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Third Party Insurance And Pleasure Craft Regulation

EDM number 585 in 2000-01, proposed by Alan Simpson on 23/04/2001.

That this House calls attention to the fact that about a third of boat owners currently have no insurance and risk financial ruin if they cause an accident, and that basic insurance is only compulsory at private marinas, some moorings and on some inland waterways; notes that last month the UK Harbour Masters' Association unanimously backed moves for compulsory insurance on all private boats in coastal waters; congratulates the Financial Mail on Sunday for drawing attention to these facts in its issue of 15th April; notes also that few of the over 150 local authorities with coastal responsibilities, as listed in the UK Coastal Management Directory 1998, have yet to comply with the recommendations of the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions Report on Bye-law Powers for the Coast published in October 1998; and calls on the Government to introduce statutory third party insurance as already required in several other European countries as a means of regulating competency and addressing environmental and pollution issues.

This motion has been signed by a total of 34 MPs.

Alan Simpson24/04/2001Nottingham SouthLabourProposed
Lynne Jones24/04/2001Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Dafydd Wigley24/04/2001CaernarfonPlaid CymruSigned
Jane Griffiths24/04/2001Reading EastLabourSigned
Eric Clarke24/04/2001MidlothianLabourSigned
Syd Rapson25/04/2001Portsmouth NorthLabourSigned
John Robertson25/04/2001Glasgow, AnnieslandLabourSigned
Richard Livsey25/04/2001Brecon & RadnorshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Bill Michie25/04/2001Sheffield, HeeleyLabourSigned
Laura Moffatt25/04/2001CrawleyLabourSigned
Peter Brand25/04/2001Isle of WightLiberal DemocratSigned
David Chaytor25/04/2001Bury NorthLabourSigned
Michael Connarty25/04/2001Falkirk EastLabourSigned
Norman Godman25/04/2001Greenock & InverclydeLabourSigned
Robert Wareing25/04/2001Liverpool, West DerbyLabourSigned
Bill Tynan26/04/2001Hamilton SouthLabourSigned
Andrew Stunell26/04/2001Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Simon Hughes26/04/2001North Southwark & BermondseyLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew Dismore26/04/2001HendonLabourSigned
Lindsay Hoyle26/04/2001ChorleyLabourSigned
Nick Harvey26/04/2001North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Kelvin Hopkins27/04/2001Luton NorthLabourSigned
Frank Cook27/04/2001Stockton NorthLabourSigned
Mike Hancock30/04/2001Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Russell Brown01/05/2001DumfriesLabourSigned
Ann Cryer01/05/2001KeighleyLabourSigned
Tony Clarke02/05/2001Northampton SouthLabourSigned
Joan Walley02/05/2001Stoke-on-Trent NorthLabourSigned
John Austin03/05/2001Erith & ThamesmeadLabourSigned
David Amess08/05/2001Southend WestConservativeSigned
Rudi Vis08/05/2001Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Betty Williams08/05/2001ConwyLabourSigned
Kevin McNamara09/05/2001Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Bill Etherington10/05/2001Sunderland NorthLabourSigned

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