alan Simpson28/10/1998Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Ken Livingstone29/10/1998Brent EastLabourSigned
Laura Moffatt29/10/1998CrawleyLabourSigned
Ann Cryer02/11/1998KeighleyLabourSigned
Nigel Jones03/11/1998CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Vincent Cable03/11/1998TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
John McDonnell04/11/1998Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Bill Michie04/11/1998Sheffield, HeeleyLabourSigned
Colin Pickthall05/11/1998West LancashireLabourSigned
Rudi Vis10/11/1998Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Terry Davis18/11/1998Birmingham, Hodge HillLabourSigned

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