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Tackling Dog Attacks On Postmen And Postwomen

EDM number 822 in 2012-13, proposed by Valerie Vaz on 05/12/2012.
Categorised under the topics of Animals and Postal services.

That this House notes the increasing number of dog attacks on postmen and postwomen in the UK; is concerned by the frequency of attacks on workers and a lack of appropriate action in response; further notes that Royal Mail estimates that over 3,000 postmen and postwomen were attacked between April 2011 and April 2012; believes that no postal workers should face increased risk and fear of dog attacks because of their profession; further notes that England is soon to be the only part of the UK without updated dog laws; welcomes the findings of an independent inquiry led by former High Court judge Sir Gordon Langley into this issue; further welcomes Royal Mail's announcement that it will take a more robust approach to suspending deliveries to addresses where dog attacks occur and actively pursue legal action; and calls on the Government to support postmen and postwomen and the wider public by introducing tougher legal sanctions against the owners of dangerous dogs.

This motion has been signed by a total of 82 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Valerie Vaz05/12/2012Walsall SouthLabourProposed
Bob Russell05/12/2012ColchesterLiberal DemocratSeconded
Peter Bottomley05/12/2012Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Ian Lavery06/12/2012WansbeckLabourSeconded
Steve Rotheram06/12/2012Liverpool, WaltonLabourSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins06/12/2012Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Jim Shannon06/12/2012StrangfordDUPSigned
Dennis Skinner06/12/2012BolsoverLabourSigned
Paul Flynn06/12/2012Newport WestLabourSigned
Andy Sawford06/12/2012CorbyLabourSigned
Andrew George10/12/2012St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
David Crausby10/12/2012Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Michael Crockart11/12/2012Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Yasmin Qureshi11/12/2012Bolton South EastLabourSigned
Stephen Williams11/12/2012Bristol WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Jim Dobbin11/12/2012Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Martin Caton11/12/2012GowerLabourSigned
John McDonnell11/12/2012Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
William McCrea11/12/2012South AntrimDUPSigned
Katy Clark12/12/2012North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell12/12/2012Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Sandra Osborne12/12/2012Ayr, Carrick and CumnockLabourSigned
Kate Hoey12/12/2012VauxhallLabourSigned
George Galloway13/12/2012Bradford WestRespectSigned
Mike Hancock13/12/2012Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
John Leech13/12/2012Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Gordon Marsden17/12/2012Blackpool SouthLabourSigned
Jim McGovern17/12/2012Dundee WestLabourSigned
Grahame Morris17/12/2012EasingtonLabourSigned
Andrew Stunell18/12/2012Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Annette Brooke18/12/2012Mid Dorset and North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
Lindsay Roy19/12/2012GlenrothesLabourSigned
Mary Glindon19/12/2012North TynesideLabourSigned
Nigel Dodds10/01/2013Belfast NorthDUPSigned
Alasdair McDonnell23/01/2013Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Joe Benton29/01/2013BootleLabourSigned
Dai Havard25/02/2013Merthyr Tydfil and RhymneyLabourSigned
Michael Connarty25/02/2013Linlithgow and East FalkirkLabourSigned
Ian Mearns25/02/2013GatesheadLabourSigned
Hywel Francis26/02/2013AberavonLabourSigned
George Mudie26/02/2013Leeds EastLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd26/02/2013Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Chris Ruane27/02/2013Vale of ClwydLabourSigned
Jim Dowd27/02/2013Lewisham West and PengeLabourSigned
Peter Hain27/02/2013NeathLabourSigned
Graeme Morrice27/02/2013LivingstonLabourSigned
David Wright28/02/2013TelfordLabourSigned
David Anderson28/02/2013BlaydonLabourSigned
Alex Cunningham28/02/2013Stockton NorthLabourSigned
Bill Esterson28/02/2013Sefton CentralLabourSigned
Joan Walley28/02/2013Stoke-on-Trent NorthLabourSigned
Hugh Bayley28/02/2013York CentralLabourSigned
Barry Gardiner28/02/2013Brent NorthLabourSigned
Frank Doran28/02/2013Aberdeen NorthLabourSigned
Ian Davidson28/02/2013Glasgow South WestLabourSigned
Mark Lazarowicz28/02/2013Edinburgh North and LeithLabourSigned
Mark Williams01/03/2013CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
Clive Betts01/03/2013Sheffield South EastLabourSigned
Jessica Morden04/03/2013Newport EastLabourSigned
Rosie Cooper04/03/2013West LancashireLabourSigned
Dave Watts04/03/2013St Helens NorthLabourSigned
Mike Gapes04/03/2013Ilford SouthLabourSigned
Clive Efford04/03/2013ElthamLabourSigned
Alan Johnson04/03/2013Kingston upon Hull West and HessleLabourSigned
Caroline Lucas05/03/2013Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Shaun Woodward05/03/2013St Helens South and WhistonLabourSigned
Helen Goodman06/03/2013Bishop AucklandLabourSigned
Geraint Davies06/03/2013Swansea WestLabourSigned
Paul Murphy06/03/2013TorfaenLabourSigned
Joan Ruddock06/03/2013Lewisham, DeptfordLabourSigned
Paul Blomfield06/03/2013Sheffield CentralLabourSigned
John Pugh07/03/2013SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
Barry Sheerman11/03/2013HuddersfieldLabourSigned
Jimmy Hood11/03/2013Lanark and Hamilton EastLabourSigned
Tony Cunningham12/03/2013WorkingtonLabourSigned
Mike Wood12/03/2013Batley and SpenLabourSigned
Pat Glass18/03/2013North West DurhamLabourSigned
Fiona O'Donnell18/03/2013East LothianLabourSigned
Gerry Sutcliffe18/03/2013Bradford SouthLabourSigned
Julian Huppert25/03/2013CambridgeLiberal DemocratSigned
John Mann10/04/2013BassetlawLabourSigned
Martin Vickers17/04/2013CleethorpesConservativeSigned

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