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Boatmaster's Licence Review

EDM number 1073 in 2009-10, proposed by Julian Brazier on 11/03/2010.
Categorised under the topics of Licensing and Shipping.

That this House salutes the high level of skill and competence of River Thames Watermen holding boatmasters' licences plying their trade on one of Europe's most congested waterways; acknowledges that the river is unique in Europe as the conduit for a lethal cocktail of a large tonnage of goods and many frail pleasure craft; welcomes the opportunity through the current review to act upon concerns raised through the Transport Select Committee's investigation and from experiences of boatmasters nationally; is concerned that current proposals have not enjoyed the full consideration of stakeholders and would further reduce safety standards on the UK's inland waterways as experience requirements are proposed to be reduced by as much as 80 per cent.; requests that the Government fulfil assurances given in 2006 that there would be no watering down of safety standards; and calls on the Government to confirm the highest of standards for qualifying to command vessels on the tidal River Thames.

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

Julian Brazier11/03/2010CanterburyConservativeProposed
Andrew MacKinlay11/03/2010ThurrockLabourSeconded
Malcolm Rifkind11/03/2010Kensington and ChelseaConservativeSeconded
Simon Hughes11/03/2010North Southwark and BermondseyLiberal DemocratSeconded
Justine Greening11/03/2010PutneyConservativeSeconded
Derek Wyatt11/03/2010Sittingbourne and SheppeyLabourSeconded
David Amess11/03/2010Southend WestConservativeSigned
Bob Neill11/03/2010Bromley and ChislehurstConservativeSigned
Greg Hands11/03/2010Hammersmith and FulhamConservativeSigned
Adam Holloway11/03/2010GraveshamConservativeSigned
Ann Widdecombe11/03/2010Maidstone and The WealdConservativeSigned
Angela Watkinson11/03/2010UpminsterConservativeSigned
Mark Field11/03/2010Cities of London and WestminsterConservativeSigned
David Evennett11/03/2010Signed
Hugh Robertson11/03/2010Faversham and Mid KentConservativeSigned
Peter Bottomley12/03/2010Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Mike Hancock15/03/2010Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Ann Cryer15/03/2010KeighleyLabourSigned
Lynne Jones15/03/2010Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Nick Harvey15/03/2010North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Bob Spink15/03/2010Castle PointIndependentSigned
Gwyn Prosser15/03/2010DoverLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins15/03/2010Luton NorthLabourSigned
Alan Meale16/03/2010MansfieldLabourSigned
Janet Dean16/03/2010BurtonLabourSigned
Andrew Dismore16/03/2010HendonLabourSigned
Andrew George16/03/2010St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
James Gray16/03/2010North WiltshireConservativeSigned
Rudi Vis16/03/2010Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
John Leech16/03/2010Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
John Cummings17/03/2010EasingtonLabourSigned
Martin Caton17/03/2010GowerLabourSigned
Lindsay Hoyle17/03/2010ChorleyLabourSigned
Malcolm Moss18/03/2010North East CambridgeshireConservativeSigned
Albert Owen18/03/2010Ynys MLabourSigned
Edward Davey18/03/2010Kingston and SurbitonLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew Rosindell22/03/2010RomfordConservativeSigned
Kate Hoey22/03/2010VauxhallLabourSigned
Alasdair McDonnell22/03/2010Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Tom Brake23/03/2010Carshalton and WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Bill Etherington23/03/2010Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Alan Simpson24/03/2010Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Brian Jenkins24/03/2010TamworthLabourSigned
Desmond Swayne25/03/2010New Forest WestConservativeSigned
Andrew Pelling07/04/2010Croydon CentralIndependentSigned

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