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Road Deaths

EDM number 977 in 1999-00, proposed by Andrew Miller on 13/07/2000.

That this House notes that the present Home Office consultation document on reforming the law on involuntary manslaughter has left out road deaths from being considered for inclusion under this law; believes that this consultation is an opportunity to try and assess the advantages and disadvantages of dealing with one form of unlawful death and injury under a separate law, instead of common law, particularly in view of the overwhelming evidence of public dissatisfaction with the present road traffic law (Road Traffic Act 1988, amended in 1991), supported by numerous petitions delivered to the Home Office, and most recently a 13,000 signature petition by RoadPeace, and supported also by a great many complaints from their constituents to most honourable Members; notes that there is a growing agreement that the law cannot continue as at present and also the Human Rights Act 1999 will require that road deaths be treated no differently from other culpable deaths; believes that this consultation also provides a change to end discrimination in respect of road deaths, beginning with the investigation and ending with derisory sentences in magistrates' courts where the fact of death is not even recorded on court records, and to end the social exclusion of bereaved families of road victims, who feel deeply insulted by the lack of acknowledgement of their loss and the treatment of their loved ones' death; and therefore calls for road deaths to be included for consideration under all three charges proposed.

This motion has been signed by a total of 51 MPs.

Andrew Miller13/07/2000Ellesmere Port & NestonLabourProposed
Derek Wyatt17/07/2000Sittingbourne & SheppeyLabourSigned
Bob Laxton18/07/2000Derby NorthLabourSigned
Alice Mahon18/07/2000HalifaxLabourSigned
Mike Hancock18/07/2000Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Harry Barnes18/07/2000North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
David Taylor18/07/2000North West LeicestershireLabour Co-operativeSigned
Bob Russell18/07/2000ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Laura Moffatt19/07/2000CrawleyLabourSigned
Donald Gorrie19/07/2000Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
David Drew19/07/2000StroudLabour Co-operativeSigned
Bill Michie19/07/2000Sheffield, HeeleyLabourSigned
Kevin McNamara19/07/2000Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Lynne Jones19/07/2000Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Barry Jones19/07/2000Alyn & DeesideLabourSigned
Joan Humble19/07/2000Blackpool North & FleetwoodLabourSigned
Brian Iddon20/07/2000Bolton South EastLabourSigned
Vincent Cable20/07/2000TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Michael Clapham20/07/2000Barnsley West & PenistoneLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn20/07/2000Islington NorthLabourSigned
Clive Efford20/07/2000ElthamLabourSigned
Win Griffiths20/07/2000BridgendLabourSigned
Andrew Stunell21/07/2000Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
John Austin21/07/2000Erith & ThamesmeadLabourSigned
David Chidgey21/07/2000EastleighLiberal DemocratSigned
Linda Perham21/07/2000Ilford NorthLabourSigned
Andrew Dismore21/07/2000HendonLabourSigned
Frank Cook24/07/2000Stockton NorthLabourSigned
Norman Godman24/07/2000Greenock & InverclydeLabourSigned
Gerry Steinberg24/07/2000Durham, City ofLabourSigned
Ann Cryer25/07/2000KeighleyLabourSigned
Rudi Vis25/07/2000Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Alan Simpson26/07/2000Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Glenda Jackson26/07/2000Hampstead & HighgateLabourSigned
Russell Brown26/07/2000DumfriesLabourSigned
Tony Clarke27/07/2000Northampton SouthLabourSigned
Simon Thomas27/07/2000CeredigionPlaid CymruSigned
Edward Davey27/07/2000Kingston & SurbitonLiberal DemocratSigned
John McDonnell27/07/2000Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Nigel Jones27/07/2000CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Betty Williams28/07/2000ConwyLabourSigned
Ann Keen23/10/2000Brentford & IsleworthLabourSigned
Austin Mitchell23/10/2000Great GrimsbyLabourSigned
Jim Cunningham23/10/2000Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Bill Etherington23/10/2000Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Ben Bradshaw01/11/2000ExeterLabourSigned
Harry Cohen01/11/2000Leyton & WansteadLabourSigned
Jon Trickett08/11/2000HemsworthLabourSigned
Robert McCartney14/11/2000North DownUKUPSigned
Andy King15/11/2000Rugby & KenilworthLabourSigned
Richard Livsey29/11/2000Brecon & RadnorshireLiberal DemocratSigned

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