Early day motion 1507

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FLAME-POWERED SKY LANTERNS

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.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Blackman, Bob Conservative Party Harrow East 12.07.2018
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 11.07.2018
Fitzpatrick, Jim Labour Party Poplar and Limehouse 17.07.2018
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 17.07.2018
George, Ruth Labour Party High Peak 11.07.2018
Glindon, Mary Labour Party North Tyneside 12.07.2018
Hermon, Lady INDEPENDENT North Down 16.07.2018
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 16.07.2018
Linden, David Scottish National Party Glasgow East 16.07.2018
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 16.07.2018
Sharma, Virendra Labour Party Ealing Southall 16.07.2018
Smeeth, Ruth Labour Party Stoke-on-Trent North 16.07.2018
Smith, Angela C Labour Party Penistone and Stocksbridge 11.07.2018
Snell, Gareth Labour Party Stoke-on-Trent Central 16.07.2018
Spelman, Caroline Conservative Party Meriden 17.07.2018
Turley, Anna Labour Party Redcar 17.07.2018