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Bouncy Castle Safety

EDM number 1474 in 2017-19, proposed by Robert Halfon on 03/07/2018.
Categorised under the topics of Children and families, Consumers, Leisure, Regulation and Standards.

That this House pays tribute to the young children who have sadly lost their life while playing on bouncy castles; notes the very negative effects that severe weather conditions can have on these inflatables; is aware of the case in Harlow in Summer 2016 where a young child tragically lost her life after the bouncy castle blew away in high winds due to incorrect mooring; is shocked to hear of the death of a three-year-old in Norfolk on 1 July 2018, potentially due to the effect of severe hot weather on the bouncy castle; notes, therefore, that the annual inspections of equipment are insufficient to ensure the safety of the public; further notes that inspection at installation of the inflatable could ensure greater safety for users; and therefore urges the Government to conduct a fundamental review into the legislation surrounding bouncy castles and, specifically, the inspection regime for such installations.

This motion has been signed by a total of 22 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Robert Halfon03/07/2018HarlowConservativeProposed
Jim Cunningham03/07/2018Coventry SouthLabourSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins04/07/2018Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Michael Penning05/07/2018Hemel HempsteadConservativeSeconded
Jim Shannon05/07/2018StrangfordDUPSeconded
Bob Blackman05/07/2018Harrow EastConservativeSeconded
Dennis Skinner05/07/2018BolsoverLabourSigned
Alison Thewliss06/07/2018Glasgow CentralScottish National PartySigned
Peter Bottomley09/07/2018Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Mike Hill09/07/2018HartlepoolLabourSigned
Liz Saville Roberts09/07/2018Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
David Crausby10/07/2018Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Helen Hayes10/07/2018Dulwich and West NorwoodLabourSigned
Albert Owen10/07/2018Ynys MLabourSigned
Marie Rimmer10/07/2018St Helens South and WhistonLabourSigned
Sandy Martin10/07/2018IpswichLabourSigned
Christine Jardine11/07/2018Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Thelma Walker11/07/2018Colne ValleyLabourSigned
Ruth George12/07/2018High PeakLabourSigned
David Linden16/07/2018Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned
Caroline Lucas16/07/2018Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Stephen Hepburn04/09/2018JarrowLabourSigned

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