HC Deb 15 September 2004 vol 424 c1425 10.15 pm
Mr. Tom Clarke (Coatbridge and Chryston) (Lab)

I am obliged, on behalf of more than 11,000 of my constituents, to present a petition, which is self-explanatory. It is my duty and privilege to present it.

The petition states:

To the House of Commons. The Petition of residents of Coatbridge and Chryston declares That the Petitioners support campaigns for justice on behalf of victims of road accidents and their families and friends. The Petitioners further declare their strong support for campaigns to highlight the difficulties involved in defining words such as "dangerous", "careless" and "negligent" in the context of motoring offences, and their call for new terms that reflect the seriousness of such offences. The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons pass legislation for the new motoring offences of motor vehicle manslaughter and aggravated motor vehicle manslaughter. And the Petitioners remain, etc. To lie upon the Table.