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Amber Alert Scheme To Counter Child Abductions

EDM number 1808 in 2001-02, proposed by Tim Loughton on 23/10/2002.

That this House notes with great sadness the recent violent deaths of children and expresses its deep concern at the continued threat faced by our children at the hands of evil abductors; further notes that in the United States, the America's Missing Broadcast Emergency Response (Amber Alert) scheme started in Texas in 1996, and now operating in 15 states, has scored great success in saving the lives of abducted children by means of early interruption of television and other media broadcasts and messages beamed on to road signs, alerting the public to the details of missing children in the crucial early hours, and that since the adoption of the scheme in California in July of this year at least 11 children have been rescued as a result of this scheme; welcomes the response of Sussex Police who are looking to replicate the success of such a scheme backed by Adur Council and other local authorities; and calls upon the Government to set up pilots across the United Kingdom to evaluate the practical implementation of such a scheme in this country as part of an urgent campaign to provide a practical response to those horrific murders and help prevent further such deaths in the future.

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

Tim Loughton23/10/2002East Worthing & ShorehamConservativeProposed
Gordon Marsden23/10/2002Blackpool SouthLabourSigned
Nigel Waterson23/10/2002EastbourneConservativeSigned
Peter Bottomley23/10/2002Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Gregory Barker23/10/2002Bexhill & BattleConservativeSigned
Jonathan Djanogly23/10/2002HuntingdonConservativeSigned
Helen Clark23/10/2002PeterboroughLabourSigned
Andrew Rosindell24/10/2002RomfordConservativeSigned
Bob Russell24/10/2002ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Simpson24/10/2002Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Bob Spink24/10/2002Castle PointConservativeSigned
Eric Illsley24/10/2002Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Lynne Jones24/10/2002Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Julian Lewis24/10/2002New Forest EastConservativeSigned
Martin Caton24/10/2002GowerLabourSigned
Harry Barnes24/10/2002North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Rudi Vis29/10/2002Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Keith Vaz29/10/2002Leicester EastLabourSigned
Mike Hancock29/10/2002Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew George29/10/2002St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Martin Smyth29/10/2002Belfast SouthUUPSigned
Marion Roe29/10/2002BroxbourneConservativeSigned
Ann Cryer29/10/2002KeighleyLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd30/10/2002Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
Bill Etherington30/10/2002Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Paul Truswell30/10/2002PudseyLabourSigned
Nicholas Winterton30/10/2002MacclesfieldConservativeSigned
Laura Moffatt31/10/2002CrawleyLabourSigned
Andrew Dismore31/10/2002HendonLabourSigned
John Cryer04/11/2002HornchurchLabourSigned
Betty Williams04/11/2002ConwyLabourSigned
Syd Rapson05/11/2002Portsmouth NorthLabourSigned
Janet Dean05/11/2002BurtonLabourSigned
Simon Hughes06/11/2002North Southwark & BermondseyLiberal DemocratSigned
John McDonnell06/11/2002Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Michael Connarty06/11/2002Falkirk EastLabourSigned
Tony McWalter07/11/2002Hemel HempsteadLabour Co-operativeSigned
Jeremy Corbyn07/11/2002Islington NorthLabourSigned

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