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Flame-Powered Sky Lanterns

EDM number 1507 in 2017-19, proposed by Angela C Smith on 11/07/2018.
Categorised under the topic of Industrial health and safety.

That this House is concerned that sky lanterns, also known as Chinese lanterns, pose a serious fire safety hazard due to their uncontrolled and unpredictable flight paths, and are dangerous to livestock, crops and the environment; notes that fire and rescue services across the country oppose the mass release of sky lanterns due to their fire risk and that these hazards are exacerbated in rural areas in summer when most events are planned; further notes that the voluntary code on their use is not being respected by non-UK companies organising events in the UK; further notes that local councils, fire services and the police are faced with expensive court battles to prevent dangerous events taking place on private land; condemns the American Company Viive Events for organising LightsFest events involving the mass release of sky lanterns over open moorland in areas of the most severe fire risk; and calls on the Government to act swiftly to impose an outright ban on flame-powered sky lanterns.

This motion has been signed by a total of 29 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Angela Smith11/07/2018Penistone and StocksbridgeLabourProposed
Ruth George11/07/2018High PeakLabourSeconded
Peter Bottomley11/07/2018Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Mary Glindon12/07/2018North TynesideLabourSeconded
Bob Blackman12/07/2018Harrow EastConservativeSeconded
Gareth Snell16/07/2018Stoke-on-Trent CentralLabour/Co-operativeSeconded
Lady Hermon16/07/2018North DownIndependentSigned
Jim Shannon16/07/2018StrangfordDUPSigned
David Linden16/07/2018Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned
Kelvin Hopkins16/07/2018Luton NorthLabourSigned
Virendra Sharma16/07/2018Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Ruth Smeeth16/07/2018Stoke-on-Trent NorthLabourSigned
Caroline Spelman17/07/2018MeridenConservativeSigned
Anna Turley17/07/2018RedcarLabour/Co-operativeSigned
Paul Flynn17/07/2018Newport WestLabourSigned
Jim Fitzpatrick17/07/2018Poplar and LimehouseLabourSigned
Alex Cunningham18/07/2018Stockton NorthLabourSigned
Thelma Walker18/07/2018Colne ValleyLabourSigned
Carol Monaghan18/07/2018Glasgow North WestScottish National PartySigned
Mike Hill18/07/2018HartlepoolLabourSigned
Helen Hayes18/07/2018Dulwich and West NorwoodLabourSigned
Nicholas Soames18/07/2018Mid SussexConservativeSigned
David Amess19/07/2018Southend WestConservativeSigned
Paul Farrelly19/07/2018Newcastle-under-LymeLabourSigned
Bill Grant23/07/2018Ayr, Carrick and CumnockConservativeSigned
Sammy Wilson23/07/2018East AntrimDUPSigned
Sandy Martin24/07/2018IpswichLabourSigned
Hugh Gaffney24/07/2018Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillLabourSigned
Stephen Lloyd04/09/2018EastbourneLiberal DemocratSigned

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