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Counterfeit Products Online And Electrical Safety

EDM number 632 in 2014-15, proposed by Jim Fitzpatrick on 15/12/2014.
Categorised under the topics of Charities, Consumers, Death, Electricity, Internet and cybercrime, Manufacturing industries and Standards.

That this House recognises the work of Electrical Safety First, a charity dedicated to preventing deaths, injuries and damage caused by electricity, to raise awareness of people being put at risk by a new trend in which thousands of potentially dangerous counterfeit products are out on sale on social media; notes that sales of illegal, fake goods on social media have increased by nearly 15 per cent in the last year; further notes that, in the past year, the percentage of counterfeit goods seized by authorities because they posed a threat to people's health and safety has doubled, with the number of mobile telephones seized for this reason increasing by over 50 per cent in the last year; further notes that counterfeit electrical products often contain faulty parts, causing electric shocks, overheating and the ability to catch fire contributing to nearly 6,000 house fires; and calls on the Government to assess and tackle the number of dangerous counterfeit electrical goods being sold on social media in the UK.

This motion has been signed by a total of 47 MPs.

Jim Fitzpatrick15/12/2014Poplar and LimehouseLabourProposed
Jim Shannon16/12/2014StrangfordDUPSeconded
Virendra Sharma16/12/2014Ealing, SouthallLabourSeconded
Hugh Bayley16/12/2014York CentralLabourSeconded
Alan Meale16/12/2014MansfieldLabourSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn16/12/2014Islington NorthLabourSeconded
Peter Bottomley16/12/2014Worthing WestConservativeSigned
John McDonnell16/12/2014Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Mike Hancock16/12/2014Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Durkan16/12/2014FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Chris Williamson17/12/2014Derby NorthLabourSigned
Greg Mulholland17/12/2014Leeds North WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Bob Russell17/12/2014ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Lady Hermon17/12/2014North DownIndependentSigned
George Howarth17/12/2014KnowsleyLabourSigned
Sandra Osborne17/12/2014Ayr, Carrick and CumnockLabourSigned
Roger Godsiff17/12/2014Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell17/12/2014Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Margaret Ritchie17/12/2014South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Elfyn Llwyd17/12/2014Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Nigel Dodds17/12/2014Belfast NorthDUPSigned
Martin Caton17/12/2014GowerLabourSigned
David Crausby17/12/2014Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Hywel Williams17/12/2014ArfonPlaid CymruSigned
Mary Glindon18/12/2014North TynesideLabourSigned
Ian Lavery18/12/2014WansbeckLabourSigned
Andrew George05/01/2015St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Steve Rotheram05/01/2015Liverpool, WaltonLabourSigned
Grahame Morris05/01/2015EasingtonLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins06/01/2015Luton NorthLabourSigned
William McCrea06/01/2015South AntrimDUPSigned
Mike Thornton06/01/2015EastleighLiberal DemocratSigned
Gregory Campbell06/01/2015East LondonderryDUPSigned
David Simpson07/01/2015Upper BannDUPSigned
Andrew Stunell08/01/2015Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
John Leech08/01/2015Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
David Anderson12/01/2015BlaydonLabourSigned
Adrian Sanders12/01/2015TorbayLiberal DemocratSigned
Kevin Barron13/01/2015Rother ValleyLabourSigned
Mark Williams13/01/2015CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
Michael Connarty13/01/2015Linlithgow and East FalkirkLabourSigned
Katy Clark14/01/2015North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
Jim Dowd14/01/2015Lewisham West and PengeLabourSigned
Nick Harvey15/01/2015North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Jimmy Hood19/01/2015Lanark and Hamilton EastLabourSigned
Joe Benton23/01/2015BootleLabourSigned
Jim McGovern11/02/2015Dundee WestLabourSigned

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