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Home Safety

EDM number 1234 in 2002-03, proposed by John Austin on 16/05/2003.

That this House is concerned that the Department for Trade and Industry intends to cease the Home Accident Surveillance Systems (HASS) despite the estimate by the Chief Medical Officer that the cost to society of home accidents in ú25 billion; notes that HASS has been the only source of data identifying trends in home accidents and has been a valuable tool in designing and monitoring programmes aimed at reducing those accidents; recalls that the Government's task force identified regional and local directors of public health as the lead officers for accident prevention and identified the necessity for reliable data to carry out that work; notes that at last year's RoSPA Conference, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Competition, Consumers and Markets raised the issue of what might be achieved if home safety were to be made mandatory; and believes that there is a strong case for statutory responsibility for home safety to be included at a local level but that for this to be effective it will be necessary to maintain a statistical mechanism such as that provided by HASS.

This motion has been signed by a total of 36 MPs.

John Austin16/05/2003Erith & ThamesmeadLabourProposed
Bob Russell19/05/2003ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Tom Cox19/05/2003TootingLabourSigned
Paul Flynn19/05/2003Newport WestLabourSigned
Mike Hancock19/05/2003Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Harry Barnes19/05/2003North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Ann Cryer20/05/2003KeighleyLabourSigned
Rudi Vis20/05/2003Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Tony Colman20/05/2003PutneyLabourSigned
Martin Caton20/05/2003GowerLabourSigned
Lynne Jones20/05/2003Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Syd Rapson20/05/2003Portsmouth NorthLabourSigned
Brian Iddon21/05/2003Bolton South EastLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd21/05/2003Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
Kevin McNamara21/05/2003Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Colin Breed21/05/2003South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Ronnie Campbell21/05/2003Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Win Griffiths21/05/2003BridgendLabourSigned
Nigel Jones22/05/2003CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Tyler22/05/2003North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Neil Gerrard22/05/2003WalthamstowLabourSigned
David Drew22/05/2003StroudLabour Co-operativeSigned
Janet Dean22/05/2003BurtonLabourSigned
Doug Naysmith22/05/2003Bristol North WestLabour Co-operativeSigned
Vincent Cable03/06/2003TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Betty Williams03/06/2003ConwyLabourSigned
Alan Meale05/06/2003MansfieldLabourSigned
Edward O'Hara05/06/2003Knowsley SouthLabourSigned
Bill Etherington05/06/2003Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
John Barrett09/06/2003Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Gordon Prentice13/06/2003PendleLabourSigned
Rob Marris17/06/2003Wolverhampton South WestLabourSigned
David Crausby18/06/2003Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Harry Cohen19/06/2003Leyton & WansteadLabourSigned
Richard Burden08/09/2003Birmingham, NorthfieldLabourSigned
Tony Clarke10/09/2003Northampton SouthLabourSigned

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